The aim of the game is to get all of your eight pieces to the charkoni(the central big square) before the opponent. To begin with the player and the opponent roll the dice once. The one with the highest score starts the game. Each throw of the dice the total score can be split up and distributed across the pieces. For instance, if 1, 3 and 4 is thrown, a player might choose to move one piece 8 squares or three pieces 1,3 and 4 squares respectively.