Should we ask for the doubling cube?

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jester_s1
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Re: Should we ask for the doubling cube?

Post by jester_s1 » 09 March 2020, 02:27

Doubling is an integral part of backgammon strategy. I find not having it really annoying.

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hervepa
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Re: Should we ask for the doubling cube?

Post by hervepa » 05 April 2020, 21:38

Well, you would also need to ask that tthe next die roll no be immediate as it is now.

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Galen_Mac_Byrne
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Re: Should we ask for the doubling cube?

Post by Galen_Mac_Byrne » 07 April 2020, 17:12

What about altering tournament play for Backgammon so that the advancement is not automatic, and you must win say 3 games against a player to advance? This could also take into account gammons or backgammons, if the tournament admin can arrange pairings and advance people.

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Filboid
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Re: Should we ask for the doubling cube?

Post by Filboid » 18 April 2020, 04:13

I am a relative newcomer to BGA. I would love to be able to play 3,5,11 game tournaments, And yes, the doubling cube is what makes backgammon a real game.

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SGY514
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Re: Should we ask for the doubling cube?

Post by SGY514 » 25 April 2020, 17:31

I fully support the integration of the doubling cube. Backgammon is far richer when the doubling cube is used.

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kifty
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Re: Should we ask for the doubling cube?

Post by kifty » 08 May 2020, 03:49

Just putting my vote in for the doubling cube, too! It feels like only half the game without it.

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Re: Should we ask for the doubling cube?

Post by Polegge » 10 May 2020, 12:46

I got the second place in season 0 of Arena with the game backgammon, and I also have the top 20 elo reward, and let me say it: backgammon without doubling cube and without 3 point matches is very slow, boring and also annoying because you may loose so many elo points just for pure fate.
I played a lot of games just because I like BGA and I wanted to compete in the Arena season, but if there are no changes, then this will be the last season for me with backgammon on BGA.
I dare say that any decent backgammon player agrees with this point and other players have already explained the reasons in this thread of this forum; only a player with scarce experience of the game can appreciate the present format.

Please introduce 3 point matches and doubling cube with the Crawford rule!

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Re: Should we ask for the doubling cube?

Post by nxc » 11 June 2020, 00:47

I can only agree that the game is far poorer without the doubling dice.
It's just not real backgammon, such a shame.

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nmego
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Re: Should we ask for the doubling cube?

Post by nmego » 11 June 2020, 19:11

Agree that the doubling cube is quite important to maintain the full experience.

The Luggage
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Re: Should we ask for the doubling cube?

Post by The Luggage » 01 July 2020, 01:05

Just to add my two penny's worth, I too believe it's not truly Backgammon without a doubling cube.

Players who don't wish to play with the cube can simply select 'first to 1' and still avoid it totally.

At the moment, Arena mode is quite a luck-fest. Sure, to get in the top 20 you have to be good - very good, probably - but a first to 7 or 9 Arena with the doubling cube would really make the top players list more accurate.

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