Luck is the driving force behind dice games. Without luck on your side, you are seldom going to come out victorious in them. However, there is a role of probability in the dice games too and if you are adept at it then there is some hope for you still. So, if light entertainment is what you seek, then the following dice games are what you need.
Best Dice Games
Liar’s dice is a game which involves rolling of dice and concealing it under cups from the other players. Each player receives a set of 5 dice that he has to roll. After the dice have been rolled by all the participants they start making bids regarding the total number of dice having the same outcome, for instance, 7 twos, 3 sixes, etc. The aim of the game is to call the bluff of a person and challenging his bid. If the challenger guesses correctly that the bidder has gone for a higher bid and the number of dice having an outcome is lower than what he bid then the bidder will lose one of his dice. However, if the challenger is wrong and the bid is not high then he ends up losing a dice. The game continues on in this way until a single player remains with a dice and wins.
Players: 2 to 6
Time: 20 minutes per game
The video below tells you how to play Liar's Dice:
Yahtzee is another excellent dice game in which you get the chance to roll dice and score points. Each player gets to roll five dice thirteen times during a game. The game has a score sheet that has a total of thirteen boxes which are divided into two sections. In the upper section, there are six boxes corresponding to six face values of a dice. The scoring is done according to the number of dice having the same face value. For instance, if you roll three 2s in your five dice your score in the 2’s box would be 6. The lower section has a number of combination designed boxes and the scoring is done corresponding to each combination the box demands. For instance, there is a box that requires all five dice to have the same face value which gives you a total of 50 points. The player who has the most points at the end of thirteen turns wins.
Players: 1 and above
Time: 30 minutes per game
The video below tells you how to play Yahtzee:
Pass the Pigs
Pass the Pigs is a dice game, but instead of the dice, you are given pigs to roll. You have two rubber pigs each having a hole on one of its sides. The aim of the game is to score points by throwing the pigs. Scoring is done according to the landing position of the pigs. For instance, if the pig lands on its snout then you get 10 points, but if the pig lands lying on its side then you get 0 points. If both the pigs land on their sides with the spot facing upwards or downwards then you get a single point while if they both land on their snouts then you get 40 points. If the pigs land on top of one other then you will be out of the game and if the pigs touch in any way then your total score will be reset to zero. The first player to reach a predefined number of points wins the game.
Players: 2 to 6 players
Time: 30 minutes per game
The video below tells you how to play Pass the Pigs:
To Court the King
To Court the King is an entertaining dice game that involves not only luck but a bit of strategy as well. You are given three dice in the beginning and your aim is to win various character cards by rolling the dice. Each character card requires a different combination and gives you a unique power. Some of the characters allow you to roll more dice while some of them give you the chance to manipulate the rolled dice. If you roll 7 dice of the same value, you get the king and queen cards and then a final round begins where all the players get a chance to get the king card. The player who got the king card first will get to roll in the end again. The person who holds the king and queen cards at the end wins the game.
Players: 2 to 5
Time: 45 minutes per game
Can’t Stop is a great board game which involves rolling of dice. It consists of a board which has columns labeled from 2 to 12. Your aim is to reach the top of any three of these columns to win the game. You will have to begin from the bottom of each column and go up depending on the combinations you can roll with your dice. At each turn, you get to roll four dice and pair the outcomes into twos and place a neutral marker on the board in the column that corresponds to the total. For instance, if you roll a 1,3,3,6 then you can make pairs of 1, 3 and 3, 6 to get 4 and 9 respectively and place the marker in these columns. The game continues on this way and the player who reaches the top of three columns first wins.
Players: 2 to 4
Time: 45 minutes
The video below tells you how to play Can't Stop: