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Hypergammon – Discover the Attractiveness of a New Backgammon Version

Backgammon is a fascinating game of tactics and probabilities that is based on moving the pieces depending on the numbers revealed by the dices. It is a game that exceeds the ambiguity of the dices and allows for the more experimented backgammon player, that has more knowledge, to win it.

Written by Audley Torgerson
Monday, June 01, 2009

Even if it is a game where experience is very important, the surprise element of the backgammon game makes it so tempting. While experience is the most important, the luck that comes when someone rolls the dices makes sometimes possible for absolute beginners to dominate a champion. Backgammon has now a huge history and a great popularity amongst people from all around the world, no matter the continent or the nation. This is the reason why nowadays you can find many different varieties of backgammon. Hypergammon is one of the most popular variety of backgammon and you have the possibility to play it online if you want.

One of the main differences between the classic backgammon and hypergammon is the number of pieces that are used for each type of game. Hereby, while backgammon players use fifteen pieces, when playing hypergammon only three pieces are required. Given the number of the pieces used during the play, the start position will also change. However, the goal of the game remains the same and the steps and the rules are similar to those from backgammon.

Another characteristic of hypergammon is the usage of the doubling cube element. Because hypergammon is a fast game and the players’ rounds change quickly, it is difficult to make the decision on whether to move forward or to take a cube, which contributes to an increase of the enthusiasm and the adrenaline. In what concerns the rules, the Crawford rule is often used by hypergammon players, as it is connected to the doubling cube element of the next matches.

Considering the fastness of the game, it is easy to understand why hypergammon is more based on luck than on what we know when it comes to the classic backgammon game. However, there are still some strategies to be used at hypergammon too in order to make the difference between the winners and the losers. You will have to know how to use the particularities of each game and to safely move your pieces into the house. “Hitting” the opponent will guarantee a step ahead and undertaking the risky, but calculated movements is an important element. Besides, the hypergammon player that has many big doubles usually wins the game.

Hypergammon is an attractive and interesting version of backgammon. There are few differences between the two of them but this will bring more enthusiasm during the game. If you want to try and play hypergammon you have the possibility of doing so on almost every backgammon website.

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