“U” Backgammon Terms

Terms that Start with “U” Letter

There are - 6 - terms.


The player judged most likely to lose a game or matchCompare: Favorite.


To make a safe, unnecessarily timid play when a stronger, more aggressive play is available.

Under the Gun

A blot in the opponent's home board which is within direct range of three or more of the opponent's builders and therefore in danger of being pointed on.

United States Backgammon Federation (USBGF)

A not-for-profit organization devoted to advancement of backgammon in the United States.   Website: usbgf.org.

Unlimited Game

Backgammon played using a doubling cube without any limit to the number of doubles and redoubles. Unlimited games are similar to money games, but are played without the Jacoby rule, beavers, or automatic doubles. In contrast, limited forms of backgammon include: match play and table stakes.


To remove checkers from a heavy point.