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Backgammon Variants

Misere (Backgammon to Lose)

This version of backgammon is played just like the regular game, except the object of the game is to lose!

Setup: The setup and direction of movement are the same as the regular game.

Object: The object of the game is to be the last player to bear off all your checkers. The last player off wins.

All other rules of the game are the same as in backgammon. (You must move if possible; you must use both numbers of the dice if possible; you must hit if you have no other legal move, etc.)

You can play with a doubling cube if you want. Gammons and backgammons don't count.

Games can be very long, though eventually forces will disengage and the game comes to a conclusion.

Differences from Backgammon
     
  • The object is to be the last player to bear off all your checkers.
  • There are no gammons or backgammons.

References

Backgammon Variants
Ace-Deo
Ace-Mid Switch
Acey-Deucey
American Acey-Deucey
Backgammon to Lose
Backgammon 1931 Rules
Backgammon 1969 Rules
Backgammon 1970 Rules
Blast Off
Blocking Backgammon
Chasing the Girls
Chouette
Crazy Narde
Domino Backgammon
Doublets
Duplicate Backgammon
Dutch Backgammon
Eureika
European Acey-Deucey
Fayles
Fevga
French Backgammon
Gioul
Grande Trictrac
Grasshopper
Greek Acey-Deucey
Greek Backgammon
Gul Bara
Handicap Matches
Hyper-backgammon
Irish
Jacquet
LongGammon
  Ludus Lumbardorum
Mexican Backgammon
Misere Backgammon
Moultezim
Nackgammon
Narde
Never-Finishing Game
Old English Backgammon
Pin Game
Plakoto
Plakoto Express
Poof
Portes
Propositions
Roman Backgammon
Roll-Over
Rosespring Backgammon
Russian Backgammon
Shesh Besh
Snake
Swedish Tables
Tables
Tabula
Takhteh
Tapa
Tavla
Tavli
Tawula
Tourne-case
Trictrac
Turkish Backgammon
Two Rolls versus Choice

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