The classic board game backgammon has been called 'the perfect combination of skill and luck'. It may look complicated on first glance, but this absorbing, fun game really couldn't be simpler. This helpful little book gives you all the information you need to go off and play your first game. In clear, easy-to-follow text, backed up with helpful board diagrams and illustrations, the author shows you around the board, explains how to set up your checkers, the basics of running, blocking and hitting, and an impressive array of handy tips and hints to help you win the game. It also covers how backgammon notation works, how to score and the best places to play backgammon online. Armed with the information in this book, you'll become an expert backgammon player - in super-quick time!
Brian Byfield has held a passion for indoor games throughout his career in advertising, film and TV. He is the author of Play Chess in 10 Minutes (ISBN 9781849940153) and Play Bridge in 10 Minutes (ISBN 9781849940160). He lives in London. Gray Jolliffe is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator whose best-known work is the Wicked Willie series, first published in the 1980s. He is the illustrator of Play Chess in 10 Minutes (ISBN 9781849940153) and Play Bridge in 10 Minutes (ISBN 9781849940160). He lives in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.