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If this message appears, then your web browser does not run Java and you will not be able to play Motif backgammon.

 

Motif will say "Welcome to Motif Backgammon!" Click the "Ok" button. Then click the "Start a Game" button. Motif will roll the dice for both players. You are White and Motif is Red.

The player with the higher roll goes first. If Motif goes first, you will see a message saying "Motif is thinking... " and after a couple of seconds the red checkers will move to show the play Motif has chosen. Click "Ok" and then click "Roll Dice" to start your turn.


If you go first, move your white checkers according to the numbers showing on both dice. Move each checker by dragging it using your mouse. Once you satisfy the requirements of the roll, the "Ok" button becomes enabled. Click "Ok" to complete your turn, or click "Cancel" to change your play.

An alternative to dragging is to do a single click on the point that you want to move your checker to. This will move the nearest checker that can legally go to that point.