Amazing Family Dice Games
If your family loves dice games as much as ours does, then you're always on the lookout for new dice board games to play during your quality time together. Here's the best of the best. Let's roll!
There's something utterly comforting about rolling a fistful of dice across the table and the fate of an utterly insignificant outcome hinging on the results. From gold prospecting to fighting Zombies, from Scrabble to Harry Potter, there's a game with dice to suit every need.
How To Play Dice Games
You can play games with dice as simple fillers between more in-depth board games, as party games, drinking games, or even as gambling games.
We've focused on 'rolling out' the best dice board games for you, which include our latest favorite, Dice Town, a Western-themed rattlefest that will have you YEE-HA!ing as you defeat your opponents. Abandon Ship is a superb, funny and very easy to play dice board game for up to seven players.
Easy dice games make parties fun. Nobody needs much training to play Yahtzee, and there are a gazillion versions to suit any theme you might be designing your party around; but there is so much more to dice than this old chestnut. We suggest Dicecapades, a game suitable for families, 'Tween or teen parties. Doodle Dice is great for adding a more skillful twist to easy dice games. Pass the Pigs is totally easy and loads of fun. And if you insist on playing the old timer, at least go for Yahtzee Free For All, which has more strategic elements and is more fun in a larger group than the dull original.
Dice drinking games are also hugely popular, because they can be played anywhere: on a bus to the rugby match, in the bar, at a party or anywhere in-between. We do have a review of Family Guy drinking dice, but we prefer to direct you to our friends at the United Nations of Beer for reviews of the best dice drinking games.
One thing to bear in mind is the noise that dice-based games can create. Be sure to use a tablecloth if there are other people in the house and they might be disturbed. Of course, shouting and haggling are part of the best games using dice, so it's probably best to get your own quiet place where you won't be bothering anybody, and let 'em roll!
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