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backgammonclick to hear

Game of strategy in which two players move checkers around a board; players try to collect and bear them off while preventing the opponent’s checkers from moving.
backgammon checkers runner bar white point die dice cup inner table outer table red doubling die

checkers click to hear

Each of the counters used to play; the checkers are moved from one point to the next based on the number of pips shown on the dice.

runner click to hear

One of two checkers belonging to a player placed at the start of the game on the opponent’s inner table; it must leave that position before any other checkers of the same color can be moved.

bar click to hear

Line that divides the board’s inner and outer tables; the checkers hit by the opposing player are placed on it.

white click to hear

White checkers that belong to one player.

point click to hear

Each of the spaces on which the checkers are placed.

die click to hear

One of the two small cubes marked on each side with one to six pips; the checker moves the same number of points as the number rolled.

dice cup click to hear

Container used to shake and throw the dice.

inner table click to hear

Table that a player’s checkers must enter before they can be borne off; the player who first bears off all his or her checkers wins the game.

outer table click to hear

Area with 12 points that the checkers must move across to reach the inner table; opponents move in opposite directions.

red click to hear

Red checkers that belong to one player.

doubling die click to hear

Die used to increase the game’s stakes.