How do I set up a backgammon game?
To start the game, each player throws a single die. This determines both the player to go first and the numbers to be played. If equal numbers come up, then both players roll again until they roll different numbers.
How do you lay out a backgammon board?
In a game of standard backgammon, you should put five of your checkers in your opponent’s outer quadrant. More specifically, these checkers go on your 13-point, on the rightmost edge of your opponent’s side. Choose another answer! Actually, you start with checkers in all four quadrants.
Why is backgammon set up the way it is?
They are set up that way to balance the board. No matter how you are set up, you have half of your pieces on one side of the board, and half on the other side. Second, pieces are set up so that on the start they are always within one roll of each other.
Is Backgammon easy to learn?
very easy to teach and learn the rules. Very difficult to master. It’s nice though, unlike most classics it works well between a novice and more experienced player still as the novice tends to still win sometimes unlike games like chess. It’s best though played over say a 7-point series using the doubling cube.