Demon Dice is a very popular gambling game which gets played all around the Verdant Kingdoms. It is commonly played “heads-up”, meaning one on one, but can be played with any number of people at the table. Practically, it is never played with more than eight people at a time.
The rules are simple:
- Both players lay down their starting bids
- Both players roll five dice, first the first player, then the second player
- Choose which dice to re-roll, first the first player, then the second player
- The players go back and forth raising, re-raising, matching or resigning, starting with the first player
- Re-roll remaining dice
- Compare end results
In order of importance:
- Five of a kind
- Four of a kind
- Full house
- Six high straight
- Five high straight
- Three of a kind
- Two pair
- One pair
In case of a tie, the highest remaining dice are compared. If the tie isn’t broken, the pot is split.
There are many different variations of the game, with blind dice, with multiple rounds of re-rolling, etc., but the one described above is the most common.