If you’re looking for a quick and easy dice game to play with a few friends, Sharp Shooter is simple to learn and quite fun to play.
Here are the rules of how to play Sharp Shooter Dice game:
Decide who goes first (roll die and highest throw starts).
First player, or “shooter”, rolls all six dice (it doesn’t really matter how many dice you have, as long as you roll six values. e.g. if you have two dice, roll both of them 3 times, and record all values/numbers.)
The aim is to try throw sequences (i.e. 1,2,3,4,5,6). Only sequences starting with ‘1’ are counted, others are worth nothing.
This is how you score for your sequences:
1,2 = 5 points
1,2,3 = 10 points
1,2,3,4 = 15 points
1,2,3,4,5 = 20 points
1,2,3,4,5,6 = 25 points
So for example if you throw: 2, 4, 3, 4, 6, 2 you score nothing as there is no sequence starting with a ‘1’.
If you roll: 2, 4, 1, 6, 2, 3 you score 15 points as there is a sequence of 1,2,3,4.
Note: if you throw three ones (1,1,1) in any round your score is reverted back to zero and you have start accumulating again.
The aim is to reach 100 points first.
Below is a video I made showing a few examples of three rounds of Sharp Shooter. I used 3 dice instead of six, so I rolled them twice for each hand.
In the first hand the values were 3,3,4,5,6,6, so as there is no sequence starting with a 1, there are no points scored.
In the second round the numbers were 1,2,3,3,4,4, so the only available sequence starting with a 1 was 1,2,3,4 and this is worth 15 points.
The third hand has three 1’s, so regardless of any other numbers thrown in the round, your total score is cancelled out, and you have to start from zero again.
Have fun playing!