Objective of Acey Deucey
Two players compete over a board with twenty-four positions or "points", with fifteen checkers each. Movement of the checkers is controlled by the throw of two dice, each player throwing once in turn except for a roll of a double or 1 and 2 "Acey Deucey". Checkers are moved by the players as per the throw. The player who bears off all their checkers first wins.
History of Acey Deucey
In the course of the thousands of years that Backgammon has been played, it is hardly surprising that a number of different variants have been developed. One of the most popular of these variants is the game of Acey deucey. There is also a card game called Acey Deucey.
Acey deucey also shares the same objective as regular backgammon with each player aiming to be the first one to bring all their checkers into their home section and then bear them off the board. However, despite this similarity in the game’s objective and in the game equipment, there are quite a few significant differences that help explain the attraction of playing Acey deucey to its devotees.
Those who are new to Acey deucey but familiar with the international version of backgammon will notice a major difference in the opening of the game. In Acey deucey the game commences with each player’s checkers off the board.
Although the majority of rules are shared with standard backgammon, there are some Acey deucey specific rules that add a very distinctive flavor to this game. When trying to explain the attraction of playing Acey deucey, the greater speed and excitement promoted by its unique rules are high on the list of factors drawing people to this game.
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