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Backgammon Variants in the Middle East: Tavla inTurkey, Takhteh in Iran

A friend from Iraq (an immigrant…legal I should add) loves backgammon, but he plays a kind of backgammon I was unfamiliar with. So I aksed him about it. Asked him to teach me. And so he did. His game (also common in neighboring Iran, he said) is called Takhtch. Tavla in Turkey. Both games are […]

Strategies: Why Not Concentrate on Not Allowing Your Opponent to Escape with High Numbers? Try This New Tact and it Might Pay Off

I know. I know. Even I do it. I always try to escape my runners first and  AFTER that concentrate on blocking my opponent. But maybe there is a better strategy to play, one the experts suggest could lead to wins. Why not revent the opponent from escaping with high numbers such as 6? Perhaps […]

Every Hear of Garden Gammon? New York Dude is Awesome, So Go to His Site

This is such a cool idea that I thought I’d give this man some publicity.  His name is — Steve Schreiber, of New York. Google him and go to his page. You rock, man. He put together a project called GARDEN GAMMON. And he deserves all the credit for this page. Below are his descriptions.   Now, […]

Backgammon Books; What the Pros Recommend (and You Should Take Heed)

I love to read “how to” books. Like how to win playing blackjack…yes, I am am an amateur card counter. So…as an active BG player, I was wondering what most BG players are reading. I did some research. Here’s what I found out. Classic Backgammon Revisited is one book several top players recommend. Ever wonder […]

Famous Backgammon Players: A List

Backgammon, as all of you fellow BG fanatics know, is one of the best games in the world. Even celebrities play. The following celebrities have reported to be keen backgammon players: Note, obviously, some of these celebrities, such as Groucho Marx are dead. Alan Rosenberg – Actor Brian May – Musician Don Adams – Actor […]

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