Below is a guide to recommended backgammon books. These books have received strongly favorable reviews from players and backgammon e-zines. All are available new or used at Amazon and other online bookstores.
by Paul Magriel, Renee Magriel
Considered the bible of backgammon. Former math teacher Paul “X-22” Magriel won the World Championship of Backgammon in 1978. He’s also an accomplished poker player known for his off-beat personality and unusual betting patterns.
by Bill Robertie
This book uses sample games to reveal the keys to winning play. Author Bill Robertie won the World Championship of Backgammon in 1983 and 1987. Robertie has written several backgammon books and all offer clear, accurate advice. Other excellent books by Robertie include Backgammon for Serious Players, 501 Backgammon Problems and Advanced Backgammon, Volumes 1 and 2.
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Although the strategic approach to backgammon has changed in recent years due to the use of computer programs like Jellyfish and Snowie to verify correct plays, several out-of-print books from the seventies still offer well-reasoned human advice. These include: