• American Backgammon Hall of Fame

Paul Magriel

Inducted in 2015
From Las Vegas, Nevada

Author of the “Bible” of backgammon, the name Paul Magriel has been synonymous with backgammon since the publication of his groundbreaking book Backgammon in 1976, still viewed as backgammon’s leading text. The original backgammon celebrity, he helped popularize the game.


  • World Champion, 1978, Bahamas.
  • Voted to the 32 Giants of Backgammon list eight consecutive times from its inception.
  • Author of Backgammon (1976).