Aces in the Pot is a simple game played with 2 dice and 2 counters (chips, coins etc.). The objective of the game is to win the pot by becoming the only player with a counter in your hand at the end of the game. Aces refer to a 1 on the dice.
No Of Players:
2 or more players
All players start with 2 counters and a pot is kept at the center.
First turn is decided by roll of one die. The player rolling highest die starts the game.
Aces in the Pot Game Play:
Players take turn (clockwise) rolling two dice. The rules are as following
- If player rolls a 1 (an Ace), then he/she puts one of his/her counters in the pot.
- In case two 1’s (two Aces) are rolled by the player, then put both counters in the pot (or whatever is remaining if the player only has one counter left).
- If player rolls a 6, then he/she passes one counter to the player on the left (look clockwise).
- In case two 6’s are rolled by the player, then pass two counters to the player on the left (or whatever is remaining if the player only has one counter left).
- If player only has one counter left and he/she rolls a 1 and 6, then counter goes to the pot.
- If a number other than 1 and 6 is rolled then nothing is done. Simply pass turn to the next player (clockwise).
- If a player loses all counters then he/she can not roll and should simply pass on his/her turn.
- Players never get out of the game since they can get a counter anytime when other player to the right rolls a 6.
- Play continues in this way till only one player is left with counter(s) (one or more). At that point this player needs to make 3 consecutive rolls and should not roll a 6 to win. Aces are not considered at this point so player does not have to put any counter in the pot. If player rolls a 6 at this point, he/she needs to pass the counter to the player on the left and then next player should try to make 3 consecutive rolls without a 6 to win (only if the player who passed counter(s) does not still have one or more counters left, otherwise normal play resumes).
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