July 19, 2018

Learn to Play Backgammon with Vic Sprake

Level – Beginners
Area – Walks, Talks and Learning

Backgammon is one of the oldest known board games. Its history can be traced back nearly 5,000 years to archeological discoveries in the Middle East. It is a two player game where each player has 15 pieces (checkers) which move according to the roll of 2 dice. The objective of the game is to be first to move all 15 checkers off the board.

Backgammon involves a combination of strategy and luck (from rolling dice). While the dice may determine the outcome of a single game, the better player will achieve the better record over series of many games, somewhat like poker. With each roll of the dice, players must choose from numerous options for moving their checkers and anticipate possible counter-moves by the opponent.

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Backgammon is one of the oldest known board games. Its history can be traced back nearly 5,000 years to archeological discoveries in the Middle East. It is a two player game where each player has 15 pieces (checkers) which move according to the roll of 2 dice. The objective of the game is to be first to move all 15 checkers off the board.

Backgammon involves a combination of strategy and luck (from rolling dice). While the dice may determine the outcome of a single game, the better player will achieve the better record over series of many games, somewhat like poker. With each roll of the dice, players must choose from numerous options for moving their checkers and anticipate possible counter-moves by the opponent.