A game is won when either player bears off all of their men first. If the losing player has borne off at least one checker, the player wins the number of points or units at stake determined by the cube (or just 1 point if the cube was not used).
Gammon (Double Game)
A gammon occurs if the losing player has not borne off any of their checkers. In this case the player wins twice the amount indicated by the cube.
Backgammon (Triple Game)
A Backgammon occurs when the winner bears off all of their checkers before their opponent is able to bear off any AND still has checkers in their opponents home board or on the bar. In this case the winner gets three times the amount of points indicated by the cube.
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