Backgammon

Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players. The playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice, and a player wins by removing all of his pieces from the board before his opponent. Backgammon is a member of the tables family, one of the oldest classes of board games in the world. Although luck is one of the determining fact...
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backgammon

[n] - a board game for two players
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Backgammon

• (v. i.) In the game of backgammon, to beat by ending the game before the loser is clear of his first `table`. • (n.) A game of chance and skill, played by two persons on a `board` marked off into twenty-four spaces called `points`. Each player has fifteen pieces, or `men`, the movements of which from point to point are determined by thr...
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backgammon

noun a board game for two players; pieces move according to throws of the dice
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Backgammon

Back'gam`mon noun [ Origin unknown; perhaps from Danish bakke tray + English game ; or very likely the first part is from English back , adverb , and the game is so called because the men are often set back .] A game of chance and skill, played by two persons on a 'board' mar...
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backgammon

A gambling game for two in which each player seeks to get a set of pieces from one side of the board to the other, while trying to prevent the other player from doing the same. The distance that a piece can be moved at each turn is determined by the throw of dice. Backgammon has roots stretching ba...
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backgammon

backgammon (băk'găm"un, băk"găm'un) , game of chance and skill played by two persons upon a specially marked board divided by a space, called the bar, into two tables (inner table and outer table), each of which has 12 alternately colored points, or triangular...
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Backgammon

Backgammon is an old board game also called tric trac, tavla or tables, and is typically played for money. Backgammon is played by two people on a board comprising four sections (tables) each divided into six narrow edges (points) in two alternating colours, the division between the inner and outer tables being called the bar. The playing pieces, c...
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backgammon

Board game for two players, often used in gambling. It was known in Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and in medieval England. The board is marked out in 24 triangular points of alternating colours, 12 to each side. Throwing two dice, the players move their 15 pieces around the board to the 6 points that form their own `inner table`; the fir...
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backgammon

game played by moving counters on a board or table, the object of the game being a race to a goal, with the movement of the counters being ... [2 related articles]
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