Variations

 Domino backgammon

 From: Laury Chizlett Address: laury@trpdata.demon.co.uk Date: 23 September 1999 Subject: Re: Dominos instead of dice? Forum: rec.games.backgammon Google: +LeDUCAXii63EwTS@trpdata.demon.co.uk

```> Recently I read somewhere about a backgammon variation played with
> dominos. I've rolled the idea around in my head and the potentials are
> interesting. I've surfed but haven't found anything. Does anyone have
> any rules? If not, anyone want to develop some?
>
> Steve G (FIBS - mythboy)

Here are some rules. (Unfortunately, I have not been able to try out
backgammon set and someone willing to try it out. I found them in J du C
Vere Molyneux' book _Begin Backgammon_  1984, which contains the
memorable sentences "Doubling is economic blackmail" and "The doubling
cube should be banned from tournaments")

Get rid of the blanks 60, 50 etc. The remainder are distributed thus:

First Player (white) 66 33 11   64 62   54 53 51 42 31 21
Second               55 44 22   65 63 61  52  43 41 32

Set up the board normally, with your dominos on your right; the doublets
at the top, separated from the others.

To play: pick up one of your dominos and put it into your inner board
and make your play on the board as if it were a dice throw. Return it to
your right, whence it came, but face down, making it (for the time
being) unplayable. In this way all the dominos are played, ending up
face down. At this point the sets are swapped and play continues as
before. You are not allowed to move your back-men or runners until the
4th move.

Doubles are different: they can only be played after the first swap-over
of the non-doubles. They must be played in ascending order (first player
must play his first double with the 11, his second with the 33, his last
with the 66). They can only be played once in any game, and they are not
swapped. Once played, the player must also turn over a non-double
domino. If a player cannot go, he must turn over a domino.

There you are: BG with no dice!
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### Variations

Acey-deucy  (J. Nagel, Dec 2004)
Acey-deucy  (Steve Ewert, June 1998)
Acey-deucy  (Lee+, Jan 1997)
Acey-deucy  (John David Galt+, Dec 1995)
Acey-deucy  (James Eibisch, Apr 1995)
Backwards play  (Colin Bell+, Feb 1996)
Best-of-n variant of match play  (Tim Chow+, Feb 2009)
Bluff Cube  (Timothy Chow+, Dec 2012)
BluffGammon  (Christian Munk-Christensen, June 2009)
Cancelgammon  (Ilia Guzei+, Mar 2004)
Domino backgammon  (Laury Chizlett, Sept 1999)
Duodecagammon  (David Moeser, Dec 2000)
Duplicate backgammon  (Dean Gay+, Jan 1997)
Duplicate backgammon  (Albert Steg, Feb 1996)
Exact bearoff  (Chris Moellering+, Dec 2002)
Fevga  (George, Sept 2004)
Fevga (or Moultezim)  (Igor Sheyn+, May 1995)
Freeze-out match  (Dave Brotherton, July 1998)
Gabgammon  (jckz, Oct 2005)
Greek backgammon  (Alexandre Charitopoulos, Aug 2003)
Greek backgammon  (Alexandros Chatzipetros, June 1997)
Greek backgammon  (Marc Jacobs+, Feb 1994)
Hit man  (Matt Reklaitis, Jan 2004)
Hyper backgammon  (Gregg Cattanach+, Dec 2000)
Hyper backgammon  (Michael A Urban, Oct 1993)
International backgammon  (Bob Lancaster+, Oct 2002)
Jacquet  (Mark Driver, June 2001)
Joker cube  (Joe Russell+, May 2011)
Khachapuri  (Michael Petch+, Sept 2010)
Kleinman's tandem backgammon  (Fabrice Liardet+, May 2010)
LongRun  (Bill Hickey, Mar 2010)
Longgammon  (Michael Strato, Dec 2000)
Low number first, fixed dice, others.  (Walter Trice, Jan 1997)
Mexican  (Tom Henry, Apr 1997)
Middle Eastern backgammon  (Alan Cairns, Mar 2002)
Misere (backgammon to lose)  (Jason Lee+, July 2004)
Misere (backgammon to lose)  (Jason Lee+, Apr 1995)
Misere, Chase, Skewed dice  (Stein Kulseth, Jan 1997)
Nackgammon  (Ken Arnold, July 1996)
Nackgammon Shuffle  (Stick, Sept 2011)
Nackgammon opening moves  (Warwick+, Feb 2002)
Narde  (narde, Nov 2006)
Nardi  (KL Gerber+, Nov 2002)
No hit  (RedTop+, May 2004)
Nuclear backgammon  (Walt Swan, Apr 1997)
Old English  (Nick Wedd+, Feb 1996)
One roll lookahead  (Stephen Turner, Mar 1997)
Opening slot rule  (Gregg Cattanach, June 2006)
Other variations  (Douglas Zare, Feb 2000)
Plakoto  (Ed Dengler+, May 1995)
Plakoto  (Pasteel M., Feb 1994)
Plakoto express  (Athansios Vagias, Feb 2005)
Portes  (George, Sept 2004)
Roll-over  (Edward D. Collins, Oct 1997)
Russian backgammon  (Daavid Turnbull, Aug 1991)
SassanGammon  (Chiva Tafazzoli+, June 2009)
Shesh Besh  (G.S., May 2003)
Simborg Rule  (Scott+, Feb 2005)
Slot backgammon  (Fabrice Liardet+, Aug 2008)
Sudden death, Woodpecker, Gerhardsen  (Fredrik Dahl, Jan 1997)
Tablestakes betting  (TrueMoneygames, June 2002)
Takhteh  (Bruce Scott+, Mar 2003)
Tandem Backgammon  (Mislav Kovacic, Feb 2012)
Tavla  (Arda Findikoglu, Nov 2004)
Tavla  (ucc02cx+, Feb 1997)
Tavli (Portes, Plakoto, and Fevga)  (Jens Larsen, July 1997)
Tavli question  (Brus+, Apr 2011)
Tracy turn around  (Michael J. Zehr, Feb 1996)
Tri-gammon  (Gregg Cattanach, Sept 2000)
Trictrac  (David Levy+, May 1998)
Trigammon  (James Eibisch, Jan 1997)