Game of Kings...King of Games! Join and come play if you are interested in the world's oldest and best board game. I am looking to find and foster the growth of serious backgammon players in the WNY area. Most of the play at our Meet Ups is lighthearted and social, but I am also always looking for people interested in playing competitively.
The best online resources for learning about the game are:
And by far the best and fastest way to become proficient, (or down right good), at backgammon is to download eXtreme Gammon (http://www.extremegammon.com) on to your computer, ( or XG Mobile on your phone/ tablet).
Paul Magriel's "Backgammon" book is still the textbook masterpiece of the game. Reading that is not only encouraged, but almost mandatory, if you want to get good at this game.