The triangles on the board are called points. This is point 1 and this is point 24, my goal is to get the checkers from point 24 to point 1 and then bear them off, that is how you win the game.
This is how you setup the backgammon board for an opening position. I am playing the white checkers, five on point 6, three on point 8, five on point 15 and the last two on point 24. My partner does exactly the opposite. Now you are ready to roll. Next step how to play backgammon.