Games to play?


Dave
 

Hello,


I am not much for playing Games on the Computer.  But when I do play, I
would love to play Backgammon, if there was such a Game that is Screen
Reader friendly.


I also enjoy Text Adventure games, like the old Info Comm games from the
1980's!  yeah, Stone Age stuff, but still great fun.


I would love to play an American Style Football game against another
player, other than playing against the Computer.


Grumpy Dave


Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Hi Grumpy Dave:

Can I learn to be "Grumpy" too? Here's hoping no one will complain of or
about two grumpy fellows, <LOL!>

I like the OLD FASHIONED BOARD GAMES; I have Backgammon, but I can't really
play it. I don't have any instructions for it. I'm therefore wondering if
you could somehow help me gain some elemental understanding on how to play
it? I couldn't find instructions on how to play it on the Internet, but I
may not have entered the correct syntax when searching.

I'll doff my hat and look forward to reading your thoughts. BTW, most of
your posts do crack me up, thanks for the laughter and also for teaching me
things I didn't know before now!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Dave
 

Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game.  So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries.  But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave


Shelly Kane
 

Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it with no problems.  I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it.  It has been a long time.  I really enjoy that game.  Can you recommend any of the other games in that package I just downloaded?  Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the whole thing worked.  If you wish to write off line, please do.  Another problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later, it crashed on me several times.  Have you ever had this problem before?  I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened the app.  It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted ten seconds and then the app crashed.  I will try downloading it again like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother using it.  One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find friends?  Thank you all for your help.  It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game.  So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries.  But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave





Gerald Levy
 

Shelly, try the Skunk game.  It is very simple but becomes kind of addictive once you start playing.  Also, you might enjoy the Casino suite which includes Blackjack, Roulette, Slot Machine and Draw Poker.


Gerald

On 4/12/2020 4:43 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it with no problems.  I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it.  It has been a long time.  I really enjoy that game.  Can you recommend any of the other games in that package I just downloaded?  Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the whole thing worked.  If you wish to write off line, please do.  Another problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later, it crashed on me several times.  Have you ever had this problem before?  I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened the app.  It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted ten seconds and then the app crashed.  I will try downloading it again like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother using it.  One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find friends?  Thank you all for your help.  It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game.  So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries.  But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave







Pamela Dominguez
 

Before I moved here, when I was supposed to be packing, I took out some time and started playing trucker, and sort-of got adicted to that. A long time ago in computer class when I was starting to learn windows here, we played the slot machine game. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 6:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Games to play?


Shelly, try the Skunk game. It is very simple but becomes kind of
addictive once you start playing. Also, you might enjoy the Casino
suite which includes Blackjack, Roulette, Slot Machine and Draw Poker.


Gerald



On 4/12/2020 4:43 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it with no problems. I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it. It has been a long time. I really enjoy that game. Can you recommend any of the other games in that package I just downloaded? Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the whole thing worked. If you wish to write off line, please do. Another problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later, it crashed on me several times. Have you ever had this problem before? I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened the app. It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted ten seconds and then the app crashed. I will try downloading it again like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother using it. One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find friends? Thank you all for your help. It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh> I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class. Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved. So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game. The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do, is to play a
Tournament. Which is an agreed on number of Games. Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game. So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you. by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before. Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning. You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double. Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money. In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries. But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave











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Gene
 

This may help you when sighted people are telling you what to do.  The person you were talking to wanted you to open the start menu. I don’t know what she wanted you to do after that.  Others with Windows 10 may explain further what you do after you open the start menu.  I don’t have Windows 10 and my explanation may not completely apply. 
 
The start button is at the bottom left of the screen, but for you just pressing the Windows key opens the start menu and places you in the search field.  It does the same thing as clicking the start button with a mouse. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:43 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Games to play?
 
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it
with no problems.  I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it.  It has
been a long time.  I really enjoy that game.  Can you recommend any of
the other games in that package I just downloaded?  Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got
my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the
whole thing worked.  If you wish to write off line, please do.  Another
problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later,
it crashed on me several times.  Have you ever had this problem before? 
I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened
the app.  It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted
ten seconds and then the app crashed.  I will try downloading it again
like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother
using it.  One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find
friends?  Thank you all for your help.  It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
> Hello Olusegun,
>
>
> <Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
> something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.
>
>
> But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
> "Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?
>
>
> As for the Backgammon lessons-
>
>
> I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.
>
>
> However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
> me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
> walk you through the basics.
>
>
> If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
> these Games are similar to Backgammon.
>
>
> The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
> Doubling Cube.
>
>
> Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
> involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
> player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
> to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he
> had to.
>
> So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
> Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
> Games.
>
>
> At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game.  So if you
> should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.
>
>
> Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
> against Olusegun
> , and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
> placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.
>
>
> Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
> board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
> challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
> what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
> double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
> to the person who wins that game.
>
>
> Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
> arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
> win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
> over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
> game.
>
>
> Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
> rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
> losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.
>
>
> As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
> direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
> challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
> win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
> offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
> playing, is now worth 4 games.
>
>
> the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.
>
>
> So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
> four games to the win column.
>
>
>
> Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.
>
>
> There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
> way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
> have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.
>
>
> Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
> Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
> and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
> take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
> Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
> take off of my next months rent.
>
>
> Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
> gone down to just about Zero.
>
>
> Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
> Countries.  But, have never checked this out.
>
>
> Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
> instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.
>
>
> Grumpy Dave
>
>
>
>
>
>



Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Shelly,

The sports games are what I like. In particular, Golf and Baseball. There are Casino games.  The games gives you the instructions for each of the various card games and how to play if you don't know these real card games.

Trucker is also a nice game.  You are a trucker and you pick a route to go cross country.  You get to choose one of four routes.  There are advantages and disadvantages to each of the routes.  You get a certain amount of money to start, to pick sleep times, gas up times and so on.  If you complete the trick the game sis over and you win. If you are out of cash or out of gas and/or the police stop you too many times and you wind up in jail, you lose the game.

There are some adult oriented games such as coupling and dungeons and dragons.  The rules are explained when you launch these games. There is also a concentration game similar to the old TV game show. There is Monopoly similar to the board game.

I know there used to be a bop-it game but for some reason, this installation doesn't include it. Maybe it's on the site as a stand alone game somewhere.  I used to like that one.  I'll check it out.

On 4/12/2020 4:43 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it with no problems.  I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it.  It has been a long time.  I really enjoy that game.  Can you recommend any of the other games in that package I just downloaded?  Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the whole thing worked.  If you wish to write off line, please do.  Another problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later, it crashed on me several times.  Have you ever had this problem before?  I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened the app.  It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted ten seconds and then the app crashed.  I will try downloading it again like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother using it.  One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find friends?  Thank you all for your help.  It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game.  So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries.  But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave





--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Gerald Levy
 


It's very simple.  As in Windows 7, when you press the Windows key in Windows 10 to bring up the start menu, you can type in a serch term.  So if you type "kit" into the search field, it will bring up the icon to launch KitchensInc ggames. 


Gerald



On 4/12/2020 9:25 AM, Gene wrote:
This may help you when sighted people are telling you what to do.  The person you were talking to wanted you to open the start menu. I don’t know what she wanted you to do after that.  Others with Windows 10 may explain further what you do after you open the start menu.  I don’t have Windows 10 and my explanation may not completely apply. 
 
The start button is at the bottom left of the screen, but for you just pressing the Windows key opens the start menu and places you in the search field.  It does the same thing as clicking the start button with a mouse. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:43 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Games to play?
 
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it
with no problems.  I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it.  It has
been a long time.  I really enjoy that game.  Can you recommend any of
the other games in that package I just downloaded?  Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got
my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the
whole thing worked.  If you wish to write off line, please do.  Another
problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later,
it crashed on me several times.  Have you ever had this problem before? 
I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened
the app.  It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted
ten seconds and then the app crashed.  I will try downloading it again
like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother
using it.  One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find
friends?  Thank you all for your help.  It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
> Hello Olusegun,
>
>
> <Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
> something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.
>
>
> But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
> "Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?
>
>
> As for the Backgammon lessons-
>
>
> I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.
>
>
> However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
> me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
> walk you through the basics.
>
>
> If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
> these Games are similar to Backgammon.
>
>
> The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
> Doubling Cube.
>
>
> Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
> involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
> player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
> to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he
> had to.
>
> So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
> Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
> Games.
>
>
> At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game.  So if you
> should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.
>
>
> Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
> against Olusegun
> , and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
> placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.
>
>
> Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
> board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
> challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
> what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
> double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
> to the person who wins that game.
>
>
> Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
> arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
> win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
> over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
> game.
>
>
> Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
> rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
> losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.
>
>
> As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
> direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
> challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
> win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
> offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
> playing, is now worth 4 games.
>
>
> the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.
>
>
> So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
> four games to the win column.
>
>
>
> Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.
>
>
> There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
> way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
> have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.
>
>
> Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
> Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
> and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
> take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
> Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
> take off of my next months rent.
>
>
> Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
> gone down to just about Zero.
>
>
> Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
> Countries.  But, have never checked this out.
>
>
> Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
> instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.
>
>
> Grumpy Dave
>
>
>
>
>
>



Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

I apologize for asking, but have not been following this thread, so what is the app being discussed here? Thanks



Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Games to play?


Shelly, try the Skunk game. It is very simple but becomes kind of
addictive once you start playing. Also, you might enjoy the Casino
suite which includes Blackjack, Roulette, Slot Machine and Draw Poker.


Gerald



On 4/12/2020 4:43 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it with no problems. I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it. It has been a long time. I really enjoy that game. Can you recommend any of the other games in that package I just downloaded? Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the whole thing worked. If you wish to write off line, please do. Another problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later, it crashed on me several times. Have you ever had this problem before? I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened the app. It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted ten seconds and then the app crashed. I will try downloading it again like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother using it. One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find friends? Thank you all for your help. It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh> I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class. Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved. So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game. The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do, is to play a
Tournament. Which is an agreed on number of Games. Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game. So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you. by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before. Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning. You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double. Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money. In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries. But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave








Dave
 

Most it has been about the various Games Jim Kitchen wrote, all to be Accessible.


The last few messages have mostly been about which game or games a person enjoyed, and any comments about Jim himself. Who was quite the Character.


Grumpy Dave


Pamela Dominguez
 

I actually had the physical bopit game, and the bopit extreme. These were actual electronic games, not on the computer. But I did hear they made computer ones. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 9:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Games to play?

Hi Shelly,

The sports games are what I like. In particular, Golf and Baseball.
There are Casino games. The games gives you the instructions for each
of the various card games and how to play if you don't know these real
card games.

Trucker is also a nice game. You are a trucker and you pick a route to
go cross country. You get to choose one of four routes. There are
advantages and disadvantages to each of the routes. You get a certain
amount of money to start, to pick sleep times, gas up times and so on.
If you complete the trick the game sis over and you win. If you are out
of cash or out of gas and/or the police stop you too many times and you
wind up in jail, you lose the game.

There are some adult oriented games such as coupling and dungeons and
dragons. The rules are explained when you launch these games. There is
also a concentration game similar to the old TV game show. There is
Monopoly similar to the board game.

I know there used to be a bop-it game but for some reason, this
installation doesn't include it. Maybe it's on the site as a stand alone
game somewhere. I used to like that one. I'll check it out.

On 4/12/2020 4:43 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it with no problems. I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it. It has been a long time. I really enjoy that game. Can you recommend any of the other games in that package I just downloaded? Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the whole thing worked. If you wish to write off line, please do. Another problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later, it crashed on me several times. Have you ever had this problem before? I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened the app. It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted ten seconds and then the app crashed. I will try downloading it again like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother using it. One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find friends? Thank you all for your help. It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh> I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class. Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved. So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game. The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do, is to play a
Tournament. Which is an agreed on number of Games. Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game. So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you. by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before. Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning. You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double. Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money. In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries. But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave






--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"





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Dave
 

I too have one of those Bop-it games.  Never heard of the Extreme
version, what is that like?


I love playing mine from time to time.  Can't get anyone else to play it
with me.  No one likes Memory games but me in our family.


I have an Old Old Simon Game that is also one of my Favorites, and no
one wants to play that either. Boo Hoo!


Grumpy Dave


Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Pam,

Jim Kitchen definitely had a bop it game. I still haven't gotten around to looking for it. I will.

On 4/12/2020 12:03 PM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
I actually had the physical bopit game, and the bopit extreme.  These were actual electronic games, not on the computer.  But I did hear they made computer ones.  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 9:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Games to play?

Hi Shelly,

The sports games are what I like. In particular, Golf and Baseball.
There are Casino games.  The games gives you the instructions for each
of the various card games and how to play if you don't know these real
card games.

Trucker is also a nice game.  You are a trucker and you pick a route to
go cross country.  You get to choose one of four routes.  There are
advantages and disadvantages to each of the routes.  You get a certain
amount of money to start, to pick sleep times, gas up times and so on.
If you complete the trick the game sis over and you win. If you are out
of cash or out of gas and/or the police stop you too many times and you
wind up in jail, you lose the game.

There are some adult oriented games such as coupling and dungeons and
dragons.  The rules are explained when you launch these games. There is
also a concentration game similar to the old TV game show. There is
Monopoly similar to the board game.

I know there used to be a bop-it game but for some reason, this
installation doesn't include it. Maybe it's on the site as a stand alone
game somewhere.  I used to like that one.  I'll check it out.

On 4/12/2020 4:43 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it with no problems.  I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it.  It has been a long time.  I really enjoy that game.  Can you recommend any of the other games in that package I just downloaded?  Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the whole thing worked.  If you wish to write off line, please do.  Another problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later, it crashed on me several times. Have you ever had this problem before?  I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened the app.  It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted ten seconds and then the app crashed.  I will try downloading it again like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother using it.  One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find friends?  Thank you all for your help.  It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game. So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries.  But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave






--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Curtis Delzer
 

the Jim Kitchen suite of games.

Curtis Delzer
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

curtis@...

On 4/12/2020 8:11 AM, Marie wrote:
I apologize for asking, but have not been following this thread, so what is the app being discussed here? Thanks
Marie
-----Original Message----- From: Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Games to play?
Shelly, try the Skunk game.  It is very simple but becomes kind of
addictive once you start playing.  Also, you might enjoy the Casino
suite which includes Blackjack, Roulette, Slot Machine and Draw Poker.
Gerald
On 4/12/2020 4:43 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it with no problems.  I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it.  It has been a long time.  I really enjoy that game.  Can you recommend any of the other games in that package I just downloaded?  Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the whole thing worked.  If you wish to write off line, please do.
Another problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later, it crashed on me several times.  Have you ever had this problem before?  I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened the app.  It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted ten seconds and then the app crashed.  I will try downloading it again like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother using it.  One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find friends?  Thank you all for your help.  It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game.  So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries.  But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave








Shelly Kane
 

Gene:


Thank you so much for telling me this.  I kind of had a feeling and tried it last night and it worked.

Shelly

On 4/12/2020 7:25 AM, Gene wrote:
This may help you when sighted people are telling you what to do.  The person you were talking to wanted you to open the start menu. I don’t know what she wanted you to do after that.  Others with Windows 10 may explain further what you do after you open the start menu.  I don’t have Windows 10 and my explanation may not completely apply. 
 
The start button is at the bottom left of the screen, but for you just pressing the Windows key opens the start menu and places you in the search field.  It does the same thing as clicking the start button with a mouse. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:43 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Games to play?
 
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it
with no problems.  I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it.  It has
been a long time.  I really enjoy that game.  Can you recommend any of
the other games in that package I just downloaded?  Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got
my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the
whole thing worked.  If you wish to write off line, please do.  Another
problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later,
it crashed on me several times.  Have you ever had this problem before? 
I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened
the app.  It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted
ten seconds and then the app crashed.  I will try downloading it again
like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother
using it.  One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find
friends?  Thank you all for your help.  It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
> Hello Olusegun,
>
>
> <Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
> something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.
>
>
> But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
> "Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?
>
>
> As for the Backgammon lessons-
>
>
> I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.
>
>
> However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
> me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
> walk you through the basics.
>
>
> If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
> these Games are similar to Backgammon.
>
>
> The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
> Doubling Cube.
>
>
> Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
> involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
> player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
> to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he
> had to.
>
> So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
> Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
> Games.
>
>
> At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game.  So if you
> should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.
>
>
> Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
> against Olusegun
> , and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
> placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.
>
>
> Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
> board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
> challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
> what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
> double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
> to the person who wins that game.
>
>
> Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
> arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
> win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
> over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
> game.
>
>
> Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
> rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
> losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.
>
>
> As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
> direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
> challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
> win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
> offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
> playing, is now worth 4 games.
>
>
> the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.
>
>
> So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
> four games to the win column.
>
>
>
> Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.
>
>
> There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
> way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
> have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.
>
>
> Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
> Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
> and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
> take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
> Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
> take off of my next months rent.
>
>
> Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
> gone down to just about Zero.
>
>
> Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
> Countries.  But, have never checked this out.
>
>
> Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
> instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.
>
>
> Grumpy Dave
>
>
>
>
>
>



Shelly Kane
 

Thanks Everyone:


I will give these games a try.  I do like monopoly but have never played it on the computer.  I am really into word games though. Thanks again for your suggestions.

Shelly

On 4/12/2020 7:32 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Shelly,

The sports games are what I like. In particular, Golf and Baseball. There are Casino games.  The games gives you the instructions for each of the various card games and how to play if you don't know these real card games.

Trucker is also a nice game.  You are a trucker and you pick a route to go cross country.  You get to choose one of four routes. There are advantages and disadvantages to each of the routes.  You get a certain amount of money to start, to pick sleep times, gas up times and so on.  If you complete the trick the game sis over and you win. If you are out of cash or out of gas and/or the police stop you too many times and you wind up in jail, you lose the game.

There are some adult oriented games such as coupling and dungeons and dragons.  The rules are explained when you launch these games. There is also a concentration game similar to the old TV game show. There is Monopoly similar to the board game.

I know there used to be a bop-it game but for some reason, this installation doesn't include it. Maybe it's on the site as a stand alone game somewhere.  I used to like that one.  I'll check it out.

On 4/12/2020 4:43 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it with no problems.  I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it.  It has been a long time.  I really enjoy that game.  Can you recommend any of the other games in that package I just downloaded?  Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the whole thing worked.  If you wish to write off line, please do.  Another problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later, it crashed on me several times. Have you ever had this problem before?  I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened the app.  It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted ten seconds and then the app crashed.  I will try downloading it again like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother using it.  One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find friends?  Thank you all for your help.  It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh>  I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class.   Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved.  So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game.  The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do,  is to play a
Tournament.  Which is an agreed on number of Games.  Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game. So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you.  by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before.  Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning.  You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double.  Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money.  In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries.  But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave







Pamela Dominguez
 

The extreme is shaped a little different, also has a wheel that you spin, and I forget what other additions there were. I didn't take it with me when I moved. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Games to play?

I too have one of those Bop-it games. Never heard of the Extreme
version, what is that like?


I love playing mine from time to time. Can't get anyone else to play it
with me. No one likes Memory games but me in our family.


I have an Old Old Simon Game that is also one of my Favorites, and no
one wants to play that either. Boo Hoo!


Grumpy Dave







--
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com


john s
 

Spoonbill Software has a number of word games as well as card games and other games. Penguin is my favorite. Here is the link.

http://www.omninet.net.au/~irhumph/index.htm


At 06:13 PM 4/12/2020, Shelly Kane, wrote:
Thanks Everyone:


I will give these games a try. I do like monopoly but have never played it on the computer. I am really into word games though. Thanks again for your suggestions.

Shelly

On 4/12/2020 7:32 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Shelly,

The sports games are what I like. In particular, Golf and Baseball. There are Casino games. The games gives you the instructions for each of the various card games and how to play if you don't know these real card games.

Trucker is also a nice game. You are a trucker and you pick a route to go cross country. You get to choose one of four routes. There are advantages and disadvantages to each of the routes. You get a certain amount of money to start, to pick sleep times, gas up times and so on. If you complete the trick the game sis over and you win. If you are out of cash or out of gas and/or the police stop you too many times and you wind up in jail, you lose the game.

There are some adult oriented games such as coupling and dungeons and dragons. The rules are explained when you launch these games. There is also a concentration game similar to the old TV game show. There is Monopoly similar to the board game.

I know there used to be a bop-it game but for some reason, this installation doesn't include it. Maybe it's on the site as a stand alone game somewhere. I used to like that one. I'll check it out.

On 4/12/2020 4:43 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it with no problems. I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it. It has been a long time. I really enjoy that game. Can you recommend any of the other games in that package I just downloaded? Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the whole thing worked. If you wish to write off line, please do. Another problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later, it crashed on me several times. Have you ever had this problem before? I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened the app. It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted ten seconds and then the app crashed. I will try downloading it again like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother using it. One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find friends? Thank you all for your help. It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh>Â I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class.  Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved. So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game. The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do, is to play a
Tournament. Which is an agreed on number of Games. Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game. So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you. by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before. Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning. You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double. Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money. In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries. But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave




John


Kerryann Ifill <ksbf@...>
 

Good morning,

Any recommendations on games for the Mac?

Regards
Kerry

On 13 Apr 2020, at 7:30 AM, john s <jschwery@...> wrote:

Spoonbill Software has a number of word games as well as card games and other games. Penguin is my favorite. Here is the link.

http://www.omninet.net.au/~irhumph/index.htm


At 06:13 PM 4/12/2020, Shelly Kane, wrote:
Thanks Everyone:


I will give these games a try. I do like monopoly but have never played it on the computer. I am really into word games though. Thanks again for your suggestions.

Shelly

On 4/12/2020 7:32 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Shelly,

The sports games are what I like. In particular, Golf and Baseball. There are Casino games. The games gives you the instructions for each of the various card games and how to play if you don't know these real card games.

Trucker is also a nice game. You are a trucker and you pick a route to go cross country. You get to choose one of four routes. There are advantages and disadvantages to each of the routes. You get a certain amount of money to start, to pick sleep times, gas up times and so on. If you complete the trick the game sis over and you win. If you are out of cash or out of gas and/or the police stop you too many times and you wind up in jail, you lose the game.

There are some adult oriented games such as coupling and dungeons and dragons. The rules are explained when you launch these games. There is also a concentration game similar to the old TV game show. There is Monopoly similar to the board game.

I know there used to be a bop-it game but for some reason, this installation doesn't include it. Maybe it's on the site as a stand alone game somewhere. I used to like that one. I'll check it out.

On 4/12/2020 4:43 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Ron:


I was able to go to the desktop and type the letter K and I found it with no problems. I actually played Hangman and I stunk at it. It has been a long time. I really enjoy that game. Can you recommend any of the other games in that package I just downloaded? Not really into sports.


Donna, you had suggested that I download game world and I did and I got my account all set up but had no idea how to start games and how the whole thing worked. If you wish to write off line, please do. Another problem I had is when I closed the app and then opened it again later, it crashed on me several times. Have you ever had this problem before? I called Apple Accessibility and the agent was terrified when I opened the app. It was a strange picture of an ugly looking cat and it lasted ten seconds and then the app crashed. I will try downloading it again like he suggested but if this is going to keep happening, I won't bother using it. One more question, how do friends find you and how do I find friends? Thank you all for your help. It is greatly appreciated.

Shelly

On 4/11/2020 9:10 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Olusegun,


<Slight laugh>Â I think Grumpiness happens when you Care too much about
something, but can't do a darn thing to change it.


But, if you Need Grumpy Lessons, I probably could enroll you in the Next
"Intro to Grumpiness" class.  Let me know eh?


As for the Backgammon lessons-


I would think you should be able to Google for the Rules of Backgammon.


However, if you would like the Personal Touch, I could call you, or you
me, and you could have your Backgammon board and I mine, and I could
walk you through the basics.


If you have ever played "Aggravation", or Parcheesi" or Trouble, all of
these Games are similar to Backgammon.


The one thing Backgammon has, that adds a great deal to the Game is the
Doubling Cube.


Since Backgammon is a Dice game, there is a great deal of "Chance"
involved. So much so, that a Beginner player, could beat an Expert
player if they were to only play one game. The beginner player happen
to roll some great Dice, and the Expert couldn't roll Doubles if he had to.

So, what most do who are serious Backgammon players do, is to play a
Tournament. Which is an agreed on number of Games. Say 10 Games, or 50
Games.


At the start of the Game, that game is worth only One Game. So if you
should win that game, you can put that one game in the Win Col um.


Where the Doubling Cube comes into play is when Grumpy Dave is playing
against Olusegun
, and Dave looks at the Board and the placement of his Pieces, and the
placement of your Pieces, and notices that he is ahead.


Dave could then take the Doubling Cube, and place it on your side of the
board, as he says, I Double you. by my doing this, I have just
challenged you to raise the worth of the current Game to be Double of
what it had been before. Since the game was worth only one game, to
double the worth of that game would now make that game worth two games
to the person who wins that game.


Now if you hear my challenge, and you take a look at the Board and the
arrangement of the pieces, and you determine there is no way you will
win, you can refuse the offer to Double, and at that point the game is
over, as to refuse the offer to double is an automatic Forfeit of that
game.


Because the nature of Backgammon is very fluid, a couple of bad dice
rolls and a couple of good ones by the opponent, could easily turn a
losing game for you, into one that is now a winning game for you.


As the game progresses, perhaps the advantage has swung in your
direction, and it is now you who looks to be winning. You could then
challenge me by stating that you are Doubling me, and if I refuse, you
win two games, since that is what the game was worth when I refused the
offer to Double. Now if I accept your challenge, the game we are
playing, is now worth 4 games.


the Doubling cube goes all the way up to 64.


So if that game is now worth 4 games, the winner would be able to add
four games to the win column.



Having this Doubling Cube adds a great deal of extra energy to the game.


There is much more to the game, and you can read the rules, but the best
way to get an idea is for us to talk by phone, and for both of us to
have a Backgammon game in front of us as we talk.


Back in the 1980's when this game was much more popular, I almost
Monthly would lower my Rent by $50 as my Land Lord was an avid player,
and we would play for money. In his case I had to give him money, or
take him out to some place for dinner, or lunch, and if I won the
Tournament, he would play to a limit of $50 lost, which he would then
take off of my next months rent.


Backgammon is my all time favorite game, too bad it's popularity has
gone down to just about Zero.


Perhaps the game is still popular within some cultures from other
Countries. But, have never checked this out.


Let me know if you want to talk by phone for some Backgammon
instruction, and we will make arrangements to make it happen.


Grumpy Dave




John