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Tommy's Backgammon (DOS)

Tommy's Backgammon DOS All Tommy's Shareware Toys start with a screen like this

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Tommy's Backgammon is a single-player shareware game. As with most of Tommy's games it uses character graphics and is entirely keyboard controlled. It has basic sound effects and command line switches to start the game with sound turned off and to force either a colour or monochrome display. This game has nine skill levels, and a choice of Dutch or Standard backgammon (in Dutch backgammon all the pieces start on the Bar). It allows a player to pass their turn and has options for Dares and Take-Back's.

All the stations are numbered, the white tokens move clockwise around the board from station one to twenty-four, the black/red tokens move in the opposite direction from station twenty-four to one. Moves are made by entering the start and end positions for example 17-22 to move a white token five spaces or 17-12 to move a black token five spaces. The game also accepts 17+22 or 17+12 and 17 'SPACE' 22 or 17'SPACE'12 for the same moves. 'B' is used when a token is moved off the BAR and 'O' is used to move a token off the board or alternatively white can also move to position twenty-five and black can move to zero.

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Tommy's Backgammon DOS The start of a monochrome game
Tommy's Backgammon DOS There are many screens of in- game instructions. The game is essentially reading a MS WORD document that resides in the installation directory. MS WORD is an easier way to read all this
Tommy's Backgammon DOS The computer wins. Even though the computer's pieces were shown in red it's still correct to sat 'Black Wins'
Tommy's Backgammon DOS This is a game in progress. It's the computer's turn and the game shows the planned moves in red in the lower left. Players moves are shown there but in white

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piltdown_man (118669) added Tommy's Backgammon (DOS) on Oct 22, 2015