How to play backgammon. How to set up a backgammon board. Starting position. Object of the game. Scoring in backgammon. Doubling cube. Gammons and Backgammon FAQ: Basic Rules · Different Ways of Playing · Doubling Cube. Set up your backgammon board as in Diagram 1. Black (you) have moved all your checkers around the board from the white Inner Board, to your Inner Board. Learn how to set up a backgammon board in this free how-to video lesson on how to play backgammon.