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Create a Game
How to Play
Scoring
5 of a kind bonus
Bonus Rolls
Tournaments
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Create a Game

You have 5 options for creating a new game:

  1. Play with Friends by inviting them through Facebook or an SMS invitation
  2. Random Buddy connects you with someone else who is looking to play right now
  3. Rematch a buddy who you have previously played
  4. Search for a friend by entering their With Buddies Username
  5. Play with a buddy sitting close by using Local Play, which allows you to pass the same device between two people

How to Play

Objective

Roll dice combinations to score more points than your buddy over 13 turns.

Gameplay

A turn starts with a player rolling all five dice. The player may then set aside or "hold" any number of dice and re-roll the remaining dice, or he/she may stop rolling and score the current dice. (It is legal for a player to re-roll all five dice. It is also legal to re-roll dice previously set aside or held.)

After the third roll, the player must find a score combination in which to place their dice (though he/she can choose to score the turn after one or two rolls).

Example: Ana rolls a 1-3-4-2-2. For her second roll, she decides to keep the 2s and reroll the other three dice. She rolls 4-4-6, so she now has 4-4-6-2-2. She has already scored a Full House, so for her third roll she decides to keep the 4s and reroll the other three dice. She rolls 1-4-4 and now has 4-4-1-4-4. She decides to score for Four of a kind.

Each player has 13 turns during the game. After each turn, the player must enter a score in one of the rows on the score sheet. A player's total score is calculated by summing all thirteen score boxes.

It is likely that some roles will not match an available combination. In this case, the player must mark a "0" in one of the available combinations.

Scoring

Scorecard - Upper Section

In the Upper Section of the scorecard, each combination sums the total number of dice that match that number. For example, if a player were to roll three twos, the score would be recorded as 6 in the Twos box.

Upper Section Bonus: If a player scores at least 63 points across all of the Upper Section combinations, a bonus of 35 points will be added to the Upper Section Score. (It should be noted that 63 points corresponds to Three of a kind for each of the six Upper Section combinations.)

Ones

Total of all dice that show one dot

Score: Sum of all Ones (3 points in the example below)

Example:

Twos

Total of all dice that show two dots

Score: Sum of all Twos (6 points in the example below)

Example:

Threes

Total of all dice that show three dots

Score: Sum of all Threes (9 points in the example below)

Example:

Fours

Total of all dice that show four dots

Score: Sum of all Fours (16 points in the example below)

Example:

Fives

Total of all dice that show five dots

Score: Sum of all Fives (10 points in the example below)

Example:

Sixes

Total of all dice that show six dots

Score: Sum of all Sixes (18 points in the example below)

Example:

Scorecard - Lower Section

Three of a kind

At least three of the same dice

Score: Sum of all dice (18 in the example below)

Example:

Four of a kind

At least four of the same dice

Score: Sum of all dice (26 in the example below)

Example:

Full House

A Three of a kind and a Pair

Score: 25 points

Example:

Small Straight

Four sequential dice (1-2-3-4, 2-3-4-5, or 3-4-5-6)

Score: 30 points

Example:

Large Straight

Five sequential dice (1-2-3-4-5 or 2-3-4-5-6)

Score: 40 points

Example:

Full House

A Three of a kind and a Pair

Score: 25 points

Example:

Five of a kind

All five of the same dice

Score: 50 points

Example:

Chance

Any combination of dice. This often acts as discard box for a turn that will not fit in another combination, although during a lucky game it can be used to record a high score.

Score: Sum of all dice (17 in the example below)

Example:

5 of a Kind Bonus

Once you have scored a 5 of a kind, each additional 5 of a kind in that game will award you 50 additional bonus points.

Once you roll an additional 5 of a kind, you can place your score on the score board in its appropriate cell. Once you place your score, a "+50 bonus" badge will appear above the cell. You will see your 50 bonus points included in your Upper Section total, Lower Section total, and over all totals.

If you place a Muliple 5 of a kind bonus points on a cell in the Upper Section, those points will not count toward your Upper Section Bonus.

If you have already placed a 0 in your 5 of a kind cell, you are not eligible for the additional bonus points.

Bonus Rolls

What are Bonus Rolls?

A Bonus Roll is simply a chance to roll one extra time on any given roll. It's a fun addition we've added to the classic game.

How many Bonus Rolls do I get?

One (1) Bonus Roll is given free to each player at the beginning of each game. Each player can use their Bonus Roll on any turn after they have rolled 3 times. It's a fun way to get one more chance at that important score combination.

What happens to my free Bonus Roll if I don't use it during my game?

If you don't use it you lose it! The free bonus roll doesn't carry over between games.

How do I get more Bonus Rolls?

Additional Bonus Rolls can be purchased from the With Buddies store, which can be accessed by tapping "Account Settings" on the Main Menu.

Purchased Bonus Rolls can be used in any game and do not expire. Only one Bonus Roll can be used on each turn. Every player, whether they have purchased Bonus Rolls or not, will receive one free Bonus Roll per game, which is used before purchased Bonus Rolls.

For example, if you purchased 3 Bonus Rolls, you could use 2 in one game and 1 in another game.

What is the number in the circle in the Bonus Roll button?

This number indicates how many Bonus Rolls are available to you for all your games. Remember, this includes both the free Bonus Roll (if not already used during that game) and any purchased Bonus Rolls.

Why do I see a higher number than one (1) on my Bonus Roll button, but I can only use one Bonus Roll each turn?

Only 1 Bonus Roll can be used on any turn. We don't want folks to just keep hitting the Bonus Roll until they get 5 of kind on every roll. That wouldn't be fun!

Tournaments

Basics

Tournaments are here! Flex your dice-rolling muscles and compete against thousands of fellow Dice enthusiasts for the chance to win your weight in bonus rolls.* *Weight of individual bonus rolls may vary. For actual prize amounts, consult the tournament information page.

Schedule

Daily Tournaments, which run over the course of a single day, are held every day, Monday through Friday, except during the monthly tournament. Tournaments begin at 2:00am PST and lock out at 12:00am PST, meaning that you can no longer enter that day’s tournament. During the two-hour window between 12:00am and 2:00am, you can finish a tournament that you entered prior to the 12:00am cutoff. Once 2:00am arrives, any unfinished tournament games are automatically expired and do not count towards any prizes.

Weekly Tournaments, which run over the course of a weekend, are held every weekend (Saturday and Sunday), and follow the same time schedule as the Daily Tournaments, beginning at 2:00am Saturday, locking at midnight on Sunday, and ending Monday at 2:00am. Once 2:00am arrives, any unfinished tournament games are automatically expired and do not count towards any prizes.

Monthly Tournaments, which run over the course of a week, are held during the last complete week of every month, and follow the same time schedule as the Daily Tournaments, beginning at 2:00am Monday, locking at midnight on Sunday, and ending Monday at 2:00am. Once 2:00am arrives, any unfinished tournament games are automatically expired and do not count towards any prizes.

Prizes

For each tournament, there will be one lucky grand prize winner who will collect a mammoth amount of bonus rolls. This amount will vary depending on what type of tournament – Daily, Weekly, or Monthly – is played, with Monthly Tournaments rewarding the greatest number of bonus rolls, and Daily Tournaments rewarding the fewest. A select few runners up will make the Winner’s Circle, and receive a healthy number of bonus rolls. Hundreds of other users will receive an Honorable Mention Prize, also in the form of bonus rolls.

Entries

For each tournament type – Daily, Weekly, and Monthly – all Dice players will receive one free entry. For the Daily Tournaments, users will get one free entry per week. For the Weekly Tournaments, users will get one free entry per month. For each Monthly Tournament, users will get one free entry.

You can purchase additional tournament entries with bonus rolls. Entry costs will vary depending on the tournament type, with Daily Tournament entries costing the least.

Standings Page

The Standings page is the core of the Dice Tournaments experience.

At the top of the page, you’ll find information about the current tournament, such as what type it is (Daily, Monthly, or Weekly), what the Grand Prize is, your current tournament high score, and the scores to beat for the Grand Prize, Winner’s Circle Prizes, and Honorable Mention Prizes.

Below the information, you’ll find the ENTER button if a tournament is running, or a timer counting down to the start of the next tournament. To enter a tournament, click the green ENTER button in the center of the page. If you’ve not yet used your free entry, you’ll be taken right into the tournament. If you have, you’ll be reminded how many bonus rolls your entry will cost, and then you can confirm your tournament entry purchase.

Below the ENTER button are links to the Leaderboards and My Tournaments pages, as well as a condensed version of the My Stats page and a link to the full My Stats page.

Leaderboards Page

The Leaderboards Page gives a fuller picture of the currently running tournament.

The Global Leaderboard tab shows a list of all the current leaders, as well as their scores. To find your spot on the rankings, hit the My Ranking button, and you’ll be taken to your current place. There is also a small ENTER button, which allows you to enter the currently active tournament.

The Friends and Buddies tab shows how you rank against your Facebook friends and Dice buddies in the current tournament.

My Tournaments Page

The My Tournaments page lists the most recent tournaments you have participated in, and includes information such as your high score, your final rank, and how many bonus rolls you won. On each tournament there is a trophy button you can press to see in greater detail how you finished.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I forgot my password. What do I do?

There are 2 ways to reset your password:

  1. Reset it through the website by visiting ForgotPassword
  2. If you can access your account settings from within the app, you can enter a new password in the password box and tap save.

What are the benefits of logging in via Facebook?

By logging in to Dice with Buddies through Facebook, you will be able to find your Facebook friends who are also playing the game. Doing so will also enable you to invite your friends to play Dice with Buddies with you through Facebook.

How do I turn notifications on / off?

Android: On the Dice with Buddies Main Menu, tap "Account Settings" at the bottom of the "Your Turn" menu. From that menu you can turn Notification Sounds On or Off. Currently, notifications can't be turned off entirely on Android.

iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch: We highly recommend leaving/turning notifications on so you always know when it's your turn or when you've been sent a message from your buddy. You can enable or disable them through the following steps:

  1. Open the "Settings" application
  2. Tap "Notifications"
  3. Select "Dice Free" or "Dice"
  4. From this menu, you can toggle the following options:
    • Notification Center: On / Off for all alerts. Set this to "On" to make notifications available to you.
    • Alert Style: Select the picture of Banners or Alerts to receive notifications.
    • Badge App Icon: Select "On" to see the little number over the icon. This helps a lot to see when it's your turn.
    • Sounds: The tone that plays when you get an alert.

You can find a visual walkthrough of this process on the iphone here.

How do I remove my old completed games?

Once you finish a game, you can remove it from the Game Over section with the following steps:

  • Android: find the completed game you want to delete on the Main Menu, then tap and hold it until a dialog box appears
  • iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch: find the completed game you want to delete on the Main Menu and swipe your finger to the right OR tap Edit at the top of the Game Over section and click on the red button next to the games you want to delete.

What does it mean to "Nudge" my buddy?

If someone you are playing against hasn't taken a turn in at least 24 hours, you will be presented the opportunity to "nudge" them. (The nudge capability is currently unavailable on Android.) Nudging them will send them a notification requesting that they play their turn. It can only be sent once per 24-hour period, and only if they have not played their turn.

Sending your buddy a message in your game's chat room will also cause them to receive a notification (if their notifications are on).

How do I end my game early?

If it is your turn, you can end a game early by tapping the Flag in the upper right corner of the scoreboard, which enables you to Forfeit the game.

What happens if my Buddy stops playing?

If it is not your turn, and your buddy neglects to play the game for a given number of days, your buddy will automatically forfeit. This counts as a win for you!

You can also "nudge" your buddy, which sends him/her a notification that it is their turn to play. The nudge capability is currently unavailable on Android, and only appears 24 hours after your buddy's last turn.

I don't like the person I chatted with. How do I block them?

Under account settings, scroll to the bottom and tap "Manage Blocked Users" to block them from playing future games with you. This feature is currently unavailable on Android.

When are user stats updated?

User stats are updated at the end of every game.

How do I update my Profile picture?

All you have to do is tap the picture in your Account Settings. You will then be able to choose a photo from your Facebook albums!

What is that number in the circle on the "Roll" button?

The number in the circle indicates your current roll. On each turn, you have 3 rolls, and, on each roll, the indicator increases by 1. Once you have reached 3, the button changes to "Bonus Roll". Each buddy receives one free Bonus Roll per game to use on any turn. On the Bonus Roll button, the number available of bonuses counts down. See the Bonus Roll section below for more info on these.

Other questions or need support?

If you have any feature requests or feedback, please visit Dice Support. We would love for you to share your thoughts with the Dice commuity!