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Looking for a game of Backgammon with live Rollers? Tired of playing on the Internet? Getting bored rolling dice with a computer program? Join us every Monday at 6:30 PM at The Good Home or every Tuesday at 6:00 PM at Galbraith's. This Meetup is for anyone who is interested in playing or learning to play the oldest board game on the planet; Backgammon. Played by the Egyptians 3,000 years ago. Novice to Expert are all welcome to roll the dice.
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- The BlitzThe Good Home Birkenhead, Auckland
The Blitz: When to double.
Blitzes are characterized by quick doubles, big swings of fortune and plenty of gammons.
Doubling with a 2-point home board is unusual. 3-point home boards often yield stong doubles but clear takes. A 4-point home board is a sign of a likeky pass.
How many checkers on the Bar. One checker is typical. 2 checkers on the Bar usually means pass.
One vulnerable blot is tolerable. More than one usually means a pass.
Head down to The Good Home to get a feel for these double-edged positions.
- One Man BackThe Good Home Birkenhead, Auckland
At the start of the game you have 2 checkers located on your 24-point.
One of your first objectives is to get those checkers to the saftey of the midpoint or your own outer board.
Once one of those checkers has escaped you are in a "one man back" game.
A single checker can't form an anchor.
Your opponent has more of an incentive to attack the lone checker and you have a strong incentive not to put this checker into a vulnerable position until it has a chance to run all the way home.
Head down to The Good Home to learn how to run home.