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Against your computer Against others on computer 
Live in the U.K. Live elsewhere

 

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COMPUTER

Against your computer

Casual play:
If you have not played before here is a simple program
that allows you to play backgammon against your computer.


Play now !


Click on the button above and choose 
'Run this program from its current location.'
The program will then be downloaded to your computer.
The download (130k) takes 
less than one minute with a 33k modem.

Many thanx to Geert Verkade (who wrote this program) 
for making it available on this Web Site.

You can download a full version of this program at http://www.geocities.com/geertsbg/index2.htm


Serious play:
There are currently 3 highly rated programs that allow you to play backgammon against your computer:
Snowie, GNUGB and Jellyfish.

GNUBG is a freeware,
Snowie you pay for 
and Jellyfish you chose.

It's debatable if Snowie or GNUBG is the stronger and Jellyfish has not been updated for some time now.

Because this site is designed to introduce players to backgammon I suggest GNUBG might be the best for the average player visiting this site to use.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD GNUBG

However most really world class players use Snowie.
You can choose Pro or Student versions.  
Snowie have done, and are still doing, great work in our understanding of backgammon.




ONLINE

Against others on computer

There are about 20 backgammon servers. 
Some are free, some are paying sites, 
some are extremely good, some a terrible. 

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I hear GammonEmpire is a good new site.

Other well thought of sites are:
FIBS
Netgammon
Gamesite2000
DailyGammon

If you wish to play online for money:
TrueMoneygames
GamesGrid

Sites not recommended include:
YahooGames
and
Backgammon WIN 65 
(because they have spammed me though I have no idea how good or bad their server is - doesn't matter now - it's too late as far as I'm concerned. Lesson - don't spam me!)

 

UK

Live in the U.K.

London Clubs:

Backgammon in Camden
1st Tuesday of the month.
We have between 30 and 60 players per evening.

The Fox Reformed in Stoke Newington
The standard is high and new players are made welcome.

Ealing Backgammon Club.
Run by Grahame / Geoff 

Telephone:
020 8968 6327
A ' members ' club only. They play on Sundays.
Whilst they welcome new players it must be thru prior arrangement.
Again I've never been, though I have been invited,,,, must get to the other side of Town someday soon. Their players are very good.

Crockfords Club, 30 Curzon Street, Mayfair.
By invitation only, this Gentleman's Club 
runs a 200 entry fee tournament every Monday.
(MMM has never been invited - 
don't they know I'm Olde School!)

The Duke of Cambridge Pub, 
228 Battersea Bridge Road SW11.
Tel: 020-7223-5662
Money play backgammon.
Go along with a pocket full of cash,
save yourself enough to get home.
(Not MMM's cup of tea and as such I've never been.)

Just outside of London:
St Albans Backgammon Club.
Run by John Ingamells this is a small club
but the standard is high.

Croydon Backgammon Club
Every Sunday Between 8-9 PM For casual play at
Ruskin House
Coombe Rd
South Croydon
Surrey
Nearest Train Stations Are South Croydon or Main line East Croydon
Map Reference
On corner of Coombe Rd and Parl Lane
Club guest fees 1 to Ruskin House
Boards behind bar at all times

Backgammon Extreme
After closing We go to The Black Sheep Bar to play in a LOUD night club we get free entry and play on till 1.30 A.M.
Once per month tournament night (proposed first Sunday of each month) Venue T.B.C.
10 entry including meal
2 tournaments Main Consolation 5 point matches
main70 / consolation 30 split of entry fee (minus meal costs)
All standards welcome as we are willing to teach
E-mail backgammonx2005@yahoo.co.uk
or Danny Gallagher on 0208 647 7767

Eastbourne & Bexhill Backgammon Club
For those interested in the backgammon community in 
Eastbourne, Bexhill and the surrounding areas.
01424 219415 - ask for John

Other Clubs in the U.K.
Please visit the BIBA list of Clubs. 

National Organizations:
The British Isles Backgammon Association

Run by Michael Crane.  
Tournaments most months - if you are serious about backgammon 
and live in the U.K. you really should be a member.

Gammonitis

Run by Andrew Sarjeant.
Approx. 12 Tournaments per annum 
The Gammonitis Games Backgammon Server
is due to be launched very soon.

For other UK clubs please visit the Gammonitis links page.
 

 

WORLD

Live elsewhere

Please visit the GammonVillage list of Clubs
or ChicagoPoint