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T.I.M.'s founder/owner Kim Weiss (at right) playing against reigning backgammon world champion Phillip Martyn in St. Moritz at the Badrutt's Palace Hotel in January, 1977. Photo: French VOGUE.

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BACKGAMMON is one of the oldest board games for two players. The playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice, and a player wins by removing all of his pieces from the board before his opponent. Backgammon is a member of the tables family, one of the oldest classes of board games in the world.

Although luck is one of the determining factors in the outcome, strategy plays a more important role in the long run. With each roll of the dice, players must choose from numerous options for moving their checkers and anticipate possible counter-moves by the opponent. In variants that originate from early 20th century New York, players may raise the stakes during the game. There is an established repertoire of common tactics and occurrences.

Like chess, backgammon has been studied with great interest by computer scientists. Owing to this research, backgammon software has been developed capable of beating world-class human players.

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    Bookstore
    Backgammon Events 2022
    Backgammon Media
  • BACKGAMMON Galore - "Magazines & E-zines."
  • GammOnLine - "Your on-line backgammon magazine." Article Index.
  • GammonVillage Magazine - "The Web's largest and most interactive backgammon portal. GammonVillage first launched in December 1999. There are currently over 45,000 registered users at GammonVillage and we are growing everyday!"
  • PrimeTime Backgammon Magazine - "Backgammon magazine on the USBGF website."
    Backgammon News, Reviews & Resources
  • Royalty in Backgammon - Prince Alexis Obolensky with Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco in the playing room at “The Coupe de Monaco”, the very first major European tournament he organized in exotic Monte Carlo back in July of 1973. Photo: Joseph Pasternack.
  • Absolute BACKGAMMON App - iTunes App Store. "No ads, no gimmicks, just great backgammon and acey deucey. If you liked Absolute Backgammon and Acey Deucey for the desktop, you will like this version too - same great backgammon."
  • Ariston BACKGAMMON - "Challenging backgammon software for Windows."
  • BACKGAMMON - Wikipedia.
  • Backgammon books on Amazon.com - as of March 28, 2019: 927 results.
  • BACKGAMMON for Android - Google Play.
  • BACKGAMMON for beginners - "A tutorial for those starting from scratch . . . and perhaps a refresher for some!"
  • BACKGAMMON for BlackBerry - BlackBerry.
  • BACKGAMMON for Windows Phone
  • BACKGAMMON GALORE! - since 1995. Lots of useful resources.
  • BACKGAMMON Lessons by Phil Simborg
  • BACKGAMMON on YouTube - as of February 19, 2022.
  • BACKGAMMON Room - "The No. 1 Online Backgammon Software."
  • BACKGAMMON Tutor - "Learn and improve in a fun interactive way!"
  • Best recource for making your game better - Reddit.
  • BG Online - backgammon opening rolls and analyses, and much more.
  • British Isles Backgammon Association (BIBA) - "By backgammon players, for backgammon players. Established 1989, and dedicated to British Backgammon it is the biggest backgammon body in the UK with a worldwide membership."
  • Chicago Point Backgammon Online - "A Prime Source of Backgammon Information."
  • Database of BG Matches - "You can upload and edit data of backgammon matches on this database. You can search and watch backgammon matches and download match files."
  • eXtreme gammon - since 2009. "World Class Backgammon Software for Players of All Levels!" eXtreme Gammon is the strongest and fastest backgammon computer program avaliable.
  • European Backgammon Federation (EUBGF) - since 2013. A non-profit union of national backgammon associations for the continent of Europe, aimed to strengthen the bonds between national backgammon federations to support the development of organized backgammon in Europe.
  • GAMMONED.COM - "Backgammon Guide - Learn Rules, Strategy and More." Online resource committed to providing information all about backgammon. You'll find links to pages throughout our site with useful information to newbie backgammon players as well as those who are more well versed in the game.
  • GAMMONLIFE - "#1 Site of the Worldwide Backgammon Community."
  • iBACKGAMMON App - "Play backgammon against the computer or your friends. You'll have a lot of fun and you'll see your backgammon game steadily improve!" iTunes App Store.
  • In Jonathan Lethem’s ‘A Gambler’s Anatomy,’ a Hustler’s Luck Turns Cold - The New York Times.
  • Internet BACKGAMMON Database - "Profiles of tournamenet players."
  • Kit Woolsey's match equity table - "Calculating and Using Match Equities."
  • List of World Backgammon champions - (1967-).
  • Pip Count - by Michael Crane.
  • Prince Alexis Obolensky - (1915-1986). Was a Russian-American socialite and sometimes called the "father of modern backgammon," was a member of the princely Obolensky family of the Rurik Dynasty.
  • Racquet and Tennis Club - private social club and athletic club located at 370 Park Avenue, between East 52nd and 53rd Streets, New York City, New York. The Racquet and Tennis Club also played an important role in the history of backgammon: In 1931 Wheaton Vaughan, who was chairman of the club's Card and Backgammon Committee then, invited representatives of other clubs in New York and elsewhere to formulate the Laws of Backgammon. This set of rules is the basis of the rules according to which backgammon is played around the world today.
  • THE BACKGAMMON PRESS - "The web's best source for backgammon books, videos and lessons."
  • True BACKGAMMON HD App - "One of the most successful Backgammon games on the iPad/iPhone, one of the most powerful computer opponents worldwide, now has gotten even better."
  • United States Backgammon Clubs - Updated: March 26, 2019.
  • USBGF | US Backgammon Federation - since 2009. "Growing Backgammon. Serving Players." A not-for-profit organization devoted to advancing the awareness, participation, education and enjoyment of the skill-based game of backgammon.
  • World Backgammon Association - since 2000. "Leading authority and promoter of backgammon worldwide. Creator of the World Backgammon Tour (WBGT) and the prestigious European Backgammon Tour (EBGT)."
  • World Backgammon Day - 21st March 2021. "Celebrate the oldest game on the planet and enjoy it with your friends all around the world. Play a few games live or online. Organize meetings and events in your city and neighbourhood. Backgammon groups and clubs should organize special events and tournaments on that day. Spread out the word and let everyone know the date of this worldwide event."
    Backgammon Boards & Sets
  • Agresti Briar Backgammon Set: €1,605.
  • Agresti Backgammon Set - case in elm briar & mahogany.
  • ASPINAL OF LONDON - since 2001. Backgammon sets.
  • ASPREY London - "British Luxury Goods Since 1781." English saddle leather backgammon board, with precision dice, counters, dice cups and a doubling cube.
  • BACKGAMMON SETS at AMAZON.COM - as of February 19, 2022: 692 results.
  • BADGLEY MISCHKA - since 1988. Clifton Backgammon Set (Silver).
  • Geoffrey Parker for Bentley Carbon Fibre Backgammon Board: £5,025.
  • BENTLEY COLLECTION - bespoke Bentley Carbon Fibre Backgammon Board designed by Geoffrey Parker Games: £5,025.
  • Berluti Leather Backgammon: £7,300.
  • BERLUTI - Paris since 1895. "The ultimate expression of luxury for men."
  • Bijan Limited Edition Backgammon Set: US$48,000.00.
  • Bijan - since 1976. "Limited Edition Bijan Oversized Backgammon Set. This extra-large backgammon set has been designed in the world's finest leather and palladium hardware, in shades of grey, black and Bijan Yellow. Limited to 25 pieces, this set is a statement piece and truly a collector's item."
  • Brunello Cucinelli Walnut wood Krion & steel Backgammon set: US$8,450.
  • Brunello Cucinelli - since 1978. Walnut wood Krion and steel Backgammon set.
  • Dunhill - since 1893. Boston Backgammon Set: £1,795. Inspired by dunhill's fine attache cases, this backgammon set is ideal for anyone who is serious about the great game.
  • Gucci Geometric G print backgammon set: US$4,000.
  • Gucci Geometric G print backgammon set: US$4,000.
  • Gucci - since 1921. "Geometric G print backgammon set."
  • Jonathan Adler Lacquer Backgammon Set: US$415.
  • JONATHAN ADLER - since 1998. "Our Lacquer Backgammon Sets is a fabulous combination of function and groovy design."
  • Bespoke backgammon board by Linley.
  • Linley Classic Games Table: £24,500.
  • LINLEY - since 1985. Bespoke backgammon sets.
  • Louis Vuitton Backgammon Case: US$16,900.
  • Louis Vuitton Backgammon Case: US$16,900.
  • Louis Vuitton - since 1854. "Inspired from the classic Président attaché case, this Backgammon case enables players to carry their games everywhere."
  • Lucrin leather travel backgammon: US$399.
  • Lucrin leather travel backgammon: US$399.
  • Lucrin - founded in Switzerland in 1994. "Portable version of backgammon for easy transport while travelling! Leather pouch for for chequers and dice. Leather play board with microfibre interior. Points in black red and white. The leather color can be chosen although the microfibre will always be black. Includes 3 dice and full set of chequers."
  • Luzzo Bespoke Carbon fibre, polished aluminium and leather backgammon set.
  • LUZZO BESPOKE - since 2001. Backgammon set. Polished aluminium body with kid glove leather covered Carbon Fibre top and base. Polyester lacquered playing surface with snake skin details counters.
  • PICKETT London - since 1988. "Renowned for our selection of luxury backgammon." Handmade in England, these backgammon sets range from travel friendly styles to elegant wooden box frame styles each available in a range of luxurious leathers from British Lowick leather to the more exotic lizard skin.
  • Purdey - since 1814. "One of the oldest board games in existence, Backgammon has been a favourite pastime for over 5000 years with playing pieces being moved according to the roll of the dice. This luxurious leather set comes in a folding case with lock and key and has been constructed by hand with intricately inlaid leather pieces." Leather backgammon set: £2,304.
  • RALPH LAUREN - since 1983. Sutton Backgammon Set. Part of our Sutton collection, this competition-sized travel set is a refined take on the classic game and combines the warmth of walnut with the modern look of carbon fiber–embossed leather. The carrying case doubles as a game board and is finished with custom "RL"-debossed locks for a subtle signature touch.
  • Sage Brown Black With Orange Back Gammon Roll: £185.
  • Sage Brown London - since 2005. "uxury leather backgammon rolls are perfect for travelling away from home and pack neatly into your case. Handcrafted from fine leather with precision leather points, these backgammon rolls are perfect travel companion to entertain yourself and your friends."
  • Smythson of Bond Street Medium Backgammon Case in Panama in crossgrain calf leather: £1,695.
  • Smythson of Bond Street - since 1887. Smythson of Bond Street is a British manufacturer of luxury goods. There are several leather backgammon sets in the Smythson collection. Good old-fashioned fun. Using traditional techniques passed down through three generations of artisans, our Backgammon sets have been handcrafted with unparalleled levels of detail. Each set comes with a smooth playing board, leather-lined dice cups, dice and counters.
  • WILLIAM & SON London - since 2000. "If you’re looking for luxury backgammon sets, then you’ve come to the right place. Handcrafted in London using the finest British Grampian leather, William & Son's backgammon boards blend luxury living with good old-fashioned fun. Crafted with precision and workmanship, each wooden backgammon set is a stunning work of art. When not in use, they also make for stunning displays in your study or family room. Our leather backgammon sets are great gifts for champions and aficionados who value style as much as functionality."
    Online Backgammon
  • Online backgammon.
  • 6 Best Websites to Play Backgammon Online - "Want to up your backgammon game? Hone your skills on these sites dedicated to backgammon."
  • 24/7 Backgammon - "Play the best Backgammon online for free with no signin required! Play backgammon immediately!"
  • Backgammon - "Play the classic board game Backgammon online for free. No download required. Can you beat the computer?"
  • Backgammon - Apps - Apple's App Store.
  • Backgammon - Apps - Google Play.
  • VIP Backgammon - "Play backgammon online for free! Win games and move up the leaderboard! Become a part of the global community. Join us Today!"
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