Backgammon for Dummies

Author: Chris Bray


SKU: 9780470770856 Category: Tag:
Publisher: For Dummies
Product ID: 480984


A comprehensive and fun guide to Backgammon

Backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world, the origins of which date back some 5000 years – and it’s still going strong. It enjoyed a huge resurgence in the 1970s, and then again in the 1990s with the popularity of the Internet, where millions of people play tournaments online every day.

Today, backgammon’s following in the UK is huge, with a dedicated British Isles Backgammon Association, and hundreds of face-to-face tournaments taking place across the UK every year.

In this book, backgammon expert Chris Bray walks you through the basics of setting up a board, opening strategies, middle and end-game tactics, and tips on when to make key moves. You’ll also get to grips with basic probabilities, the doubling cube and the 25% rule. And if you want to take your gaming further, there’s plenty of advice to get you started in tournament backgammon, as well as playing online.

Suitable for both beginners and experienced player looking for more tips and techniques, Backgammon For Dummies includes coverage on:

  • Starting and Playing the Game
  • Handling the Middle Game
  • Bearing Off (The Last Lap)
  • Varying the Play
  • About the author

ISBN: 9780470770856
Publisher: For Dummies
Pub Date: 12/2008
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.81lbs
Size: 8.46h x 5.50w x 0.61d

Additional information

Weight 0.81 lbs
Dimensions 8.46 × 5.50 × 0.61 in