INSTRUCTIONS Cardinal Industries Inc.® LIC, NY 11101 Made in China. www.cardinalgames.com. 1- Chess Players: 2 Equipment: Chess Board, 32 Chess Pieces, each player takes 16 of the same color Object: To checkmate or trap the opponent’s King. Set-Up: Each player has 16 pieces arranged on each end of the board as follows: First Row - Rook, Knight, Bishop, Queen, King, Bishop, Knight, Rook Second Row - 8 Pawns. The board has 64 squares, just like a checkerboard. Make sure it is placed so that a white square is always at the right hand of each player. Note: Queen is always placed on a square of her own colour. To Play: 1. White is always the first to move. 2. Players alternate turns, one move at a time. 3. If a player lands on an occupied square he or she captures the piece on the square. A player doesn’t have to capture, but if he or she does, the captured piece is removed from the board 4. Only the Knight can jump over other pieces. The King: The King is the all-important piece. He moves only one square at a time in any direction – forward, backward, sideways or diagonally. The King can capture any enemy piece that is undefended, whereas he himself is not subject to capture. He must not at any time move into a “check” that is controlled by the opponent. The King must always stay at least one square away from the opposing King. Both Kings always remain on the board. The Queen: Like the King, the Queen can move forward, backward, sideways or diagonally in a straight line. She can move any number of squares, provided there is no obstructing piece in her path. She may capture an enemy piece by removing the captured piece and occupying the vacated square. The Rook: The Rook is next in power to the Queen, and it moves forward, backward, or sideways (but not diagonally) any number of squares in a straight line, provided there is no obstruction. The Rook captures by taking the space of the piece it is capturing. The Rook is also used in “castling.” The Bishop: The Bishop moves only diagonally, either forward or backward and any number of squares in a straight line, provided there is no obstruction. The Bishop captures on the diagonal. The Knight: The Knight moves in a very special way: either he goes forward one square and then one square diagonally to the right or left, or he goes immediately to a diagonally right or left square, and then forward one square (this move forms an “L”). The Knight is the only piece that can leap over obstructing pieces. The Knight captures in the same way as the other pieces. When a Knight leaves his square he always lands on a square of the opposite colour. The Pawn: The Pawn moves forward only (never backward). On its first move it may go either one or two squares. After that it may move only one square at a time, capturing like the Bishop on a diagonal. When any Pawn arrives at the last square of the opposite side, the player may substitute for it any other piece except the King. As the game’s end nears, the Pawns become increasingly valuable. Castling: Each player has the privilege of “castling” once in the game. Castling is the moving of the King two squares to his right or left toward the Rook and then placing the Rook on the square on the other side of the King. A player may castle subject to the following restrictions: 1. The King must not be in check. 2. He must not pass over or land on a square commanded by a hostile chess piece. 3. Neither King nor Rook must have been previously moved. 4. No piece may intervene between the King and the Rook. 2 23 Check: The King is in check when he is attacked by one of the opponent’s pieces. His capture is not permissible.Player making check must say “check” when attacking opponent’s King. Now the opponent must do one of three things: 1. The King must move out of check. 2. The hostile piece that checks must be captured. 3. A piece must be placed between King and attacking piece. Checkmate: This means the King has been captured. Because the object of the game is the capture of the opponent’s King, the game is lost if none of the above three moves can be made. The “check” then turns into a “checkmate.” To Win: To achieve checkmate. 2- Checkers Players: 2 Equipment: Checker Board, 24 Checker Pieces, each player takes 12 of the same color Object of the Game: To capture and remove the opponent’s checkers from the game board. Game Play: Each player selects a checker color and places their twelve (12)playing pieces on alternate squares of the first three (3) rows on the game board. Both players must place their checkers on the same color squares. Each player moves a checker, in turn.. To remove the opponent’s checker from the board, the player must jump that piece. To jump an opponent’s piece, the jumping checker passes over the checker to be captured in a diagonal direction and must land on a square that is vacant. All moves must be made in a diagonal fashion and must always be moved to the same color square. Double and triple jumps may be made in the same sequence as long as vacant squares exist in any forward diagonal direction. When a player’s checker reaches the opponent’s last row on the other side of the game board – this checker becomes a "King". It becomes a "King" by having another checker (of the same color) placed on top of it. A "King" may move both forward as well as backward on the game board in a diagonal direction. 3-Chinese Checkers Players: 2-6 Equipment: Chinese Checkers Board, 60 Pawns, each player takes 10 of the same color Object of the Game: To gain control of the star point directly opposite the player. Game Play: Each player selects a playing piece color and then places ten (10) playing pieces into the holes in their home base. Each player’s home base is the star point that is directly in front of him or her. Each piece is moved by placing a playing piece in an adjacent hole or by jumping another playing piece. Only one (1) move may be made at a time, except when jumping; at that time any number of jumps may be made. This can include straight-line jumps or zigzag jumps. At no time are any playing pieces to be removed from the playing board. Eventually, all playing pieces must be moved regardless as to whether a player wants to block another player’s move. Players may jump their own playing pieces as well as their opponent’s. 4-Backgammon Players: 2 Equipment: Backgammon Board, 30 Checker Pieces, each player takes 15 of the same color Object of the Game: To be the first player to remove their playing pieces from the game board. Board Set Up: See diagram. Each player has fifteen(15) playing pieces . Game Play: Each player casts a single die to determine who has the first move. High roll between the two players goes first – with this initial throw of the dice being the first move of the game. Any doubles requires a new throw of the dice. a) Moving Playing Pieces: Numbers on both dice must be played if possible. The same playing piece may be moved for both 22 3 numbers, but the two numbers cannot be added and played as one move. Two different pieces may also be moved according to the numbers shown on the individual die. There is no limit to the number of men of the same player can place on one point. A point with two or more men is blocked against an opponent, although it may be jumped. When a player cannot move because of blocked points, they lose a turn. If a player throws doubles on their dice, they can move four (4) playing pieces one move the number shown on the dice, two (2) playing pieces two moves the number shown on the dice, or one (1) playing piece four moves the number shown on the dice. b) Hitting an Opponent’s Playing Piece: A single playing piece is not protected and is open to be hit. If the opponent’s dice allows the hitting of their opponent’s playing piece, this piece is sent to the center bar. This playing piece must start over and can only re-enter the board in the opponent’s inner table and cannot enter on a blocked point. Two (2) or more playing pieces may be hit in one play. c) Bearing Off: When either player succeeds in moving all of their playing pieces in to their own inner table, they may start to bear off (remove pieces from the board). The player can remove these pieces from points that correspond to the number shown on the thrown dice. Player may either move their playing pieces or take them off of the game board. When throwing a number that is higher than any point covered, a playing piece from the next highest point may be removed. A playing piece may not be removed if the point indicated is vacant and there is a playing piece on a higher counting point. If, while bearing off, a playing piece is hit, that playing piece must go back to the center bar and re-enter the game in the usual way. That playing piece must then travel all around the game board back to their own inner table before any more playing pieces can be removed from the game board. 5-Solitaire Players: 1 Equipment: Soltaire Board, 32 Checker Pieces Object of the Game: To remove all the playing pieces from the game board except for a single playing piece. The single playing piece is to be left in the game board center. Game Play: Game is to be played by one player. To begin the game, place all of the playing pieces on the game board – leaving the center space open. Playing pieces are to be moved by jumping over adjoining pieces into a vacant space. The playing piece that is jumped is removed from the game board. The playing pieces may only be moved vertically or horizontally but never in a diagonal direction. 6-Pachisi Players: 2-4 Equipment: Pachisi Board, 2 Dice, 16 Pawns, each player takes 4 of the same color Object of the Game: To be the first player to move all four (4) playing pieces from their entry point to their HOME. Game Play: Each player selects four (4) playing pieces of the same color and places them in their starting area (red enter, blue enter, etc…) The game board should be positioned so that each player’s "enter" space is at their right hand. Each player then rolls the dice and the highest number goes first. Play then continues on passing to the left. a) To enter a Playing Piece: A player may enter a playing piece only if they throw a total of five (5) with the two dice or if one of the two dice shows a five (5). For every five (5) thrown, the player must enter a playing piece. If a double five (5) is thrown the player must enter two (2) playing pieces. b) After a Playing Piece Has Entered: If one die shows a five (5) and the other die a different number, another playing piece is entered (using the 5), and a playing piece already on the board moves the number of spaces indicated by the other die. Once a playing piece has entered, it can be moved the number of spaces that match the number shown on the dice. Should a player not be able to use the total shown on the dice, they may use the number shown on one of them. During the game, a player may not have more than two (2) of his/her playing pieces occupying the same space. c) When All Playing Pieces (4) Are in Play: If a player throws the dice and gets "doubles", he/she may move any combination of his/her playing pieces the number of spaces indicated on the dice. One (1) playing piece may use all the spaces, or the number may be divided by 4, 3 or 2. Any time a player throws "doubles", they are allowed another turn. d) Capturing an Opponent’s Playing Piece: If in his/her turn, a player’s playing piece lands (by exact count) on a space occupied by another player’s playing piece, that opponent’s piece is "captured" and sent back to its starting corner. It then must re-enter the board as noted above. The player who makes the capture may either throw the 4 21 dice again or move any one (1) of their playing pieces ten (10) spaces. When a playing piece is on its home path, it cannot be captured. No opponent may enter any home path except its’ own. If two (2) playing pieces of the same color rest on the same space anywhere on the board, they cannot be passed by any player, regardless of color. The player whose pieces are blocking the path may keep them there as long as they can move another playing piece. Once the "block" is broken, the two (2)-playing pieces may not travel together; they must be on different spaces at the end of the move. Should a "block" occupy an entry space, it will prevent any playing pieces from entering the path. e) Going Home: The home space may only be entered by an exact throw of the dice. For every playing piece moved into HOME, that player is given a bonus of ten (10) spaces, which must be used by only one (1) playing piece. If the ten (10) cannot be used it is then forfeited. The first player to get all four (4) playing pieces HOME wins! 7- Snakes & Ladders Players: 2-4 Equipment: Snakes & Ladders Board, 4 Pawns, each player takes 1 All players start at the space marked “1” Players move around the board hoping not to be ‘swallowed’ by a snake, and getting a raise up a ladder. First player to land on the one-hundred square by exact count wins. Each player moves his marker according to the number thrown on the die. If the marker lands on a square at the foot of a ladder, the player may move the marker to the top of the ladder. If the marker lands on the head of a snake, the marker slides down the snake to the square at its tail! 8- Tic Tac Toe Players: 2 Equipment: Tic Tac Toe Board, 10 Checker Pieces, each player takes 5 of the same color Object of the Game: To be the first player to get three (3) of their playing pieces in a row – horizontally, diagonally, or vertically. Game Play: After the players select their color (playing pieces) the game can begin. The first player to move places a playing piece on a vacant square on the game board. The players then take alternate turns until the game is finished. 9- Tiddlywinks Players: 2 Equipment: Tiddlywinks Board, 12 Checker Pieces, each player takes 6 of the same color Player use 5 pieces for shooting and one as the shooter. Player places a piece outside the board then holds the shooter between thumb and forefinger and presses on the edge of the playing piece. The piece should then shoot into the air. If player gets the piece into the center circle first time, 100 points are scored. If the piece lands onthe board, a player scores either 5, 10 or 25 points depending on which ring it falls closer to. A piece that falls off the board scores no points. Players alternate turns. Whoever has the most points after all the pieces have been shot is the winner. 10- Giveaway Checkers Players: 2 Equipment: Checker Board, 24 Checker Pieces, each player takes 12 of the same color The object of Giveaway Checkers is the reverse of regular Checkers. In this variation, players try to be the first to have all their checkers captured or blocked. The checkers themselves move in the same way as in regular Checkers, but in this case players try to put their pieces in the path of their opponent, forcing their opponent to take their checkers. Players must make any possible jump. Kings are crowned the same way but players should avoid getting Kings. Since Kings must also jump if the opportunity arises, savvy players will try to set up multiple jumps that an enemy King cannot avoid making. The first player either to lose all of his pieces or to be unable to make any more moves is the winner. 20 5 11- All Kings Players: 2 Equipment: Checker Board, 24 Checker Pieces (12 of each color) A variation of the game Checkers. In this version (very popular with children) all 12 pieces are ‘kings’ from the start. There is no need to “crown” the pieces. Winner is the first player to capture all the opponent’s pieces or prevent him from moving. Choose another player to be the Traffic Light. After everyone has a turn as dice roller and Traffic Light, scores are added up. The player with the highest score wins the game. 12-Acey-Deucy Players: 2 Equipment: Backgammon Board, 30 Backgammon Pieces (15 of each color), 2 dice for each player A variation of Backgammon. All the men are entered from the bar in the same manner as re-entering in the regular game. All 15 men must be entered into the opponent’s inner table before any man may move around the board. If a player throws a 1 and a 2 (Acey-Deucy), he may move his man in the usual manner. Player may then select any double he desires and moves this 4 times. For example, if he selected double 4, he may make 4 moves of 4 points each. All other rules and scoring procedures are exactly the same as Backgammon. 13-Diagonal Checkers Players: 2 Equipment: Checker Board, 24 Checker Pieces (12 of each color) An interesting variation of the regular game, except that each player positions his twelve men on the tan squares in the three diagonal rows on his left… 2, 4, 6. Rules are the same as regular Checkers except that play is on the tan squares. A “King” can be crowned only when it arrives at either of the 2 tan squares diagonally opposite its starting position. 14-Diagonal Chess Players: 2 Equipment: Chess Board, 32 Chess Pieces (16 of each color) A variation of the game of Chess. All the pieces except the pawns move and capture in the normal way. The game is played corner to corner. And because of this the pawn always moves ahead on the same color space and captures by moving forward diagonally to a different color space. The board is arranged as shown: 15-Fox in the Henhouse Players: 2 Equipment: Checker Board, 1 Dark Checker Piece & 12 Light Checker Pieces A delightful strategy game played on the blue squares of a regular checkerboard. One player (the Fox) has one dark piece. The other player has twelve pieces (Hens). The Hens are placed on the blue squares on the first three rows (just like the checkers) and the Fox is placed on the blue corner square on the opposite side of the board. The Hens move just like the regular checkers and the Fox moves like a “King”. The Fox moves first. The Fox wins if it can reach the last row in the “Hen House.” The Hens win if they can “Trap” the Fox or keep him from moving. 16-Gomoku Players: 2 Equipment: Checker Board, 24 Checker Pieces (12 of each color) Played on a standard checkerboard with 12 pieces for each player. Play start with the board empty. Players take turns placing one piece at a time on any square. All the squares are used. After the pieces have all been placed on the board, each player uses his turn to move any one piece into a vacant adjoining square. When the player succeeds in placing five of his pieces in a row (vertically, horizontally or diagonally) he must remove one of his opponent’s pieces. The winner is the first player to remove all the opponent’s pieces. 17-Knight’s Tour Players: Solo Play Equipment: Chess Board, 1 Knight Piece A challenging game for one player at a time. Place the Knight in the far right corner (dark brown square) of your 6 19 rewarded with earning the letter “S.” More rounds are played with the highest scorers earning letters. Players are trying to spell out the 5-letter word S-P-O-O-K. The winner is the first player to get “SPOOK”. side of the board. Object is to move the knight from his starting position and in exactly 64 moves touch each space on the board. It helps if the player uses a paper sketch of the board and marks each space as he lands on it. 64-Rung Race Players: 2 to 3 Equipment: 4 or 6 Dice (2 dice per player), Paper and Pencil Have someone draw a ladder with 10 rungs. Give each player two dice. Each player rolls a pair of dice and the total of whatever is tossed becomes their special number. Now start play. The first player rolls his dice. Play will continue to the left with all players throwing the dice once on a turn. If the toss matches anyone’s special number including the dice roller’s, then their initials are placed on the first rung of the ladder. If no matching number is tossed no one climbs the ladder. It’s now the next players turn to roll. Play as above adding players’ initials to the ladder and moving them up on matching die rolls. The first player to reach rung 10 is the winner. 18-Nine Men’s Morris Players: 2 Equipment: Morris Game board, 9 Tan Checkers , 9 Brown Checkers There are three steps to play: (1) Placing men on the board, one at a time alternately. (2) Moving the men around, and (3) “Hopping.” Players try to get three of their own men into a straight line along one of the lines on the board. This is called a “mill”. Once a player forms a mill, He may remove one of the opponent’s men from the board. If an opponent’s man is part of the mill, however, that piece may not be removed. Play continues until both players have placed their nine men on the board. Players now take alternate turns, moving a man from an existing position on the board to an adjacent vacant point of intersection. If there is a vacant space that can be reached by jumps over an opponent’s piece, a player may jump and capture that piece. Play continues in this manner until one player is reduced to only two men. That player then becomes the loser. 65-In the Dark Players: Any Number Equipment: All 32 chess pieces Mix up all the chess pieces in the center of the table. The first player closes his eyes. The player to his right calls out the name of a chess piece. For example: He might say, “Brown Queen.” The player whose eyes are closed must now try to blindly feel for that piece. If he finds it, he keeps it. If it’s not the correct piece, he returns it to the pile and it’s the next player’s turn. Everyone picks a piece on a turn. Because a player must correctly identify the piece and its color there can be a lot of fun missed call-outs. Play until there are no pieces left in the center of the table. Players then count the pieces they found. Whoever has the most, wins the game. 66-Tic-Tac-Toe Toss Players: 2 Players Equipment: Tic-Tac-Toe Board, 18 Checkers (9 of each color) Each player takes 10 checkers of one color. Place the gameboard on the floor. The first player standing 4 feet away from the board thows a checker trying to put it on a square of the board. If it lands on a line, a player can put it inside any square. If there’s an opponent’s checker already in that square, the opponent must remove his checker. Players alternate turns . To win, be the first player to get three of your checkers in a row, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally; or be the first person to get 9 of your checkers in all the squares. 67-Bowled Over Players: 2 to 6 players Equipment: 6 Dice, 10 Chinese Checkers Playing Pieces (all of one color) Set up the 10 playing pieces on the table the way 10 bowling pins would be set up: one in the first row, two in the second row, three in the third row and four in the fourth row. Stand 4 feet away from the “pins.” On you turn, slide your die across the table trying to knock down as many as you can. Any downed pins are counted as your score. The pins are set up again and the next player bowls. After all players have a turn, the player with the highest scores wins. 68-Red Light, Green Light Players: 2 or More Equipment: 6 Dice, Paper and Pencil Here’s a fun dice game for children. One player is picked as the Traffic Light and turns his back to the play area. Another player is the first dice roller. Dice Rolls: 1, 2 and 3 match the Green Light 4, 5 and 6 match the Red Light The first player rolls all 6 dice. The Traffic Light player then calls out either Red Light or Green Light. Count the dice that match the called out color. Each match is worth one point. Each player gets three rolls on a turn with the Traffic Light player calling out each roll. The first player’s score is recorded and it’s the next player’s turn to roll. 18 19-Twelve Men’s Morris Players: 2 Equipment: Morris Game board, 12 Tan Checkers , 12 Brown Checkers Each player starts with 12 men. Players draw lots to see who begins, and then take turns placing men on the intersections of the lines. The object is to form a “mill” — three of your men in a straight line (as in Tic-tac-toe). The diagonal lines connecting the corners of the board can be used both for moving pieces, as well as for making diagonal mills. Whenever a player creates a mill, they can capture any one of their opponent’s men on the board. Once a man is removed from the board, it is dead and cannot be played again. The players continue to take turns placing their men until all of the live pieces are on the board. At that point, players begin to take turns sliding their men along the lines. They can move only one space at a time, to any vacant intersection. Their goal is to continue making new mills and capturing enemy pieces, or blocking the opponent from making mills. If a player breaks up his own mill while sliding a piece, he cannot reform that mill on his next turn using the same piece. The winner is the player who reduces his opponent down to just two men on the game board. 20-Dutch Backgammon Players: 2 Equipment: Backgammon Board, 30 Backgammon Pieces (15 of each color), 2 dice for each player This variation is played the same as Backgammon except that all the men start on the bar. A player must enter all 15 of his men before he can move any of them. A player is not permitted to hit an opponent’s blot until the player has moved at least one of his own men around the board to his own inner table. 21-German Checkers Players: 2 Equipment: Checker Board, 24 Checker Pieces (12 of each color) It is played in the same way as regular checkers with the following exceptions: 1.The playing board has a non-playing tan square at the left of each player’s first row. 2. Each player must make a capturing move whenever possible; if not, he forfeits the game. 3. An uncrowned piece may not capture a King. 4. If a player has a choice, he must make the move that yields the greatest number of captures. 5. Capturing moves can be made either forward or backward. 6. If a player with a King to move has a choice of capturing equal numbers of pieces, he must capture the most valuable pieces, that is, Kings rather than regular pieces. 7. A piece is crowned only when its move ends on the far row. 22-French Checkers Players: 2 Equipment: Checker Board, 24 Checker Pieces (12 of each color) 7 As in regular Checkers, players try both to capture enemy checkers and to advance their pieces to their opponent’s back row to become Kings. In this variation, these two goals can often be in conflict. For example, even though, they may move forward, uncrowned checkers may not jump forward. They may only jump backward, once or multiple times. This rule can lengthen a game considerably. Only Kings, can jump forward and backward. A very challenging game! 23-Gotcha Players: 2 Equipment: Checker Board, 16 Checker Pieces (8 of each color) Playing is not on the spaces, the pieces are placed on the intersection of the lines. To start, brown moves first, and play alternates. Each player places one of his pieces on any vacant intersection, alternating turns. The object of the game is to be the first player to get 5 pieces in a straight line, vertical, horizontal or diagonal, with no empty intersections between the pieces. If all the (16) pieces are played before a winner happens, each player, in turn, moves any one of his pieces to a new intersection. 24-Ludo Players: 2, 3 or 4 Equipment: Ludo Game Board, Chinese Checkers Playing Pieces (4 of one color for each player), 1 die. Ludo is a modified version of Pachisi, with the same objective and similar rules. There are no resting squares, and once a playing piece reaches its own colored column leading to the finish, it cannot be followed or taken. Each player selects a set of four playing pieces. The die is thrown to determine the order of play. Players then take turns and try to throw a 6, the number needed to get a playing piece from its home base to its starting square. If a player throws a 6, he is allowed another throw, and may move one playing piece the number of squares indicated. Playing pieces move clockwise, as in Pachisi. If a player has more than one playing piece on the board and has a double throw (6+ another throw) he may move a different playing piece for each part of the throw. If a player throws two 6’s and his playing piece lands on an occupied square, the occupying playing piece must return to its home and can only re-enter on a throw of 6. The finish space can only be reached by exact count. The winner is the first player to get all four playing pieces to the finish space first. 25-Polish Checkers Players: 2 Equipment: Checker Board, 24 Checker Pieces (12 of each color) Each player using 12 men positioned in the normal way. The play is as follows: 1. The pieces move forward, as in the regular game; but capture forward or backward. 2. The crowned piece becomes a Queen, not a King. 3. Each player must make a capturing move whenever possible or forfeit the game. 4. Maximum capture is compulsory (see Game #21 German Checkers # Rule 4) 5. In capturing, the Queen takes any unguarded pieces or on any diagonal she controls by jumping over the captured piece and remaining on any unoccupied square of that diagonal beyond the captured piece. A piece is “Queened” only when the move ends on the back row. For example, in a capturing play, an uncrowned piece must jump into and out of the back row, it continues without being crowned. 26-Pyramid Players: 2 Equipment: Checker Board, 20 Checker Pieces (10 of each color) To start: Only the 32 blue squares are used. Each player has 10 pieces set up in a pyramid (triangle) shape. The first row (closest to player) gets four pieces, the second row three, the third row two, and the fourth row one. The points of the two should touch diagonally. The brown player moves first and the players than alternate turns. The play: The pieces move and jump the same as in Checkers. However, when an enemy piece is jumped it is not captured and removed. A player is forced to jump if possible. A piece reaching the opposite end of the board is not crowned and remains in this position until the end of the game. 8 8 58-HI-LO Hooligan Players: Any Number Equipment: 2 Dice, Pencil and Paper. Players alternate turns. The object is to anticipate your throw and be the first to score 24 points. A player on his turn must announce what he expects to throw. The possibilities are: • ODD 3, 5, 7, 9,11 = 2Points • EVENS 2, 4, 6, 8, 10,12 =2Points • HIGH 7 and over =2Points • LO 6 and under =2Points • HOOLIGAN Double 6 =12Points If any player guesses wrong the score is 0. 59-Hot Shot Players: Any Number Equipment: 4 Dice, Pencil and Paper First player to score 15 points wins the game. Each player in turn, rolls 4 dice. If a player fails to “shoot” a 6 his turn ends, and he passes the dice to the player on his left. If that player shoots a 6 or six or sixes, he may continue to roll the dice. Scoring: one 6 = one point; two 6s = three points; four 6s at one time = automatic win! Highest score after four turns wins. 60-Insect Players: 2 to 4 Equipment: 1 Dice, Paper and Pencil for Each Player One of the players draws a picture of an insect for reference clearly showing six parts: Head, Body, Tail, Eyes, Legs, and Feelers, and numbers each part. (Ex: Head=1, Body=2, etc.) The object is to be the first to complete his drawing of the insect by throwing the die. 13 points wins the game; (1 Head, 1 Body, 1 Tail, 2 Eyes, 6 Legs, 2 Feelers = 13 points). Each player throws the die once each turn and must throw a 1 first to draw the body. Then other parts of the insect can be added logically, Head to Body, Tail to Body, Feelers to Head, Leg’s to Body, etc. Simply, it goes as it follows: 1=Body, 2=Head, 3= three Legs on one side, etc. 61-Pig-Out Players: Any Number Equipment: Requires 1 Die, Pencil and Paper Playing order is determined by throwing the die. Each player throws once and the lowest score goes first. Players alternate turns. First player throws the die as many times as he wants to. Score is totaled throw by throw until player decides to stop. The object of the game is to be the first player to reach 100 points. If player throws a 1, the total score for that turn is lost and the next player throws. Play continues until someone reaches 100 points. 62-Splat Players: Any Number Equipment: 2 Dice, Pencil and Paper for Each Player Players alternate turn. Each player should make a line of numbers from 2 to 12 on the paper, but leave out 7. The first player throws the dice and crosses out the number equal to the total of the spots on the 2 dice. He continues to throw the dice until he throws a 7 or a number he has already crossed out. It’s now the next player’s turn. Each time a player throws a 7 he must make a mark (an x) on his paper. This x is a “splat”. When a player gets a 7 “splats”, he is out of the game. The winner is the player who crosses out all his numbers before he gets seven “splats.” 63-Spook Players: Any Number Equipment: 3 Dice, Paper and Pencil Players alternate turns throwing dice. Each roll is recorded. After a round, the player with the highest score is 29 17 Here’s the ranking, from lowest to highest: Pair, 3 of a Kind, Run of 5 / Straight, Full House, 4 of a Kind, 5 of a Kind The player to the left of the thrower may accept the call, or if he thinks the thrower is lying, the dice must be exposed. If the player lied, he must put a checker in the pot. If he was telling the truth, the challenger must pay a checker to the pot. Now it’s the challenger’s turn to throw. If the next player accepts the thrower’s call, and doesn’t look at the dice, he has three throws to beat the hand. Play continues to the left until only one person has a chip left. This lone survivor wins, and collects the pot. 56-Basketball Players: Any Number Equipment: 2 Dice Roll dice. Score the following on a total of both dice: 2 = 3 Pt. Field Goal 3 = Walking Violation 4 = 2 Pt. Field Goal 5 = 1 Pt. Foul Shot 6 = 2 Pt. Field Goal 7 = Double Dribble Violation 8 = Score 2 Foul Shots 9 = Miss Jump Shot 10 = 3 Pt. Play Field Goal and Foul Shot 11 = Offensive Foul 12 = 3 Pt Field Goal +3 Pts. Lose Ball +2 Pts. +1 Pt. +2 Pts. Lose Ball +2 Pts. Lose Ball +3 Pts. +3 Pts. Lose Ball Play continues to the left with each player rolling the 2 dice. Keep track of your points. The first player to score 21 points wins the game. 57-Cheers Players: Any Number Equipment: 5 Dice, Paper and Pencil The following possible scoring combinations should all be written down with a points-earned column for each player. ONES- one point for each die showing one spot TWOS- two points for each die showing two spots THREES- three points for each three spot die FOURS- four points for each four spot die FIVES- five points for each five spot die SIXES- six points for each six spot die SMALL STRAIGHT 1-2-3-4-5 scores 25 points BIG STRAIGHT 2-3-4-5-6 scores 25 points FULL HOUSE Three of one kind, plus two of another, scores according to the spot value. For example, 3-3-3-2-2 scores 13 BIG HOUSE Four of one kind plus one of another, scores according to the spot value. For example, 4-4-4-4-1 scores 17 CHEERS Five of any given number scores 50 points Each player in turn rolls the 5 dice trying to score the maximum for each of the 11 combinations, and may throw any or all the dice again to improve his hand. After the second throw, however, he must declare one of the combinations and fill in the points earned column on the score sheet. If on a later roll, he improves one of the already filled in combinations, too bad, the earlier declaration must stand. If a roll cannot fit one of the scoring combinations, a zero must be entered instead. After each player has scored each of the 11 combinations, the points are added up. The player with the most points wins the game. 16 27-Spanish Checkers Players: 2 Equipment: Checker Board, 24 Checker Pieces (12 of each color) In this variation all of the rules of Checkers apply, with the following modification. A King may pass over one or more vacant spaces in the diagonal line before jumping an enemy piece, and may continue over one or more vacant spaces on the other side after jumping/landing on a vacant space. When a player has a choice of captures, he must capture the maximum number of enemy pieces possible. If a King can land in a position to make another jump, it must do so. 28-Turkish Checkers Players: 2 Equipment: Checker Board, 30 Checker Pieces (15 of each color). Since each player needs 16 pieces to move, you and your opponent must choose one Chinese Checker to add to your playable pieces. In this variation all the rules of Checkers apply, with the following modification: Each player has 16 “checkers” to set up. All 64 squares of the board are used. A checker moves one space forward or one space to either side; diagonal moves are never permitted. A checker jumps in these same three directions over an adjacent enemy piece and into an empty square next to it on the other side. A King moves forward, backward, or to either side and it can move more than one square as long as its vacant. A King jumps in the same four directions (Remember a King can move backwards). A King may pass over one or more vacant squares before jumping an enemy piece and may continue over one or more vacant squares on the other side after jumping. When a player has a choice of captures, he must capture the maximum number of enemy pieces possible. 29-Wolf & Sheep Players: 2 Equipment: Checker Board, 12 Brown Checker Pieces and 1 Tan Checker Piece Only the 32 blue squares are used. One player has 12 brown pieces (Sheep) are set up on the blue squares in the three rows closest to him (As in Checkers). The other player has one tan piece (Wolf) which is started in any one of the four blue squares he wishes in the row closest to him. The brown player moves first and the players then alternate. The play: The brown player moves one of his sheep one space diagonally forward (like a man in Checkers). The tan player moves the wolf one space in any diagonal directions or jumps in any diagonal direction (like a King in Checkers). The wolf wins by breaking through the lines of sheep. The sheep win by blocking the wolf so that, on its turn, it cannot move. 30-Chase Players: 2 Equipment: Backgammon Board, 24 Backgammon Pieces (12 of each color) In this variation all of the rules of Backgammon apply, with the following modifications. The tan player starts with 2 men, one on each point of his inner table. The brown player starts with 2 men on each point of his outer table. Both players move in a clockwise direction and pieces are moved between 1- points as well as between 12- points making the board into a continuous track. When a player throws a double he makes four moves in the usual manner and then throws again. He continues re-throwing as long as he throws doubles, even if he is not able to move part of a throw. When a player lands on an opponent’s blot, that piece is captured and is out of the game. A player wins by capturing all of the opponent’s pieces. 31-Dice Baseball Players: 2 Equipment: 2 Dice, 8 Chinese Checkers Pieces (4 of each color), Sheet of Paper (with a baseball diamond drawn on it) BATTING TABLE Dice Rolls = Strikes and Hits 9 2 =Strike 3= Fly out 4=Single 5=Ground out 6=Strike 7=Fly out 8=Double 9=Ground out 10=Triple 11=Foul ball 12=Home run Game Rules 1) Basic baseball rules are followed for this game: Three outs for each team in an inning; a run is scored when a player crosses home plate; the winner has the most runs at the end of the game. 2) To start the game, roll the dice to determine who will bat first. That player then puts his marker behind home plate. 3) Each player keeps one dice. To begin a game, each player rolls his (or makes the pitch). The two dice are added together for the result of the at bat (see the Batting Table). For example, a 3 and 5 equals 8 for a double. 4) A game can be as many innings as you wish. 32-Mexico Players: 2-4 Equipment: 2 Dice (plus 1 extra die per player used as a “life” counter) Aim of the game: To be the only player left in the game, after all the others have been forced out due to rolling low combinations. How to play: Each player places the extra die in front of him on the table, with the 6 side face up. Decide who starts; the turn order then proceeds clockwise. A player rolls two dice on each turn. A round is complete when both players have taken their turn. You play several rounds, and in each round the player with the lowest combination loses a ”life” – which is shown by his die being rotated to the next lower number. Everyone therefore starts with 6 lives. If your die goes down to 0, you are out of the game. When it is your turn, you roll both dice in the middle of the table. If you are not satisfied with the result you may re-roll, and if you wish re-roll a second and final time. If you choose to re-roll you must do so with both dice – it is not permitted to keep one and re-roll the other. The highest possible throw is ”Mexico”: 2-1. Ranking just below Mexico are the pairs: 6-6 is the highest pair, and 1-1 is the lowest. Ranking below the pairs are two different numbers on the dice, with the highest always being the decider and mentioned first: 6-5 is the highest combination here, followed by 6-4, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1, 5-4, 5-3 and so on all the way down to 3-1 which is the lowest possible throw. When all players have rolled according to the above rules, the player who made the lowest result loses the round and one ”life”. Example: On the first round, A rolled 5-4, B rolled 2-2, C rolled 6-1 and D rolled 4-4. Player A has made the lowest roll and loses one life, turning his life counter die to show a 5 instead of a 6. If two or more players are equally low, they both lose one life each. Special rule: Whenever a Mexico (or several) is rolled in the round, the loser loses two of his remaining lifes! When you are down to 0 you are out of the game. The last remaining player is of course the winner. If both players are left in the game, with 1 life each remaining, and they both lose the round because of a tie on the dice results, a ”dead game” without a winner declared. 33-5,000 Players: 2 or more Equipment: 5 Dice, Paper and Pencil The objective of the game is to be the first player to get 5,000 points. This is done through rolling the five dice, and earning points. Once a player goes over 5,000 points, then all other players get one last turn to try and beat the score! The player with the most points wins. Points are obtained through “counters.” Counters are 1’s or 5’s and three of a kind. In addition, a combination of 1,2,3,4,5 thrown all in one roll counts as “The Big One.” Points: 1 = 100 points 5 = 50 points 10 if the first throw contains a 6 and 4, but not a 5, only the 6 is put aside and the rest of the dice, including the 4, are rolled again. If a player fails to throw the 6, 5, and 4 after their three throws they score nothing. If after three throws a player has put aside the ship, captain and mate the remaining two dice (the crew) are totaled to form the player's score. If all three in the sequence are rolled before the third and final throw then the remaining two dice (the crew) are rolled in the remaining turn(s) to improve the total of the player's score. The player with the highest crew total wins the game. In the case of an equally high total, all players must play the round again. 51-Dice Golf Players: Any Number Equipment: 3 Dice, Paper and Pencil Each player in turn rolls three dice and continues to throw them until a double is thrown. Each throw that doesn't contain a double, counts as a stroke. The throw that contains a double, counts as the hole. The number of strokes and the throw that contained the double are counted and noted down for each player. 18 rounds are played, representing the 18 holes of a golf course, and the player with the lowest total of throws at the end of the game, wins. 52- Flower Petals Players: Any Number Equipment: 3 Dice, Paper and Pencil Players take turns throwing the dice. On each turn, players roll all three dice three times. They score for every occurrence of a 1, 3 or 5. 1 scores one point, 3 scores two points and 5 scores four points. Should a player throw a triple 2, 4 or 6 they double their score for their turn and the throw is not counted as one of the three. A second throw of triple 2, 4 or 6 cancels out the previous one and their score is no longer doubled. Four rounds are played and the players' scores are noted. The player with the highest total wins the game. 53-Drop Dead Players: Any Number Equipment: 5 Dice, Paper and Pencil The object is to attain the highest score. Players alternate turns. Each player throws the dice and totals the spot value of the dice. But if there is a 2 or a 5 in the throw, those dice are removed, the score is 0 and on the next throw those 2 spot or 5 spot dice are taken out of play. The player may continue his turn, but every time a 2 or a 5 shows, that die is taken out of play. Sooner or later that player could end up with a single die and if that shows a 2 or a 5 he “drops dead” and his turn ends. It’s now the next player’s turn to roll. After everyone has a turn, players total their scores. Whoever has the most points wins the game. 54- Indian Dice Players: Any Number Equipment: 5 Dice Players attempt to record the highest poker hand. Hands ranked in the following order: Five of a kind, four of a kind, full house, three of a kind, two pair, and one pair. There are no straights in this game. 6s rank highest, 2s are and 1s (aces) are wild. Decide who goes first, and the play goes to the left. First player may have up to three throws to build his hand. A player may “stand” on the first throw, or pick up any or all the dice for a second throw. He may then either stand or throw again. The other players may not take more throws than the first player in each round. A game normally consists of two rounds, with the winners of each round “playing off”. 55-Liar’s Dice Players: 3 or More Equipment: 5 Dice, 5 Checkers for Each Player All players start with 5 checkers. Starting player is determined by a throw of the dice. Highest scorer goes first. First player throws all 5 dice, hiding them from the other players. He keeps the dice he wants to build on, and rolls the ones he wishes to change. This can be done twice. After the third roll, the player must declare a hand. It can be the truth or he can lie about it. 15 players are only allowed one roll too. Then each player in turn throws the three dice and tries for a higher ranked hand. The player with the highest ranked hand at the end of a round scores a point. Usually ten rounds are played in a game and the winner is the player with the highest score. Hands rank as follows... 4, 2, 1 (Scores double on first throw.) Triples: 6, 6, 6 ranks highest; 1, 1, 1 ranks lowest. Any pair plus backer: 6, 6, 5 ranks highest; 1, 1, 2 ranks lowest. Unmatched (no two dice alike): 4, 5, 6 ranks highest; 1, 2, 3 ranks lowest. 46-Rotation Players: Any Number Equipment: 2 Dice, Paper and Pencil Eleven rounds are played in which each player in turn throws the dice and successively tries to score all the possible totals of two dice, 2 to 12. If a player calls out Round 1 and then rolls a “2”, he scores 2 points which is recorded on the score sheet. On Round 2, he must roll a 3 for 3 points, on Round 3 he must roll a 4 for 4 points, etc. If he doesn’t, he scores zero for that round. He continues rolling and scoring until he completes all 11 rounds. The dice are then “rotated” to the next player who then takes the 11 round challenge. The player with the highest total score after all eleven rounds, wins the game. 47-Round the Clock Players: Any Number Equipment: 2 Dice The aim of this game is to roll in sequence 1 up to 12. Each player, in turn, rolls the dice and increments their position in the sequence if they are successful in rolling the number they require. For numbers up to 6, either die or the total of both may be counted. For example, if a player requires a 5, they will succeed if either dice shows a 5, or if together they show 3 and 2, or a 4 and 1. For numbers above 6, the total of both dice is needed. When a player misses the number he’s throwing for, his turn is over. Each player must remember the last number they rolled successfully. The player who reaches 12 first, wins the game. 48-Sevens Players: Any Number Equipment: 6 Dice, Paper and Pencil Each player in turn rolls six dice and removes any combination of numbers thrown that add up to seven. The aim is to score the highest possible total by adding together the numbers shown on the remaining dice. The first player may take as many as three throws but may stop on the first or second. The following players may only take as many throws as the first. For example, the first player rolls 5, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2. The 5 and a 2 are removed and the player may decide to score with the remaining dice (1 + 1 + 1 + 2 = 5), but decides to roll the remaining 4 dice and try and score higher. The second throw yields 6, 1, 6, 6. The 6 and 1 are removed and the player scores 12 with the remaining two 6s. He could throw a third time but can't score higher than 12 with the remaining two dice and elects to end his turn. The other players then have two throws in their turn to score higher than 12. 49-Fifty Players: Any Number Equipment: 2 Dice, Paper and Pencil Each player in turn throws the dice and scores points whenever a double is thrown. Double 6 scores 25 points; a double 3 cancels out a player's score and puts them back to zero. Any double other than a 3 or 6 scores 5 points. Scores are recorded and the first player to obtain a total score of 50 points wins the game. 50-Mariner Players: Any Number Equipment: 5 Dice Each player takes a turn throwing the dice. On each turn, a player has three throws of the dice and tries to roll and put to one side a 6 (the ship), a 5 (the captain), and 4 (the mate). The 6, 5, and 4 may not be rolled out of order so 14 Three of a kind, thrown at one time counts as follows: 2s = 200, 3s = 300, 4s = 400, 5s = 500, 6s = 600, 1s = 1000 1,2,3,4,5 all at once = 1,500 for The Big One. (You can usually keep rolling with the “and rolling” rules to rack up even bigger points!) 1.You must have at least 350 points in one turn before you can begin the game and start scoring. 2. Each roll requires that you have at least one counter that gets set aside in order to continue rolling. 3. If you roll no counters, or “garbage,” then your turn is done. You pass the dice to the next player. 4.You can stop rolling and take your points at any time, once you have started the game with the minimum 350 point roll. 5. “And Rolling” allows you to continue rolling and counting if all five of the dice are counters. If you are successful turning all the five dice into counters, you may continue your turn by picking up all five dice “and rolling.” This way, you can build up more points, but all the points are at risk of loss if you roll “garbage.” 6. The first one to reach 5,000 or more establishes the end of the game, however, everyone else gets one more chance to score. If they can exceed the score, they win! That’s why we say, “You need to go out big!” 34-Helpful Neighbor Dice Game Players: 2 or more (6 is best) Equipment: 3 Dice and 6 Chinese Checkers playing pieces per player To begin, everyone picks a number 1 - 6. Note: If you only have 5 players, don't assign the number "6" and ignore that number when it is rolled. If you only have 4 total players, don't assign the number 5 & 6 and ignore those numbers when rolled. In a 3-player game each player gets 2 numbers. In a 2-player game each player gets 3 numbers. Each player takes a turn throwing three dice. If any player’s number is thrown they get to put a playing piece into a pile in the center of the table. The first player to put all of playing pieces into the center pile wins. 35-Hazard Dice Game Players: Any number Equipment: 2 dice Any player may begin the game as the first shooter, or caster. If two or more players wish to begin, they roll the dice and the highest decides. The player begins by throwing the dice to establish his main point, or “main” which is any number from 5 to 9, inclusive. (This may take several throws.) Once he has established his main, the other players may make their bets, wagering on whether the caster will win or lose, when he throws the dice again. If he “throws in,” or “nicks,” he wins. Here are the winning numbers: Five is nicked by 5, 6 by 6 or 12, 7 by 7 or 11, 8 by 8 or 12, and 9 by 9. The caster loses (“outs,” or “throws out”) when throwing aces or deuce-ace (crabs, or craps) or when throwing 11 or 12 to a main of 5 or 9, 11 to 6 or 8, and 12 to 7. Any other throw is his “chance”; he, in this case, keeps throwing until the chance comes up again, when he wins, or until the main comes up, when he loses. The dice are then passed to the next caster. 36-Five Rolls Players: Any Number Equipment: 1 Die A player rolls the die five times. If he rolls an even number at least three times, he wins. If less than three even numbers are rolled, he loses. 37-Sevens Out Players: Any Number Equipment: 2 Dice, Pencil and Paper Each player takes a turn rolling the dice. They roll and continue to roll the dice until they throw a 7. They score the sum of all the numbers thrown before the 7. Players announce their tally after every throw and once they have thrown a 7 their score is noted on the score sheet. Doubles score double the value. For example: 4 and 4 makes 8, and scores 16. The player who scores a pre-arranged total of say, 500 or 1000 points, is the winner. 11 38-Going to Boston Players: Any Number Equipment: 3 Dice, Pencil and Paper Roll the dice and keep the highest. Roll the remaining dice and again set aside the highest. Roll the last die, and add up your total. Write down your score. After all players take a turn a round is over. The player with the highest score after 3 rounds wins. 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6 (Known as tái min yéung or "large sheep") 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 (Any other six-of-a-kind is known as min yéung kung or "rams") 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4 " " 39-Stuck In The Mud Dice Game Players: Any Number Equipment: 5 Dice, Paper and Pencil The aim of the game is to achieve the highest score. You can only score on a roll which does not include the numbers 2 and 5. Any dice which show a 2 or a 5 become “stuck in the mud.” Choose a player to start. Player 1 rolls all 5 dice: If there is no 2 or 5, he adds the numbers and remembers it. Then rolls again. Any throws without 2s and 5s are always added to Player 1’s previous total. If Player 1 did roll a 2 or 5, this roll doesn’t score at all. He discards all 2 or 5 dice because they are now stuck in the mud and rolls again. Player 1’s turn continues until all 5 dice are stuck in the mud. When this happens, his turn is over and his score is recorded. It’s now the next player’s turn to roll. After all players have a turn getting their dice stuck in the mud, a round of play is over. Agree on a number of rounds (five works well) to play, and total up the final scores. The winner is the player with the highest score. 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3 " " 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 " " 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 " " 40-Run For It! Players: Any Number Equipment: 6 Dice, Paper and Pencil Players take turns rolling the dice and looking for runs (sequences) starting with 1 (so 1-2, 1-2-3 and so on). Each dice that is part of a run scores five points. There can be more than one run in each roll. The first player to score 100 points is the winner. Example, Hand 1: 6 dice rolled give us the numbers 1, 4, 2, 1, 3, 2 The following sequences can be scored: 1, 2 (10 points) 1, 2, 3, 4 (20 points) The hand is therefore worth a maximum 30 points. Example, Hand 2: 6 dice rolled give us the numbers 1, 4, 6, 6, 3, 3 No sequences can be formed, and no score is recorded. 43-Passage Players: Any Number Equipment: 2 Dice Each player rolls a die, with the highest throwing first in the game and the lowest "setting the point". The player with the lowest roll throws a die again and the number rolled becomes the point number. Each player in turn rolls the dice and scores one for every occurrence of the point number. The first player to reach 11 points wins the game. Variation: A player who rolls a double point number scores 3 points instead of 2. 41-21 Dice Game Players: Any Number Equipment: 3 Dice Roll two dice and set them aside. Total the amount rolled with the first two dice and do either of the following: • If the amount is close to 21, you may choose to “stay.” If you stay, then pass the dice to another player. Remember your score. • If the amount is not close to 21, roll the third die. Continue rolling the third die as many times as you wish to make your total score as close to 21 as possible. Each roll of the third die counts toward your total score. Going Bust: If you roll the third die too many times and your score exceeds 21, you’re out of the game. Play then moves to the person to your left. Win by rolling 21 or the highest score closest to 21. 42-Pursuing Sheep Dice Game Players: Any Number Equipment: 6 Dice Players first put up an agreed stake. Each player in turn throws the dice until they roll three-of-a-kind. Dice combinations are ranked below, highest to lowest: 12 #, #, #, 6, 6, 5 (Three-of-a-kind and 6, 6, 5 is known as min yéung ná or "ewes") #, #, #, x, x, x (Three-of-a-kind and the other three dice not being 6,6,5. The total of these three odd dice determine the rank of the hand. The greatest total ranks highest.) Any six-of-a-kind wins all stakes without further play. When a player rolls any three-of-a-kind, the subsequent player rolls and wins the previous player's stake if his hand is ranked higher, and loses his stake to him if lower. 44-Intelligence Players: Any Number Equipment: 5 Dice Players take their turn rolling the dice to try and build the best possible Poker/Indian Dice hand (See below for hand rankings). Players do this by repeatedly rolling the dice and setting aside at least one die, after each roll, for their final hand. 1s (Aces) are wild and can be used to represent any value. The catch with this game is that each time the dice are rolled and at least one is set aside, one of the dice set aside must be turned upside down. Once any dice have been set aside they may not be re-rolled. The player with the highest ranked hand, after everyone has had his turn, wins the game. Poker/Indian Dice Hands Ranked High to Low 1 Five-of-a-Kind 6s ranking highest; 2s lowest. 2 Four-of-a-Kind 6s ranking highest; 2s lowest. 3 Full House (Three-of-a-kind and a pair) 6, 6, 6, 2, 2 beats 5, 5, 5, 3, 3. 4 Straight (Five consecutive values) 5 Three-of-a-Kind 6s ranking highest; 2s lowest. 6 Two Pairs 6, 6, 3, 3, 5 beats 5, 5, 4, 4, 6 7 One Pair 1s ranking highest; 2s lowest 45-Four Twenty-One Players: Any Number Equipment: 3 Dice The first player has two rolls of the dice to settle on a hand. If the first player only uses one roll then subsequent 13

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