Welcome to the website of the United Kingdom Backgammon Federation (UKBGF).
Backgammon is one of the world’s truly great board games. It has been played for over 3,000 years – a testament to its enduring fascination. Hundreds of people play live games regularly in the UK and thousands play regularly online.
The UK Backgammon Federation has over 300 members. Learn more about the UKBGF on our About page and keep up with our latest news by regularly visiting our Blog and our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter.
If you are new to backgammon you can learn how to play here on the BackgammonGalore website. If you are familiar with the game, but are hesitant about visiting a club or entering a tournament, see our Newcomer’s Guides in the Resources section. The main Resources page also has a link to the current version of the UKBGF Tournament Rules, as well as many other useful links.
There are lots of backgammon clubs throughout the UK where you can play live. A comprehensive list of clubs throughout the UK, as well as some in the Republic of Ireland, can be found on our Clubs page.
There are also lots of tournaments that you can enter both in the UK and abroad. The UKBGF oversees the annual UK Open and the UK Clubs Championship and also coordinates the UKBGF Tour, comprising about a dozen tournaments around the UK. To find out more about individual tournaments go to Events. To get a flavour of some recent backgammon tournaments, take a look at the photo albums in the UKBGF Flickr account.
Backgammon is a friendly and social game. If you are new to the scene you will find a very warm welcome at any UK club night or tournament. You don’t have to be a UKBGF member to play in a UKBGF-affiliated club, but please consider joining to support our efforts to publicise and grow the game.
Click here for details of UKBGF membership benefits, fees and how to join. Please note that Basic membership is completely free for all full time students and for all players under the age of 21. Alternatively Premium membership for these players is half the normal price.
We hope you enjoy the UKBGF website.