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Backgammon is great, my favourite board game.
I believe this link still works too; BGammon PC game:
and I meant to learn how to play, but still haven't.
what's the best way to learn? just play online I guess?
How to Win at Backgammon.
Although it does sometimes reduce the game to just playing the odds, which can get boring, unless you like winning over a long period of time.
but wanted to learn basic strategy. I don't even know how the bits are supposed to move or anything.
I like the look of the board but have no idea how to play. I am an avid chess player so it would be good to add this to my repertoire. I tried Go but it is bloody hard.
about 60/40 luck/skill they reckon.
Can be very sadistic, but there's nearly always a chance of a comeback which makes it great right until the end.
Everyone plays it there. It's like they're version of Football Manager or something idk.
There are loads of different games you can play on a backgammon board though, not just one.
It's great. A lot of it seems to be down to luck though.
Got a board on holiday once and my dad showed me how to play.