Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
In the first part of the video, Vic Morawski shows some basic Backgammon techniques, rules and moves, such as movement of ...
the checkers in backgammon
Tags:Movement of the Checkers in Backgammon, Part 1,back game,backgammon,bear off,blitz,board game,dice,gammon,monkeysee,movement of the checkers in backgamon,part 1,priming,running game,vic morawski
Grab video code:
Hi, I am Vic and we're introducing you to the game of Backgammon. Now, we would like to look at some of the rules that govern in checker movement in the game. Now, how is movement done. Well, movement is as you can probably guess by dice rolls. A game of backgammon begins with each player putting only one die in their dice cup and throwing it and here white would through a die as well, only a single die. Now, if they happen to roll the same number, they just roll again, although there are special gambling situations where that doubles the stakes, but we're not going to get into what is called Automatic Doubles. In a normal game you just roll again until the numbers are different and here blue wins the first roll and blue must play whatever those two numbers are and that roll like that is most often played like this. By the way, if you're new, you will probably not move your checkers like this, you will probably count a little bit. Don't worry about that, everyone who is new to the game and kind of counting out their checkers as they move them, you will get better and you will get faster as you play the game more. Okay, so we've talked about the object of the game. Now, you can see then, that because the player who gets his or her checkers off first, wins the game. It is more or less a racing game, both sides are racing to get their checkers, all of them off the board before the other side. But there are two things about Backgammon that make it more than just a race. One thing happens when there is only a single checker on a point and the other happens when there are two checkers on a point. A single checker on a point has a name in Backgammon, it's called a blot and if I move such that I leave a single checker on a point, that's called leaving a blot on this point. Now, no two checkers of opposing colors can ever occupy the same point. So, if you happen to roll a number that hits a checker of the opposite color, you send it back to the beginning and it is literally placed on the bar. That's what happens when there is only one checker on a point. Now, in Backgammon a player can move on any points that are open but have no checkers on it, but the second important thing that keeps Backgammon from being just a race is that players are blocked from moving numbers where their opponents have two or more checkers on a point. So this is very important aspect of the game. You can block your opponent if you have two or more checkers on a point. Now, notice there are more checkers than two, that you start out with. You can also give yourself safe spots to land if you have more than two checkers on a point. White cannot send any of these checkers back.