What is the correct way to set up a backgammon board?

Set Up the Board Place five discs of your color on the point closest to the bar but within the home board on your side. Your opponent should do the same on his side. Place two discs of your color on the point farthest from the bar and within the home board on your opponent’s side.

What are the parts of a backgammon set?

The board comprises four sections, or tables, each marked with six narrow wedges, or points, in two alternating colours. A vertical line called the bar divides the board in half, separating the “inner” and “outer” tables. There are 15 white and 15 black pieces, often called stones.

How is a backgammon board numbered?

The points are numbered from the point of view of the player whose turn it is to play. So actually there are two sets of numbering, one for each player. Your one-point is your opponent’s 24-point, your five-point is your opponent’s 20-point, etc.

Why is backgammon set up the way it is?

They are set up that way to balance the board. No matter how you are set up, you have half of your pieces on one side of the board, and half on the other side. Second, pieces are set up so that on the start they are always within one roll of each other.

What are the best opening moves in backgammon?

Beginning players are often surprised to learn that 3 and 1 are the best opening numbers you can roll. After all, with a grand total of four pips, this is a pretty puny roll. Sure, you get to make a point, but there are other rolls that make good points too, like 4-2 (the four-point) and 6-1 (the bar-point).

What is a Gammon in backgammon?

A completed game of backgammon in which the losing player has not borne off any checkers. A gammon is also called a double game because the winner receives twice the value of the doubling cube. Compare: Single Game and Backgammon (2).

What are the pieces that come with backgammon?

Includes: 2 dice cups, 15 red 15 white checkers, 2 red dice and 2 white dice and 1 doubling cube.

What does Gammon mean in backgammon?

gammon. noun (2) Definition of gammon (Entry 2 of 5) 1 archaic : backgammon. 2 : the winning of a backgammon game before the loser removes any men from the board.

What is the Jacoby rule in backgammon?

The “Jacoby rule”, named after Oswald Jacoby, allows gammons and backgammons to count for their respective double and triple values only if the cube has already been offered and accepted.