Backgammon Wizards

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Plakoto

 

Plakoto a variant of [[backgammon]] is a popular game in Greece. The motive behind playing Plakoto is to bring all your checkers around to your own home board and then bear them off. The player who bears off all of his checkers first wins the game. This game is usually palyed along with the two other variants of backgammon, namely Fevga and Portes. Together these three games are called Tavli and are played in sequence usually one after the other. They have matches of three, five or seven points.  A Bulgarian version of Plakoto is known as Tapa.

 

Playing Plakato

Every player has fifteen checkers to start with. These checkers are placed on opponent’s one-point. The players have to move their checkers in different direction on the Plakato board. At the start of the game each player rolls one dice and the player with the highest roll gets the chance to start. Unlike backgammon the player has to again roll the dice to begin his first turn. A player who has won a game starts the next game. The number of points, or pips, or the places a player can move his checkers is decided by the roll of the dice.

Plakoto

 

Plakoto a variant of [[backgammon]] is a popular game in Greece. The motive behind playing Plakoto is to bring all your checkers around to your own home board and then bear them off. The player who bears off all of his checkers first wins the game. This game is usually palyed along with the two other variants of backgammon, namely Fevga and Portes. Together these three games are called Tavli and are played in sequence usually one after the other. They have matches of three, five or seven points.  A Bulgarian version of Plakoto is known as Tapa.

 

Playing Plakato

Every player has fifteen checkers to start with. These checkers are placed on opponent’s one-point. The players have to move their checkers in different direction on the Plakato board. At the start of the game each player rolls one dice and the player with the highest roll gets the chance to start. Unlike backgammon the player has to again roll the dice to begin his first turn. A player who has won a game starts the next game. The number of points, or pips, or the places a player can move his checkers is decided by the roll of the dice.

 

Plakoto

 

Plakoto a variant of [[backgammon]] is a popular game in Greece. The motive behind playing Plakoto is to bring all your checkers around to your own home board and then bear them off. The player who bears off all of his checkers first wins the game. This game is usually palyed along with the two other variants of backgammon, namely Fevga and Portes. Together these three games are called Tavli and are played in sequence usually one after the other. They have matches of three, five or seven points.  A Bulgarian version of Plakoto is known as Tapa.

 

Playing Plakato

Every player has fifteen checkers to start with. These checkers are placed on opponent’s one-point. The players have to move their checkers in different direction on the Plakato board. At the start of the game each player rolls one dice and the player with the highest roll gets the chance to start. Unlike backgammon the player has to again roll the dice to begin his first turn. A player who has won a game starts the next game. The number of points, or pips, or the places a player can move his checkers is decided by the roll of the dice.

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

First steps towards playing backgammon

The moves are determined by rolls of the dice. With a roll of two dice you may move one piece the total of the two dice. Or, you can move two pieces, one the number of one of the dye and the other the number of the other dye. When you roll doubles you may move 4 times that number not just two times it. The object is to move your pieces, also called “stones” all the way to your own inner table and then all the way off the board before your opponent does likewise. In other words, Black moves all the way around from their starting points (for each piece is different) to their inner table, and White does the equal opposite. Now the game board is set up as follows: If I am Black, I will see two white pieces on the first point on my side, five black on the sixth, three black on the eighth and five white on the twelfth. The white player will see pieces in the same positions and numbers but the opposite colors. Each player has a total then of fifteen pieces, also called “stones”.