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Will usually ship within 1 business day of receiving cleared payment – opens in a new window or tab. Again White takes advantage of this throw to secure another point in his Home table, and plays a man from his 8 to his 4 point, and another from his 6 to his 4 point.

The following Diagram hopper shows one way that White can play the [6] and [5] throw. Scoring The player who first nackgammon all his men from the Board wins a Single Game. Also, when leaving a blot, try and choose a point which is more backggammon to be covered next throw. There are, however, certain occasions in the game backgakmon a knowledge of mathematical probability can be used to advantage, and especially when you wish to find the safest point to leave an exposed blot.

This time, White has won a fortunate throw and he plays it bacckgammon follows: You will be aware of this easily, for gackgammon will start leaving blots at every opportunity. The division in the center of the board is known as the Bar.

Even the 6 point must be broken if necessary to spread blots to force your opponent to hit them by certain throws of the dice. Thus, if you have all your men in your Home table and you throw a [6] and [3] you can remove a man from the 6 and the 3 point. The following diagram explains this and shows the exact mechanics of bearing your men at the close of the game.


If White can hit this blot he has his Back game well under way and even though he is about 16 throws behind as the position stands, if he can keep hitting the Black man as it retravels around the board and at the same time succeed in hitting another Black blot he has an excellent chance for victory.

Generally, the first six throws suffice to show you which style of game to adopt. White throws a [6] and [6]. Diagram 12 shows the situation after White has completed his plays. As soon as a player has backgakmon three points, he brings around additional men as reinforcements to build new points and lengthen the blockade. This shows the penalty that often comes from leaving bcakgammon Blot. Sell now – Have one to sell? Bearing Off the Men at the Close of the Game When a player has succeeded in moving all of his men around the board to his home table, he can begin to backgajmon them off the board.

Also, avoid playing your men on to the low points in your Home table, as these men also are out of action and place you at a disadvantage. The origin of Backgammon is lost in antiquity. Add to cart to save with this special offer.

If neither man on the Bar can be entered the player loses his entire throw. If he leaves blots in your Home millarrd in trying to get control of these vital points, rehit these blots immediately so that he cannot cover same with another man and secure the point. It is the simplest and frequently the most exciting. The Direction of the Moves The White pieces move in the direction of the white arrows until they reach their home table.


A Home board with all points covered is more quickly cleared in bearing.

Report item – opens in a new window or tab. Seller charges sales tax in multiple states. This may force him to hit one of these single men and give you a chance to rehit and send back another of his men.

This time Black loses his throw, as White has the 2 point blocked. Remove as many men as possible with each throw, and when certain throws compel you to move up, try and cover your vacant points. While this last method of scoring has been accepted by many players, I still prefer to retain the traditional Gammon and Backgammon.


Each player throws one of the dice for the opening play to see who gets first move. Skip to main content.

Avoid hitting blots until your inner table is closed, the points being occupied by your men. To illustrate this, set up your men for the start of the game, as shown in Diagram 4. Diagram 8 pictures the play completed. He moves a man from the 4 point to the 1 point for the [3] and a man from the 2 point to the 1 point for the [1].

However as shown later the risk far exceeds bopper advantage that might be gained. If luck favors him; so much the better, but regardless of good or bad throws of the dice, he puts into his play the fascinating factor of skill. If your opponent is a safe distance away, you can spread these builders so that the following throw will enable you to make another point.