Learning the Game of Backgammon
Today we can consider backgammon as the most well loved board game online. People continue patronizing this game on some websites such as MSN game zone, Play 65.com, and a lot of other existing websites that offer this interesting online game. The easy access on this game of backgammon can be seen on almost all personal computers which are running the game on their MS Windows operating system under "Games" program group.
Backgammon game is probably the oldest game in the history of gaming . Another name for backgammon game then is the "Wee Battle", which was originated from Mesopotamia, (now known as Iraq) some 5000 years ago.
Playing backgammon game is so simple yet it requires some strategies and tactics in winning. Backgammon requires two players in playing. Each player has his own home board and outerboard and has also fifteen pieces in his possession. The backgammon board is pretty much the same as that of the chess board, only it has twenty four points. The main objective of the game is ove your pieces over the board and to "bear" the pieces off the board. The player that will be able to bear his pieces first wins the game. The pieces can be moved in only one direction, and depending on its color. The white colored pieces has to move clockwise while the black pieces will move counterclockwise. Prior to moving the pieces, the players will take their turns to roll the dice. The player who gets the highest number will be the first to move his piece.
In rolling the dice, the player can have two kinds of moves he can do with his pieces. For example, he rolled a dice which produces a two and a four. He can move his pieces six steps or take two pieces and move them separately, that is two steps and four steps correspondingly. Extra care should be taken if you are moving your pieces to a point wherein it has been occupied by your opponent. However, if you find only a single piece of your opponent to the point you are moving, then you can knock him off and place your piece on his spot.
Mastering the game of backgammon is much ideal in having regular practice game with your computer thru some online gaming site. After you get the hung of the game, then you can play with real opponents and then progress on to your game.