Gammons and Backgammons


backgammon board game



One of the widely known and one of the oldest casino board games is the “Backgammon”. The game has originated way back 5,000 years when some archaeologists have discovered its roots in Iran. The game involves two players who are each given with checkers (fifteen pieces) and these checkers move between points (twenty-four triangles) depending on the outcome for rolling two dice. The triangles are arranged in alternating color and are then grouped into four quadrants having six triangles each. These quadrants are called as the player’s and checker’s home board and outer board. The home boards and outer boards are divided from each other by a ridge called the bar.


The game objective of each player is to be the first to move all fifteen checkers off the board. The game involves a combination of luck and strategy since it involves rolling of two dice. Each time the dice is rolled, the players must choose from countless options for moving their checkers and guess the possible moves of the opponent. This game can also be played and is considered as a real casino online game.


The following are optional rules that are widely used in the game of Backgammon. One of those is the “Automatic doubles” wherein when identical numbers are thrown on the first roll of dice, the rewards are doubled. The doubling cube stays in the middle and is turned to two (2). It is agreed by the players that the number of automatic doubles to one for each game.


Another one is the “Beavers”, it is when a player is doubled, he may beaver or redouble while still possessing the cube. The third is what they call “The Jacoby Rule”. It is when Gammons and backgammons is counted as a single game when no player has offered a double during the conduct of the game. A situation where a player avoids doubling so he can play is eliminated through the use of the Jacoby Rule.


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August 2022