Thursday, 5 August 2010

'Liars Dice' (Drinking version)

I have been playing various games with mates recently including: 'Risk' 'Gin Rummy' and 'Liars Dice'. One of the most fun games we played though was a home made adaptation of Liars Dice into a drinking game. 5 of us had a mint time playing this game last night so I thought I share it with you. Be warned though, if you're a bit of liteweight like me then you can easilly end up drinking half a bottle of Whiskey to yourself in an hour or so = messy! :s


The rules for Liars Dice that we used are pretty simple. We started with 5 players (any amount works), each of us getting 5 dice. All players roll their dice at once but conceal the dice they roll.

After choosing who goes first at random, the first player then makes a 'bid'. For example if 2 of his concealed dice are 3's then he might guess that there are 3 or more 3's on the whole table combined (including his). The next player then has 3 options:

1) Bid that there are 3 or more 4's, 5's or 6's
2) Bid that there are 4 or more of any face value (or any number above this)
3) Call the previous bidder a 'Liar'

Play goes on with players upping their bids until a liar is called. At that point the player who is wrong in this dispute must discard a die. After a player has lost all 5 dice he/she is out!


Now the fun part. With 5 players we used thefollowing rules which can easiily be adjusted for different circumstances:

1st out - rolls 2x6 sided dice and drinks the number of shots they roll

2nd out - rolls a 10 sided die and drinks the number of shots they roll

3rd out - rolls 2x4 sided dice and drinks the number of shots they roll

2nd place - rolls one 6 sided die and drinks...

1st place - rolls one 4 sided die and drinks...

One final rule we added to this was that before downing each shot the drinker gets to roll a 6 sided die and if they roll a 6 they get to nominate someone else to drink that shot.

1 bottle lasted us 2 games but a second bottle is always handy ;)


1 comment:

  1. suggested alternative for people who don't have all kinds of crazy dice. not field tested, but should work pretty similarly to the version above:

    define as 3 sided dice as half the result of a 6 sided dice, rounded up, so


    then play

    1st out - 2 6 sided dice and 1 3-sided die
    2nd out - 2 6 sided dice
    3rd out - 1 6 sided die and 1 3 sided die
    2nd place - 1 6 sided die
    1st place - 1 3 sided die

    The difference between 1st and last place is bigger in this version, but i don't think it'll matter too much. You could probably include "2 sided dice", defined as 1-3=1, 4-6=2, if you wanted to make it closer, but that's a bit more complicated