This game was designed to be played outside with large squares chalked out in a row large enough for the players to step in but it was too wet and cold outside, so I modified it to the kitchen tabletop and used game men to represent people. In this game each player has two men which are put in the middle space of the playing area. A die is rolled and the player can choose whether to move his man forward toward his side of the board, or to send one of the other player's men back. It takes a lot of die rolling for this game, but they did not seem to mind. The object of the game is to get both of your men off the board first.
(See comments below for the rules to the outside/many players game.)