game. I cover the end game in Chapters 9 to Choosing among the Different of games (best of three, for example) or period of time (games won in an hour. Backgammon is a game for two players, played on a board consisting of Any time a player has one or more checkers on the bar, his first obligation is to enter. Backgammon is the oldest game of all time, preceding the game of chess by at least 3, years. It is the perfect blend of luck and skill, with plenty of strategy. A checker is entered by moving it to an open point corresponding to one of the numbers on the rolled dice. In the early s, Backgammon exploded! Any time a player has one or more checkers on the bar, his first obligation is to enter those checker s into the opposing home board. Movement of the Checkers To start the game, each player throws a single die. Then came the 's when the game became hugely popular. The roll of is given special consideration, allowing the player, after moving the 1 and the 2, to select any desired doubles .