The Novice Nook

Doubling? Jacoby Rule? Crawford Rule? Match Play? Lost Your Market? Take or Drop? Equity? Chouette? Pip Count?

If you have only played backgammon casually with friends, or not played at all, some or all of the above terms may be new or confusing to you. You probably have with lots of other questions, too, about how things work in tournament and club backgammon, and even more about the strategy of the game.

Here in the Novice Nook, we will try to provide answers to many of your questions, as well as resources that will help you to improve your game.