How to Play Poker Dice

By Hobbies, Games & Toys Editor

Poker Dice is the dice version of the card game Poker. You can purchase a special set of five dice made for playing this game, which has the Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, and 9 on them, or play the game with five regular dice. The following steps will show you how to play the dice game Poker.

Decide if you are playing the game with five poker dice or regular dice. If using regular dice, the 6 is substituted for the Ace, the 5 for the King, the 4 for the Queen, the 3 for the Jack, the 2 for the 10 and the 1 for the 9.

Go around the table and roll a die to see who goes first. High roll goes first and the order goes clockwise around the table. In case of a tie, everyone who ties rolls again.

Put all five dice in a cup and roll the dice if you are the first player.

After the first throw, put aside any dice you wish to keep and put the rest of the dice back into the cup and roll again. You may have up to three throws per turn or you can stop after the first or second throw.

Win the round if you have the highest roll after everyone has taken a turn. Hands are ranked as follows (listed highest roll to the lowest): five of a kind; four of a kind; full house (three of a kind and a pair); straight (five consecutive values-highest rolls in a straight beats a lower straight); three of a kind; two pairs; and one pair.

Tip

You can also play this game Yahtzee style where you have to take a score on the score card per turn and each roll is worth a certain amount of points. The game is over when everyone's score card is full and you take the total of the card to find out who wins the game.