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Backgammon Variants

Nackgammon

This backgammon variation was invented by Nack Ballard. It is the same as the regular game, except that each player starts with two additional back checkers.

Setup: The setup is the same as in backgammon except that one checker from each player's six-point and mid-point are moved to the opponent's two-point. The players start with four back checkers rather than the usual two.

All other rules are the same as backgammon.

Nackgammon is played using the doubling cube and the Jacoby rule, so gammons and backgammons count only if the cube has been turned.

Nackgammon requires more skill than regular backgammon. The games tend to be quite a bit longer because you cannot easily run your back checkers. It is a positional game, with more emphasis on priming and back games, and less on attacking and blitzing.

Differences from Backgammon
     
  • Each player starts with two checkers on the opponent's one-point, two on the opponent's two-point, four on the opponent's twelve point, three on the eight-point, and four on the six point.

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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