Backgammon, by captain Crawley

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Page 31 - ... tables into their own ; or because the pieces are sometimes taken up and obliged to go back — that is, re-enter at the table they came from.
Page 9 - What though no credit doubting wits may give? The fair and innocent shall still believe. Know then, unnumber'd spirits round thee fly, The light militia of the lower sky: These, though unseen, are ever on the wing, Hang o'er the Box, and hover round the Ring.
Page 75 - ... because doublets are 35 to 1 against his hitting you, and any other chance is but 17 to 1 against him. 5 . Two of your adversary's men in your...
Page 63 - In doing this, should the adversary be waiting to " enter " any of his men which have been " hit," care should be taken to leave no "blots" or uncovered points. In "bearing off" doublets have the same power as in the moves, four men are removed ; if higher numbers are on the dice than on the points, men may be taken from any lower point, thus if double sixes are thrown, and the point has been already stripped, four men may be removed from the cinque point of any lower number.
Page 98 - The chances to hit 8 are, 6 and 2 twice, . . .2 5 and 3 twice, . 2 2 deuces, . . 1 2 fours, ... 1 The chances to hit 9 are, 6 and 3 twice, . . 2 5 and 4 twice, . 2 2 trois, ... 1 Total chances for hitting, . 11...
Page 77 - If you bear any number of men before you - have entered a man taken up, and which, consequently, you were obliged to enter, such men, so borne, must be entered again in your adversary's tables, as well as the man taken up.
Page 74 - ... remained loaded, you must perhaps be obliged to play at length those fives and fours. 2. Whenever you have taken up two of your adversary's men, and happen to have two, three, or more points made in your own...
Page 100 - B's tables, is ready to hit that man ; and also, he being assured of taking up the other man, has it in his power to prolong the hit to almost any length, provided he takes care not to open such points, as two fours, two fives, or two sixes, but always to open the ace, deuce, or trois points, for B to hit him.
Page 75 - ... or to hit the man your adversary may happen to enter. As soon as he enters one, compare his game with yours ; and if you find . your game equal, or better, take...
Page 77 - You are not understood to have played any man, till it is placed upon a point, and quitted. 3. If you play with fourteen men only, there is no penalty attending it, because with a lesser number you play to a disadvantage, by not having the additional man to make up your tables. 4.

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