You'll be sure to find a difficulty you feel comfortable playing, whether you are a beginner or seasoned backgammon player. Options only on Backgammon include doubling cube, highlights, match points, and chip color! This backgammon site even remembers your preferences every time you come back so you'll be set to play immediately!
The gameplay on Backgammon is seamless and you'll quickly become addicted to the beautiful artwork and perfect puzzle game. Backgammon is a popular ancient board game. It is played with two players lucky you, we have a computer player to enjoy!
The object of backgammon is to move all your checkers around the board in a clockwise motion and ultimately bear off the checkers from the board.
The first player to remove all their checkers is the winner. Alternate turns with your opponent moving checkers toward your home in the upper right hand quadrant of the backgammon board.
Move checkers by rolling the dice. The numbers on the dice refer to how many spaces you may move with one or more checkers. Highlights show you where the checkers can possibly move. If you roll doubles, you get to move each die twice, concluding in four moves for that turn. You may move your checkers onto any Point so long as it is occupied by your checkers, is empty, or has 1 opponent checker.
You may not move your checkers onto a Point with two or more opponent checkers. If you land on a Point with one opponent checker, you knock the opponent's checker off the board and send it back to the beginning.
The opponent must now roll and move into an empty spot in your home territory to get that checker back into gameplay. They may not move any other checkers until that knocked off checker is returned. Leaving your checkers open with only one on a point leaves them open to be knocked off by your opponent as well!
Once you move all your checkers into the upper right quadrant in the single player backgammon game , you may start bearing off. This means you can place your checkers into the slot on the right, removing them from the board.
If you're not sure how to do that, click here for instructions. Congratulations, you have unlocked a new feature on the site! You can now make your own opponents, with custom names and faces. Click the link below to get started:. You can also change them later, by opening the Options dialog and clicking 'Customize opponents' there. Backgammon is one of the oldest known boardgames.
The object of the game is to move your pieces along the board's triangles and off the board before your opponent does. There are a few different ways that this game is played.
In this version your pieces move counterclockwise from the upper right, while your opponent's move clockwise from the bottom right. You can change the direction of play in Options if you prefer going from bottom right to top right.
Additionally, the game is sometimes played in rounds with a scoring system deciding the eventual winner. In this version, each round is its own game, with no point scoring involved.
Your opponent bears off when their pieces are all in the upper right section of the board. The player who manages to bear off all their pieces first is the winner. When a player wins before their opponent has borne any pieces off. When a player wins before their opponent has borne any pieces off, and still has at least one piece left either in their first quadrant or on the bar.
Backgammon is the 28th game we make here at CardGames. It's been requested a lot over the years, but the main reason it was never created was the custom graphics needed for it. Well, finally we did it!