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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
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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.
Siah
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.
Adrian
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.
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Decent. It will be fun to see if reading this makes me a better player.
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