# Pig - Dice Game Rules

## A fun game you can play with a single six-sided die.

If you're ever stuck somewhere with no games, but you do have at least one six-sided die, try playing Pig to pass the time.

### Players

Best with 2, can work with more. (The downtime between your turns grows longer with each additional player.)

### Equipment

1 six-sided die, score sheet, pen or pencil.

### Goal

Be the first player to reach 100 points.

### Gameplay

On a turn, a player rolls the die repeatedly until either:

• A 1 is rolled
• The player chooses to hold (stop rolling)

If a 1 is rolled, that player's turn ends and no points are earned.

If the player chooses to hold, all of the points rolled during that turn are added to his or her score.

### Scoring Examples

Example 1: Sherri rolls a 3 and decides to continue. She then chooses to roll seven more times (6, 6, 6, 4, 5, 6, 1). Because she rolled a 1, Sherri's turn ends and she earns 0 points.

Example 2: Craig rolls a 6 and decides to continue. He then chooses to roll four more times (3, 4, 2, 6) and decides to hold. Craig earns 21 points for this turn (6+3+4+2+6=21).

### Game End

When a player reaches a total of 100 or more points, the game ends and that player is the winner.

### Variant

Use 2 six-sided dice. If a player rolls a single 1, the turn ends and no points are scored. However, if a player rolls double 1s, that counts as 25 points.

Other doubles are worth double points, so that a 2-2 is worth 8 points, 3-3 is worth 12, 4-4 is worth 16, 5-5 is worth 20, and 6-6 is worth 24.

More Pig variants are available at http://cs.gettysburg.edu/projects/pig/piglinks.html.

You can play Pig online against a computer opponent at http://cs.gettysburg.edu/projects/pig/piggame.html.