Backgammon is a classic two-player board game. You and your opponent take turns rolling a pair of dice and moving your sets of 15 pieces according to the dice rolls. If you remove all of your pieces from the board into your tray before your opponent does, you win.
To begin, the computer rolls one die for each player. Your die is the same color as your pieces. If your die rolls the higher number, this becomes your first roll.
Move one of your pieces forward the number of points indicated by one of the two dice. Then move either the same piece or another piece the number of points indicated by the remaining die. Use your mouse to click-and-drag a piece to its destination point. The two players move their pieces in opposite directions.
Now the other player clicks on "Roll Dice" and takes his or her turn . Players alternate in this manner.
Here's how you can move your pieces:
1. You may move to any empty point.
2. You may move to any point that your pieces already occupy, regardless of how many pieces are already there.
3. You may move to a "blot" - a point occupied by only one of your opponent's pieces - and, in doing so, remove this piece from the board and place it on the bar.
You may not move to any point occupied by more than one of your opponent's pieces.
After the first move, players take turns clicking on "Roll Dice" and move accordingly. If you roll doubles, you must make four moves of the number indicated on the dice. For example, on a 3-3 roll, you take four moves of 3. All numbers of a roll (or as many as possible) must be used if possible.
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