Creating your own dice game can be a way to express your creativity and have fun. You can start a unique game that is played nowhere else, and perhaps gain credit as the popularity of the game spreads among your friends. Creating a dice game can be easy if you break it down into simple steps. The best way to improve the game and continue to develop it is by playing it with friends and coming up with new ideas.
Create an objective. In games that only involve dice this is typically a points total. Generally, the objective is less important than the means that are necessary to achieve it.
Decide on the means to achieve the objective. This is the heart of the game. If the objective is a points score, how does an individual player gain points? For example, the player may get the number of points in a roll from dice that are represented more than once, such as getting 4 points for rolling two 4's at once. You must decide how many dice the game is played with and how many rolls each player gets. Feel free to write down different ideas before fleshing one of them out.
Throw in twists. These are what makes the game fun. For example, if a player rolls dice that represent three numbers in consecutive order, such as 2,3, and 4 they lose all their points. Create enough special rules to make the game interesting, but not so many that they are hard to remember.
Play the game with friends. This is the best way to determine how to adjust the rules or improve the game. Ask them for their suggestions. It will also give you a better sense if games are typically too short or last too long.
Revise the rules of the game. Keep tweaking various aspects of the game and playing it with others until you've created a dice game that everyone will want to share with their friends.
Tips & Warnings
- Look at the rules of other dice games for ideas.
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