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Deluxe Backgammon

Welcome to Deluxe Backgammon. We offer backgammon playing guides, rules, tips on strategy and tactics, plus recommendations for quality backgammon sets.

Backgammon is one of the world’s oldest board games, with a history dating back at least five thousand years. It is a two-player strategy game where each player has fifteen checkers, which move across twenty-four points on the board. The movement of the checkers happens according to the roll of a pair of dice. The objective of the game is to win by being the first to move all fifteen checkers off the board. Strategy and tactics are crucial during gameplay, but the results can be determined by luck in the short term. However, in the long run, over a series of games, the more skilful player will almost always win.

Playing backgammon can help teach basic maths as well as more advanced concepts such as luck and probability. Players learn how to not rely on pure luck by using strategies and tactics to maximise the effectiveness of each move. The game helps players learn about probability and how to apply it to decision-making in each turn. As a game, it is not only fun, but also educational.

How to play Backgammon E-book

At Deluxe Backgammon we have just released an E-book called How to play Backgammon. It covers everything that a beginner might need to know about the game of backgammon. This includes backgammon rules, the setup, the opening moves, strategy, tactics plus much more. It is available for sale at Amazon for £1.99.

Playing Guides.

We appreciate luxury backgammon sets, but we also really enjoy playing the game. As students of backgammon, we are always trying to improve our standard of play. As in most endeavours, practice makes perfect. The Deluxe Backgammon team has put together a series of playing guides that summarise the lessons we have learned through our study and practice. We also have some reviews of some additional backgammon resources, including rules, software, books and venues. There is a simple set of backgammon rules Including a single-page backgammon rules PDF document for download. These resources will help improve your play and the enjoyment of your luxury backgammon set.

Popular guides

  1. How to play backgammon.
  2. Backgammon, the 5 best opening rolls.
  3. Backgammon – The bar points.
  4. Backgammon tips for beginners.
  5. Backgammon, 3 simple tips for beginners.
Hoyle's Treatise on Backgammon.
Hoyle’s Treatise on Backgammon.

Deluxe Backgammon sets and accessories.

Deluxe Backgammon is a recommendation site for luxury backgammon sets and accessories. Our preference is for backgammon sets made from sustainable natural materials. Luxury backgammon sets can cost many thousands of pounds. At Deluxe Backgammon we think quality and style are more important than just the price. As such, we consider quality backgammon sets from all price ranges from budget to luxury. Premium backgammon sets are available in a wide range of price points. Remember, the best backgammon sets are dependent on quality, not always the price.


The Deluxe Backgammon team has inspected and played on many backgammon sets that simply don’t meet our high standards. As a result, they don’t appear on this website. We don’t rate our recommendations, rather we simply provide an honest and well-researched review. Deluxe Backgammon only ever recommends quality backgammon sets and accessories that we would use ourselves.

Aspinal of London Travel Roll.
Aspinal of London Travel Roll.

We provide unbiased reviews of quality backgammon sets and accessories from all of the known luxury backgammon manufacturers. Eventually, we hope to expand our reviews to include boutique backgammon manufacturers. Please visit our Sets by brand page or view our Blog to read our recommendations. In addition, you can select the Blog posts from the Category menu to the right (or below if on a mobile device).

Our recommendations are not just based on our personal experiences, but also on detailed research from reliable internet sources.

Hector Saxe  Côme Backgammon set.
Hector Saxe Côme Backgammon set.

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Deluxe Backgammon will never accept payment of any kind in return for a recommendation. All of our material has been created based on our playing experience. Where possible we will add links to quality external material to provide an alternative perspective.

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