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Beginner’s guides to backgammon and doubling cubes

If you are just starting out on your backgammon journey, you will want to know all the essentials before you sit down for your first game. With the help of Alexandra and backgammon expert Chris Bray, discover how to play backgammon and use a doubling cube with our beginner’s guides.

Two people playing a game of Photographic Butterfly backgammon with semi-precious stone playing pieces

how to play backgammon

Alexandra outlines everything you need to know to get started, including setting up the board, the rules of backgammon and some tips and tricks to help you develop a winning strategy.

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A collection of bespoke backgammon doubling dice cubes by Alexandra Llewellyn

how to use a doubling cube

Alexandra invited her friend Chris Bray, Britain’s top-ranking player and leading authority of backgammon, to share his essential beginner’s guide to using the doubling cube.

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The History of Backgammon

One of the world’s oldest games, backgammon has an intriguing history. Join us as we trace its origins from 5,000 years ago to the game played by millions across the globe today.

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