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Backgammon is a simple game with deep strategic elements. It does not take long to learn to play, but the strategies do take a while to master. In short, players are trying to get all of their pieces past their opponent's pieces.

Backgammon is the oldest known recorded game. In its true nature, it is a private contest between friends. It is this intimate and competitive quality of Backgammon that explains its widespread appeal.

As all you need is a backgammon board, pieces and dice, all you need is a flat surface and you are away.

A game for all ages, it is a simple game to start playing and easy to learn. However, there are some strategies which take time to learn which make playing the game intriguing and fun.

Backgammon is a board game designed to be played by two players. Each player has fifteen pieces (checkers) which they move between twenty-four triangular points on the board, according to the roll of two dice. The objective of the game is to be first to bear off, that is, to move all fifteen checkers off the board into your home table. There is also a doubling dice which doubles the stakes of the game when there is more than a bit of fun riding on the outcome.

Backgammon is a board game which requires chess-playing skill and card-playing luck. Never gamble more than you can afford to lose, even if you are sure you are going to win (appearances can be deceptive). Beginners should attempt to encourage friends who will be good playing partners. When a basic level of skill is reached, as measured against a program or decent player, then consider finding a local club.

Backgammon enjoyed a huge resurgence in the 1970s, then again in the 1990s with the popularity of the Internet. Today, you can play online any time of the day or night with people from all over the world.

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