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 = Playing Greed Greed is a dice game played among 2 or more players, using 5 six-sided dice. == Playing Greed Each player takes a turn consisting of one or more rolls of the dice. On the first roll of the game, a player rolls all five dice which are scored according to the following: Three 1's => 1000 points Three 6's => 600 points Three 5's => 500 points Three 4's => 400 points Three 3's => 300 points Three 2's => 200 points One 1 => 100 points One 5 => 50 points A single die can only be counted once in each roll. For example, a "5" can only count as part of a triplet (contributing to the 500 points) or as a single 50 points, but not both in the same roll. Example Scoring Throw Score --------- ------------------ 5 1 3 4 1 50 + 2 * 100 = 250 1 1 1 3 1 1000 + 100 = 1100 2 4 4 5 4 400 + 50 = 450 The dice not contributing to the score are called the non-scoring dice. "3" and "4" are non-scoring dice in the first example. "3" is a non-scoring die in the second, and "2" is a non-score die in the final example. After a player rolls and the score is calculated, the scoring dice are removed and the player has the option of rolling again using only the non-scoring dice. If all of the thrown dice are scoring, then the player may roll all 5 dice in the next roll. The player may continue to roll as long as each roll scores points. If a roll has zero points, then the player loses not only their turn, but also accumulated score for that turn. If a player decides to stop rolling before rolling a zero-point roll, then the accumulated points for the turn is added to his total score. == Getting "In The Game" Before a player is allowed to accumulate points, they must get at least 300 points in a single turn. Once they have achieved 300 points in a single turn, the points earned in that turn and each following turn will be counted toward their total score. == End Game Once a player reaches 3000 (or more) points, the game enters the final round where each of the other players gets one more turn. The winner is the player with the highest score after the final round. == References Greed is described on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greed_(dice_game), however the rules are a bit different from the rules given here.
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