The game is called Narde. It’s usually played in Russia on a backgammon board, with 15 checkers for each player.
And it’s played like backgammon except for the following rules:
1) Both players move in the same direction. Player 1 moves from 12 to 1, and then to 24 and from there to 13 and off the board. Player 2 moves from 24 to 13, and then to 12 and from there to 1 and off the board.
2) A point is already made with one checker on it. There is no hitting in narde.
3) Doubles are not special, if a player rolls any double he get to move the checker according to the roll twice and not 4 times.
Bearing off is exactly like in backgammon. A player must move his checkers if he is able to move them.
This is mostly a game of chance and the most important thing is not to get blocked in by a six-point prime.
For more on this game, google the word…and let me know what you think.