word type: noun

  1. A board game that pits two players moving pieces based on the roll of dice. The object of the game is to remove all of your pieces from the board before your opponent does. The game is often said to be similar to poker in its proportion of luck vs. skill.


Many famous and accomplished players were known for their backgammon prowess prior to their poker careers. They include:

- Gus Hansen

- Phil Laak

- Eric "Sheets" Haber

- Abe Mosseri

- Tino Lechich