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RE: [Icehouse] Martian Backgammon?

  • From"Dan Isaac 2" <disaac2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 1 Jan 2007 12:14:38 -0500
I have played some, but not much, Martian Backgammon and have also played a fair amount of regular Backgammon.
If I recall correctly, the re-entry point is just a suggested/implied point where your knocked-off pieces wait to come back onto the board. They should not be shifted when the opponent gets more of their pieces off the board.
As for you own pieces stacking or being order dependant on re-entry, I have no idea. Sorry. But I hope at least my first point helps out.
- Dan
-----Original Message-----
From: icehouse-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:icehouse-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Kimberly Terrill
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2006 10:06 PM
To: Icehouse Discussion List
Subject: [Icehouse] Martian Backgammon?

I tried to teach this to myself via the gamebook. And i tried playing it with my LFGS manager. neither of us have ever played before and are not familiar with it. Here isour question.....
When you step on a Singleton and place it at the Re-Entry Point; That is the 5th squre of your Stockpile right? So where does the Re-Entry Singleton go when all 5 spaces on the stockpile are taken? What if there is a peice in the Re-Entry Square and your pawn LASt pawn pushes the nest down to that last sqaure? Where do the Re entering pieces go? Or are we placing them incorrectly? And do the Re Entry Pyramids have to be stacked in nests or trees?
I have never ever played this before, neither had Ron (and I have never played regulsr backgammon before). So It wa like the bilnd leading the blind. Hopefully we weren;t too far off on how to play. I am sending links for two pictures. One  were Yellow had 4 comeplete nests on their stockpile and "Xeno" had pyramids on the Re Entry. The next showing a New Yellow Pawn pushing the 4 Yellow Nests down to the end. Where do the "Xeno" Re Entry Pieces go? Or, are we playing totally incorrectly?
** I own only a Yellow  solid stash (and 2 mixed)- So I am showing a Backgammon with "Yellow VS Xeno Set". At the LFGS Ron has a set of Ice Towers and we played a one solid color VS another solid color set
Thanks In Advance for putting me back on the straight path.

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