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Learn to Play Spicy Dice

Learn to Play Spicy Dice


Hi! I’m Michelle, and this is a quick
introduction to the game of Spicy Dice.
These are the six custom spicy dice.
Each die has one face with red spots
and it’s a different face on each die.
The object is to score as many points as you can
in these ten categories – or “boxes”.
You choose one box to score at the end of each turn.
Let’s play!
Anytime you roll a red number you may
FLIP IT
to another number
but you have to decide right after you roll it.
Red numbers also have special powers.
Here’s an example:
In the 5s box, for instance,
you can score 5 points for each 5 that you rolled
but if one of them is the red 5,
your score doubles to 10 points for each 5.
Here I have two 5s,
which normally would be worth 10 points
but it’s doubled to 20.
But… I can also take this red 3
and FLIP IT… to a 5.
So now I have three 5s doubled for 30 points.
Let’s keep those three 5s and re-roll the other dice.
So I rolled a 5 and also a red 4 which I’ll flip into a 5.
Now I have five 5s doubled,
so I think I’ll stop here and score 50 points in box 5.
Now you may be thinking,
“Why doesn’t she take a 3rd roll and try for another 5?”
Well, most other dice games do give you 3 rolls per turn,
but spicy dice has NO LIMIT.
You get 30 rolls per game for the 10 boxes,
and YOU decide how many to use for each turn.
If I save a few rules now, I’ll have more rolls to use later.
So when I record my score,
I also mark off the number of rolls I used.
If I use up all 30 rolls,
I’ll score zero in any unfilled boxes.
But if I have any leftover rolls,
I’ll get a BONUS of 5 points for each one.
The other numbered boxes work the same way,
so let’s look at the last four boxes.
A RUN is the numbers 1 through 6.
It’s sort of like a straight in poker, but with six dice.
It always scores 21 points,
which is the sum of the numbers 1 through 6.
A SET is three pairs or two triplets.
(You can also have a pair and a quad.)
It’s a bit like a full house in poker.
Again, you add up the numbers
and score it in the SET box.
Now, the red numbers don’t double your score
for RUNs or SETs. They do something different.
They let you score your RUN or SET
in a numbered box instead.
For instance, with this roll,
I could score my 20 points in the SET box,
OR the 5 box,
OR the 1 box.
This is useful if the SET box is already full
or you might want to score 20 points in the 1 box anyway, since it normally isn’t very high-scoring,
and it’s really good to score a RUN or SET in there.
For the SUM box, just add up your six dice
and that’s your score.
Red numbers don’t do anything special for the SUM box.
It’s a good box to have when
you have a lot of larger numbers
that don’t line up well with your remaining boxes.
Finally, the RED box scores 10 points for
each red number and other dice score nothing.
Now, let’s talk about the biggie.
PEPPERS.
A PEPPER is either six matching numbers
or six red numbers.
Six 6s, 5s, or 4s is a BIG PEPPER.
It scores 75 points in its “home” – box in this case 4s –
or 50 points anywhere else ( except the BONUS box.)
So you can always score a PEPPER.
Six 3s, 2s, or 1s is a LITTLE PEPPER.
It scores 50 points in its home box
or 25 points anywhere else.
Finally six reds is a HOT PEPPER
which scores 100 points in either the RED or RUN boxes,
because after all it is exactly that, a “red run”,
or 50 points anywhere else.
When your ten boxes are filled, or when
you run out of rolls. your game is over.
Score your BONUS box, if you have any
leftover rolls, and add up your score.
Okay, so now you know how to play Spicy Dice.
But if that was a bit too much to remember, don’t worry.
There’s a “cheat sheet” built right into the score pad.
The full rules are on the back.
The score pad is good for over 300 plays
but you’ll never run out
because you can download and print extra score sheets
at home from our website for free.
Before you go,
let’s take a quick look at what’s inside the box.
You get a set of six 100% pearlized acrylic Spicy Dice
in your choice of one of four cool colors.
You get the score pad, cheat sheet, rules and….
the pouch!
It’s big enough to hold everything:
score pad, rules and dice.
Just grab it and go!
You can also get expansion packs of dice
in the same four colors.
This lets you play with your friends with
everyone having their own set of dice.
Now, you can share the one set of dice in the box
with any number of players,
but it’s more fun for each of you to have your own,
plus that way
you can add the “Extra Spicy” rules which lets you continue from your last turn from where you left off.
Okay, so that’s the quick overview,
and remember, your one-stop shop for all things
Spicy Dice is: “spicydice.com”.
Thanks for watching.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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