Remembering the Dice Number-Rolling Odds in Backgammon

By Chris Bray

Part of Backgammon For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Knowing how many ways you can roll any specific number naturally (the roll contains the desired number) or in combination is very useful in backgammon. The following table shows the chances that a roll contains or combines to the numbers from 1 to 12.

Number Chance of Rolling It
1 11
2 12
3 14
4 15
5 15
6 17
7 6
8 6
9 5
10 3
11 2
12 3
15 1
16 1
18 1
20 1
24 1