Strategies, tips and stories about backgammon.

Strategy Session: Establish Anchors in your Opponents Home Board

I am no backgammon expert, just a fanatical player…and lover of the game. But when I want to discuss strategy, I go to a friend who is a semi-pro. At least in my eyes. I asked him recently for some strategy tips: first thing he suggested was to try to establish anchors in your opponent’s […]

In Bulgaria, Players Enjoy a Backgammon Variation Called “Tapa”

If you go to Bulgaria (an absolutely beautiful country….I was there about two years ago) you might want to play TAPA. Tapa? It’s a backgammon variation. The word itself means “bottle cap” and it’s an appropriate name because one player is looking to block out the other opponent’s pieces. The movement of the checkers and […]



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