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