Wednesday, 23 March 2011

An Easy Game of Dice...!

Our Version of PIG
(not sure why it is called that!)

An Easy Game of Dice - Best with 2,
but can be played with up to four players.

You will need... 2 Dice, Paper and pen for scoring.

Goal... Be the first player to reach 100 points.

How to Play... Each player in turn throws the two dice together. He has three throws. He adds his points together as he goes.
If a 1 is rolled, that player's turn ends and no points are earned. If after one or two throws he decides to "hold" (rather than risk a 1 on his next throw and losing all his points) he keeps his score and passes the dice onto the next player.

Scoring Examples...

Example 1: Peter rolls a 3 and a 4 and decides to continue. He then rolls a 6 and a 1. Because he rolled a 1, Peter's turn ends and he earns 0 points.

Example 2: Jack rolls a 6 and a 2 and decides to continue. He then rolls a 6 and a 5 and decides to "hold". Jack scores 19 points.

Example 3: Mike rolls a 2 and a 3 and decides to continue. He then rolls a 4 and a 2 and carries on to his third throw of a 4 and a 3. He scores 18 points.

NOTE: If a double is thrown then the player doubles that amount. Eg a double 4 will be 8 x 2 = 16 points, a double 6 will be 12 x 2 = 24 points.

If a double 1 is thrown then the player gets 25 points for that throw. Only a single 1 will end the players turn.

When a player reaches a total of 100 or more points, the game ends and that player is the winner...!


  1. I used to play pig(!). If I can recall you throw 2 pigs and they have to land in different positions to score points. So they have to land on their snouts, ears etc. Word of warning, make sure you do not play with real pigs as the farmer may get annoyed!!

  2. Oh thanks - so that is why it is called Pig! Promise only to play with Dice...!! Nancy