The Texas Hold 'em of Backgammon - Nannon
I had the pleasure of playing this little wonder yesterday at lunch with it's creator Jordan Pollack. It's fun. It's quick. And it has gambling and fun written all over it. Tired of Texas Hold'em or want to increase your mental math skills at the odds? Then nannon is for you.
This new game feels like Backgammon but plays as quickly as a hand of Hold-em Poker. The rules are simple enough to teach in a minute, but developing skill, especially with the Doubling cube, takes practice. NANNON comes in an Altoids-sized tin that fits in your pocket or purse, and is a high-quality full-size game with heavy checkers, quality dice and a hand-made folding board. Nannon can be played in cafes, airplanes, restaurants, even in pubs with loud background music. It admits all the customs of Backgammon, including tournaments and doubling.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at November 22, 2005 1:04 PM