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How to Play Poker Dice

The object of Poker Dice is to get the best possible five-card poker hand.


  • Step 1: Put dice in cup Put the poker dice in the dice cup. The six faces of each die simulate a playing card deck’s top six markings: ace, king, queen, jack, ten, and nine.
  • TIP: Poker dice hands use five-card poker rankings from highest to lowest.
  • Step 2: Shake dice cup and roll Shake the dice cup and roll the dice onto a dice tray or another flat surface. Each player gets one roll.
  • Step 3: Stand pat or roll again Stand pat with your first hand, or set aside some of your hand and re-roll the remainder. Any dice set aside cannot be re-rolled.
  • Step 4: Best poker hand wins The player with the best poker hand wins.
  • FACT: The game Yahtzee evolved from a variation of Poker Dice.

You Will Need

  • Five poker dice
  • A dice cup
  • Two or more players
  • A dice tray

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