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SimplyBG supports ELO Rating System. All match-play, unless otherwise disabled, is rated at the conclusion of the match using the ELO system.

Attention New Members: Transfer your ELO from your current online playing site into your account here at SimplyBG.
If you have an ELO from another club that has as credible ELO management system, you can have your ELO brough into your SimplyBG account!
After creating your account, use the contact form to provide us with your ELO details. Your ELO will be validated and imported into your account.

Registration is free. Affordable membership packages. There are no software installation requirements, no downloads, no plugins. is compatible with all devices, laptops, desktops, tablets and mobile devices.

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Come play the oldest and cruelest game, Backgammon

Welcome to where you can partake in playing the world's oldest board game, Backgammon, head-to-head against other real players.

Backgammon is an exciting game that challenges the mind like no other. It is sometimes misunderstood as a simplistic game of random dice rolls and chip moves. In a short study, you will quickly learn this game is not as simple as it first appears.

The roots of Backgammon go way back to the Roman Empire and before. See references to the Royal Game of Ur, and Tabula. "Senat" sets, from which come modern day backgammon boards, have been found in tomb from ancient Egypt, Turkey and other middle eastern countries, almost all of which claim to be the birthplace of Backgammon, aka: Tavla, making the origin of the game over 5,000 years old.

Features and Rules

See a full list of our backgammon features.

See a quick overview of backgammon rules.

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