Atari A to Z Flashback: Backgammon

A big part of the early Atari 2600 library consisted of digital adaptations of tabletop games — including several that could be played solo against a computer opponent.

One such example was Backgammon, a fairly comprehensive package that allowed one or two players to play Backgammon or Acey Deucey, with or without a “doubling cube” to facilitate gambling.

I’m not good at Backgammon, but aside from this adaptation’s bizarre paddle-based control system, this seems like as good a way as any to learn!

Find a full archive of all the Atari A to Z videos on the official site.

3 thoughts on “Atari A to Z Flashback: Backgammon”

  1. Man, I’m always in awe of your collection! I’ve never played backgammon and don’t know anything about it. I dunno why but it was intimidated me. I feel like I should try it one day since it’s one of those classic tabletop games.

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    1. I love my collection so the little bit of me that feels a vague sense of vanity and pride likes to show it off whenever possible 🙂

      Backgammon isn’t all that complicated to play, as it happens, but I know what you mean about it seeming intimidating. I always associate it with old men in dingy, smoky old pubs playing for high stakes!


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