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Backgammon FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about the game of backgammon.

This FAQ about the game of backgammon was compiled and written by Mark Damish damish@ll.mit.edu with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Fore FAQ (Backgammon)
-02 What is backgammon?
``Backgammon is an obstacle race between two armies of 15 men each,...
-03 What are the basic rules of the game? (Backgammon)
Backgammon ...
-04 What is the doubling cube for? (Backgammon)
The introduction of the doubling cube into the game is ...
-05 What is the crawford rule? (why won't fibs let me double?) (Backgammon)
From the FIBS help screens:...
-06 What is the Jacoby rule? (Backgammon)
The Jacoby rule is used in money games. It states, that a gammon ...
-07 What is the Holland rule? (Backgammon)
This rule applies to match games and states that in post-...
-08 What are those critters --- beavers, raccoons? (Backgammon)
In money play, if player A doubles, and player B believes that he is ...
-09 What is a Chouette? (Backgammon)
A Chouette is a social backgammon variant for more than 2 players. ...
-10 Basic strategy for beginners. (Backgammon)
Single checkers (blots) on a point are vulnerable to enemy attack ...
-11 Opening rolls. (Backgammon)
From: kwoolsey@netcom.com (Kit Woolsey)...
-12 FIBS (First Internet Backgammon Server)
FIBS INTRODUCTION ...
-13 FIBS HELP (First Internet Backgammon Server)
FIBS Command Help Summary. (One liners)...
-14 FIBS RATINGS (First Internet Backgammon Server)
FIBS Rating Formula [From the FIBS man pages.]...
-15 COMPUTER PROGRAMS ON FIBS (First Internet Backgammon Server)
Currently there several computer programs on FIBS:...
-16 FIBS MISC.(First Internet Backgammon Server)
FIBS (and FIBS/W) Instruction book....
-17 What is the internet and how do i get onto it? (Backgammon)
[This is copied verbatim, with permission, from OK.FAQ. References ...
-18 Are there any GUI's (graphical user interfaces) for FIBS? (Backgammon)
-19 What is LDB? (long distance backgammon. bg by email)
Long Distance Backgammon. Play backgammon by E-mail....
-20 What other ways are there to play people via nets/modems/e-mail? (Backgammon)
Netgammon backgammon ...
-21 Are there any electronic tournaments? (Backgammon)
There are tournaments on FIBS and GEnie....
-22 Do other game servers exist?
-23 JellyFish (Commercial backgammon playing programs)
Ever since Gerry Tesauro finished TD-Gammon, it was only a matter ...
-24 TD-Gammon (Commercial backgammon playing programs)
From wbitting@crl.com Sat Sep 16 20:40:09 PDT ...
-25 Expert Backgammon (Commercial backgammon playing programs)
Expert Backgammon 2.1 for PC: List of features....
-26 Blot (Shareware and public domain backgammon playing programs)
A backgammon program for MS-...
-27 Backgammon, by george! (Shareware and public domain backgammon playing programs)
Backgammon, by George! Version 1.50 has been available since ...
-28 Bg06 (Shareware and public domain backgammon playing programs)
Backgammon for Windows version 0....
-29 A PD Mac program called ? (Shareware and public domain backgammon playing programs)
There is a backgammon game for the Macintosh by Stephen Young, ...
-30 Death by backgammon (Shareware and public domain backgammon playing programs)
For those interested in a good bg game for Windows, why not try ...
-31 Xgammon (Shareware and public domain backgammon playing programs)
From: klasen@obelix.uni-muenster.de at SMTP-Post-...
-32 Misc (Shareware and public domain backgammon playing programs)
Other programs that can be found around the net include: backga.zip,...
-33 Which programs are good? How good is good? (Backgammon)
-34 Why is it so hard to write a good backgammon program?
There are two basic ways that a computer can play a game as well as ...
-35 Boinq (Commercial backgammon support software)
Boinq is a program which analyzes bearoffs. It can handle any ...
-36 Hyper-Backgammon (Commercial backgammon support software)
Hyper-Backgammon is a short version of backgammon where each side ...
-37 Sconyers Bearoff & Backgame CDs (Commercial backgammon support software)
-38 Matchqiz (and demo) (Commercial backgammon support software)
With the MatchQiz software, Kit Woolsey (long time contributer ...
-39 Backgammon Position Analyzer (Commercial backgammon support software)
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-40 BG-Scribe (Commercial backgammon support software)
Software Review: BG-SCRIBE, A Program By Walter Trice....
-41 Update 9512: (Commercial backgammon support software)
Walter as added a program which will convert FIBS oldmoves format ...
-42 The match strategist demo - copyright(c) 1994 Komodo Software (Commercial backgammon support software)
-43 rfibs (fibs recorder & playback) (Shareware and public domain backgammon support software)
Newsgroups: rec.games....
-44 LaTeX Style for BG Positions and Games (Shareware and public domain backgammon support software)
I have just finished the ...
-45 BOA/386 Bearoff analyzer (Shareware and public domain backgammon support software)
From Harold ...
-46 Backgammon clubs in North America
Below is a list of backgammon clubs in North America. It was ...
-47 Other Backgammon Clubs
The Danish BG Federation Phone: (+45 39 40 06 07)...
-48 Where are the tournaments? (Backgammon)
* Look for ads in backgammon newsletters....
-49 I'm looking for information about newsletters and other publications. (Backgammon)
-50 Backgammon books and book reviews.
BG books [summary] by Marty ...
-51 A list of backgammon articles in science and business
[Original list submited by Mika Johnsson] [sorted by date]...
-52 Where does one purchase backgammon supplies and books?
The GAMMON ...
-53 An index of backgammon resources available on the internet.
By Site:...
-54 What other games can be played on a backgammon board?
* Acey-...
-55 How does one become a better player? (Backgammon)
[Suggestions/articles from ALL levels sought for this space]...
-56 Kent Goulding's international backgammon rating list
Kent Goulding maintains the International Backgammon Rating list ...
-57 Misc. (Backgammon)
Apparently it is possible to receive and post to newsgroups ...









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