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Backgammon Variants

Old English Backgammon

This variation of backgammon is very popular in England and was perhaps the predominant way of playing there prior to the 1970s.

There are two basic rule differences between Old English Backgammon and regular backgammon:

  1. You are permitted to use part of your roll so as to not be able to use the rest of it.
  2. You may place a maximum of five checkers on a point.

Further, since doubling is an American addition to backgammon, it is probably in the spirit of the game not to use a doubling cube.

All other rules are the same as in modern backgammon.

Differences from Backgammon
     
  • Maximum of five checkers on a point.
  • You may play the first number of a roll in such a way that the second number cannot be played.
  • No doubling cube.

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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