Gammon and Backgammon

In Backgammon rules there are three results in determining the final value point(s) won/lost. If:

  • Both players began the Bearing Off stage then the final value point is whatever the Backgammon Doubling Cube shows.
  • Gammon: When one player finishes Bearing Off all of his 15 checkers before the other player has succeeded in bearing off even one of his checkers. A Gammon results in the final value point being twice the amount the Backgammon Doubling Cube shows.
  • Backgammon: Worth triple the value shown on the Doubling Cube in standard Backgammon rules. This is when a player has removed all of the checkers while the other player still has checkers in the winners Home Board or on the Bar.

Learn more Optional Rules like the Jacoby Rule which has to do with Gammons and Backgammon final rulings.

Written by: Gary Tenaglia.

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