RUN FOR IT



OBJECTIVE OF RUN FOR IT:  Be the first player to reach 100 points

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 or more

MATERIALS: Six 6 sided dice and a way to keep score

TYPE OF GAME: Dice Game

AUDIENCE: Family, Adults


INTRODUCTION OF RUN FOR IT

Run For It is an exciting push your luck dice game that challengers players to build the biggest straight possible each turn.  Will you choose to play it safe and be happy with a 1-2-3 straight, or will you push your luck and go for more?  Grab some dice, and let’s find out!

THE PLAY

Before the game begins, have each player roll one of the dice.  The player with the highest roll gets to go first.

During each turn, players are trying to build as big a straight as possible. 

To begin a turn, each player will start by rolling all six dice.  In order to begin building your straight, you must roll a 1.  If you do not get a 1 on your first roll, your turn is immediately over.  If you do get a 1, you may remove as many dice as possible in order to build your straight.  After building your straight, you may either end your turn or push your luck and roll the remaining dice in order to make the straight bigger.  Be careful!  If you choose to roll again but fail to roll the next necessary number for your straight, your turn is over.  You will get zero points for this round.

SPECIAL RULE

If a player fails to get a 1 on their first roll, but rolls at least three dice of the same value (a three of a kind), they get to try again.

EXAMPLE TURN

Player one takes their turn and rolls all six dice.  They get a 1-2-3-5-5-6.  They choose to set aside the 1-2-3 and roll again.  This time they roll a 1-3-4.  They remove the 4 and add it to their straight.  Player one is left with two dice.  Here they can choose to end their turn or push their luck and roll again.  If they roll again, they will have to get a 5.  They choose to end their turn and take the points they earned for the 1-2-3-4 straight they created.

SCORE & WINNING

A player will earn 5 points for each die in the straight they created.  In the exmample turn above, Player one would have earned 20 points for the round. 

The first player to reach 100 points wins the game.

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