Poker Dice Game
This Poker Dice lesson includes history, rules plus scoring and being a
dice game is part of the Learn Craps
history of dice used for games dates from as early as 2000 B.C.
and dice were found in Egyptian tombs. Also, there was evidence of dice
used by early Americans. It was found that the composition of these die
were of different animal bones and ivory. Dice used throughout history
were made in different shapes and sizes whereas the modern day dice
were usually cubical shaped. It is believed that dice was introduced by
Marco Polo in Europe.
Poker Dice is one of the most
famous dice games. A standard dice used is a six-sided cube made of
dice display representations of playing cards instead of numbers. Each
of the six sides represent Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine that
are used to form a Poker hand.
The values in order of rank are Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine.
object of the game is to make the best poker hand combination from
rolls of the Poker Dice. Every player antes up into a pot before
Each player then rolls five dice at their
individual turns and tries to get the best combination with maximum
points in different rows.
Each player makes three rolls of the
dice and can save any one dice from the previous roll. Once a dice has
been placed aside, it cannot be rolled again for that player’s turn.
At the end, the player who gets the maximum points wins the game.
game begins with no score for all the players. At the start of the
game, the dice is rolled and the player decides which row has the best
Scoring of Points for Poker Dice
To understand how
points are distributed, there is an explanation of 13 rows in a table
and their descriptions below to show the scores and the method of
Ones – Sum of all 1’s in a row.
Twos – Sum of all 2’s in a row.
Threes – Sum of all 3’s in a row.
Fours – Sum of all 4’s in a row.
Fives – Sum of all 5’s in a row.
Sixes – Sum of all 6’s in a row.
3 dice of one kind (3 or more dice of the same number) – Sum of all
dice with same number
4 dice of one kind (4 or more dice of the same number) – Sum of all
dice with same number
Full House (3 dice with same number + 2 dice with same number, and the
condition is both numbers must be different)=25 points
Small straight (a straight of 4 or more identical dice example
Large straight (a straight of all dice)=40 points
5 of a kind (all dice with same number)=50 points
Chance (any dice combination can be used)=a sum of all the dice.
scoring and points table above is applicable only if the dice
combination fulfills the row conditions mentioned. If the condition
does not match, the player receives no points.
Poker Dice Strategies:
One strategy is if a player is not satisfied
with the combination on a roll, he/she is allowed to select one or more
dice and attempt another roll with the dice chosen.
strategy is allowed to be used a maximum of 2 times and after that, the
player must choose the resulting combination without making any changes
As mentioned, using the dice is mandatory even if the roll
does not yield any scores for the player. The player must use the
combination and at the same time, it ensures that every game has its
share of 13 moves in accordance with the rules.
Poker Dice made
its entry as a popular game worldwide because of a blend of
skill, cards and sports gambling. Additionally, with the introduction
of online play, this game is accessible and can be played competitively
in groups and at several levels of skill.
Dice, return to Learn Craps program
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