The correct stages of the backgammon board set up
Backgammon is regarded as the world's longest lasting and most popular board game. As a
game of skill, it has been played for more than a millennium in all corners of the globe.
Since the Internet's dramatic rise in popularity over the last few years, backgammon has
made a highly successful transition to the online media.
Internet programmers have pulled out all the stops to recreate as authentic playing
atmosphere and the rules of the game have remained the same. This why it is very important
to learn the correct stages in a backgammon board set up and adhere to them at all times.
The first stage is to make sure that the board is set up on a level and secure playing
surface. This has nothing to do with the rules or the backgammon board layout, more to
prevent the board toppling over during the game, which can be very annoying, especially as
the players may have to start again.
The first stage in a backgammon board set up is to make sure that you have the correct
amount of checkers. There are a total of 30 checkers in backgammon, in two colors.
The backgammon board is separated into twenty-four narrow triangles that are known as
points. Grouped into four quadrants of six triangles each, these triangles alternate in
color with each quadrant containing six points. These quadrants are referred to as home or
The next stage in a backgammon board layout is to ensure that each player begins the
game with fifteen checkers of a different color from his opponent. All that is then needed
is a pair of dice and dice cup to complete the backgammon board set up.