Three Or More


This game is simple, fun and popular. It also introduces a number of the concepts of more advanced dice games.

Three or More

Age: 5+

Addition (scoring)

5 dice
Paper and pencil to score
Printable score chart (optional)

How to play

The object of the game is to get 3 or more of a kind. The more that you get, the more you score. The player with the highest score after a fixed number of rounds (5 works well) is the winner.

Roll the dice. You must have 2 of a kind to continue playing. If you don'’t, write “0” for your score for this round and pass the dice to the next player.

If you rolled 3, 4 or 5 of a kind on that first roll, score as below:

3 of a kind = 3 points
4 of a kind = 6 points
5 of a kind = 12 points

If you rolled only 2 of a kind, you have one more turn to improve your score. Put those 2 dice aside and roll the others again. If you succeed, score as above. If you don’'t, you get no score this turn!

Using our simple score charts is a good idea for younger children. Older children can of course make do with a pencil and paper.

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