The right column shows examples of starting position for each game. The real starting position can look a little different for some game types because it depends either on a random factor (Corner Chess, ...) or on player's own choice (Battleships, ...).
Cloning Backgammon This backgammon variant was invented by Jos Boudestein and extends the classic backgammon by a special cloning rule - each time a player captures an opponent's piece, one extra piece is added to his own bar. (read all rules)
Grasshopper Grasshopper is an interesting and original Backgammon variant with no dice, created by Matt Crispin. Unlike classic Backgammon, it is a game of pure skill with no luck factor. The player who moves a wall of two pieces out twice in a row, wins the game. (read all rules)
Plakoto Plakoto is one of three backgammon games popular in Greece. Each player starts with fifteen checkers on the opponent's one-point and the main difference is that opponent pieces are not hit and moved to the bar, but "pinned" - captured under the attacking piece. (read all rules)
Fevga Fevga is another one of three backgammon games popular in Greece. Each player starts with fifteen checkers on the one-point and the main difference is that checkers can be moved only to empty points (there is no hitting) and all checkers move in the same direction. (read all rules)