# How many playing pieces does each player have in the game backgammon?

## How many playing pieces does each player have in the game backgammon?

fifteen piecesBackgammon is one of the oldest known board games. Its history can be traced back nearly 5,000 years to archeological discoveries in Mesopotamia.. It is a two-player game where each player has fifteen pieces (checkers or men) that move between twenty-four triangles (points) according to the roll of two dice.

What are the playing pieces in backgammon called?

Most versions call for a Backgammon board, two dice, and fifteen each of black and white counters, which are typically called checkers.

Can you attack diagonally in Stratego?

All movable pieces, with the exception of the Scout, may move only one step to any adjacent space vertically or horizontally (but not diagonally). A piece may not move onto a space occupied by a like-color piece. Bomb and Flag pieces are not moveable.

### What is the board game they play on counterpart?

Hex is a strategy board game for two players played on a hexagonal grid, theoretically of any size and several possible shapes, but traditionally as an 11×11 rhombus. Players alternate placing markers or stones on unoccupied spaces in an attempt to link their opposite sides of the board in an unbroken chain.