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DEAD DICE


Objective:

A game of chance where you try to attain the highest score in a given number of rounds.

Game type:

Passive. Little or no movement is required.

Players:

2 to 6 players

Needed:

Five dice and a dice cup

Rules:

Any player can start. Play moves clockwise. A game is not over until all five rounds have been played out by all players. The first player begins his turn by rolling all five dice. If among the five dice cast, there is neither a 2 nor a 5, he scores the sum of the faces of the five dice, and he rolls again. Any throw which yields either a 2 or a 5, or both, does not score. The 2's and the 5's are set aside, and the remaining dice are thrown. A player's turn continues until all the dice are "dead"; or in other words until all the dice have shown either a 2 or a 5. Thus, if a player rolls all 2's and 5's on his first turn, he does not score, and he does not cast again. The results of all casts which do not yield a 2 or a 5 are added to compute the total score for a player's turn. A sample turn might be as follows: First cast: 5-5-4-4-1 results no score. Two 5s are removed and the other three dice are rethrown. Second cast: 4-4-6 Score 14 points and recast all three dice. Third cast: 1-2-4 results in no score. Remove the 2 and recast two dice. Fourth cast: 1-5 results in no score. Remove the 5 and rethrow one die. Fifth cast: 3 Score 3 points and recast die. Sixth cast: 2 results in no score. This players turn is completed with a total score of 16 points.

How to win:

The game is played for five rounds. The player with the highest total at the end of five rounds is the winner.

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