Quick and Easy Online Guide on How to Play Left Center Right Dice Game

3 or more players

30 mins

Age: 8 +

Check out our easy and short summary on how to play LCR.

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What is the goal?

Left Center Right is a luck-based dice game involves dice rolls and passing of poker chips between players. Players take turns to roll the dice. The dice roll outcome determines who they pass their chips to. The person who is the only one with remaining chips wins.

Game Setup 

  • Each player gets 3 chips
  • Players sit in a circle or around a table
  • Center of the circle is the ‘pot’ where players will place their chips during the game
  • Select a starting player



Players take turns in clockwise order until the game ends.

On your turn:

  1. Roll the dice and if you have:
    • 3 or more chips, roll all 3
    • 2 chips, roll 2
    • 1 chip, roll 1
    • No chips, don’t roll 
  2. Take action based on the dice roll outcome
    • 1, 2, 3 on a die represent dots
    • 4 represents L
    • 5 represents C
    • 6 represents R

Action on L (4)

Give 1 chip to left player


Action on C (5)

Give 1 chip to pot in the center

Action on 1, 2, 3 (dots)

Nothing happens

Action on R (6)

Give 1 chip to right player


3. End turn, pass dice to next player

How do you win?

Player who is the only player with chips on hand, wins!

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