What is with exec /usr/games/gnubg -b in a desktop file?
I don't have a clue but that is the way Synaptic installed it.
In the Menu Editor:
Select GNU Backgammon
Select Advanced tab
Check Run in terminal box
Thanks, never did that, never knew why that choice was there. Makes sense though. I will try it.
Edit: Checking the Run In Terminal box worked so I didn't try the others.