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.
OK, so you have your board and checkers. How do you get everything set up and ready to play? First, you have to arrange your 15 checkers in their proper .
Set up your backgammon board as in Diagram 1. Black (you) have moved all your checkers around the board from the white Inner Board, to your Inner Board. You are now about to start ‘bearing off’, i.e., taking your checkers off the board at the very end of the game; each checker bearing off in relation to the dice roll.