by: Mildred Pros
A game that is considered as one of the oldest board games,
was designed to beplayed by two players on a board with 24 narrow triangles which called the “
”. Along withthe triangles, the playing board also consists of playing pieces which are used by playersaccording to the roll of the dice. And if a player's pieces are all removed from the board, he/shewins the game. The game has many different variants and most of them are having the sametraits. Backgammon is an affiliate of the tables family which considered as one of the oldestclasses of board games in the world and also considered as one of the most exciting online casinogames. The objective of the game is to bring all your pieces into your own home quadrant andthen take them all. The player who first achieve the same goal wins.
The history of this game is very long and quite complicated because there are many differentinformation from different ancestors and contenders that even the origin of the name of the gameitself has not been settled yet. But the most accurate information about this game said thatbackgammon is believed to be the oldest game according to history. The origin of this game wasstarted 5000 years ago when it was played in Ur of the Chaldees in Mesopotamia (
Iran, Iraq, and Syria in present time
). The game have gone through a long journey from the Mesopotamian eraup to the present time. There have been many changes occurred before it became the game aswe know in today's time.
How To Play Backgammon
To begin, both players will throw a single die and the players who will have the highest rollnumber will play first.
The Roll of the dice will indicate how many points a player is to move his/her pieces. The checkerscan only be moved forwards. Meaning, they are only allowed to move towards their ownquadrants. The black and the white checkers are only allowed to move in opposite directionsaround the board. It's a clockwise and counter-clockwise move for both players.
More rules about the movement of the pieces:
A piece can be moved to any point which is vacant or to one that is occupied by no morethan one piece of your opponent. A point with two or more pieces of your opponent will beconsidered as a block for you.
The numbers on the two dice indicate different moves. For example, if a player rolls fourand two, he is allowed to move one piece 4 areas to an open point and another piece 2areas to an open point or he may move a single piece a total of six areas to an open point.
If you roll the dice and same number comes up on both, you can move your checkers