• Fadi “F. J.” Bejjani currently works as the director of clinical
research with American CryoStem, LLC in Eatontown, New
Jersey. When he is not working, Fadi Bejjani enjoys spending
time with his children, playing games such as backgammon.
A backgammon board unfolds into two adjoining rectangles.
Each player’s side of the board is separated by a bar into the
outerboard on one side and the player’s home board on the
opposite side. All four sections of the board feature six
triangles of alternating colors, for a total of 24 triangles. The
points of these triangles are numbered based off of the
respective player’s home board. The outermost point for one
player is numbered 24, while the same point marks the first
point for the second player. The objective of the game is to
move all 15 game pieces around the board and home.
• To move a piece, players each roll a single die. The
player with the higher roll moves first and follows
the number on his or her initial roll. From that point
forward, the players alternate rolling two dice. The
number on each die represents a separate move. For
example, an individual who rolls a 2 and a 6 can
move one piece two points and another piece six
points. Pieces can only come to rest on an open
point. A player can use both rolls on a single piece,
but both the first and final resting points must be
open. If a player rolls doubles, that player can use
the number rolled on four pieces or four total times.