Once a player has moved all of their 15 stones
into their home board, they can begin bearing off.
To bear off a stone the player must roll
a number that corresponds to the point on which the stone
resides when the number matches the point, then the stone
is removed from the board.
If there is no stone on the point indicated
by the roll, the player must make a legal move using a stone
on a higher-numbered point.
If there are no stones on the higher-numbered
points, the player can remove a stone from the next highest
If a player can make a legal move, they
are not obligated to remove a stone providing the move is
made. If a stone is hit during bearing off, the player must
bring that backgammon stone back again to their home board
before continuing to bear the stones off.