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Family Mode: Moon Cake Dice Game (How to Play)

I have a previous post on our Prizes for our annual Mooncake Dice Game.  And I am sure some of you might want to know how to play this game.

This game has been here for ages and we have been playing it for some time now.  It is fun and easy.  You only need 6 pcs of dice, a bowl, prizes and lots of luck!  It is, after all, a game of chance!

How to play?

1) Prepare the prizes.  Allocate a budget per level of prizes.  For our family, we collect a certain amount per player and get the budget of the prizes from that money.

2) Arrange the players to whom starts rolling first.  You can do this by drawing lots.

3) Throw the dice and have fun!  Make sure you get the right combination of dice to take home the Grand Prize.

Check out the illustration below for the combinations:


This is an easy roll.  The 6th prize is the consolation prize.





The Prizes get more expensive and bigger as the levels rise.  So try to dice the harder combinations to get the higher prizes.

From 2nd Prize to 6th Prize, once you get the right combination, you can choose among the prizes per level what you want.  The game continues as long as there are prizes.


For the Grand Prize, any player who roll these combinations is already a winner, but a revocable one.  Revocable because another player might be able to steal it from him. 

For example, Player 1 rolled four FOURs and two FIVEs.  His combination should be listed as four FOURs and 10.  When Player 2 rolls four FOURs and two SIXES, his combination is higher than of Player 1.  So he will be the one to take the Grand Prize when the game ends.  Unless there’s someone who rolls the Ultimate Dice Roll.


This is irrevocable and whoever rolls this combination can take all the Prizes home.  Yes, as in EVERYTHING! ✩

Game is finished.

So there, start playing now!



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