Definitions for backgammonˈbækˌgæm ən, ˌbækˈgæm-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back•gam•monˈbækˌgæm ən, ˌbækˈgæm-(n.)

  1. a game for two persons in which pieces are moved around a board having two tables or parts, and then removed according to throws of the dice.

    Category: Games

Origin of backgammon:

1635–45; back2+ gammon, perh. akin to game

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backgammon(noun)

    a board game for two players; pieces move according to throws of the dice

Wiktionary

  1. backgammon(Noun)

    A board game for two players in which each has 15 stones which move between 24 triangular points according to the roll of a pair of dice; the object is to move all of one's pieces around, and bear them off the board.

  2. backgammon(Noun)

    A victory in the game when the loser has not borne off a stone, and still has one or more stones in the winner's inner home row or on the bar.

  3. backgammon(Verb)

    To win at a backgammon game with the opponent having one or more pieces in the winneru2019s inner home row or on the bar.

  4. Origin: Probably from back + , gamen

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backgammon(noun)

    a game of chance and skill, played by two persons on a "board" marked off into twenty-four spaces called "points". Each player has fifteen pieces, or "men", the movements of which from point to point are determined by throwing dice. Formerly called tables

  2. Backgammon(verb)

    in the game of backgammon, to beat by ending the game before the loser is clear of his first "table"

Freebase

  1. Backgammon

    Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players. The playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice, and players win by removing all of their pieces from the board. There are many variants of backgammon, most of which share common traits. Backgammon is a member of the tables family, one of the oldest classes of board games in the world. Although luck is involved and factors into the outcome, strategy plays a more important role in the long run. With each roll of the dice, players must choose from numerous options for moving their checkers and anticipate possible counter-moves by the opponent. Players may raise the stakes during the game. There is an established repertoire of common tactics and occurrences. Like chess, backgammon has been studied with great interest by computer scientists. Owing to this research, backgammon software has been developed capable of beating world-class human players.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. backgammon

    See bignum (sense 3), moby (sense 4), and pseudoprime.

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