Variations

 Acey-deucy

 From: John David Galt Address: John_David_Galt@cup.portal.com Date: 23 December 1995 Subject: Acey-Deucey (was: Name of this Backgammon-like game?) Forum: rec.games.backgammon Google: 149108@cup.portal.com

```Acey-Deucey is a complete variant, with several rule changes from regular
backgammon:

1.  All pieces start off the board.  They enter as if they were on the bar,
but you don't have to enter them all before you can start moving them.
However, you can't move past your opponent's 12 point (that is, onto your
own side of the board) until you have entered them all.

(Men which are "hit" go to the bar and must be entered before you do
anything else, just as in regular backgammon.  Therefore, they are treated
separately from men which have not been entered.)

2.  If you roll doubles, AND use all four of the moves, you get an extra
turn immediately.

3.  If you roll 1-2 ("acey-deucey"), AND use both moves, you may then
choose any "doubles" roll, and continue as if you had rolled THAT,
including the possibility of an extra turn as above.

There is NO LIMIT on how many times you can do either or both of #2 and #3
in succession.  Thus, no matter how far ahead the other guy gets, it is
always possible to win the game.  Which, I think, is the whole point of
this variant.

4.  Men must be "borne off" by exact count; that is, if all your men are
on your own 1, 2, and 3 points, you can't use a "6" at all.

John David Galt
```

 Erin Osneller  writes: ```Hi--I have been playing Acey-deucy since I was a teenager--taught by my Father who learned when he was in the Navy during WWII, and who still loves to play at age 81! The rules as I learned them coincide exactly with these, with one variation, we play that you have to roll a 6 in order to bring a man out of home and onto the board to start playing. I didn't see any reference to this in any of the replies regarding rules. It is a very enjoyable game, much less complicated than backgammon. We have been able to teach children within our family, as young as 6, and have "tournaments." Great fun. We also find it is a nice game to play at our favorite local coffee shop--we take the board with us, hang out and play, and enjoy a latte or cocoa! ```

 Don Ruby  writes: ```I guess there are variants all over the globe. I played acey-duecy for 20 years in the US Navy and did not have the opponents 12 spot as a limit till all men were on. Neither was exact rolls required to get off. The only requirement was to draw smaller, you had to have no larger spots. ```

Variations

Acey-deucy  (J. Nagel, Dec 2004)
Acey-deucy  (Steve Ewert, June 1998)
Acey-deucy  (Lee+, Jan 1997)
Acey-deucy  (John David Galt+, Dec 1995)
Acey-deucy  (James Eibisch, Apr 1995)
Backwards play  (Colin Bell+, Feb 1996)
Best-of-n variant of match play  (Tim Chow+, Feb 2009)
Bluff Cube  (Timothy Chow+, Dec 2012)
BluffGammon  (Christian Munk-Christensen, June 2009)
Cancelgammon  (Ilia Guzei+, Mar 2004)
Domino backgammon  (Laury Chizlett, Sept 1999)
Duodecagammon  (David Moeser, Dec 2000)
Duplicate backgammon  (Dean Gay+, Jan 1997)
Duplicate backgammon  (Albert Steg, Feb 1996)
Exact bearoff  (Chris Moellering+, Dec 2002)
Fevga  (George, Sept 2004)
Fevga (or Moultezim)  (Igor Sheyn+, May 1995)
Freeze-out match  (Dave Brotherton, July 1998)
Gabgammon  (jckz, Oct 2005)
Greek backgammon  (Alexandre Charitopoulos, Aug 2003)
Greek backgammon  (Alexandros Chatzipetros, June 1997)
Greek backgammon  (Marc Jacobs+, Feb 1994)
Hit man  (Matt Reklaitis, Jan 2004)
Hyper backgammon  (Gregg Cattanach+, Dec 2000)
Hyper backgammon  (Michael A Urban, Oct 1993)
International backgammon  (Bob Lancaster+, Oct 2002)
Jacquet  (Mark Driver, June 2001)
Joker cube  (Joe Russell+, May 2011)
Khachapuri  (Michael Petch+, Sept 2010)
Kleinman's tandem backgammon  (Fabrice Liardet+, May 2010)
LongRun  (Bill Hickey, Mar 2010)
Longgammon  (Michael Strato, Dec 2000)
Low number first, fixed dice, others.  (Walter Trice, Jan 1997)
Mexican  (Tom Henry, Apr 1997)
Middle Eastern backgammon  (Alan Cairns, Mar 2002)
Misere (backgammon to lose)  (Jason Lee+, July 2004)
Misere (backgammon to lose)  (Jason Lee+, Apr 1995)
Misere, Chase, Skewed dice  (Stein Kulseth, Jan 1997)
Nackgammon  (Ken Arnold, July 1996)
Nackgammon Shuffle  (Stick, Sept 2011)
Nackgammon opening moves  (Warwick+, Feb 2002)
Narde  (narde, Nov 2006)
Nardi  (KL Gerber+, Nov 2002)
No hit  (RedTop+, May 2004)
Nuclear backgammon  (Walt Swan, Apr 1997)
Old English  (Nick Wedd+, Feb 1996)
One roll lookahead  (Stephen Turner, Mar 1997)
Opening slot rule  (Gregg Cattanach, June 2006)
Other variations  (Douglas Zare, Feb 2000)
Plakoto  (Ed Dengler+, May 1995)
Plakoto  (Pasteel M., Feb 1994)
Plakoto express  (Athansios Vagias, Feb 2005)
Portes  (George, Sept 2004)
Roll-over  (Edward D. Collins, Oct 1997)
Russian backgammon  (Daavid Turnbull, Aug 1991)
SassanGammon  (Chiva Tafazzoli+, June 2009)
Shesh Besh  (G.S., May 2003)
Simborg Rule  (Scott+, Feb 2005)
Slot backgammon  (Fabrice Liardet+, Aug 2008)
Sudden death, Woodpecker, Gerhardsen  (Fredrik Dahl, Jan 1997)
Tablestakes betting  (TrueMoneygames, June 2002)
Takhteh  (Bruce Scott+, Mar 2003)
Tandem Backgammon  (Mislav Kovacic, Feb 2012)
Tavla  (Arda Findikoglu, Nov 2004)
Tavla  (ucc02cx+, Feb 1997)
Tavli (Portes, Plakoto, and Fevga)  (Jens Larsen, July 1997)
Tavli question  (Brus+, Apr 2011)
Tracy turn around  (Michael J. Zehr, Feb 1996)
Tri-gammon  (Gregg Cattanach, Sept 2000)
Trictrac  (David Levy+, May 1998)
Trigammon  (James Eibisch, Jan 1997)