Pig is a simple dice game first described in print by John Scarne in 1945.


Each turn, a player repeatedly rolls a die until either a 1 is rolled or the player decides to “hold”:

  • If the player rolls a 1, they score nothing and it becomes the next player’s turn.
  • If the player rolls any other number, it is added to their turn total and the player’s turn continues.
  • If a player chooses to “hold”, their turn total is added to their score, and it becomes the next player’s turn.
  • Variation we used, if you roll snake eyes (both 1’s), then your total score from past rounds is reset to 0.

The first player to score 100 or more points wins.




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