Monday, November 19, 2007 is new quick way to access IAGO World Tour info.

If you are looking for a faster way to get to the IAGO World Tour Page, you can enter this in your web browser:

Pass that on to anyone you know who might be interested.

Friday, November 16, 2007's Wildcard joins the 2008 IAGO World Tour

Go here for info:

This event is a single elimination event. In it the loser of the last game, picks a new game that has not been played yet. It is called a "Wildcard" because the game list isn't set at the start. It joins Cannon as another event in December 2007.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The SDG Triathlon 2008 joins The 2008 IAGO World Tour!

The SDG Triathlon 2008 will start January 2, 2008. It will include the games Amazons, Entropy, and Razzle-Dazzle.

You can learn more about this and sign up at:

Pool Checkers joins The 2008 IAGO World Tour!

Pool Checkers will be part of the 2008 IAGO World Tour. It will be in Chicago on July 13-19, 2008. The Tournament name is:
"The American Pool Checkers Association’s 42nd Annual National Tournament"

Check out either of these two pages for more information:

or here:

For those who don't know what Pool Checkers is, it is a version of checkers that had origins in Europe, but gained popularity in America. The checkers can jump backwards and the king pieces have greater mobility than standard checker kings.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The IAGO World Tour has a web page up for it.

If you want to track the latest regarding The IAGO World Tour, please visit this page:

The schedule and more info will be posted as it develops. Looking to finalize a few more events before getting a schedule up for 2008. Also need to figure out the best format for the schedule.

Diceless Backgammon

One LARGE debate point in the planning of IAGO is what games would be included or not. Backgammon is one of those games people have argued against, because of the dice. Well, there has been multiple attempts to create a diceless version of backgammon. One of the more interesting variants, in my opinion is NC-Backgammon (No Chance Backgammon). In this game, players can choose to double a set amount of times in a game. If they don't do this, then they alternate picking a die and using what their opponent picked last. The concept is very interesting. I will leave it to others to decide for themselves. Visit this site for more information on NC-Backgammon:

NC-Backgammon is a game that is officially registered with IAGO:

I am personally interested in having NC-Backgammon as part of the IAGO World Tour.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

First game of the 2008 IAGO World Tour is set: Cannon!

Starting the 2008 IAGO World Tour off with a bang is the game Cannon. Cannon will be the first tournament. If you are interested in learning more and competing and winning the first game in the 2008 IAGO World Tour, Cannon, please visit this website:

This is your chance to become the first champion of an IAGO event. Deadline for entry in tournament is end of this month.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

IAGO site has new graphics up.

I want to thank everyone who worked on this for getting it done. Thank you all. To see the new site, please go to:

Everyone did a great job with it. More functionality will be needed later. As of now, the basics are there. The Forums, Wiki and news here are elsewhere, and not integrated with the rest of the look and feel. But hey, we are up!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Test post (first entry)

This is the first posting to the blog, please ignore.