Boolala

AKA: Farkle, 10,000 Dice Game, Zonk, Zilch, Foo, Boxcar, Bogus and Crap Out.

COMPONENTS PLAY

The game requires six standard dice and a pencil and paper for scoring. Boolala is played by two or more players, with each player in succession having a turn at throwing the dice. Each player's turn results in a score, and the scores for each player accumulate to a winning total of 10,000 points. - At the beginning of each turn, the player throws all six six-sided dice. - After each throw, one or more scoring dice must be set aside (see sections on scoring below). - The player may then either end their turn and bank the score accumulated so far, or continue to throw the remaining dice. - If the player has scored all six dice, they have "hot dice" and may continue their turn with a new throw of all six dice, adding to the score they have already accumulated. - If none of the dice score points in any given throw, that is BOOLALA and all points for that turn are lost. - At the end of the player's turn, the dice are handed to the next player in succession (usually in clockwise rotation), and they have their turn. (Also see SNAKING below) Once a player has achieved a winning point total, each other player has one last turn to score enough points to surpass that highscore.

SCORING

111111 123456 22 33 44 111 666 555 444 333 222 1 5

flush 6 straight 3 of a kind 4 of a kind 5 of a kind 6 of a kind 7 of a kind 8 of a kind single single

8000 1000 1000 600 500 400 300 200 100 50

3 pair (any) 1000

111 1 666 6 555 5 444 4 333 3 222 2 11 55

2000 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 100

111 666 555 444 333 222

11 66 55 44 33 22

4000 2400 2000 1600 1200 800

banking 450 points in that turn Each scoring combination must be achieved in a single throw. For example. When rolling two 5s or two 1s the player may opt for only scoring one dice and keep rolling to increase their chances of 3 of a kind. Use this as a rough risk index. if a player banks three 1's for a score of 1000.Boolala For example. if a player throws 123335. For example. if a player has already set aside two individual 1s and then throws a third with the four dice remaining. the next player may choose to roll the remaining three dice. they do not have a triplet of 1s for a score of 1000 but merely three individual 1s for a score of 300. or by throwing the dice remaining after the previous player has completed their turn. and the 5 for a total of 450 and then throw the remaining die score 333. can choose to begin their turn either with a fresh set of six dice. the 1. before they can begin scoring SNAKING Snaking or "piggybacking" is when each player after the first. If they score at least one die. . and the 5 for a total of 450 and stop. the 1. STRATEGY The average score per turn is about 350. GETTING ON THE SCORECARD Must achieve the threshold score of 500 in their opening turn or turns. Players may thus assume the greater risk for the chance of scoring the points already accumulated by the player before them. they could do any of the following: score 333 as 300 and then throw the remaining three dice score the 1 as 100 and then throw the remaining five dice score the 5 as 50 and then throw the remaining five dice score 333. they score 1000 plus whatever additional score they accumulate.

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