Introduction To Backgammon Game

The game of backgammon simply uses checkers, a board with 24 triangles, dice and a dice cup. This is a simple battle with simple instruments on a plying field.

There two players in this game and each has fifteen checkers that they set up on the board in a specific pattern. Both players will position their checkers in a mirror position, using different checker colors.

The player's objective of the game is to move all their fifteen checkers into their home quadrants of six points and then to take them all from the board before their opponent achieves that same objective.

The number from the two rolled dice will determine the movement of the player's checker/s. Players take alternating turns moving their checkers. To identify who will be the first to move, one die is rolled by each player. The player with the highest number will be the first to move. If they both roll the same number they will repeat the procedure.

The first player to move will move one or two checkers with the same number that both the players rolled on their first roll. For example if player one rolls a six and player 2 rolls a four, player one has the 6/4 combination to move his pieces.

Players can only move their checkers forward in a horseshoe style or fashion. If one player is on the right side, he will move toward the left and vice versa with the other player.

Players move their checkers that correspond to the number of spaces on the board that the dice rolled out. To move checkers, player will roll two dice; he can move one or two checker that corresponds to the dice.

Example: one die rolled two and the other die rolled three. The player can move one checker a total of five spaces on the board; five being the sum of two dice. Or he can choose to move two checkers, one checker two spaces and the other checkers three spaces.

A player's checker may land on an available space or on a space with one or more checker; this is called "blot" for one checker and "point" for multiple checkers. A player's checker may also land on his opponent's checker provided that it is only one checker on that space.

In moving the entire player's checkers, he may encounter a few resistances. This is called blockade or it can also be referred to as a prime.

A player can make a prime with six points in a row for his opponent, having a prime is not a guarantee that a player will win in the game but this can help him to block his opponent.

The first player to move all his checkers off the board will be the winner of the game.