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Backgammon Setup


The game of Backgammon is meant for two players and it is played on a board which consists of 24 triangles called “Points”. The narrow triangles are grouped into 6 triangles in each quadrant of the board. There are 4 quadrants on the board, 2 on each side and the triangles alternate in color (to help with the counting of the moves).

The quadrants are referred to as a player's home board (the quadrant that is on your right) and outer board (the quadrant that is on your left), and the opponent's home board and outer board. The home and outer boards are separated from each other by the seam of the board which goes down the center of the board called the bar.

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Each of the points (the narrow triangles) are numbered for each player starting in that player's home board. The point starting from the right corner of the home board is the one point and the point directly opposite to the one point is the twenty-four point, which is also the opponent's one point.


Each player has fifteen men of his own color. The starting position of the men is as follows: two on each player's twenty-four point, five on each player's thirteen point, three on each player's eight point, and five on each player's six point.


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