This version of backgammon is very popular in Great Britain and has been the most common one played since 1970.
The differences between Old English and classic backgammon are: You do not have to move checkers according to both dice. If you prefer, only move checkers using one of the dice. You cannot have more than five checkers on any one position
The doubling cube is not used. The winner gets 1 point. All the other rules are identical to backgammon.