EQUIPMENT Board with 24 points (triangles) 30 stones (playing pieces – 15 each of two contrasting colours), two pair of dice (one for each player) and one doubling cube.
OBJECTIVE To move all fifteen stones into the inner table and then begin to bear off (removing stones from the inner table and off the board). The first player to bear off all fifteen stones wins.
TO BEGIN PLAY Set up the boards as shown in the diagram. Each player rolls one of the dice and the higher number goes first.
TO MOVE Each player moves by rolling the dice and then moving the total number shown. This is done either by moving the two stones (one for each number shown) or by moving one stone the total of the two numbers shown. A stone may be moved to any open point, any point already occupied by his own stones, or to a point occupied by only one of the opponents stones (see HITTING) A player may jump points occupied by opposing pieces. However, in the case that a player desires to move a single stone the total number shown, the player may do so only if the stone would not land on an opponent occupied point (see CLOSED POINT) When moved under either single number shown the drection of movement for white stones is from B1 to B12, then W1 to W12, then B12 to B1.
A player must use both number so if the roll is possible. If he can use either but not both, the higher number must be used. If this is not possible, or neither number can be used, the turn passes to the opponent.
CLOSED POINT A point occupied by two or more opposing stones is a closed point, your stone cannot be move to a closed point.