Hello, Wincatchers readers, welcome to our new article about a really important part of many games of chances, the dice. If you are a poker player, you should know that there are different versions of poker in which you can use dice as part of the game. We are going to focus not only on some aspects of dice in general, such as history and virtual versions, but also on dice games, an excitement hobby for many players.
Origin of Dice Games
Even when it’s not possible to be sure, dice are believed to be created in Persia, more than 5,000 years ago. The reason for this is that some fragments of typical representative figures were found there. Apart from the Persians, the Egyptians had much to do in the proliferation of these elements: dice games were very popular in the land of pharaohs.
Also, in times of Crusaders they continue raising in popularity. In fact, soldiers in fortresses and castles played a game called “hazarth” to pass the time. And nowadays, they are esential part that many games and even kids play with them.
Wikipedia defines dice as small, throwable objects with marked sides that can rest in multiple positions. They are used for generating random numbers, commonly as part of tabletop games, including dice games, board games, role-playing games, and games of chance.
A traditional form of a die is a cube with each of its six faces marked with a different number of dots from one to six. When thrown or rolled, the die comes to rest showing a random integer from one to six on its upper surface, with each value being equally likely. Dice may also have polyhedral or irregular shapes and may have faces marked with numerals or symbols instead of pips.
Dice are an esential element of many popular games. The most common versions present six faces, but there are many variations that depend on the game. You can find dice made of various type of materials and, of course, we cannot forget the virtual version of them used to play on online casinos.
As we stated before, one of the most common use of dice nowadays takes place in online casino games. The most popular virtual dice to play are called Craps. Besides, there are other versions that you can try when playing. They are as fun as the regular ones.
Online Dice Games
Due to the use of technology in everyday life, it was just a matter of time to have also the chance to play dice virtually. Throuwing a virtual die is the same as doing it in the physical world, as the algorithms are programmed to guarantee transparency in the game. In fact, there are special authorities that make a control of them on the casinos.
Regular Dice Games
Throughout history, hundreds of dice games have been created in the world. As you imagine, most of them have dissapear nowadays. Let’s see what are the most popular current dice games that you can play with friends or in an online casino.
Similar in form to poker dice and Yahtzee, it’s a very interesting game to play with two or more players. Participants take turns rolling five dice. After each roll, the player chooses which dice to keep, and which to reroll in order to earn points by making the right combinations. A player may reroll some or all of the dice up to three times on a turn.
King of the Dice
It’s a boardgame in which can participate up to five players. You’ll have to roll the dice three times to decide who are you trying to conveince to join to your kingdom. In this game you’ll see a combination of cards and six dice. If you are interested, watch the video to know more about this game.
Liar’s Poker Game
This is a really interesting variation of poker that you can play with dice. Even it’s not necessary to play it to know how to bet in poker, you can also take advantage of this game. You can play freely with friends or you can also look for an online casino to play it.
Other Dice Games
RPG (Role-Playing Games) are definitely one of the most popular game genre and, sometimes, dice are part of them also. As an example, you can have Call of Cthulhu, Savage Worlds, Dungeons and Dragons, among others. You have also dozens of board games where the dice are an esential part.
As you see, dice games are amazingly popular and allow thousands of chances to play. Besides, you can play many variation of games with them in every online casino. If you are interested in poker you can read our tutorial to know more about different variations of the game.