Description from the Publisher
Backgammon is 2-player game of skill, played on a unique board which is broken down into four quadrants, with each player having his Home and Outer quadrants, or Boards. Each quadrant consists of 6 black and white triangular points, making a total of 24 points across the entire playing board. The points are numbered 1-24 for each player, starting at the player's Home board (so that Point 1 for player A will be point 24 for player B and vice-versa). The board is also split vertically down the center by a partition, known as the Bar, which separates the home and outer boards.
Each player receives 15 checkers, colored either white or black, which are initially laid out across the board in the set starting position. In addition, players also have 2 regular playing dice and a special Doubling Cube, which is used to keep track of the stakes of the game.
The object of the game is for players to move their checkers around the board and into their respective Home boards and then to remove, or Bear, the pieces off the board. The first player to bear all 15 of his checkers off the board wins the game.