A basic game of backgammon is easy to set up, but it helps to understand the layout of the board and all of its parts before you start laying out your checkers. The triangles on the backgammon board are called points. The points are numbered for each one of the players starting in the player's home board. Backgammon is a game for two players, played on a board consisting of The points are numbered for either player starting in that player's home board. Cigarette, liquor and car companies began to sponsor tournaments and Hugh Hefner held backgammon parties at the Playboy Mansion. Sind die Felder 5 und 6 dagegen ebenfalls leer, so wird statt von der Vier ein Stein bordell pascha nächstkleineren besetzten Feld herausgenommen. The doubling cube is not a die to be rolled but rather a marker with the numbers 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64 inscribed on its sides, to denote the current stake. Thus, rolling a 6 permits the player to remove a checker from the six point. Recent computer analysis has offered more insight on opening plays, but the midgame is reached quickly.