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The dice are played left to right. If you wish to reverse the order, click on the dice or hit "X." However, if you are moving from a point for which only the second die is a valid move, the dice will automatically reverse before the move is taken. Piece moves are made by either clicking on the point from which the piece is to be moved or by entering the point number of the point from which you are moving. Leading zeroes MUST be entered. If only the mouse is being used, the numbers of the points will not be displayed. As soon as a number key is hit, the numbers will appear. To enter from the bar, either click on the bar, or by hitting "B." If you are using the numerical pad, you must set the NumLock key. You will be reminded if you forget.
There are four buttons which will appear from time to time, labeled "Replay," "Retake," "Reject" and "Restart." The "Replay" button will allow you to view your opponent's last move again (and again and again...), if you push it at the start of your next move. The "Retake" button is used to take back a move and start it over. This can also be done from the keyboard by hitting "Esc," "N" or "R." "Reject," rejects a double which can also be done by hitting "R" or "N." Doubling is fone with the mouse by clicking on the cube or by hitting "D" from the keyboard. To accept a double, either click on the cube or hit "A" or "Y" on the keyboard. "Restart" will restart the game after first asking you if you are sure you wish to do this. Questions that can be answered "Yes" or "No" are answered by hitting "Y" or "N" on the keyboard.
Otherwise, the game is mostly self explanatory. Enjoy!