Dice are one of the oldest and simplest gaming devices, having been used by humans, in various forms, for millenia. But for a gaming piece of such apparent simplicity, there are a large number, and wide variety of, games that can be played with dice.
Although dice are often used as an element to interject "chance" into a game, not all dice games are purely random. Many have significant strategic elements, and mathematical acumen and computational skill can also be important talents when playing dice games.
There are both traditional dice games and commercial dice games (often based on traditional rules).
The following links will teach you how to play a wide variety of dice games, with easy-to-understand yet comprehensive guides to getting started playing the most popular dice games:
- Buck Dice
- Double Cameroon
- LCR (Left-Center-Right)
- Poker Dice
- Shut The Box
If you're interested in still more dice games, check out the collection of Dice Game Rule Books, featuring authoritative rules for hundreds of dice games.
Other Dice Rule Sites
In addition to the dice game rules on this site, there are a number of other web sites that provide dice rules:
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This personal web site covers "everything you could want to know" about dice games (especially "Craps").
Wikipedia Dice Games List
A list of games that use dice, usually with rules for the games, from the free online encyclopedia.