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From: Robert Goldman

The Basic Rules of Playing Backgammon

In Backgammon, two competing players must race to the other player's side in opposite directions to be able to be the first to remove all his pieces from the board.

In order to win, each of the pieces, called checkers, must be moved past the opponent's pieces. Each movement of the checkers depends on the value of the dice rolled. Thus, it must involve cautious decision, like that game of chess, of which checker to use. In like manner, the player should avoid being hit or blocked on his way through opponent's checkers and out the board. The checkers playing on a board, with the points numbered 1 to 24, must always move from one point to another starting from the higher-numbered points to the lower-numbered points.

The game starts and progresses as the two dice are rolled. The resulting numbers on each die shows the number of times the checkers must be moved. Basically, it will be two checkers to move for a pair of dice rolled. The checker can move to another available point or a point occupied only by his own checkers. A player cannot move his checker to a point occupied by two or more of the opponent's checkers. If the two dice gives the same number, each must be played twice. If a player, after rolling the dice has no legal moves, he forfeits his turn. It can also be possible that one die gives a legal move while the other does not. In this case, the player must choose one checker that will execute the designated number on the die.

If one of the players has already suceeded in removing all his checkers off the board, the opponent who still has a checker in play has lost a gammon. This will mean the losing player has double the loss of a normal game. While a player who still has checkers on the board when his opponent has already won, has lost a backgammon. This is heavier that losing a gammon because by this time, the losing player has triple a normal game loss.

To increase the intensity of the game, backgammon can also be played with dice numbered 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 instead of 1 to 6. The numbers labeled on the dice can still be doubled so long as the players will agree on it. This likewise can increase of what is currently at stake, asking for greater competency out of the players.