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Along with the bubbling sound of shisha and the chink of cups on saucers, the clicking of small dice falling onto a wooden board is one of the most typical ambient sounds of an Egyptian ahwa. Backgammon, known in Egypt as tawla, is one of the most popular games in the country. The word tawla itself literally translates to ‘table’ in Arabic and originates from the Latin tabula – an irony, considering that the game itself is believed to be…