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Backgammon is the oldest game in recorded history. Also known as the "little war," backgammon began in ancient Iraq approximately 5 millennia ago. However, Egyptians referred to backgammon as "Senat," which is a similar form of the present game enjoyed at this time. Hundreds of years ago, just people of power, the prevailing figures of royalty like Egyptian queens, were permitted to play. The game started to expand worldwide since then. Different Backgammon variants were developed in many countries and cultures, but the main regulations of those versions resemble those of the archaic form . For example, Greece took hold of the game and called it by the title "bac gamen." From there, the Anglo’s started playing backgammon in the 17th century and have remained with it ever since. Backgammon and different antiquated games were never accepted by a great many clergy. The clergy felt that the game was the tool of Beelzebub. This caused churches to boycott and burn the game. The ban and burning had never prevent individuals gambling on games and enjoying themselves.

Computers give an additional platform for Backgammon. When assorted video machines are available everywhere, computer academics in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been using Backgammon for assessing, advancing and analyzing AI theories and formulas as a consequence of the ease of game policies and difficulties of schemes.

With the embracing of the net, backgammon has evolved to a distinctly new level. Many might not realize that net Backgammon is already installed on most of home computers that run Windows XP/Vista by default under "Games" menu option. Online Backgammon hooks up thousands of gamblers throughout the globe. Once you join an internet game website, you can enjoy Backgammon with a computer, or opposed to an actual gambler. Gambling sites have been holding Backgammon tournaments frequently. You can enjoy Backgammon for excitement, or for cash. There are tens of thousands of associations devoted to online backgammon, as well as distinctive software that you can download to bet with other players. Players enjoy Backgammon for the fact that it is simple yet still needs a lot of attention and expertise.