Greed is a dice game, also known as Tora, that is perfect for the whole family. It is a great way for kids to learn advanced concepts of addition and multiplication. Greed uses a point system that reaches 10,000 points or more by Rolling 10 dice. To play you throw dice in groups, for instance a group of 3, and whatever they land on is then multiplied by 10. Then for the remainder of the 10 dice, roll and multiply that score by 10 as well. By adding each individual toss of the dice together the object of the game is to exceed 10,000 points. Once a player exceeds 10,000 points, each other player gets to roll at least one more time to try to exceed the points of the winning player. The strategy of the game comes from groupings of numbers such as 3 of a kind and multiplying them. You may keep the total from the first roll and put it aside and then keep the total from each subsequent roll and multiply them together to get your total.
If a 1 is rolled out of the 10 then you get 100 points, and a single 5 is worth 50 points. Doubles don’t earn points. Triple 1s are worth 1,000 points. Triple 2s are worth 200 points, triple 3s are worth 300 points, triple 4s are worth 400 points, triple 5s are worth 500 points, triple 6s are worth 600 points.
If you roll four of the same number, then it’s score is three times the digits of the roll. So if you end up with four 3s, then you have 300 points multiplied by three for 900 total points. If you end up with five of the same kind, then you multiply the three scores of the roll by a multiple of four no matter what you are left with on the dice. If you get six of the same numbers on the dice, then you take the three scores you have and it would then be multiplied by eight. If you roll six 1s then you will get a total of 8,000 points. If you happen to get a single roll with three pairs then you will get 800 points. Finally, if you roll the same on six or more of the six-sided dice then you will earn 1200 points.
Variations to Greedy Dice Game
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The great thing about Greed is that it challenges you to make decisions and see just how far you are willing to go to win. Hence, the name Greed. Greed is a wonderfully fun way to spend time with friends and family while also being incredibly entertaining. You can have an exciting evening get together based around this dice game. All you need is a little bit of space, a pencil paper, and ten six sided dice.
There can be different variations on the way that the game is played too. You can have each person take a single turn and work your way around in a circle. Each time everyone takes a turn it is referred to as a round. Players take turns from the left. You can play taking multiple turns and only throwing part of the dice per throw. If it is decided that everyone will play using one single throw, all ten of the dice should be thrown at one time.
The basic factor that really outlines this game is the fact that when a single person wins by reaching the predetermined amount of points, all of the rest of the player will throw the dice one more time and add whatever they throw to their total score. If someone gets more points than the winner, then they become the new winner. No doubt, this games takes planning and strategy and can be a whole lot of fun.
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