Backgammon for Kids

Backgammon is well known for being a complex and intriguing game, played with various tactics and strategies. But it is actually a great game for children too, although this is often overlooked by many parents.

Backgammon is a fun game with a great history, and is perfect for children who enjoy board games and enjoy an exciting challenge. Backgammon is one of the oldest known board games. The game is for two players, and so has a sociable element too – much better than a child sitting alone staring at a computer screen. If you’re playing a game of Backgammon, you need to move your stones around the board assisted by the rolls of the dice. The aim of the game is to be the first player to get all of your checkers off the board. But the tricky part is when your opponent tries to block your moves, which will hinder your progress. Backgammon is a game of strategy and logic. What better way for a child to learn these important life skills!

Backgammon pieces are known as counters, men, stones, checkers, draughts, chips or pawns. Most people prefer the term “stones” these days. The goal is to move your entire set of stones from their initial positions around the board to the far side and off, while your opponent tries to do the same thing from the opposite side of the board. Games are usually played in matches, where the winner of each game accumulates points and a designated number of points is set as the endpoint for a match.