Member Benefits

When you become a U.S. Backgammon Federation (USBGF) member, you join a passionate community of people who love the game. Our mission is to grow backgammon and to provide quality education and play experiences.

Wherever you are on your backgammon journey, we are here to help you learn and — most importantly — have fun.

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PrimeTime Backgammon Magazine

Premium members have online access to our quarterly magazine packed with tournament news, photos, insightful articles, and challenging positions sure to improve your game. Premium Plus members receive a printed copy in the mail. 

American Backgammon Tour (ABT)

Typical ABT Backgammon Tournament Room

The USBGF supports and sanctions ABT events all across the Americas!  These prestigious events offer fun and competition at all skill levels, including newcomers. In addition to the exciting competition, you will often find enrichment experiences such as lectures. You may also get the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the Giants of Backgammon.

The American Backgammon Tour offers both live and online play. 

ABT Live

ABT Online!

Check our event calendar for a current listing of ABT tournaments.  

USBGF Online Tournament Series

Enjoy playing members worldwide in our online tournaments, including Monthly Circuit events open to all skill levels, divisional competition, women’s only events, and more. The Online Tournament Series offers flexible scheduling, so it is a great fit for busy people!

Improve Your Game

We offer a regular stream of educational content from some of the best minds in backgammon. Play against #1 All-time American Backgammon Tour player Neil Kazaross in our daily Online Match Series. Sharpen your game with Bray’s Learning Curve, a weekly column by renowned British columnist and author Chris Bray.  Learn along with Backgammon Learning Center teaching pro Phil Simborg in his video series. Plus a ton of educational articles and presentations by a variety of backgammon experts. 

Try to beat Roberto Litzenberger. 

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Unlimited Games. How should Red play 43?

Learn along with Phil and friends, over 200 videos.

Backgammon 101

Are you interested in learning backgammon but don’t know where to begin? Our Backgammon 101 series provides relaxed, easy-to-understand, and interactive online video sessions. You will learn how to set up the board, how to count shots, basic probability, basic strategy, how to use the doubling cube, and more! 

Check our calendar to find the next Backgammon 101 session!

eXtreme Gammon Discount

USBGF members, Premium and above, get 20% off eXtreme Gammon

eXtreme Gammon is the number one backgammon program in the world. It is the strongest and fastest tool of reference, used by top players and those wanting to improve their game. 

GammonVillage Discount

USBGF Premium, Premium Plus, Youth members and Sponsors get 15% off GammonVillage products

GammonVillage specializes in Backgammon, Mah Jongg, Dominoes, and Chess products. 

Cook Travel Discount

USBGF members get 10-30% discount on international business-class travel. 

Contact Cook Travel at  800-435-8776 or 

Become Part of Our Community

Get to know us by becoming a member today!  We make it easy, affordable, and fun!