I felt a little foolish last time I talked about backgammon games; I am sure gnubg is a very good backgammon game, but my near-zero experience led me to rush over it rather unfairly.
backgammon — out of the bsd-games package — is probably more my speed.
With a detailed tutorial and a quick rundown on how to move and arrange pieces, I was up and playing in a matter of minutes.
Of course, the computer flogged me like an unwanted puppy, but I deserved it. And I didn’t feel bad, since I had had ample instruction and preparation time.
If you do play backgammon, I would be interested in which is more of a challenge, or at least which you prefer.
I was trounced in one game by a +/- 30-year-old software program; I can only hope it was programmed at the grand master level. Or whatever it’s called in backgammon. 🙄