All it takes is a game of 10,000 Dice…
The Dad showed his true stripes during a family game night recently.
To have your own fun, you can play a game of 10,ooo with your family.
1’s and 5’s, or any three dice of a kind rolled together are what you try to roll and keep. Roll a score of 1000 to get on the board. (We actually gave this up and had everyone get a minimum of 500 because it was taking too long!)
Scoring goes like this:
- Each 1 =100
- Each 5 = 50
- Three 2’s= 200
- Three 3’s= 300
- Three 4’s= 400
- Three 5’s= 500
- Three 6’s= 600
- Three 7’s= 700
- Three 8’s= 800
- Three 9’s= 900
Each additional die of a kind doubles the score, so if you roll four 4’s, you get 400 x 2= 800 points. Five 4’s would be 1600 because it would double the score again. The player has the option to stop at any time and keep his/her points, or keep rolling until they lose them. This is where you find your greedy family members! My husband threw away 1300 points TWICE in his drive to keep rolling for more!
Roll until you no longer get a 1, 5, or three dice of a kind at once.
When this happens you’ve lost everything. Stop when you feel you have enough or when you don’t wish to risk another roll. You can swap dice out. For example: If I have two 1’s and a 5 (250), I will probably pull the 5 back in with my other three dice and roll it with them. When you’ve rolled all the dice with points, you will re-roll all six to continue adding points (or stop and save yourself!) I’m always trying for 1’s or three of a kind if I can. I play pretty conservatively. (And I won that game above.)
If you really want to have it all together, you could buy the game all boxed up with dice, a dice cup and score sheets.