GammonLife Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on a question from the FAQ list below.

If your query is not answered here please submit your question by email to GammonLife Editor Michael Strato.

 

1) Where can I find the Rules of Backgammon?

2) Where can a Beginner get some free lessons?

3) How about a free program to play against that can analyze my games and show me my errors?

4) What other games can one play on a backgammon board?

5) What’s all this strange lingo used in backgammon, “fly shot”, “blunder” and "rollout"?

6) Who are the top players in the world?

7) Where are live international backgammon tournaments held?

8) How come I don't see the menu dropdown lists after the homepage?

9) I have a question that is not answered here, what should I do?

1 - Where can I find the Rules of Backgammmon?

GammonLife.com has two rules sections which you can access at this link.
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2 - Where can a Beginner get some free lessons?

Read Paul Money’s Beginners Please series starting with Article #1.
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3 - How about a free program to play against that can analyze my games and show my errors?

GNUbg is free, learn how to get and use it by reading Robert-Jan Veldhuizen’s GNU tutorial.
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4 - What other games can one play on a Backgammon board?

Dozens actually, check out our Variants Section.
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5 - What's all this strange lingo used in backgammon, "fly shot", "blunder" and "rollout"?


That’s backgammon jargon, check out the definitions to those and others written by Nack Ballard and Paul Weaver at this link.

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6 - Who are the top players in the world?


Yamin Yamin's biennial international poll ranks the 32 Giants of Backgammon list but also see our Past Champions section.

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7 - Where can live international backgammon tournaments be held?

Check out our Events Calendar for info on live major international tournaments.
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8 - How come I don't see the menu dropdown lists after the homepage?

You are probably using two firewalls on your computer.  For example, Windows XP comes with its own firewall but many people do not realize this when they install a product like Norton Internet Security. Having two firewalls creates a conflict and will affect how your computer displays objects on many Internet sites as well as in some emails you receive. A few visitors to GammonLife have reported they cannot see the dropdown lists from the menu bar after the home page. We suggest you turn off one of your firewalls and/or adjust your firewall settings. Tests have shown, for example, that if your turn off the Norton firewall and leave on the Windows firewall you will see the dropdown menu lists. However, it may also help to delete your cookies and temporary internet files in Internet Explorer / Internet Options. If the problem persists please send details of what your are experiencing by email to Michael Strato - Editor of GammonLife.

 

9 - I have a question that is not answered here, what should i do?

Send your query by email to Michael Strato - Editor of GammonLife.
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