Backgammon playing in a timely manner

Is there anything to be done about a backgammon opponent not playing in a timely manner?

Chris M asked:
I am playing an opponent in a 128 game. she then refused to double after 64 because she was losing. Now, she is taking 2 minutes between rolls and refuses to double back.

Is there anything I can do, besides quit?


It can be frustrating when an opponent in a backgammon game is not playing in a timely manner. However, there are a few things you can do to try to resolve the situation before deciding to quit the game.

Firstly, it is important to check the rules of the game you are playing. Some backgammon platforms may have specific rules regarding time limits or stalling. If there are rules in place, you can report the issue to the platform’s support team and they may be able to take action against the opponent.

If there are no specific rules, you can try to communicate with your opponent and ask them to speed up their play or explain why they are stalling. Sometimes there may be a valid reason, such as a technical issue or distraction, that can be resolved.

If communication does not work, you can try to use the platform’s reporting system to report the issue. Many platforms have a reporting system that allows players to report bad behavior or rule violations. You can provide details of the situation and the platform may investigate and take action against the opponent.

If all else fails, you may need to consider quitting the game. It is important to remember that backgammon is meant to be a fun and enjoyable game, and playing with an opponent who is not playing in a fair or timely manner can take away from the experience.