What Is Backgammon?

There are many different types of table games, but backgammon is the most widespread among family households as well as casinos. Consider taking a brief break from winning on to understand the game. It consists of twenty-four narrow triangles that are called points on a board that can be played by two players. At first, it may seem complicated, but once you learn how to play, it is quite simple. Four quadrants of six triangles make up a player’s home board, which is composed of triangles alternating in colour. All your checkers must be placed on your home board, or you will lose the game.

How to Play Backgammon

A single die is thrown at the beginning of the game to determine the numbers to be played and who the starting player will be. If the dice come up with equal numbers, they are rerolled. When the higher number is shown on the dice, the player with the higher number moves their checkers accordingly.

In order to move pips (Points), players will throw two dice after the first roll is completed. The roll of the two dice reveals the number of pips (Points) that then need to be moved. There are always three rules regarding moving checkers from a higher-numbered point to a lower-numbered point:

  • Checkers can only be moved to open points, ones that are not occupied by more than one opponent’s checker at a time

  • There are two separate moves in the game based on the results of the two dice

  • Dice numbers are played twice if a double is rolled.

  • When possible, the numbers from both rolls or the four numbers of a double must be used. In situations where a player can only use one number, the larger number must be used. A player who cannot use either number loses his turn.

Backgammon has both past and present appeal, and is popular all around the world, from France on machine à sous en argent réel to Vegas! Try this age-old game of luck and strategy to see if you have what it takes to come out on top.