Over a year ago in a pub in Brighton, a fun backgammon game was being playedbetween two novice players. Almostat the end, when all hope for her was lost, Pippa, one of the players, stood up and said, "This is not fair there should be a zero on these dice."
I heard this - A light came on - Bingo - Make backgammon fair - Have a zero roll. Could it all be so simple? Could this be the biggest change to backgammon since the introduction of the doubling cube by an unknown New York player in the nineteen twenties? What an exciting and interesting thought. Within a few days, working with former UK Backgammon Champion David Mcnair, PiphitTM was created.
As you go through this site, you will see that one simple change to the rules transforms backgammon; Reduces skill levels, introduces more luck, massively increases volatility, and makes it a heart in the mouth edge of the seat game -with plenty of challenges and equal chances for both expert and social backgammon players alike. What is amazing is that Piphit works so well. It is better than backgammon.
There are no experts, no theoretical textbooks, no robot players for this game. No one knows much more about it than you so maybe, if you work on it, you could be next world champion! But in any case, whether you are a seasoned money player or for you Piphit is a family game one thing is guaranteed - a lot of fun.