One of my long time passions is for the game of backgammon. I have become so addicted to the game I decided to develop an online head-to-head backgammon play system called SimplyBG.

Backgammon is the oldest known game, can be traced back some 5000 years, to its origins in the middle east.  This game is too often misunderstood as simplistic a random game of dice and chips.  In short study, one will quickly learn this game is an exciting strategic game that challenges the mind like no other. An addictive pursuit, the beauty of backgammon is that you play it using a combination of strategy and luck. This means, no matter how good a player you are, it’s always possible that someone, maybe even anyone, could beat you.

With the popularity of the Internet, this game has found a new modern life.  Playing against real people while allowing the mechanics of the game to be managed by computer is a wonderful mix.

I combined my passion for programming and my passion for backgammon to have created a online playing interface for this great game.

And to make it easy for you to have backgammon at your WordPress site, I have created a WordPress plugin to provide ease of implementation of the board-play software. You can download the ZIP of the Plugin here, or directly from via

The future holds more as I plan to create a fully managed online backgammon tournament system in conjunction with the board-play interfaces already available. I am also considering creating a way to allow bot develop at SimplyBG, so anyone can create a backgammon robot.

Definition – What does Bot mean?
A bot is a general term in gaming that is used to refer to a character controlled by a computer. In one sense, bots are all the non-player characters (NPCs) in a game, including those that fight alongside as well as against the gamer. However, the definition of bots has broadened to include gamers who employ third-party programs to control their characters.

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