(1) ├ö├ç├┐I loathe crosswords with a passion, and don't play chess or backgammon ,├ö├ç├û says Paul.(2) For instance, in certain winning positions called gammon and backgammon , the stake is doubled or trebled, respectively.(3) If you like games that combine a lot of skill with a lot of chance, go to the toy store and pick yourself up a backgammon board.(4) Chess especially was highly favoured and backgammon was second in popularity.(5) In most town squares, you will see backgammon boards.(6) The whole family took part in draughts, backgammon , and cards (which had been produced in Europe from medieval times).(7) Compare backgammon , where first moves for each possible opening dice roll are well-analysed, but there is virtually no opening theory after that.(8) Early research shows that mobile online gaming with real opponents has proven popular in trials, particularly among chess and backgammon players.(9) Something smashed through the room, sending backgammon pieces through the air.(10) If it rained, we sat around playing backgammon and Trivial Pursuit and trying to kill time.(11) ├ö├ç├┐Well, the evening began at the gentleman's club, where we were discussing Wittgenstein over a game of backgammon .├ö├ç├û(12) They smoke water-pipes, talk, and sometimes play a favorite board game - a Turkish form of backgammon .(13) Sculptors and carvers fashion teakwood goblets, cigar and jewelry boxes, and board games such as dominoes and backgammon .(14) The dozen or so high-profile inmates are allowed to exercise together and play chess, poker, backgammon and dominoes.(15) The aim of the game, as in modern backgammon , is to move all your pieces to your ├ö├ç├┐home ground├ö├ç├û and then off the board before your opponent can do so with theirs.(16) Also included are checkers and backgammon boards and pieces.