Backgammon Board Game

How To Play Backgammon

Backgammon Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

Play Time
30 MIN
Backgammon is a one of the oldest board games still around today with some of it origins dating back as far as 3000 BC. Some improvements have been made to create the game we know now.

Backgammon is typically a two player game where you try to move your men from point to point around the board until you have brought all of them to your inner table and eliminated them from the game. This can also be achieve by playing in teams with one player as the team captain moving and rolling the dice.

  • Was developed from games played by the Romans and Greeks 3000 years BC.
  • Around the 10th century AD the present Backgammon game board was designed.
The game Backgammon should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • Backgammon Should Include The Backgammon Game Board
  • 15 Men Each Of Two Colors
  • 2 Dice
  • Official Backgammon Rules And Instructions
How to Win
The object of the game of Backgammon is to move your men from point to point around the board until you have brought all of them to your inner table and eliminated them from the game.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Backgammon rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Backgammon. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Tim says:

I remember playing this game as a kid but we had no clue how to play and there were no rules (this was before the internet mind you). We always made up our own rules and just liked playing with the smooth circles on the nice wooden board. Funny thing is I still have no clue how to play.
Jodie says:

I have always like backgammon because of the nice wooden boards that can be made for it. I think they look really pretty. Some even have a place for the rules although I guess you could put them inside the game board.
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