The game contains a full backgammon set, consisting of a board, two sets of 15 checkers, two pairs of dice, and a doubling cube. Features high resolution 3D OpenGL graphics.
Backgammon is a board game for two players in which the playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice. A player wins by removing all of his pieces from the board. There are many variants of backgammon, most of which share common traits. Backgammon is a member of the tables family, one of the oldest classes of board games in the world.
Although luck plays an important role, there is a large scope for strategy. With each roll of the dice a player must choose from numerous options for moving his checkers and anticipate possible counter-moves by the opponent. Players may raise the stakes during the game. There is an established repertoire of common tactics and occurrences.
Is a variant of backgammon in which players start with no checkers on the board, and must bear them on at the beginning of the game. The roll of 1-2 is given special consideration, allowing the player, after moving the 1 and the 2, to select any doubles move of his choice. A player also receives an extra turn after a roll of 1-2 or of doubles.
Like chess, backgammon has been studied with great interest by computer scientists. Owing to this research, Advanced Backgammon was created with highly complex learning algorithms, capable of beating world-class human players.
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