How to play Farkle Rules

How to play Farkle Rules that are simply explained. Check out our short explainer video or our step-by-step guide on how to play farkle dice game.

Farkle Game Rules FAQ

What is the object of the game Farkle?

Farkle is a dice game where players take turns rolling dice to score points based on dice combinations.  Players total up their scores and aim to reach a winning total.

How do you set up Farkle Dice Game?

You just need 6 dice and something to keep score.

How do you win at Farkle?

Be the first player to score 10000 points from dice roll combinations.

Farkle is a dice game players take turns rolling dice to score points in the game.  Players total up their scores and aim to reach a winning total.

Find out about Farkle

Players: 2 to 6 | Game duration from: 30 mins | Game Complexity:

Step-by-Step How to Play Farkle Guide

This section outlines the steps involved in the Farkle Dice Gameplay.

Select starting player

Players take turns in a clockwise direction to roll the 6 dice

On your turn, roll all 6 dice

How to Play Farkle Dice Game Rules

You can set aside and score one or more dice. Scoring is based on the displayed dice scoring combinations.

If you score all 6 dice, continue throwing

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If you are able to score all 6 dice, continue throwing all 6 dice and scoring dice combinations. Add to the score you already gained.

If you can’t score all 6, set aside dice you can score

Farkle Dice Scoring Example

Set aside dice that fit the dice-scoring combinations and score them.

Continue throwing or end turn and keep score.

Decide if you wish to keep throwing the remaining dice and scoring a different combination and adding to your score or ending your turn and keeping your current score. When ending your turn, hand dice to the next player.

Farkle! Lose all Points!

When you score the dice, you have the option to continue throwing the remaining dice. You FARKLE and your turn ends if you can’t score any of the dice. When you FARKLE, you lose all your points gained during the turn.

Winning Farkle

1st player to reach a total of 10000 points wins.

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So all you have to do is roll 6 dice repeatedly and reach a winning total.

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