Looking for ways to add a little playful competition and excitement to your next date night?

Dice games offer a fantastic solution! They’re portable, require minimal setup, and can be incredibly fun. Whether you’re a seasoned dice game veteran or a complete beginner, there’s a game out there to suit your style.

Here are 15 fun and easy dice games to try with your girlfriend:

Simple and Engaging Dice Games

  1. Farkle: A classic dice game of risk and reward. Roll six dice, aiming to score combinations like three-of-a-kind, straights, or specific numbers (ones and fives are high scorers). You can keep rolling and adding to your score, but if you roll without scoring anything, you lose all points for that turn.
  2. Pig: A super simple game focused on pushing your luck. Take turns rolling a single die, adding the number to your running total. You can choose to stop and bank your points or risk it all by rolling again. But, if you roll a 1, you lose all your points for that turn!
  3. Ship, Captain, and Crew: This fast-paced game is all about being the first to roll specific combinations. The first person to roll a 6 is the “Ship,” the next to roll a 5 is “Captain,” and the following player who rolls a 4 is “Crew.” If you become the crew, shout “Ship, Captain, and Crew!” to win the round.
  4. Ten Thousand: Rack up points by rolling scoring combinations like three-of-a-kind, straights, or ones and fives. Bank your points as you go, but be strategic, as you need at least 1,000 points to get on the scoreboard. Keep rolling combinations for big points, with the first one to reach 10,000 winning the game!
  5. Liar’s Dice: A game of deception and calling bluffs. Each player rolls five dice under a cup, keeping their results secret. Take turns making bids on how many of a specific number have been rolled amongst all players. You can either raise the bid or challenge the previous player – if you’re wrong, you lose a die! The last player with dice remaining wins.

Dice Games with a Twist

  1. Beat That! Get ready for some quick calculations and fast thinking. One player rolls two dice and multiplies them, announcing the product as the score to beat. The next player rolls, with several ways to try and beat that number: rolling higher with the same number of dice, using more dice and getting a higher product, or using the same number but changing the operation (like addition or subtraction).
  2. Three Man Dice: Test your luck and bidding skills. Players roll three dice, keeping them hidden. Each player announces any number between 3 and 18. If your guess is accurate for the combined total value of everyone’s rolled dice, you win a point. The first to get a certain number of points wins!
  3. Dice Bingo: A fun blend of classic bingo with dice. Create your own bingo card with numbers between 1-36 (or higher if you want). Roll two dice at a time, and if the sum matches a number on your card, cross it off. The first player to get five in a row shouts “Bingo!”
  4. Roll Through the Ages: A dice drafting and civilization-building game (for those who want a bit more depth). Roll dice representing resources, then take actions like building cities, developing technologies, or raising monuments. Manage your civilization wisely to accumulate the most victory points!
  5. Zombie Dice: If you enjoy a quick and exciting game with a zombie twist, this one’s for you. Roll dice representing “brains,” “shotguns”, and “runners.” Eat enough brains to win, but too many shotguns mean your turn is over!

Dice Games for a Competitive Spirit

  1. Yahtzee: This classic requires strategy and a bit of luck. Roll five dice up to three times per turn, aiming to score in specific categories like three-of-a-kind, full house, or the coveted Yahtzee (five of the same number). Fill up your scorecard strategically for maximum points.
  2. Mia: A game of tactical rolling and stealing points. Each roll aims to make a higher number than the previous player. You can roll a single die multiple times, attempting to beat the current high number. However, if you roll the same number twice in a row, you lose your points and it’s the next player’s turn.
  3. Mexico: Channel the excitement of poker and bluffing. Each player rolls two dice secretly. Take turns announcing a higher combination of dice than the previous player, whether you actually rolled them or not. Challenge a player you think is bluffing, and reveal your dice – the loser takes a penalty!
  4. Cee-lo: This fast-paced street dice game tests your nerves. Players roll three dice, with specific combinations earning instant wins or losses. If nobody gets a winning or losing combination, the highest total wins points. The first player to reach a set score wins the game.
  5. Dice 10,000 Deluxe: A deluxe version of Ten Thousand with some new exciting features! Includes custom dice, more scoring combinations, and even “Farkle insurance” tokens to save you from losing your points entirely.

Beyond the Usual Dice Games

While many of these games traditionally use six-sided dice, consider adding these variations to make things even more interesting:

  • Use different types of dice: Introduce ten-sided, twelve-sided, or even custom dice to change scoring patterns and game dynamics.
  • Add a challenge: Make things tougher by rolling with your non-dominant hand or under time pressure.
  • Create your own house rules: Get creative and modify existing games, adding new challenges or point systems.

Tips for an Awesome Dice Game Night

  • Set the mood: Dim the lights, put on some smooth music, and create a cozy atmosphere.
  • Snacks and drinks: Make the experience extra enjoyable with some delicious refreshments.
  • Have small prizes: Add a touch of fun competition with little rewards for the overall winner.
  • Most importantly, have fun! Dice games are meant to be lighthearted and full of laughter. Enjoy the time spent connecting and playfully competing with your girlfriend.

These 15 dice games are just a starting point! There are endless possibilities when it comes to dice-based entertainment. Start exploring and discover your own favorites for unforgettable nights of playful competition and shared enjoyment.