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Backgammon for Dummies

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A comprehensive and fun guide to Backgammon Backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world, the origins of which date back some 5000 years - and it's still going strong. It enjoyed a huge resurgence in the 1970s, and then again in the 1990s with the popularity of the Internet, where millions of people play tournaments online every day.

Today, backgammon's following in t
Paperback, 260 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by For Dummies (first published October 3rd 2008)
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Jason Lawless
Mar 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the book. It was written with enthusiasm and obvious experience. As a new player to Backgammon (I love the game) it introduced some valuable new concepts: strategy and odds. I found some explanations of play lacking. In particluar I remember a double having only 3 plays of the 4 explained. Overall a good book for beginners, I am sure it will improve my play.
Mar 28, 2019 rated it liked it
It seems like a good book but the digital version is so bad that it is almost useless. Graphs are all cut off. Could not get my A game to A++ game
Mark Gale
I returned this book because a lot of diagrams were cut off in the Kindle version.
Aug 13, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is this rating unfair? I mean, it did do what it set out to do, mostly. But I feel like it told rather than explained, and the notable insistence that you're likely to play it in person seems weird, I can't even remember seeing a backgammon board in real life, unlike chess or go. But I did pick up a few things, and potentially have a few things I can look at in designs for my games, so I'll keep it in mind.
Apr 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Decent. It will be fun to see if reading this makes me a better player.
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