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Amidst the Chaos: Backgammon Players Enjoy a Moment of Peace

  With all that is going on in Syria, isn’t it amazing that in some quarters, life goes on. And in the Middle East, quite often, that means people playing backgammon, one of the most popular games in that part of the world. So I came across this photo. It shows a bit of normalcy […]

The Road to the International Backgammon Championship Begins Here. Now!

Those of you who read this posting regularly KNOW that I HATE to use press releases as sources of information. I’d rather use my contacts (real people) around the world. Nevertheless, every once in a while an organization puts out a release that says it all. Hence this week, something from the U.S. Backgammon Federation…. […]

Playing by the Rules: What About Doublets?

Another in our series on backgammon rules. Today: Doublets: If the same number appears on both dice, for example, 2-2 or 3-3 (known as doublets), the caster is entitled to four moves instead of two. Thus, if he rolls 3-3, he can move up to four men, but each move must consist of three spaces. […]

For Your Android: Brilliant Backgammon App

Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players and this Android game “Brilliant Backgammon” is a version of the board game. So give it a shot. The playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice, and players win by removing all of their pieces from the board. With each roll […]

Famous Players: Did You Know that Walter Annenberg Played Backgammon Relentlessly?

Something a little different this month. A story about the Annenbergs…rich family, avid backgammon players. In creating the visitor center at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, in California, designer Michael Smith of Santa Monica sought to capture the timeless appeal, historically and visually, of Walter and Leonore Annenberg’s Rancho Mirage estate by referencing their residence […]

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