Retro RFH Boys of Backgammon

The RFH boys of the Class of ’78 do some senior lounging and backgammon playing
Photo/George Day

What’s an RFH student to do when the studying mood hasn’t struck and the weather stinks? Hang out in the Senior Lounge and play backgammon, of course. Or something like that.

Well, that’s how it was in the late 1970s anyway. Unless, of course, the looks of this picture are deceiving. And that’s entirely likely.

These pretty popular dudes of the RFH Class of ’78 epitomized the mood of the mod schedule, if you get our drift.

They were clearly bored, focused on God knows what, mesmerized or just plain up to no good. Intentions were innocent and gainfully gamey, judging by the backgammon on the table — or was it camouflage for the true sport practiced in the lounge, or commons as some called it.

Remember how popular that little game was back in the day? But how much play did it actually get at RFH, especially in the ol’ lounge?

Remember how to play? And what, exactly, is in the hands of these little RFH pranksters? Hmmmm. Something there looks a bit suspicious. Could it have been suspension-worthy or is it a fake?

If you knew these guys, you’d know. Recognize them? And, anyone remember how to play backgammon?

Thanks, once again, to the incomparable George Day for this gem!