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Two elegant white cushions decorated with black stripes are lying on a carpet with red and green stripes. Two ladies are sitting on the cushions playing at tables.
The game they play is called ìseys, dos e asî (six, deuce and ace). The reason for this name is the peculiar starting position of the 15 men: One of the players has 8 men on the sixth point, 4 on the second and 3 on the ace point. The other players has 5 each on the remaining three points of the same table.
Both players are leading their men in the same direction around the board to bear them off in the table opposite of the starting table. As apparent from the illumination, three dice are used.
For a short account of the rules of ìseys, dos e asî, see the Period Games Homepage.