Each side of the board consists of 12 elongated triangles, called points. The pieces are placed on the board in a defined pattern show below at the start of the game.
The Home Board is that half of the board which includes both players' home areas. The below image shows the home area of the white player lightened, while the home area of the black player darkened on the given board setup.
The points are also numbered for reference. The image above shows the first six points numbered for white and black respectively. The home area of each player contains points 1 to 6. The 1 point for black is the same as the 24 point for white.