A Taste of the Mediterranean with Loutraki Backgammon
Even though it is believed to have originated in ancient times in the tombs of
Egyptians, backgammon has always had a Mediterranean flare about it. The basic game of
backgammon has many names stemming from this Mediterranean flare Tavli backgammon,
Greek Backgammon and Loutraki backgammon. While the names of these games may change, the
essence and basics of backgammon does not.
Loutraki backgammon is named for a quaint Greek town which is known as a major tourist
attraction. A player wishing to master backgammon might want to travel to this gorgeous
area in order to learn to play, but in the world of online casinos, that is unnecessary.
Online backgammon and other forms of the game are available online and all sites that
offer the game will also offer tutorials, guides, rules and of course, the option to play
backgammon for free.
The main point of Loutraki backgammon is to get your checkers to your home board and
then bear them off. In the process of moving checkers around the board, a player needs to
ensure that his pieces are not exposed in any way and that the opponent does not have the
opportunity of landing on this piece (hitting) and taking his piece off. If this does
happen, the player will need to start his checkers journey from the beginning of the route
towards his home board.
Once all the checkers have passed each other and there are only checkers on each of the
players' respective homeboards, the excitement really begins and is known as the straight
race to the end. In this part of the game, good dice throwing is what can make or break.
In order to learn how to play Loutraki backgammon, find any sites that offer the game and
begin to feel like you are on a Mediterranean holiday.