The first few moves of a game of backgammon, analyzed in detail. Starting with the opening move, Part 1 of this article aims mostly at teaching beginning and. The first moves of a backgammon game are the opening moves, collectively referred to as the There are no opening moves consisting of doubles, because at the start of the game, each player rolls one die. Whoever rolls higher moves first. Backgammon is a game for two players, played on a board consisting of The points are numbered for either player starting in that player's home board.