The Backgammon Board'o'matic page



Grey and Blue (the one on this page)

Yellow and Brown

Dark Green and Red

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What's new with version 2 ?

Please, read the How does it work section for instructions on how to use this new functionnalities.

What is it good for ?
This page will allow you to simply create graphical backgammon board to illustrate a given position. You just have to set up the board and the program will give you 3 things : a single image representing the board, a text representation (ASCII) of your board and the HTML source of a "mosaic" version of your board. The single image is useful for page with a unique board (like in a position-archive web-site) and for including graphics in a document which is not a web page (word processor...). The text version is perfect for posting on The mosaic version is great when you want to publish a web page with several boards (it's a far lighter way than the single images option).
Important note : if you want to use the HTML source, you'll need the corresponding set of GIF images. You can download this set here.

How does it work ?
It's simple. You only have to select the part of the board you want to setup with the corresponding arrow (something like this :). The selected zone is indicated by the red arrow (). Then, you can use the 'plus' and 'minus' buttons on the right of the board. The blue buttons control the "add" and "remove" functions of the blue men. The white ones are for the white men. When your board is completely setup, you can use the GO button to submit your board. The system will give you a single image representation of your board and the HTML source of the "mosaic" version. Here are some useful hints :

To do list ...
I'd like to hear about this page. I you want to report bugs, submit new ideas or improvements, fell free to do it :
I also have the project to extend the functionnality of this page to the generation of complete game report HTML page, even maybe whole matches.

Links to Web sites which use BOM
Here are some well known users of BOM :

Alan Webb on his "Webby's Backgammon Site"
setup some great quiz with the help of BOM

Webby's Backgammon Site

Michael Strato use his own copy of BOM to allow visitors
to include boards in the forum of the GammonVillage site.


Last modification 03/17/2000 Francois Hochedé (francois on FIBS).