from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The single spot on a card or die; also, the side of a die that has but one spot.
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When your adversary is bearing his men, and you have two men in his table, say, on his ace-point, and several men in the outer table, it is to your advantage to leave one man on the ace-point, because it prevents his bearing his men to the greatest advantage, and gives you the chance of his leaving a blot.
Five, six: move a man from your adversary's ace-point as far as he will go.
In entering a man which it is to your adversary's advantage to hit, leave the blot upon the lowest point you can, _e. g._ ace-point in preference to deuce-point.
Four, five and four, six: carry a man from your adversary's ace-point as far as he will go.
The points in the home tables count for this purpose as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, beginning from the ace-point.
But white cannot move a man for five from the black's ace-point, because the six-point in that table is blocked.
Trey, six: bring a man from your adversary's ace-point as far as he will go.