Online Backgammon Glossary
complete Backgammon Dictionary
Just start playing backgammon and have no idea what people you are playing are saying half the time? Been playing backgammon for awhile but still get stuck by some experienced player's mastery of backgammon jargon? If you are looking for a particular backgammon term just click on the letter below and scroll down until you find it.
Illegal Play: A play that is not allowed based on the players actual roll. An illegal play is allowed to stand if neither player recognizes it before the next roll. While playing backgammon, one should always be on the lookout for illegal plays. Typically it is an error but some players try illegal plays on purpose to give themselves an advantage.
Inactive Builder: A checker that could be used to build another point
but is currently being used as part of a point. See Builder. A checker on the 8 pt. after making the bar point with an opening 6-1 would be an inactive builder for the 5 pt.
Indirect Shot: A blot that can be hit only by a combination number using both of the dice. (7 or more pips away). If you have to leave a blot it is better to leave an indirect shot.
Inner Board: See Home Board.
Inside : Refers to Inner Boards.
Inside Backgammon : A popular backgammon magazine from the 70's and 80's. It is still possible to get back issues of Inside Backgammon.