Variations of Backgammon Game

When Backgammon arrived on the British scene it was made popular by the common man and gained popularity...

Backgammon is a very popular game and it has been played for centuries. Today internet backgammon is very popular and fans of other gambling games are also hooked to it. It is an ancient game and has been handed down towards the centuries in diverse formats till the one that we know today.

There are some historians who are of the view that some backgammon gamers were played in Egypt. The remains of this board game discovered bears resemblance to the backgammon board that was unearthed at many archaeological websites. This game is known as Senat and it was popular with the aristocracy of this civilization.

Ludus Duodecim Scriptorum was an earlier form of the backgammon game holding a popular place in Rome. This subsequently gave rise to the emergence of an updated variation of the game in the 6th Century BC when the use of the dice became very popular after being added to the game.

This game was introduced to the British Isles by the Crusaders and it was first played in 1025 in Britain. It was introduced here by soldiers who had returned from the Asia and Middle East during the Crusades.

When Backgammon arrived on the British scene it was made popular by the common man and it gained immense popularity as a pastime for taverns. There were early attempts to develop backgammon gambling however some were moderately successful however later quashed in the 16th Century by the Elizabethans.

In 1970 the game rose on to become a global phenomenon. Since then this game was played till the late 1990’s.

It was after 1990 that online versions of the game appeared. There are some reputable skill game websites on the internet that provide gamers with some sort of internet backgammon. This in turn has helped people to breathe in new life in one of the oldest board games across the globe. Besides the standard versions of the game there were other variations in the form of Acey Deucey and Tavla or the Turkish version of the game of backgammon.

Tavli is a Greek version of backgammon and it gets its name from the Greek word “board’. These are separate games that make up Tavli and all of them provide different rules and sequences of gameplay. However all three are played in sets where players compete together in order to win the best of 3, 5 or even 7 games. There is a second Tavli version and this is called Plakato. The starting point of all the checkers ion the game is very different from the standard backgammon that is set up. There is also no hitting of blots in the game.

When it comes to playing backgammon on the internet there are a host of advantages associated with it. There are many internet-gaming websites that teach people on winning techniques and the strategies of the game. There are a host of websites that have sprung up overnight offering to give tips, encouragement and advice to new amateur players.