Forget about all the latest technology for a while. You don’t need video games or your smartphone to have fun. You can have a great time with some simple fun dice games.

These 7 dice games are easy to learn and you can really play them everywhere. Whether you are at home, in a bar or sitting on a train, you can just grab your dice and start playing!

All you need is some time, a couple of friends and a number of dice. You might also need a pen and paper to keep track of the score – when you play you want to win after all!

## 1. Fun Dice Games – 10,000

The game 10,000 is probably one of the most popular games. For sure you have heard about it already – some people also call it 5,000 depending on the rule set they apply. The game is also known as greed or the greedy dice game.

**Number of players**: 2 or more

**Number of dice**: 6

You need at least two players, but there is no maximum number of players. So you can play it with a group of friends or your whole family. The game is played with 6 dice, although there are also 5 dice variants.

The game is all about testing your luck – it really comes down to taking chances to increase your score quickly. The first player to reach 10,000 points will win the game.

Don’t wait any longer and test this game now – I guarantee that you will have a great time. Check out the greed dice game rules here!

## 2. Pig- The Dice Game

Just like the game 10,000, Pig is a fun dice game in which you need to push your luck. You often need to make the decision to risk the points from a roll in order to try and get a higher score by rolling again.

**Number of players**: 2 or more

**Number of dice**: 1

Pig is easier than 10,000 – these are the steps in the game:

- Decide who will start by having each player roll a dice – the one with the highest score starts the game
- A player’s turn starts by rolling only one dice. The player continues to roll the dice again, as long as he does not roll a 1 or decides to add his points to his overall score. Each time the player rolls the dice, the following options exist:
- The player rolls a 1 – his turn ends without any points (he also loses the points from any previous rolls in the current turn).
- Any other number than a 1 is rolled – the player can add that number to the points scored in his current turn and continue by rolling the dice again.
- The player decides to end his current turn and add all the points from his turn to his overall score.

- The game ends when a player has reached 100 points and becomes the winner of the game!

## 3. Mexico – Another Fun Dice Game

**Number of players**: 2 or more

**Number of dice**: 2 rolling dice and one additional dice for each player in the game

The Mexico dice game is fun and easy to play! It requires 2 dice for rolling and one additional dice for each player in the game.

At the start of the game, each player receives one dice that will track the number of lives that player has. Each player starts the game with 6 lives.

In the first round, all players take their turn and roll the 2 dice. Each player’s score in that round is simply the sum of both dice. The player with the lowest roll in that turn loses a life and has to change his personal dice accordingly (from 6 to 5 in the first round).

The game is continued and each round a player loses a life. When a player has lost all his or her lives, that player no longer participates in the game. The game ends when there is only one player left and all other players have lost all of their lives.

## 4. Chō-han (or Chō-Han Bakuchi)

**Number of players:** 2 or more

**Number of dice:** 6

Chō-Han is a very simple but very popular Japanese dice game. The rules are easy: you roll six dice and keep the result a secret. Each player then bets on the result: whether the sum of the dice is an odd (Chō) or even (Han) number.

You can play this game in a group, against each other (with the same number of players betting on odd or even) or against one player that acts as the bank.

The game is very popular in Japan and is often played in TV shows or movies.

## 5. Chicago – Dice Game

**Number of players:** 2 or more

**Number of dice:** 2

The Chicago dice game is a simple yet fun game. The rules are not very difficult and the game is decided by pure luck, but still it is very addictive. Once you start you might not want to stop to see if you can do better in the next game.

The game is played in 11 rounds, starting with round 2, then going to round 3 and continuing until round 12. In each round each player takes his or her turn and rolls both dice, trying to roll the number of that round. For example, in the round with number 2, you aim to roll a 1 on each dice giving you a total of 2.

Every player that rolls the number of the current round gets a point and adds it to his overall score. After all 11 rounds are finished the game ends and the player with the higher number of points is declared the winner.

## 6. Going to Boston

**Number of players:** three or more

**Number of dice:** 3

This fun game is a perfect dice game for kids. They will have great fun while improving their math skills.

Each player starts his turn by rolling three dice and sets aside the highest number. He then rolls the two remaining dice and again sets aside the highest number. Then finally the one remaining dice is rolled again, and the number of that dice is added up together with the numbers on the two dice already set aside. The sum of these three numbers gives the final score of that player’s turn.

The winner is the player that has the higher overall number on that turn or the player that has the highers overall number after an agreed upon number of turns.

You can also play other variants of this game, for example by multiplying the numbers of the dice.

## 7. Balut Dice Game

**Number of players:** three or more

**Number of dice:** 5

The Balut dice game was originally created as an alternative to Poker that can be played without cards.

A set of traditional Balut dice game rules exists, but basically it is very simple. You can create your own scoring combinations, and assign points to each possible scoring combination. Then all players roll the dice in turns and note down the points they scored, until all possible scoring combinations have occurred at least once. The player with the highest total score at the end of the game is the winner of the game.

When a player rolls any five of a kind, the scoring combination with the highest number of points, he or she has to shout “Balut” (like in the game of Bingo). To make it more interesting, before the start of the game, all players can write down how many times they guess a Balut will be rolled during the game. Any player that correctly guessed the total number of Baluts during the game, can then get an additional number of points!

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