This variation of backgammon is very popular in England and was perhaps the predominant way of playing there prior to the 1970s.
Old English Backgammon
There are two basic rule differences between Old English Backgammon and regular backgammon:
- You are permitted to use part of your roll so as to not be able to use the rest of it.
- You may place a maximum of five checkers on a point.
Further, since doubling is an American addition to backgammon, it is probably in the spirit of the game not to use a doubling cube.
All other rules are the same as in modern backgammon.
|Differences from Backgammon|
- Maximum of five checkers on a point.
- You may play the first number of a roll in such a way that the second number cannot be played.
- No doubling cube.