The game of long and short backgammon. You can create different initial position and alter key rules. The main objective of Backgammon is to move all of one's own checkers to the player's home and then remove them from the board. Players move their checkers in counter-clockwise directions. The first player who has removed all the checkers, wins. Long and short versions of backgammon have different starting positions of pieces and the rules of moves.