MicroGammon - Super FAST Backgammon for the 21st Century

A project in Seattle, WA by Joseph Fjelstad

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New, fast paced backgammon game, same rules with increased volatility
Backers: 106
Average Pledge Per Backer: $41

Funded: $4,378 of $2,500
Dates: Nov 15th -> Jan 14th (60 days)
Project By: Joseph Fjelstad
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Latest News

Wood and Leather Set Stretch Goal Just Added

January 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you all for your support of the MicroGammon Project.  I realize this is a bit late but I wanted to add a stretch goal for those who might be wanting a more traditional treatment of the MicroGammon game.  This is a hand made MicroGammon Set... (Read More)

We made it!

December 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Many thanks to everyone! I am looking forward to delivering the product to you and hope that you will share your experiences and comments.  (Read More)

Backgammon survey results to date

December 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Thought it time to share some of the results of the 4 question survey some of you have taken time to answer. The response rate based on a guesstimate of those who might have read the post announcing the survey, it appears was about 25% which is quite... (Read More)

99.2% funded!

December 28th - via: kickstarter.com
I trusting that the last $20 will show and am looking forward to delivering MicroGammon to everyone in the NEw Year! Many thanks to everyone who has backed the  project to get it to this important milestone.  (Read More)

96.8% funded. Many thanks to all backers of this effort

December 27th - via: kickstarter.com
There are what I sense will be some attractive stretch goals in the works when the 100% mark is cleared. and I'm looking forward to making them available.  (Read More)

Merry Christmas!

December 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas   (Read More)

82.7% of the way there...

December 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Looking forward to delivering some entertainment to all of the backers of this project in the new year. Would very much appreciate your sharing the link with anyone you think might have interest in backgammon and is not afraid of trying something... (Read More)

3/4 of the way to the goal...

December 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Many thanks to all the backers of this project. I am hopeful that it will succeed in the time remaining. Please share the link with any friends whom you believe might have interest in a shorter faster playing version of backgammon. I am thinking now... (Read More)

Thanks to all the backers thus far!!!

December 10th - via: kickstarter.com
I remain hopeful that this will be funded before the deadline. If you have friends who might be interested in any of the rewards, you might ask them to check them out. Many roll playing games use tetrahedrons and it is highly likely that you have... (Read More)

How do you play MicroGammon?

November 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Actually the rules are the same for MicroGammon as they are for backgammon but the board, set up and dice are different. This is what makes playing MicroGammon equally and arguably even more fun. More specifically that is because it accelerates the... (Read More)

Cleared the 50% hurdle!

November 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hopefully it will be more downhill than uphill from here.  I have been told that often a good number of prospective backers hang back and wait for the project to fund fully before engaging. I would suggest to those waiting that they consider making... (Read More)

The project now 86 "watchers" and 26 backers. Thanks for your interest!

November 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Seeing the difference in numbers, I was reminded of the old joke: Question: In a bacon and egg breakfast, what's the difference between the chicken and the pig? Answer: The chicken is involved, but the pig is committed... ;-) Thanks to all of you... (Read More)

Half way there! (well minus $2... ;-) Thank you!

November 24th - via: kickstarter.com
That is something I am very thankful for on this holiday weekend. Let me say up front "Thanks!" to all of you out there who have helped get MicroGammon to this important point.  I would like to remind everyone that for me personally, it is not all... (Read More)

Survey results are slowly coming in...

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to all who have participated so far. Because the results are anonymous there is no way to know who is answering but a picture is beginning to take shape. One thing I can share is that everyone who answered the survey plays backgammon ;-)  If... (Read More)

Survey URL Correction for POST #4

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Repeating the text of post #4  with the link fixed. Sorry for the error Like chess, backgammon is a game of strategy and skill but backgammon also has an element of chance to it. Unlike chess, backgammon is both a social game and a gambling game. I... (Read More)

Backgammon survey Input?

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Was hoping to get some input at the survey link I posted yesterday (Update #4). I will share the results. You don't need to back the project to answer and it is anonymous. Thanks for your time and interest  (Read More)

Is backgammon a more a social game or more a gambling game?

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Like chess, backgammon is a game of strategy and skill but backgammon also has an element of chance to it. Unlike chess, backgammon is both a social game and a gambling game. I am trying to discern what the spit is between those who play purely for... (Read More)

Backgammon is Having a Resurgence... Article in Bloomberg

November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Chanced upon this article. (link below) Like some number of you, I remember how popular backgammon was back in the 1980s when bars seemingly everywhere had backgammon boards available for their customers to play on. As a Silicon Valley nerd at the... (Read More)

Off to a great start. Thanks!

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
20% of the way there in 24 hours! If the pace keeps up, the FIRST MOVER  backers should have their MicroGammon sets before Christmas and I will be able to set in motion an order for more materials to meet demand from backers at other levels. I am... (Read More)

MicroGammon launched!... 15 November 2018

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Looking forward to seeing what the future holds. Many thanks!  (Read More)

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