Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players in which the playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice. Players win by removing all of their pieces from the board.
Backgammon pieces are known variously as checkers, draughts, stones, men, counters or chips. The objective is to remove all of one's own checkers from the board before one's opponent can do the same. The checkers are scattered at first and may be blocked