One or more players, ages 8 and up. Playing time is approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
Game consists of 13,16mm, suited dice, and 1 Risk die.
The object of the game is to make legitimate poker hands by connecting as many of the 13 dice as possible with Jacks or better to open. Hands connect with at least 1 die being a common factor. Each common factor can only be used 2 times. There can be more than 1 common factor in each hand.
Game can be played either by a pre-determined number of turns per player, (ex: 10 turns) or score (ex: 10,000). Highest score wins.
Each player rolls the risk die. Highest number goes first. Play continues to the left.
The first player rolls all 13 dice. If the player does not have Jacks or better, the dice are passed to the next player. If the player has Jacks or better, remove the blanks and roll only the blanks up to 2 more times for a total of 3 rolls per turn. The player makes as many legitimate poker hands as possible by connecting the dice horizontally and vertically. Straights and flushes do not have to be in numerical order in play. If a pair or three of a kind cannot be connected it cannot be used. If all 13 dice can be connected the player receives a 500 point bonus.
Scoring and Examples
Super Royal.....All dice of the same suit, does not have to be on the first roll. Automatic win.
Royal Flush......4000 points (x 2 if on the first roll) A, K, Q, J, 10 of the same suit, + 400 points for each additional card added to royal.
Straight Flush..... 2000 points (x2 if on the first roll) 5 or more cards in numerical rank of the same suit, + 200 points for each additional card added to straight flush
Four of a kind..... 500 points (x 2 if on the first roll) 4 cards of the same numerical rank
Full House..... 400 points, 3 cards of the same numerical rank plus a pair
Flush..... 300 points, 5 or more cards of the same suit, + 100 points for each additional card in suit above 5.
Straight.....200 points, 5 cards in sequential order of different suits, + 50 points for each additional card above 5.
Three of a kind.....150 points, 3 cards of the same numerical rank
All pairs.....50 points, 2 cards of the same numerical rank
The Risk Roll
The risk die is numbered with a multiple of 1,2,3,4 and 2 blank sides is a multiple of 0. After the player has connected as many hands as possible with the 13 dice and added up the score, the player has the option to use the risk roll. Score is multiplied by the number on the die. If it is a blank, the player loses their points for that turn and marks a zero on the score sheet.
Second way to play: All legitimate poker hands must be unconnected. All scoring is the same as above except there is no bonus awarded for using all 13 dice.
Third way to play: All legitimate hands can be connected and unconnected. All scoring is the same as above except there is no bonus awarded for using all 13 dice.
Optional: Common factor dice can be used 3 or more times.