Rules for Dice & Card Games

We've collected the rules to many classic dice and card games, and most don't require anything more than a few dice or a deck of cards.

Dice Games

Bunco

A dice game and social activity for large groups.
Number of players: 8 or more
Equipment required: Six or more 6-sided dice; Pencils and paper

Beetle

A simple but creative dice game of rolling and drawing.
Number of players: 2 or more
Equipment required: One 6-sided die and pencil and paper for each player

Farkle

A fun and challenging dice game with multiple variations and scoring options.
Number of players: Best with 3 to 8
Equipment required: Six 6-sided dice; Pencil and paper for keeping score

Going to Boston

The object of this little dice game is to win the most number of rounds.
Number of players: 3 or more
Equipment required: Three 6-sided dice; Pencil and paper for scoring

LCR Dice Game

A simple, fast-moving game that anyone can play.
Number of players: 3 or more
Equipment required: Three 6-sided dice; Chips, coins or other items (3 per player)

Liar's Dice

A game of bluffing and deception.
Number of players: 2 or more
Equipment required: Five 6-sided dice per player; One dice cup per player

Mafia

In Mafia, you win by being the first player to lose all your dice.
Number of players: Best with 3 to 5
Equipment required: Five 6-sided dice; A stack of chips or counters for each player; Pencil and paper for scoring

Pig

Pig is a simple dice game which in its basic form is playable with just a single die.
Number of players: 2 to 10
Equipment required: One 6-sided die; Pencil and paper for scoring

Poker Dice

In this simple little dice game, your goal is to roll the best possible poker hand.
Number of players: 2 or more
Equipment required: Five 6-sided dice

Sevens

The number seven is often thought to be a lucky number. But in this game, rolling seven is considered a bad thing.
Number of players: 3 or more
Equipment required: Six 6-sided dice; Pencil and paper for scoring

Ship, Captain, and Crew

Often used as a drinking game, or even for stakes, this is an easy to play, casual dice game that's good for playing with a larger group.
Number of players: Best with at least 4
Equipment required: Five 6-sided dice

Zanzibar

This lively dice game for 2 or more players uses lots of chips and an interesting scoring mechanism.
Number of players: 2 or more
Equipment required: Three 6-sided dice; 20 chips or counters per player; Pencil and paper for scoring

Card Games

Hearts

A classic trick-taking card game that truly shines with 4 players.
Number of players: 3 to 7 (but best with 4)
Equipment required: A standard 52-card deck of playing cards; Pencil and paper for scoring

Kings Corner

A multiplayer game where players attempt to get rid of cards from their hand by playing them to piles of alternating red and black cards.
Number of players: 2 to 6
Equipment required: A standard 52-card deck of playing cards

War

A simple, luck-driven card game.
Number of players: 2
Equipment required: A standard 52-card deck of playing cards