What is the game of Backgammon?
Backgammon is a combination of games; it is a race game as in ludo in that the first player to get all his men around the board and off is the winner; it is a strategy game as in chess because it isn't just a simple race around the board but an absorbing tactical manoeuvre around the board, during which you have to have alternative plans as present ones fall apart on the roll of a dice; and it is a board game similar to draughts inasmuch as the checkers are the same shape and move in opposing directions.
Summed up, backgammon is an exciting game of tactics and probabilities. A game where, despite the vagaries of the dice, the more experienced and knowledgeable player will prevail in the long run. However, due to the chance or luck element, absolute beginners can on occasions triumph over a champion - this is the appeal of backgammon.
What is Internet Backgammon, you are asking? Internet backgammon started at around 2004, with Play65 as the first online backgammon software available for mass download and mass marketing. Since then, Play65 had grown very big and now play65 Tournaments are talked about as often as poker tournaments are talked about. Make sure you check out play65, their software and site offers real experience for the backgammon game lovers.
gin rummy is a new game, offered since 2007 by Rummy Royal, the brand that offers real rummy royal card game online. I never played at it, but some of my friends did, so I have no personal experience.
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