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 is showed below:
Hypergammon is normally played using Jacoby rule. This rule states, that gammon or backgammon are not scored as such if neither player doubled during the course of the game.
All the other rules are as in regular Backgammon.