Maggie Smith writes:
BACK IN THE DAY, we sat across the table from our backgammon opponent with a real board and real dice sitting between us. Fun and laughter followed with the more than occasional grumbling at the dice. Nowadays, it can be difficult to find the time and/or the people to play face to face. As a result more and more people are playing backgammon online.
For some, the idea of playing online may seem scary, unsafe and not a good way to find good competitive players. Granted, it can be scary, unsafe and not a good way to find good competitive players. But, if you land in the right group of people, you can enjoy good, safe, fun, free and highly competitive games with backgammon players from around the world.
I am an administrator of a Facebook backgammon group, All Backgammon Group (ABG).
I stumbled into the group and stumbled into becoming an administrator. I stumble a lot, obviously. But, sometimes stumbling gets you to a good place. I am a backgammon addict and love the competition, support and friendships this group offers. We host free tournaments of all formats: single elimination, double elimination, round robin, Swiss and “out of the box” just for fun formats. We even have our own ABG ELO calculations to add to the friendly competition. Friendships are made, hints and strategies are shared and grumblings are heard in the written word throughout the world. There are players of every skill level and there is something for everyone to enjoy at ABG.
All Backgammon Group now has three tournaments running simultaneously as well as informative posts on the group page to help members improve their game.
All Backgammon Group is about playing the game, learning the game and having fun!