May I use a 6+4 in substitution of a double 5 to enter two pieces into play in Parchessi? Since I may use any combination which adds up to five to enter one piece and I am allowed to enter two pieces with a double 5, the rules been vague in this, It seems only logical that it may be allowed.


No. Each die is used in toto of itself. You cannot re-combine the pips in other combinations. As for the special case of entering, the rules are clear on this.

Pieces may only leave the nest with a roll of a five on a single die or the sum of the dice. A double five can be used to move two pieces from the nest simultaneously.

  • Thank you for the replay. As the rule stated: "...the sum of the dice." It is acceptable a 4-1 or a 3-2; to enter one piece. Therefore, it is the same math, a 6-4 to enter two pieces. Isn't it? Oct 26 '20 at 17:34
  • You can use one of the dice or both, but not part of a die (whether you add that part to the other die or not). A 6-4 allows one pawn to move 6 and the other 4, or one pawn to move 10. It won't allow one pawn to move 5, nor two pawns to move 5 each. Oct 26 '20 at 17:48
  • The sum may not me multiples of five to move peices from the nest. it may only be five.
    – npst
    Oct 28 '20 at 9:31

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