What is another word for backgammon?

Pronunciation: [bˈakɡamən] (IPA)

Backgammon is a game of strategy and skill, played by two players on a board with 24 triangular points. It has been around for centuries and is played all over the world. But what other names does it go by? Some synonyms that can be used to refer to the game of backgammon include "tables" and "tabula" (Latin for "table"), "narde" (Persian for "hollow"), "tawlya" (Arabic for "board"), and "trictrac" (French for "clack-clack"). While these may not be as commonly used as "backgammon," they're worth knowing if you want to broaden your vocabulary and impress your opponents with your knowledge of the game's history and different names.

Synonyms for Backgammon:

What are the hypernyms for Backgammon?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    board game, table game, strategy game.

What are the hyponyms for Backgammon?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for backgammon (as nouns)

Usage examples for Backgammon

That there is; whist every night, and backgammon."
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
The first act of the whist and backgammon playing was over, and the party now sat, stood, crouched, lounged, or lay, as chance and the state of the furniture permitted, at supper.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
In the afternoon, when the shopping for the day had been accomplished, she went to Captain Jacobus, to play with him the game of backgammon which had become an almost daily duty, and to which the Captain attached a great importance.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr

Famous quotes with Backgammon

  • The only things I'm competitive in are backgammon and poker.
    Kate Hudson
  • The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
    Douglas William Jerrold
  • All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it.A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
    Henry David Thoreau
  • It isn't that the beau monde was too big for Capote's talents. The beau monde was too small for Capote's talents. Here, at least, in human terms the Very Rich are very poor. Interestingly, they are not interesting; incredibly, they are not even . They are certainly not the 'unspoiled monsters' of Capote's chapter title: they are spoiled mediocrities, they are boring freaks. The backgammon bums, the sweating champagne buckets, 'the Racquet Club, Le Jockey, the Links, White's', 'Lafayette, The Colony, La Grenouille, La Caravelle', 'Vuitton cases, Battistoni shirts, Lanvin suits, Peal shoes': how keen can a writer afford to be on all this?
    Martin Amis

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