How to Play Farkle

By eHow Hobbies, Games & Toys Editor

Farkle is a dice game that can be enjoyed by just a few people or with a large group. Add in a few drinks and Farkle can quickly become a roaring success as the entertainment at your next party. Learn to play Farkle and you'll never want to play boring old card games again.

Gather two or more people together to play Farkle. The more people who play, the more fun the game becomes. Players alternate turns.

Throw the six dice and either bank the score or set aside one or more of the dice and roll the remaining dice to try for a higher score.

Figure your score. Each "1" equals 100 points. Each "5" scores 50 points. Three "1s" are awarded 1,000 points. Three-of-a-kind for any other number but "1" equals 100 times the number on the dice.

Get a score using all six dice and you get to pick them all up and throw them again, adding to the previous score achieved on the first six dice.

Lose all your points if you roll the dice at anytime and the thrown dice do not have a score. For example, if you threw two "1s" on your first throw, for a score of 200, you might choose to roll the remaining four dice again. If you don't have any score, such as "1," "5," or 3 of a kind on your second throw, then you lose the 200 points you started with.

Shout "Farkle" if someone doesn't score. A good rule of thumb is to yell louder when they lose more points to rub in their loss.

Play continues until one player reaches 10,000. Each player gets one last turn to try to beat the winner's score. The final round is often the most exciting part of the game as players throw caution to the wind.