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Fun games to play with just standard dice and a score sheet

Top fun games with just Standard dice

Sometimes, I seek a game for family and friends that is fun, interactive, simple to learn, and requires minimal set-up.

If that is what you are after,  here is a list of games that involve standard dice and a scoresheet. There are also game sets on sale that provide everything you need but if you know the rules and have your scoresheet all set up, they are not essential.

They typically have simple rules but still require one to make strategic decisions. The chance element driven by dice rolls creates fun, laughter, and replayability and ensures there’s no one dominant player to rule and ruin the night!

Dice games that involve rolling combos

Roll 5 dice and chase the right combos!

The classic game of Yahtzee involves you rolling 5 dice in search of specific combinations. Target the right combos to score and win. It is easy to pick up and learn, allowing you to start your game quickly. The element of luck in determining if you are successful in scoring your combos adds to the tension and excitement within the group.

Players: 2 to 10 | Game duration from: 30 mins | Game Complexity: EASY How to play Yahtzee rules in simple steps Yahtzee rules pdf / rulebook

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Roll and score combos and if you don’t lose all our points

Farkle is a game of high tension. Roll and hit dice combos to score points and be the first to reach 10000 points. The big catch is you don’t possess any scoring dice in a roll, you FARKLE and lose all the points earned in that round.

Players: 2 to 6 | Game duration from: 30 mins | Game Complexity: EASY How to play Farkle rules in simple steps

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Rush to roll and set aside your numbers to win!

Tenzi is super simple and fun. You have 10 dice and a number you have to hit. Keep rolling and setting aside the dice when you hit that number. Be the first to set aside all your dice and win!

Players: 2 to 4 | Game duration from: 1 mins | Game Complexity: EASY

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Bluffing and lying with dice

Dice bluffing games

Liar’s Dice

Everyone rolls their dice and keeps them hidden. You shout out your guess of the total number of dice of a specific dice face. The next player can challenge your call or add to your total. If your call is wrong, you lose a dic and if the challenger is wrong, they lose a die. The last person standing with dice wins.

Players: 2 to 6 | Game duration from: 15 mins | Game Complexity: EASY | Play Perudo / Liar’s Dice Online Link 1

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Sports dice games

Paper Cricket

Cricket fans will love this game that simulates the sport using just a pencil and paper. Players take turns rolling two dice and keep track of the resulting numbers on their scoresheet, with each number representing a different action in cricket. For example, a roll of 4 and 2 can result in a bowled out or caught out depending on the scorecard. The game continues until one player’s team has completed an inning.

The player with the highest score wins!

How to Play Paper Cricket

Dice Olympics with Decathlon Dice Game

Decathlon dice game

The Decathlon Dice Game is a thrilling dice game designed to simulate the excitement and diversity of the decathlon, an Olympic athletics event. Players roll dice to compete in ten track and field events, including running, jumping, and throwing disciplines. Each event has its own unique dice combination and scoring rules.  The game combines luck and strategy, as players strategically make decisions to maximize scores across events. As the game advances, participants navigate dice roll risks and opportunities, aiming for the highest cumulative score to win the decathlon. 

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Dice Rolling Games that will keep everyone entertained

Dice Rolling Board Games That Will Keep Everyone Entertained!

Dice Rolling Board Games THAT WILL KEEP EVERYONE ENTERTAINED Games based on dice dice-rolling mechanics incorporate an element of randomness. The feel of rolling dice and waiting for the outcome creates an immersive gaming experience. Dice-rolling games typically are simple to learn and can create a world of possibilities. A roll can be the difference … Read more

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