A tip of the hat to my friend Terry for noting this story in the July 8th NY Times: When Life Is a Roll of the Dice. The piece is all about one of my favorite sites, It’s Your Turn. It Your Turn offers turn based online backgammon, chess, checkers, go, reversi (a.k.a. Othello), generic versions of Stratego, Scrabble, Battleship, and Connect 4, and dozens of variations (Chinese checkers, pente, nackgammon, Polish checkers, dark chess).
I started playing back in 1999 at the urging of another friend. Five years later I am still hooked. It is the first site I check when I go online, and the last one I reload before logging off for the night. I ain’t hardcore like the people interviewed by the NY Times, but I do play several games at a time with friends and family. Maybe I should start playing in those backgammon tournaments with fellow players around the globe. There’s always somebody ready to play at It’s Your Turn.