How to play Backgammon – useful tips

Backgammon has roots which stretch far back into history, with variations of backgammon being played by the ancient Egyptians and Romans. It was widely associated with royalty and leaders but evidence has shown it was also enjoyed by all classes of people. The modern version of the game of backgammon saw a resurgence of popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, when the board game became ‘the' game to play. For more information on the background of backgammon, please visit our Backgammon History page. Backgammon is a game of skill played by two people. Each player has fifteen checkers or counters, also known as men. The checkers are moved depending on the throws of a pair of dice. The aim of backgammon is to be the first player to remove or “bear off” all of your own checkers, by first hittin...

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