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Backgammon
Among the excellent ways to pass time during a blizzard— or just inclement weather—is the unpredictable, ages-old game of backgammon. It also affords the luxury of a smoke. Just ask cigar-loving backgammon players like Winston Churchill, George Burns and Leonardo DiCaprio. The rules are simple enough. Each of two players begins with 15 checkers, moving them around and off the board by rolling two dice, the numbers on each constitute separate moves. The game is essentially a race, but one with roadblocks. If your opponent has two or more checkers on one of 24 points on the board, you cannot land there. If your opponent has only one checker on a point (it’s called a …
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