"MMan37x" <mma...@cs.com> wrote in message
Essentially the game is a race game of parallel movement (as opposed to the
contrary movement of backgammon).
Each player starts with 15 pieces on their respective ace-points, which are
diagonally opposite from each other. Hence White will start from bottom
left-hand corner point and final point of bear off will be Top right hand
Checker movement is governed by cast of two dice, and doublets are played
twice. A distinctive feature of Jacquet is that a player must have moved one
checker (known as the Postillon) into their fourth respective board quadrant
before the other checkers can start to move. Special rules for stacking
checkers on the board points are that neither player may have more than two
points of their entry table doubled simultaneously, and the player's
respecitive 12 point may not have more than two checkers stacked on it at
any one time.
At the bear-off stage a 'gammon' and 'backgammon' victory scores double
points and treble score is awarded if the winner did not construct a prime
during the game.
Other Jacquet rule variants include special treatment for doubles (similar
to Acey Ducey), for example a 6-6 enables six pips to be moved six times,
and 5-5 enables five pips to move five times and so on.
If you want to practice Jacquet, the Saitek Electronic Championship
Backgammon board is able to play Jacquet (in addition to regular backgammon
MMan37x wrote in message
'final point of bear off will be Top right hand