IPA: bˈækgæmʌn


  • A board game for two players in which each has 15 stones which move between 24 triangular points according to the roll of a pair of dice; the object is to move all of one's pieces around, and bear them off the board.
  • {{lb|en|backgammon}} A victory in the game when the loser has not borne off a stone, and still has one or more stones in the winner's inner home row or on the bar.


  • To win at a backgammon game with the opponent having one or more pieces in the winner’s inner home row or on the bar.

Examples of "backgammon" in Sentences

  • It is very similar to backgammon.
  • This is unlike chess or backgammon.
  • Play65's backgammon client is freeware.
  • An electronic backgammon game is disclosed.
  • Play65 internet backgammon software is freeware.
  • Backgammon is an essential part of the culture there.
  • The starting position is identical to that of backgammon.
  • And that is why backgammon is considered a traditional sport.
  • In backgammon, Crawford is known as the inventor of the Crawford rule.
  • The backgammon chouette is a variant of backgammon for three or more players.
  • There were many non-combat-themed games, such as backgammon and Golf Master 3D.
  • An entrepreneur Ashot Grigoryan won the first place in short backgammon tournament and a businessman Armen Patochyan took the first place in long one.
  • The etymology of the word "backgammon" is disputed; it is probably Saxon -- _baec_, back, _gamen_, game; _i. e._ a game in which the players are liable to be sent back.
  • In fact, the earliest form of the familiar checkers can be traced to the Egyptians as early as 600 B.C. Other popular games, such as backgammon and chess, have also provided years of fun and excitement for families and friends.
  • Its very name, "backgammon," so English in sound, is but a corruption from the two Arabic words _bacca_, and _gamma_ (my pronunciation of which stands subject to correction), meaning -- if I remember rightly -- "the board game."
  • A little leather cap (shaped something like a fez, with a little button on the top, and of such size as to fit loosely over the pile of cents) with an ordinary die, such as backgammon is played with, complete the necessary apparatus.
  • Games and such … backgammon is huge here, you can get hand carved wooden boards, they play it constantly and they will win; p, almost everyone can play chess also, as well as the Russian version of checkers that is not too much different from the American version.
  • In its efforts to become the safest, most reliable backgammon room online, Play65 has formed an objective and independent Board of Trustees, designed to clean the backgammon room from its cheaters, mainly those who create an unfair advantage using computerized aiding tools, known as backgammon bots.
  • Saloo went in search of another Singapore oyster; Murtagh started along the bank of the stream, in the hope of beguiling some of the red and gold fish he saw playing "backgammon" in it, as he had seen the trout and salmon in his native Killarney; while the captain, having procured a rifle, that had been brought away in the boat, and which he well knew how to handle, wandered off into the woods.

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