Limited Choices

Backgammon is one of the oldest known board games in the world, yet it is still played today. it uses a simple rule set balancing randomness with player skill. the game involves two players sitting on opposite sides of the board, players take turns rolling two dice and moving their checkers around the board to get them home. Each time they MUST move their pieces if they can. The strategies and difficulty of the game come from which pieces to move, Because if the player can move their piece to a spot where the other player has only once piece they send that piece all the way back to the beginning. Or if the player stacks two or more pieces on a spot the other player can no longer move there.

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Each player can only do their best with the moves they have to take. This makes interesting choices, something most games strive for.

The challenge of this game comes from moving your pieces to best limit the other player’s options while opening options up for you. While dealing with dice that limit your options with randomness.

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