Note: If you are having problems running this game, e.g. because you are getting a message that your security settings have prevented it from running, then scroll to the bottom of the page for help.



Game instructions:
First chose whether 1 or 2 players wish to participate in the game, plus the number of points needed to win the game. Now click the 'New Game' button to start the game. The goal of the game is to be the player who first reaches the chosen number of points with the dice (if only one player is participating in the game, then the computer will play as the opponent). Each time the 'Roll' button is clicked the dice are rolled, the new values are displayed and the values are added as points to the pot of the current player. After each roll, the current player can chose to keep rolling and attempt to collect more points, or click the 'Insert' button, to insert the current points in the pot to the bank. When the points are inserted in the bank, the current player loses his/her turn, and the game moves to the next player. If a player at any time rolls a single one die, then the pot is cleared and the current player loses his/her turn. If a player at any time rolls two one dice, then both the pot and the bank of the current player are cleared, and the player loses his/her turn. Instead of clicking the buttons, the keyboard can be used to control the game, as the spacebar rolls the dice, and the enter key inserts. If the controls don't work, click the game screen with the mouse, to give keyboard focus to the game. You can change the language of the interface by clicking the flags.

Problems running the game:
First of all, to run the game you will need to have Java installed. If you don't have that already, then you can install it from here: http://www.java.com.

If you still cannot run the game and are getting a message about your security settings, then it's because the newest versions of Java are overdoing security to such an extent that Java applets now as default cannot run unless they are signed by an official certificate authority. That's a bit too much for a simple game like this, but at least there is a way to get it to run without being signed. Simply add my website to your list of trusted websites (if you do trust it). Then instead of the game being completely blocked from running, you will now get a security prompt where you can choose to run it or not. Here's a link to the official instructions on how to add a trusted website: http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/exception_sitelist.xml.