The variant called Blocking Backgammon is described in detail in Nicholas Frantzi’s book, The Seven Popular Games of Backgammon. The strategy for this game variant is easier than other games of backgammon. For this reason, this is the first game that is taught to children in the Middle East.The setup of the board is also […]
A player places a bet in the box in front of him or her, receives two cards face up, the dealer receives one card face up, and then the sole aim of the game is to beat the dealer, or house, in achieving a score as close to 21 as possible.
As I remarked in my previous article, backgammon is incredibly similar to games like poker and chess and the doubling cube brings poker into the equation even more. I play almost exclusively poker these days at sites like www.pokerstars.co.uk but that isn’t because I like playing poker more. In fact if I were to be […]
The cube introduces a whole new and multi-layered element to the game of backgammon. I have often thought that the delicate blend of strategy and piece movement along with strategic placement combined with playing for money and odds and equity makes backgammon sort of like a blend of chess and poker. Some of the better […]
Another basic move or tactic when playing backgammon is called doubling. This is a move that all backgammon players should also know in order for them to play the game at a level that will allow them to play with players of all experience levels. Backgammon is played based on an agreed stake for each […]