In my country and in Greece we have three variations of Backgammon. The basic one that is played all around the world and two others. I am looking for the name of on of the two different ones and if it is played anywhere in the world besides my country and Greece.
This is mainly the same with backgammon but instead of
hitting the oponent's checker you
pin it and it stays there until you move your piece from him. You can also add up to the pinned checker with more of your checkers and your opponent cannot re-pin on top of you. The setup is also different from the basic backgammon setup as all fifteen checkers are placed in the far edge of the table (left or right depending on the players' preference) and you have to bring all your checkers to the exact opposite one (So more or less if you start from the far right corner you have to bring all your pieces to the close right area and then collect them as with other backgammon games).
In the above case I am red. The initial setup can be both in the left side or the right side. It does not matter.
So is there a version of this game in other countries? Does any other country play this game? If so what is called?