To start the classic game and exit your base throw six with the dice, or if you can't, just wait for three turns and you will be able to join the game. Once you are out, the dice define your destiny - the number you throw is how many positions forward you move your figure.
If you throw six and still have a pawn in your base, you can either get it out of there and onto the board, or move another figure - in both cases you are awarded an additional bonus throw of the dice. If an opponent's figure lands on your pawn, you have to return to the base and start all over again. If that happens, remember - don't get angry! As the classic rules state - the winner is the player who successfully gathers all his pawns at the end of the board.