Classic Strategy Game Often Dismissed As A Game Of Luck

Backgammon is a classic strategy game but so many people will dismiss it as a game of luck.



It is a classic strategy board game. A gambling board game for two players. For so many it is a game of luck but it is strange how the same people consistently win at Backgammon. The playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice.  A player wins when when all of their pieces are removed from the board.

The Game

With each roll of the dice, players must choose from numerous options for moving their checkers and anticipate possible counter-moves by the opponent. Backgammon is a strategy board game, luck and risk do play their part in the game, Knowing the odds is very important.

Players can play for money and raise the stakes during the game. The object of the game is to remove (bear off) all of one’s own checkers from the board before one’s opponent can do the same.

Doubling cube

When played for money the game takes on a new dimension. If the doubling dice is used the risk and percentages are two factors that must be considered and thought about.

It is a game of strategy and risk but the roll of the dice is as an element of luck. This adds to the excitement.

It is perfectly possible to buy a cheaper board than this. The pleasure playing with better quality pieces is definitely worth the additional outlay.

This is a game that can be played by people of all ages. The rules are simple but there are many variants on the basic game.

Buy a Backgammon set now.

Did you know?

  • Excavations at Shahr-e-Sukhteh(“The Burnt City”) in Iran have shown that the game existed there at around 3000 BC.
  • Backgammon is one of the oldest classes of board games in the world.
  • Backgammon computer software has been developed capable of beating world-class human players.
  • July 1979, the computer game BKG 9.8 was strong enough to play against the reigning world champion Luigi Villa. It won the match, 7–1,

Customer’s comments

  • Value for money, great fun, teaching my friends to play over Christmas thanks to you.
  • For someone looking to start in the game this is an ideal, easy to look after set.
  • excellent value for money- definitely the best one I have seen

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