Dice Games - The Ultimate List of Fun Dice Games to Play with Friends & Family
Note: This information is a work in progress and will be updated periodically.
There are hundreds of games that can be played with dice, from drinking games to kid and family-friendly dice games. This list contains some of the more popular games being played today. Some are easier to learn and some more intricate. The one thing they have in common: they all require dice!
Also known as "Pirate's Dice," this is the game played by Davey Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean. It is one of the more fun and intricate dice games to play.
Bunco has it's origins in 19th-century England. It was largely a confidence game where it as used to con money from unsuspecting people. Today, it's based entirely on luck and almost no skill is associated with playing the game. It has seen a huge resurgence in interest among women.
Left Center Right
Played with at least three or more people with three dice per player, Left Center Right is, as of 2020, seeing a boom in interest. The game can be played with token just "for fun" or can be played for money.
Backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world with roots going back over 5,000 years to ancient Persia and Mesopotamia. It is the favorite game of the famous investor Warren Buffet. The game combines the elements of both luck and skill. With a lucky roll of the dice, any player can defeat a world-champion Backgammon player in a single game. However, a great Backgammon player will win more games as time goes on due to their skillful play.
Not all dice games are determined by skill or much less have a point. If you love dice and you love beer, then Beer Die is for you!
Shake up the game of Chess by allowing dice to tell you which pieces you can move.
Dungeons and Dragons
D&D is a tabletop role-playing game that takes a group on a grand adventure filled with danger, intrigue, and hard-choices, with the outcomes of many events being hinging on the roll of a die. The best way to learn how to play D&D is to join a group of experienced players. You'll need a good set of polyhedral dice to get started.
Pig is one of those games whose sole purpose seemingly is to roll dice. There are several variations of the game but you can read up on it here.