How do you play easy backgammon?
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Why are backgammon sets so expensive?
Backgammon sets can be made from many different materials and the more expensive the material, the higher the overall cost. Also, craftsmanship on a handmade backgammon set can push the price into hundreds or thousands of pounds.
Do you roll again if you get doubles in backgammon?
To start the game, each player rolls one die, and the player with the higher number moves first using the numbers shown on both dice. If the players roll the same number, they must roll again. If a player rolls two of the same number, called doubles, that player must play each die twice.
Can you choose not to move in backgammon?
You must always use as many of your dice rolls as possible, even when doing so is not to your advantage. If only one legal move is available, you must take that move. If either move would be legal, but not both moves, you must use the higher number. If no legal move is available, you lose your turn.
How high can you stack in backgammon?
Thanks! In the official tournament rules there is no limit, but many regional variants restrict it to at most five checkers per point.
When can you not double in backgammon?
At any point during the game, a player who thinks he has a sufficient advantage may double the stakes. He can do this only at the beginning of his turn, before he has rolled the dice. When a double is offered, the opponent may refuse the double, in which case he resigns the game and forfeits the current stakes.
What is the third die for in backgammon?
The backgammon doubling cube resembles a regular die, but it is a little larger, and it has the numbers 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64 printed on its faces. The doubling cube keeps track of the current stakes of the game.
Can I play backgammon online with a friend?
Welcome to www.JustBackgammon.com and SimplyBG.com, where you choose your opponent and play backgammon online with friends. SimplyBG is dedicated and focused solely on the backgammon board game, no other games.