Forum Archive : Variations


From:   Gregg Cattanach
Date:   7 September 2000
Subject:   Re: TriGammon - 3 dice
Google:   8p8039$1thq$

What we call 'Tri-gammon' is a simple game that uses a regular backgammon
board and all the regular backgammon rules, but you get to throw 3 dice
each time.

1) To start throw one die each, then the winner gets to throw a third one
to compose his first roll.

2) Doubles do NOT count any extra (as it is ~42% to throw a pair with 3
dice), but triples you get to move 6 of the number thrown.

3) Here are the rules about when you can't move one of the dice: If all of
the roll cannot be used, you must maximize the number of dice used, not
necessarily the pips used.  If there is a choice of which 2 of the 3 dice
can be moved, then you must use the largest 2 dice. If only a single die
can be used, then the largest one must be used.

It's really quite fun, primes form quickly, and it is VERY easy to hit fly

Try it out when you are really bored!

Gregg Cattanach
Zox_ at GamesGrid, Zone
ICQ #2266410
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