# Learning To Play Poker Dice

As fun as it can be to play with cards, a poker dice game can be just as exciting, so it's useful to know how to play and, more importantly, how to win.

In a poker dice game, participants take turns rolling for 13 rounds, at the end of which a winner is declared. For a turn, the 5 dice need to be rolled at least once, after which it is up to the individual to choose whether or not to do it once or twice more, and if they choose so, which dice they'd like to reroll. The primary goal is to be able to create a result with as high a score as possible to have the top score at the end of round 13. There are a number of possible outcomes to rolling the dice that award points. Each category can be claimed by a player once only. If they find themselves unable to fill a category at the end of their turn, they must choose one category to be voided; they will be unable to fill it later on, and they will receive 0 points for that round. The categories and their respective point values are as follows.

The Aces category provides points equal to the sum of all of the 1s rolled. Twos, Threes, Fours, Fives, and Sixes work in the same way with their respective values. A 2 Pair, which is the same as in card poker, is worth 20 points. A 3 of a Kind, any 3 of the same value, is worth 25, while a 4 of a Kind is worth 35. In a straight (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 or 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6), 30 are rewarded. Full Houses award 30, while 5 of a Kind is worth 50. There are also bonus point options: 20 for a total score of 60 in the 1-6 categories, and 5 for finishing others in fewer than 3 rolls. For finishing without a 0 score on any turn, 30 are given, and for getting two 5 of a kinds, 40 are added on. This way, there are definite strategic options to make this game of chance even more exciting.