OBJECTIVE OF STRAIGHT GOLF: Be the player with the lowest score at the end of the game 


MATERIALS: Six 6 sided dice, way to keep score

TYPE OF GAME: Dice game

AUDIENCE: Family, Adults


Straight Golf is a fast paced dice game for two or more players.  During this game, each player will have three chances to complete a straight.  Any dice not rolled correctly will count as points for the player.  Feeling lucky?  You may just get a hole in one!  


To determine who goes first, each player should roll a die.  The player with the highest roll goes first.  The player with the lowest roll keeps score for the entire game.

The object of each player’s turn is to roll a straight with the dice in three attempts or fewer.  This means rolling a 1,2,3,4,5,6.

Players begin their turn by rolling all six dice.  Any dice that contribute to a straight are set aside.  For example, if Player 1 rolls a 1,3,3,4,4,6, they set aside 1,3,4,6.  They pick up the two remaining dice and roll again.  If they roll a 2 or a 5, they set it aside with the rest of the straight.  They roll one more time.  Each player gets three rolls.  

After the third roll, the player tallies up their score for the scorekeeper.  Play passes to the left and continues for nine rounds.


Increase the challenge by requiring dice to be rolled in order.  For example, if the player rolls a 1,2,3,5,5,6, they can only keep the 1,2,3.  The five and six cannot be kept because a 4 was not rolled.  


If a player completes a straight in: 

Three rolls, they earn 0 points.  Their score doesn’t change.

Two rolls, they deduct 1 point from their score

One roll, they deduct 3 points from their score

If a player does not complete the straight, they earn 1 point for each die not part of it.  For example, if after three rolls the player has 3 dice not part of the straight, they add 3 points to their score.


The player with the lowest score after nine rounds wins the game.  Play eighteen rounds for a longer game.

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