Students and faculty gathered last Friday, November 9th at 5:30pm for the Turkish Flagship’s Backgammon Night. Here students learned the fundamentals of Backgammon and enjoyed Turkish tea. Backgammon is a fascinating aspect of Turkish culture and a fun way to gain cultural insight.
The game is normally played by two people, though more than two can play in a version of backgammon known as a chouette. Winning at backgammon requires both luck and skill. An average player can win a game or short match against an expert player if they get good dice rolls. But in the long run, the skilled player has a significant advantage. The rules are quite simple. You can learn the basics in under an hour. To increase the likelihood of winning, players need to know the optimum opening moves and understand game strategy.