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.
American Backgammon Tour (ABT)
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.
Check our event calendar for a current listing of ABT tournaments.
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.
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!