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Backgammon
2
average 30 minutes
Easy
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Abstract Strategy Dice
Roll / Spin and Move Betting/Wagering

Backgammon is a classic abstract strategy game dating back thousands of years. Each player has a set of 15 "men" that must be moved from their starting positions, around, and then off the board. Dice are thrown each turn, and each player must decide which of his men to move based on the outcome of the roll. Players can capture each other's men, forcing the captured men to restart their journey around the board. The winner is the first player to get all 15 men off the board. A more recent addition to the game is the "doubling cube", which allows players to up the stakes of the game, as it is often played for money. Although the game relies on dice to determine movement, there is a large degree of strategy in deciding how to make the most effective moves given each dice roll as well as measuring the risk in terms of possible rolls the opponent may get. Backgammon may be the first game to be mentioned in written history, going back 5,000 years to the Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia. During the 1920's, archaeologists unearthed five boards from a cemetery in the ancient town of Ur. At another location, pieces and dice were also found along with the board. Boards from ancient Egypt have also been recovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun, including a mechanical dice box, no doubt intended to stop cheaters. The names of the game were many. In Persia, Takhteh Nard> which means "Battle on Wood". In Egypt, Tau, which may be the ancestor of Senat. In Rome, Ludus Duodecim Scriptorum ("game of twelve marks"), later, Tabula ("table"), and by the sixth century, Alea ("dice"). In ancient China, T-shu-p-u and later in Japan, Sugoroko. The English name may derive from "Bac gamen" meaning "Back Game", referring to re-entry of taken stones back to the board. It was often enjoyed by the upper classes and is sometimes called "The Aristocratic Game." The Roman Emperor Claudius was known to be such a fan that he had a set built into his coach so he could play as he traveled (the world's first travel edition?). The rules in English were standardized in 1743 by Edmond Hoyle. These remained popular until the American innovations of the 1930's.

Overall Statistics for bubba group

Total Games Played: 464
Average Players Per Game 2

Win/Loss Statistics for bubba group

Name Total Games Avg. per game % Won
bubbaxis 5138 464 11.07
271
193
58 %
alfredo serafini 2886 294 9.82
120
174
40 %
carlo caserta 265 24 11.04
15
9
62 %
fabio gullotta 129 11 11.73
7
4
63 %
andrea lupo 119 10 11.90
7
3
70 %
antonio serventi 84 8 10.50
4
4
50 %
pietro zappacosta 77 7 11.00
4
3
57 %
luca danese 74 7 10.57
4
3
57 %
massimo armeni 74 8 9.25
3
5
37 %
alessandro testa 63 6 10.50
3
3
50 %
marco marin 63 6 10.50
3
3
50 %
wolf wall 63 6 10.50
3
3
50 %
luigi de lazzari 63 7 9.00
2
5
28 %
noemi 56 5 11.20
3
2
60 %
marco bardella 56 6 9.33
2
4
33 %
mauro cusmai 56 6 9.33
2
4
33 %
mauro mezzana 49 5 9.80
2
3
40 %
marzia grillo 45 4 11.25
2
2
50 %
piero del vecchio 42 4 10.50
2
2
50 %
piero gallo 42 4 10.50
2
2
50 %
flavio pasquali 35 3 11.67
2
1
66 %
giuseppe ricciardi 35 4 8.75
1
3
25 %
vania 35 4 8.75
1
3
25 %
mario viceconte 28 3 9.33
1
2
33 %
alessandro rietti 21 2 10.50
1
1
50 %
laura fidaleo 21 2 10.50
1
1
50 %
cristiano russo 21 3 7.00
0
3
0 %
alfredo maccallini 14 1 14.00
1
0
100 %
andrea garau 14 1 14.00
1
0
100 %
angelo anav 14 1 14.00
1
0
100 %
annalisa agosti 14 1 14.00
1
0
100 %
aureli chicco 14 1 14.00
1
0
100 %
carlo mazzinghi 14 1 14.00
1
0
100 %
dario tramma 14 1 14.00
1
0
100 %
fabrizio losurdo 14 1 14.00
1
0
100 %
laurence oleron 14 1 14.00
1
0
100 %
massimiliano ferrara 14 1 14.00
1
0
100 %
andreas psoroulas 14 2 7.00
0
2
0 %
federico pellegrini 14 2 7.00
0
2
0 %
filippo angelini 14 2 7.00
0
2
0 %
gianni ricciardelli 14 2 7.00
0
2
0 %
giuseppe cordone 14 2 7.00
0
2
0 %
ilaria mosso 14 2 7.00
0
2
0 %
alessandra zamboni 7 1 7.00
0
1
0 %
alessio vince 7 1 7.00
0
1
0 %
aurelio bellini 7 1 7.00
0
1
0 %
carlo melzi 7 1 7.00
0
1
0 %
carlotta stocchino 7 1 7.00
0
1
0 %
edoardo pignotti 7 1 7.00
0
1
0 %
flavio veneri 7 1 7.00
0
1
0 %
franco tosin 7 1 7.00
0
1
0 %
giuseppe puligheddu 7 1 7.00
0
1
0 %
mario fazi 7 1 7.00
0
1
0 %
massimiliano tosi 7 1 7.00
0
1
0 %
mauro crispo 7 1 7.00
0
1
0 %
ozana niculescu 7 1 7.00
0
1
0 %
paolo crescimbeni 7 1 7.00
0
1
0 %
ana kusko 4 1 4.00
0
1
0 %

    Last 5 Played Games for bubba group

    Date Played Result
    6/23/2017
    1st alfredo serafini (4 game points scored)
    14
    2nd bubbaxis (1 game points scored)
    7
    6/21/2017
    1st bubbaxis (3 game points scored)
    14
    2nd alfredo serafini (2 game points scored)
    7
    6/20/2017
    1st bubbaxis (4 game points scored)
    14
    2nd alfredo serafini (1 game points scored)
    7
    6/19/2017
    1st bubbaxis (3 game points scored)
    14
    2nd alfredo serafini (1 game points scored)
    7
    6/19/2017
    1st bubbaxis (3 game points scored)
    14
    2nd alfredo serafini (2 game points scored)
    7