Backgammon Basics: How To Play
Backgammon is a game for two players, played on a board consisting of twenty-four narrow triangles called points. The object of the game is to move all your checkers into your own home board and then bear them off. The first player to bear off all of their checkers wins the game
Rule FAQ: Understanding Dice on Checkers
To be valid, a die must come to rest on the playing field or checkers on the same side of the bar as rolled. If the die is supported by a vertical surface, balanced on its edge or corner, or descends below the top surface of all checkers on which it rests, then a re-roll is required. – Valid Rolls rule
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Beginner’s Guide to Backgammon
Backgammon is the most infuriating yet fascinating of games. It will provide you with highs and lows of emotion that you will find scarcely credible. Enjoy it!
Enjoy Backgammon at Home
Backgammon is an enduringly popular board game, and for good reasons. We provide practical pointers for players just starting out on their backgammon journey.