Simple Definition of backgammon
: a board game for two players in which the players throw dice and try to move all of their pieces around and off the board
Full Definition of backgammon
: a board game played with dice and counters in which players try to be the first to gather their pieces into one corner and then systematically remove them from the board
Origin of backgammon
perhaps from 3back + Middle English gamen, game game
First Known Use: circa 1645
Rhymes with backgammon
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