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The Neopian Times Week 123 > Articles > Your Guide To Bilge Dice

Your Guide To Bilge Dice

by kitty_catz_rule

GAMES ROOM - Yar, feeling a bit lucky on the pirates side are we? You're up against some mighty matey contestants who have seem to been playing Bilge Dice ever since they enrolled in the pirates life. It doesn't just take luck though mate, it also takes strategy to master this game. You either lose profit in this game or you gain it, it's up for grabs.

Basic Overview
If you're just a newborn to the game, let me give you a quick overview of what has to be done. Before you have rolled your six dice that lay on the scoring pool and secured them, you must make sure two of those dice have been a 4 and a 1. Those are the two numbers that get your final score to be 'published'. If you have not secured those two numbers, you cannot qualify for your score to be published. You only need to secure them once. They do not add onto your final score. So, lets say if you got pirates luck and rolled a perfect 24 which means you scored all sixes straight across PLUS the qualifying dices (1 & 4) your publishing score would just be 24 without the 1 and 4 added onto it. Twenty-four is the highest one can succeed to roll.

Uh-oh..
What isn't good if you did not get the 1 and the 4 before the end. This means you are automatically disqualified and lose. Those angry pirates don't care what the excuse is. Your dices were a misprint, you forgot to keep it, pah like they are going to care. Their pirates!

Rolling of the Dice
Now that we understand that the 4 and 1 are important to ones game, we will move onto the rolling of the dice. At the beginning of the game each player rolls their six dice. Every turn you must choose one or more dice to remove to be placed onto your scoring pool which will determine your final score. Once you have kept at least one of the die, you are free to re-roll the remaining dice. If you want to keep more than one in a roll go right ahead, there is no maximum limit to how many you choose at a roll. All you do then is keep rolling, until no dice remain. The winner is determined first by whether or not they were able to get the 1 and 4 (like I mentioned earlier on). If you get the 1 and the 4 requirements, the four dice left with you on your scoring pool is added together to form your score. Whoever has the highest score is the winner. When a tie is made for the highest score, the Neopoints you spent to bet on will be returned to you. The maximum one can win in the game is a whooping 5000 NP, until then they let you free play.

Your Opponents
Hoping you understand how to play the 'basics' of the game, I am now going to introduce you to your tough pirate matey opponents. Lets begin with, Monty. He isn't just a ordinary Meerca, he's more like one of those 'mad' Meercas. I guess that's where his nickname 'Monty the Mad' originates from. He has this, um, "unique" style when he plays this game. He usually is the one who loses the most out of the three, but sometimes he has his final put down say on things. He's the risk taker of the game, so you never know what he may do next.

Next we have, Grimtooth, one of the most famous Krawk pirates; not only for Bilge Dice but for these little sly smirks he gets on his face when he is quite lucky. Take any of these glaring looks he might give you to warning. He likes to score perfect 24's usually out of the three, but that's only when his pirates life luck will take a step in. He'll usually keep the qualifying numbers till' last so keep your eyes open, or eye open.

The last but not least, Deadeye. The most sneakiest and slyest of them all. He is the most skilled out of anyone who plays Bilge Dice. Fear the pirate Eyrie's tricks and moves; he will purposely trick you for him not having the 1 & 4 till' the end. Most of his opponents have no idea they have lost until his score pops up on the board. Oh, just for a future note, keep a eye on your NP's when your around him.

Tips & Strategies
Now that you have learned about the basics of what and whatnot you have to do and the opponents, I'm going to advance you towards the tips and strategy section (the part where you just couldn't wait to get to!)

#1 - Try to get the qualifying numbers ASAP, if you wait till' the end you might be heading for a losing game. Even if there is a lot of 6's they'll be worthless without the 1 & 4.

#2 - Keep an eye out for the other opponents scores. Very important. You may think your on a winning streak, but you better take a glimpse over at the others before you think so.

#3 - Almost like number 2, but if you think the other opponent is winning because of their high score, check again. Do they have the 1 & 4 yet? There is a chance they will lose, which can give you a higher chance of winning.

#4 - If your in the lead with the 1 & 4 in your scoring pool, check to see how far the other players are behind you. If one of them seem to be only one or two numbers behind you make sure you have something with pirate luck to keep you from losing ;)

#5- Make sure to sing a pirate song while playing. The opponents might get distracted of singing one of their old famous songs and completely forget about the game.

Well, that's all I have to give you tips on. Remember, if you want to get on the high score list for 'Bilge Dice' make sure to play right away at the beginning of every month. If you want to just get on the 'Bilge Dice Streak' score list, just try to play as many times as possible and use the tips and strategies I mentioned. Yarrrr good-luck!

I'd like to thank Plushieowner for giving me tips on how to write my very first article. Thank you so much!


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