Fevga is one of three backgammon games popular in Greece (the other ones are Portes and Plakoto). The three games together are called Tavli and are usually played one after the other in matches of three, five, or seven points. The game is played on a standard backgammon board. The next section describes all differences between Backgammon and Fevga:
Each player starts with fifteen checkers on the rightmost point of the far side of the board, at diagonally opposite corners from each other (see the picture).
Both players move in the same direction, counterclockwise, around the board. White bears off at the lower-right, black at the upper-left corner of the board.
A player's first checker must pass the opponent's starting point before he may move any of his other checkers.
There is no hitting in this game. One checker by itself controls a point, and an opposing checker may not land or touch down there.
A player is not allowed to occupy all six points of his starting quarter (1-6) at the same time.
It is allowed to build a prime (six consecutive blocked points) anywhere else (not in the player's starting quarter), but if opponent has collected all his checkers onto the one point behind player's prime, the player must unblock a point in his prime to allow the opponent a chance to move.
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