MicroLink Push Your Luck
Push Your Luck is a fast, straightforward dice game, in which players try to use
a little strategy and a lot of luck in order to run up the highest score.
Based on an old dice game with the lovely name of "Drop Dead", Push Your Luck
includes a few twists which I think add to the fun.
You start each round by rolling two "Blocker" dice. These are displayed in a window
in the upper left corner of the screen.
You then begin rolling five dice. Any dice which match either of the "Blocker" dice
are discarded, and the rest are added to your score for that round, at face value.
If you have any dice left, you are asked whether you want to stop rolling, or "push
your luck" by rolling again.
Why is it pushing your luck? Because if you lose all of your remaining dice during
a round before stopping, you lose all the points you had accumulated during that
This makes it crucial for you to decide just how far you should push your luck,
taking into account such factors as:
- How many dice are left?
- Are your "Blockers" a pair (giving you in effect only one "Blocker" to worry about)?
- What is your score compared to your opponents?
- What round is it?
- And - how lucky do you feel?
After each "Push", the dice rolled which do NOT match either of the "Blockers" are
added to your score for the round.
If you stop before losing all your dice, you get to keep the score you have run
up during the round.
If however, you lose all the dice, all points earned during that round are
unceremoniously taken away. Any scores from prior rounds are still yours.
At the end of five rounds, the player with the highest score wins. At this point, you
should be able to play the game, and get a feel for it.
Not rated -
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