OBJECTIVE OF MAFIA DICE:  Be the first player to get rid of all your dice

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3 – 5 players

MATERIALS: Five 6 sided dice for each player, poker chips, way to keep score


AUDIENCE: Family, Adults


Mafia is a dice elimination game that challenges players to pass, discard, or keep their dice each turn.  Each round, players are trying to be the first to get rid of all their dice.  Players who do not get rid of their dice run the risk of losing a chip.  Run out of chips? You are out of the game! 


Each player will need their own set of five 6 sided dice.  They will also need five poker chips.  Have each player roll all five of their dice.  Whoever rolls the highest total gets to go first.


During a player’s turn, they will roll all of their dice.  Any 1’s are sent to the center of the playing space.  Any 6’s are passed to the player on the left.  The rest of the dice are kept.  Play then passes to the next player.

Play like this continues until one of the players successfully gets rid of all their dice.  Once this occurs that player is the winner for the round.  It is now time to decide which player must lose a chip.

The rest of the players will roll the dice in their possession.  Whoever rolls the highest total loses a chip.  After this, the game resets with each player getting five dice again. 


Once a player has lost all of their poker chips, they are out of the game.  The last player left with poker chips is the winner.

Mark Ball
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