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Backgammon

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We meet to enjoy playing the ancient game of backgammon, an exciting game that combines elements of both skill and luck.

2023/4 has been another enjoyable year for the backgammon group which has reached capacity with 13 active members. The rules are straightforward so those new to backgammon were soon playing and getting to grips with this wonderful game. Backgammon is a dice game but with a strong element of skill. It is often called the cruellest game as nothing can be taken for granted: victory can sometimes be snatched from the jaws of defeat and vice versa.

This year we’ve introduced a league which allows everyone to play to play each other over the course of the year with small prizes awarded for the most successful player(s). Occasional informal competitions are also held including a fun Christmas tournament. Most meetings now start with a short presentation from the group leader on different aspects of the game. These are aimed at helping those fairly new to backgammon improve their chances of winning and, in particular, find the best move in often challenging circumstances.

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