1. Any number of players may play. The game opens with everyone placing his sticks in a pile. One man is chosen to ensure that all the stakes were of equal value.
  2. The game is played in a series of four rounds: the first play uses the small shells as dice, the second uses the prune pits, the third uses the wooden chip, and the last round is played with the bear claws.
  3. One man begins the game by placing the first set of dice in the cup, shaking them and spilling them before him.
  4. The points are scored according to how the dice fall:
  1. Each player takes one turn at each play; the dice are then passed to the person on the right.
  2. The person with the most tallies at the end of the four plays wins the game.

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