The game is called Narde. It’s usually played in Russia on a backgammon board, with 15 checkers for each player. And it’s played like backgammon except for
How often do you hear that backgammon is not just one of the world’s oldest games, but is still played (perhaps in variation) around the world today. Take Tawla. Tawla is one of the oldest and most famous backgammon strategy games in history, as well as a staple in Egyptian cafes, along with Turkish coffee.
Now Try This: Another Cool Variant on the Standard Backgammon Game; This Time, the Goal is to LOSE (?!)
Yup. The goal is to lose. Of course, to amateurs like me, losing is never a problem. I joke. But intentionally losing. Now that’s another story altogether.
Remember the Ramones song Blitzkreig Bop? Well, as a fanatical backgammon player, I’d like to think that the strategy of Blitzing your opponent can be as overwhelming as listening to the Ramone’s song. The key idea, of course, is to attack your opponent’s checkers.
I ran across a group of friends who play Chouette. Huh? Duh? What the hell is that? So they told me. And asked me to join in. And damn. It was fun. Chouette is a variation of traditional backgammon that involves three or more players. It utilizes the same basic rules of backgammon but with [...]