Guest Author - Lynn Little
Farkle is a dice game that has been around for quite a while. Many may remember playing this game when they were young. You can easily play with your regular six-sided dice or buy the game that comes with a dice cup and score pad. Either way this game is loads of fun especially for Yahtzee fans. If you are on Facebook, you can even play Farkle since it is one of the many addicting applications on the popular social website.
There are several variations to this dice game, so here are the basics. You play the game in ten rounds. Each round you roll six dice. You must remove scoring dice each round. You can then choose to bank your points if they are a total of 300 or more. Then re-roll the non-scoring dice and remove any scoring dice. If you roll a non-scoring set, then it's a Farkle and you lose all of your points for that round. You can continue rolling until you bank your points. If you use all of your dice, then you get to re-roll all of them and add the score to your previous total.
A one is worth 100 points while a five is worth fifty. Three one's is worth 1,000. Three 2's are worth 200 points, three 3's are worth three hundred, three 4's are four hundred, three 5's are five hundred, and three 6's are six hundred. There are variations to scoring, so if you play with someone, they may played with additional scoring rules.
The best part about Farkle is that it is a fast game, so it's great for parties and large groups. You can also play this game by yourself just to have fun trying to score as many points as possible. For those who love dice games or for those who enjoy quick games, then Farkle is one to check out.
All you really need to play is six dice, a scoring pad, and a cup to roll the dice. Make up your own house scoring rules to add fun and interest to your Farkle game.