Dice games for the whole family

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Dice games are interesting, dynamic and entertaining. There is a wide variety of table games where dice are used, for example, Monopoly, Backgammon and Poker. There are others where dice are the main protagonist and the whole game revolves around them. Many of these games use non-traditional dice which makes them more interesting. 

Many times you may find yourself having to use dice for some game, or you may simply have to resort to chance for some reason, and dice are a good way to leave everything in the hands of Goddess Fortune. On those occasions, if you don't have some dice at hand, it may be convenient for you to know that on the Internet you have the possibility of throwing a virtual dice. In addition to finding all kinds of online dice, you can also create your own personalized virtual dice, so it will always be a good option. 

Besides, in many occasions physical dice end up wearing out, so chance is not so fair anymore, and the probabilities of one side of the dice or the other coming out are not exactly the same. That's why it's always better to opt for virtual dice to make sure no one has an advantage when it comes to playing. That way no one will be able to make the typical bad loser excuse that there is always someone like that in the group of friends or family, right?

 

Here I present some of them that are also a good alternative to play as a family.

Yahtzee

This, without a doubt, is one of the best known. It is designed to be played in groups with players from 8 years on. The objective is to obtain different combinations, when throwing five traditional dice, to accumulate the best score. There are different possible combinations, from getting a "fullhouse" (two of one kind and three of another), stairs (consecutive numbers) or the so desired Yahtzee (five of one kind). It's easy to learn and excellent for reviewing your math skills. The Yahtzee published by Hasbro.

Boggle

This time the dice contain letters instead of dots. The goal of the Boggle is to get as many words as possible by making combinations with the twelve dice included in the game. The difficulty is that you have to do it in a maximum of three minutes. The time is measured with an hourglass. The game is designed to be played between two or more players from eight years onwards. This game is published by Parker Brothers /Hasbro.

Farkle

Six traditional dice are used in this game. The objective is to accumulate scores when rolling the dice. You can roll the dice several times but you must always get points. Whoever gets the goal score first, which is usually 10,000 points, wins the game. It is a game where you are constantly risking your turn because if you decide to keep rolling the dice and you don't manage to get points you lose all the points you have accumulated in that turn. The rules for awarding points can be a little complicated but after you understand them it's a very fun game. This game is of public domain so it is published by several companies.

Rory's Story Cubes

This game combines storytelling and the excitement of a board game with dice. The nine dice in this game are not traditional, instead of points they have different symbols drawn on them like a tower, a plane or a lightning bolt. The objective of the game is to create stories using these symbols. It can be used alone or in a group. It is a game that stimulates creativity and always results in a different story. It is recommended for players from 8 years old onwards. There are other versions such as Story Cubes Actions where the cubes illustrate images of verbs of everyday life and Story Cubes Voyage that inspires epic adventure stories. It is published by Gamewright.

Math Says

This is a dice game to test your math skills. It is considered a more educational than recreational game but lovers of mathematical challenges enjoy it very much. The game includes five dice, three traditional dice and two special dice with twelve sides. The objective is to form a mathematical operation with the three traditional dice whose result is as close as possible to the number obtained with the special dice. The operations that can be used are: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and exponents. It can be played by one or more players from 8 years old onwards. When they play it as a family they have the advantage that the older ones help the younger ones by encouraging teamwork. This game is published by Thinkfun.

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