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Backgammon Variants

Eureika

Eureika is a game of pure luck. Children in the Middle East are taught the game to familiarize themselves with a backgammon board.

Setup: Each player puts three men each on his one, two, and three points, and two men each on his four, five, and six points.

Start: Each player rolls one die, and the higher roller plays first. The winner then picks up both dice and rolls them again to play his first turn.

Play: You roll the dice and bear off checkers from the points indicated by the dice roll. (You do not move checkers forward as in regular backgammon.)

The first player to bear off all his checkers wins the game.

Differences from Backgammon
     
  • Play starts with all checkers in the home boards.
  • The winner of the opening roll rerolls for his first turn.
  • There is no checker movement; this is a game of bearing off only.

References

Backgammon Variants
Ace-Deo
Ace-Mid Switch
Acey-Deucey
American Acey-Deucey
Backgammon to Lose
Backgammon 1931 Rules
Backgammon 1969 Rules
Backgammon 1970 Rules
Blast Off
Blocking Backgammon
Chasing the Girls
Chouette
Crazy Narde
Domino Backgammon
Doublets
Duplicate Backgammon
Dutch Backgammon
Eureika
European Acey-Deucey
Fayles
Fevga
French Backgammon
Gioul
Grande Trictrac
Grasshopper
Greek Acey-Deucey
Greek Backgammon
Gul Bara
Handicap Matches
Hyper-backgammon
Irish
Jacquet
LongGammon
  Ludus Lumbardorum
Mexican Backgammon
Misere Backgammon
Moultezim
Nackgammon
Narde
Never-Finishing Game
Old English Backgammon
Pin Game
Plakoto
Plakoto Express
Poof
Portes
Propositions
Roman Backgammon
Roll-Over
Rosespring Backgammon
Russian Backgammon
Shesh Besh
Snake
Swedish Tables
Tables
Tabula
Takhteh
Tapa
Tavla
Tavli
Tawula
Tourne-case
Trictrac
Turkish Backgammon
Two Rolls versus Choice

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