we play a dice game called Boxcars- its a betting game, but you can take that part out of it if you don't like that! we bet with pennies or dimes. you could use goldfish crackers or cheerios or cheese cubes i suppose..
it would be fine for any kids who can add at least up to 6+6. its played with 5 dice.
-you have three tries to roll all 5 dice
- you have to get a 6, a 5, and a 4, in that order, to qualify before you can start trying to get points.
for example, if you roll a 3, 2, 5, 4, 1 you have to put them all back and use your next roll. if you roll a 6, 3, 5, 1, 3 you can keep the 6 and 5 and use your next roll.
-once you get 6, 5, and 4, you add the numbers on the remaining 2 dice. 6 and 6 is the max and this is called boxcars.
-you have 3 tries. if you are on your second roll and you roll 6,5,4 and then 3 and 5, your score is 8 and you can choose to either use your last roll and re-roll the 3 and 5 and try to get a better score, or stay at 8.
-play continues until everyone has rolled 3 times. the person with the highest score for that round takes the pot. if there is a tie between two or more players, no one wins the pot. everyone puts in 1 more chip and the pot is doubled
i've never played but have heard that it is really fun, especially for my DH who is learning english- games like scrabble, trivial pursuit, etc not really fun to play with the whole family..
at the target website they have 5 or so different versions, including a duo version. is it not possible to play the regular version with only 2?