Domino Backgammon--Backgammon without Luck!!!

Do you want to play backgammon totally without the luck factor?  Domino Backgammon is amazing...try it.  The rules are below:

Setup: First remove all of the blanks from a standard set of Dominoes. This leaves twenty-one tiles which are distributed between the two players as follows:

First Player (White) 6-6, 3-3, 1-1, 6-4, 6-2, 5-4, 5-3, 5-1, 4-2, 3-1, 2-1

Second Player (Red) 5-5, 4-4, 2-2, 6-5, 6-3, 6-1, 5-2, 4-3, 4-1, 3-2

Set up the board in the usual manner, and place your Dominoes to your right with the doubles at the top separated from the others.

To play: Pick up any one of your Dominoes—except a double—and place it in your inner board and make your play as if it were a dice throw. Then return the tile face down to the location where it came from. For the time being, this tile is unplayable. In this way all the nondoubles dominos will eventually be played and end up face down.

When all of the non-doubles Dominoes have been played, the two players' sets are swapped and play continues as before.

You are not allowed to move your back men (runners) until the fourth move of the game.

Any time you cannot move you must still turn over a Domino.

Doubles: Doubles are different. They can only be played after the first change-over of the non-double tiles. Doubles must be played in ascending order; for example, White must play 1-1 before he can play 3-3, and 3-3 before he can play 6-6.

Doubles can only be played once per game, and they are not swapped. When you play a doubles domino, you must also turn over a non-doubles domino.


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