Backgammon Rules - Bearing Off

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 point.

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.

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