Fun Family Dice Games

In an effort to spend more time together, and to keep the kids off the electronic games, we like to pull out games that our whole family can play. We have recently found a bunch of fun family dice games that we can all play together!

Fun Family Dice Games from Starts At Eight

Besides finding a few new games we had not heard of, we have been pleased to find some oldie but goodie games that have been spun into fun family dice games!  All of these games we have played with children as young as 5, but obviously it will vary by child.

Fun Family Dice Games:

  1. Yahtzee – (ages 8+) The object of the game is to score the most points by rolling five dice to make certain combinations. The dice can be rolled up to three times in a turn to try to make one of the 13 possible scoring combinations.  A game consists of thirteen rounds during which the player chooses which scoring combination is to be used in that round. for 2+ players.
  2. Farkel Party – (ages 5+) Extremely easy to learn and play at every age level. Roll your dice and add your points but be careful… Roll no points and you lose. You’ve gotta know when to stop.
  3. Phase 10 Dice – (ages 7+) The object of the game is to be the first player to complete 10 phases ranging from two sets of three, one run of seven, seven dice of one color, and more. The player with the highest overall score wins.
  4. Skip-Bo Dice – (ages 7+) Skip-Bo Dice Game: An exciting new twist on the classic card game. Skip-Bo meets speed in this fast, fun, different way to play. Quickly roll and re-roll the Skip-Bo Dice to match the Skip-Bo Mission Cards. Be the first to collect five cards to win the game. For 2-4 players.
  5. Uno Dice – (ages 7+) UNO meets speed in this fast, fun, different way to play. Players start with five dice but must take another die and roll if they can’t play their turn. To win, match color and number and be the first player to get rid of all your dice. For 2 players.
  6. LCR – Left Center Right Dice Game (ages 5+) LCR/Left Center Right is a fun, fast-paced dice game that you won’t be able to put down! 3 specialty marked cubes are rolled to determine where players distribute their chips as they compete to keep as many of their chips as they can. The last player with chips is the winner and wins the center pot. Hours of fun for the whole family. Play with chips or whatever makes it fun for you! For 3+players.
  7. Don’t You For Get It (ages 8+) Think you can roll nine dice and get them all to match before the words “For,” “Get,” and “It” appear face up?   Players keep tossing the dice trying to collect nine-of-a-kind before spelling out “For Get It.” For 2+ players.

Want More Fun Family Games? Check out:

20 Fun Educational Games To Play With Your Kids from Starts At Eight

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