Backgammon is a game for two players, played on a board consisting of 24 triangles called points.

Backgammon Rules

Backgammon is a game for two players, played on a board consisting of twenty-four narrow triangles called points. The triangles alternate in color and are grouped into four quadrants of six triangles each. The quadrants are referred to as a player's home board and outer board, and the opponent's home board and outer board. The home and outer boards are separated from each other by a ridge down the center of the board called the bar.

Backgammon Board.

The points are numbered for either player starting in that player's home board. The outermost point is the twenty-four point, which is also the opponent's one point. Each player has fifteen checkers of his own color. The initial arrangement of checkers is: two on each player's twenty-four point, five on each player's thirteen point, three on each player's eight point, and five on each player's six point.

Both players have their own pair of dice and a dice cup used for shaking. A doubling cube, with the numerals 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64 on its faces, is used to keep track of the current stake of the game.

The object of Backgammon Online is for a player to move all of his checkers into his own home board and then bear them off. The first player to bear off all of his checkers wins the game.

Backgammon Strategies

Gammons and Backgammons

Play Backgammon for Real Money

Playing Backgammon at Ladbrokes Games is exactly the same as in real life. If you would like to try out the game first - before playing for real money - Play and practice Backgammon for fun and enhance your skill at the game. Once you've mastered the basics of the game you can move up and play to win real money.

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Last Updated 3 March 2014