The Return of Dice Games
Saturday, 17 December 2011
These games are often played with dice, or a pack of cards and are great for a quiet pint, when all you want is some conversation. These games are in direct competition with the louder electronic machines, which take their pride of place in the pub.
However, dice and card games were once the ones of choice for those visiting the public house. Hours were spent in a whirr of rivalry, keeping those playing hooked. Laws such as the 1960 Gaming and Betting Act showed these games popularity and allowed for small amounts of money to be waged legally between friends when competing in these games of skill.
These games were replaced with the likes of pool and darts, and then slot machines and video games in the 1980s. They created friendly competition and a chance to releive stress and strains of life.
Snake Eyes is a very common game, with the eyes referring to the pips on the diceThe player who gets snake eyes loses the game and there are a number of modern additions to this dice game. Roll’Em and Casino Dice also have their online casino equivalents and allow gamblers to bet on the roll of a dice as they did in Roman times.
The wide range of dice games available makes this pastime one everyone can enjoy. The simple dice may be 5,000 years old yet it still remains at the forefront of the gaming industry today.