Motif is a Java applet that plays the game of backgammon. To play, you must have a web browser capable of running Java applets. For example, you can use Netscape Navigator (version 2.0 or later) or Internet Explorer (version 3.0 or later).
Please wait while Motif loads. This may take some time. While you are waiting, why not read the instructions below on how to play? Eventually you will see a picture of a backgammon board in the space below.
How to Play
More information is available in this list of Frequently Asked Questions.
If you don't know the rules of backgammon, read the Rules of Backgammon before you start.
Motif is a new program, so it may still be a little rough around the edges. Please tell me what you think. If you are reporting a problem, it may help if you indicate what system you are running on (your computer, operating system, and web browser). There is no built-in Help facility yet. But if you really get stuck, send me a mail message and I'll try to help out.
A good source of general information about backgammon is Backgammon Galore. You'll find complete rules, glossary of terms, annotated matches, articles on strategy, and selected postings from rec.games.backgammon.
Thanks for trying Motif.
Last Updated: 14 September 1998