Find Out About Backgammon, Cribbage and Dominoes

Find Out About Backgammon, Cribbage and Dominoes

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Backgammon is a 2-player game of skill where each player initially has 15 checkers on a board consisting of 24 spaces or points. The checkers are moved according to the rolls of the two dice. Each player has to to bring his own checkers in the home area and bear them off before his opponent, hitting and blocking the opponent’s checkers along the way. Backgammon, one of the oldest games in existence, dates back more than 4000 years and is believed to have been developed by the ancient Egyptians. It is not a game of luck as many perceive, but rather, a strategic visual game of war; in many ways as difficult to master as chess or checkers. Under the 1968 UK Gaming Act, games classified as forms of skill (non-gambling) include
cribbage, chess, dominoes, and bridge.

Cribbage is one of the oldest and most enduring card games of skill. Six Card Cribbage is a two-player game of skill that uses a standard 52 card pack. The goal is to be the first to score 121 points over several deals. Points are scored for card combinations that occur during the play or in a player’s hand or in the crib – the cards discarded before the play.

Cribbage is one of the earliest classic card games. Dominoes is a series of popular board games of skill played with tiles Dominoes is a 2-player game of skill using 28 dominoes where each player gets 7 dominoes at start. There are 3 variations: Five-Up (aka Muggins or All Fives), Draw and Block. The goal in dominoes is to be the first to get the agreed-upon number of points (100 – 500). In Five-Up, points are scored during the play by making the exposed ends of the domino chain total to a multiple of five. The winner at the end of each hand also scores points for all the pips remaining in the other player’s hand.

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