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Dice Game: Frackel or Greed

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Our seniors group plays a dice game called Frackel or Greed. It goes like this. You start with 6 dice. Someone keeps score of all the players. To start, you roll all the dice. The points go as follows.

  • #1 on the dice = 100 points
  • #5 on the dice = 50 points
  • 3 of a kind = 100 times the dice. Example, 3- 6's, would be 600 points, 3-1's would be 100 points
  • 4 of a kind = 1000 points
  • 3 pairs on the first roll = 1500
  • A straight, using all 6 dice on the first roll = 2000 points
  • 5 of a kind = 2000 points
  • 6 of a kind = 3000 points.

You can't get started keeping points, until you have at least 500 points to add to you column. After you have rolled enough to equal 500 points, you can keep as small amount as you want. Each time you roll the dice, you must have points. Example, you roll all the dice and have a 1-3-3-5-6-6. You keep the 1, since it could be 100 points. Your second roll of the 5 remaining dice, you get a 2-2-5-6-4. You have to keep the 5, for another 50 points. You may stop at any time and claim the points you have, provided you have already got your initial 500 to start.

If your next roll is a 2-2-3-4, you can't claim any points so you Frackeled, since there aren't any points, like a 1 or a 5 or 3- 3's etc, and it moves to the next player. If you throw, for example, 4-5's, you might want to stop there, with your 1000 points. (You can roll the remaining two dice, but you risk losing the 1000 points if you Frackel).

If you decide to stop there, the next player can now take the remaining 2 dice and roll them, hoping to get either a 1 or a 5. If he does, he can claim the 1000 points, also, plus what ever the dice is - 100 for a 1 and 50 for a 5. If he doesn't roll a 1 or 5, his turn is over and it goes to the next player. If that same player rolls a 1, he claims 1100 points, and since there is one dice left, the next player can roll the one dice, to have a chance at the 1100 points.

If you roll the dice and use all the dice, you add the points to your score and continue on, till you decide to quit or you Frackel.

By grantsaccount from Ogden, UT

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By Teresa Tart [1]09/15/2010

If you are on Face Book you can plan that game! It is fun.

By Mary Koehler [8]09/15/2010

It is a fun game for two or as many as you have. We play it in airport waiting for loading. I keep 6 dice in my purse all the time. Good game to stimulate young minds learning adding.
You can go to www.elversonpuzzle.com and print out a score sheet for Farkle.

By Stacey Silva [50]09/15/2010

Hello neighbor, we're in Eagle Mountain! I love that game, we call it Zilch!

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