Backgammon set up for enjoyable play
The next time you see a group of people huddled around a game of backgammon, and would
like to find out what they are getting so excited about, you should take time to learn
about the game. One of the first things you can learn would be how to perform the correct
backgammon set up.
The backgammon board set up would understandably appear very strange to the casual
observer, with its large triangles marked out and checkers either stacked up or going off
in different directions. However even the most novice of players, with even the simplest
understanding of the game, should be able to grasp how a backgammon board is laid out for
enjoyable play, as well as all the intricacies and tactics required to win a game or
The backgammon board is separated into 24 narrow triangles known as points, with the
triangles separated into four quadrants. The two halves of the board are separated by a
divider bar, which, although it may not appear so from the outset, plays a strategic role
in the game.
If the casual observer expects to find a form of standardization in the backgammon
board's set up, then they will be in for a surprise, pleasant or not. The thing is that in
the backgammon set up that there are no standard colors, sizes and finishes, and players
can play on a customized board in a variety of colors or finishes.
If you look upon the backgammon board as a playing field, a gladiator's arena or a
battlefield, where an intricate struggle of strategy and guile is taking place, then you
can begin to understand the importance of the backgammon set up as the launching pad for a
battle of wit and skill.