The aim of the game is the same as in Backgammon: to move all your men into your home board and then bear them off.
The starting position and play direction are shown below:
Each player has all of his men on the same point called head.
Both players move around the board in the same direction, counterclockwise.
The roll of the dice indicates how many points the player can move forward. Doublets are used twice as usual.
A player may move only one man from the initial point (head) per roll. The only exception is that if his first roll is the doublet 6-6, 4-4 or 3-3, he's allowed to move two men off his head.
A man can be moved only to a point that is not occupied by opposing men. There is no hitting in the game. A point is already blocked with one man on it.
Six men in sequence are known as a prime. There is one restriction on building primes. A player may build it only if there is at least one opponent's man behind his prime.