Strategies, tips and stories about backgammon.

So You Think You Know it All About Backgammon? Here is Some More History

OK, we’ve done some talking about this before. About how backgammon, or some form thereof, is maybe….5,000 years old. That’s old dude. When most people  think about  backgammon the first thing that comes to mind today is usually exciting tournaments organized by a series of online backgammon sites. However, it seems likely that the association […]

Time-Honored Ways of Improving Your Backgammon Skills

Ok…over the past year we’ve talked about the history of the game and how to play it. This week, thought it might be interesting to look at how experts say you can IMPROVE your play. One problems with new players is their lack of confidence. Backgammon online is an attitude that is about competence. You […]

Wanna Bet? A New History of Backgammon as a Betting Game

OK, we’ve done some talking about this before. About how backgammon, or some form thereof, is maybe….5,000 years old. That’s old dude. When most people  think about  backgammon the first thing that comes to mind today is usually exciting tournaments organized by a series of online backgammon sites. However, it seems likely that the association […]

Backgammon Around the World: Check This Out, How it’s Played in Turkey (Where it’s Called Gioul)

In Turkey, backgammon (a variant, actually) is called Gioul (not to be mistaken for the race in Stargate SG-1). Gioul originated in Turkey and is played throughout the Middle East. Here a single checker on a point forms a block. The unique feature of Gioul is the way doubles work. When a player rolls doubles, […]

And So, You Ask, Why is Backgammon So Popular on the Internet? Let Us Count the Ways

Seriously. What are the chances that an ancient board game, thousands of years old would a) survive and b) become a popular (growing) internet game? For those of us who play and love backgammon, it’s not surprising at all. And yet online backgammon is now one of the fastest growing online games. Go figure. How […]



Recent Articles

GM Network News

Lottery Books