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Backgammon is the most highly-regarded work on the subject, often referred to as "The Bible" of the game. Written between 1973 and 1976 by Paul Magriel and Renée Magriel, Backgammon was the first book to lucidly explain the inner workings and advanced positional play of the game. The most important aspects are broken down into their component parts and then explained with ...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published by Clock and Rose Press (first published January 1st 1976)
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Nick Blasier
Awesome - improved my game significantly in a really short period of time. Playing with software is a hard way to begin learning, I always felt like I needed more strategic guidelines. This book provided that. Even though some pieces are technically wrong or outdated at a very tactical level, the reasoning behind everything really helps me see the big picture when I play now.
Richard Wagner
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Seht gute und vor allem lesbare Einführung in Konzepte und Tiefsinnigkeiten des Spiels. Empfohlen somit all jenen die sich mit Backgammon eingehender beschäftigen wollen.
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Magriel's Backgammon is considered the bible of backgammon, a foundation work that every backgammon player who does not wish to remain a beginner forever should read.

This reputation is well deserved. I really appreciated Magriel's concise, to-the-point style and clear explanations. Explained in as many words as are needed to get the point across, but not any less. He is not trying to be entertaining, but rather informative without being dry. Writers of books that need to explain stuff to the rea
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
This was recommended as THE book to read on backgammon, and I can see why. Excellent explanation of strategy and tactics, how to make the most out of your rolls. It illustrates what to do, and why! I've read it once, but need to read it over again! ...more
Serge Pierro
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: games
THE classic book on Backgammon. It was the first book that showed me that there was actually strategy and skill involved and not just the "luck of the dice". A must read for the serious Backgammon enthusiast. ...more
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommend for anyone playing the game or learning the game.
For anyone not yet playing the game; try it, you'll like it.
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
The backgammon bible. Amen.
Kaj Lampio
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very good basic book about backgammon. Little outdated today, that's why I didn't give 5 stars. ...more
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