Spicy Dice Review
Spice up game night with Spicy Dice. The object of this game is to score as many points as you can in the 10 scorecard boxes. You can only score each box once, but you can score in any order. You’re looking for sixes, fives, fours, threes, twos, and ones, and to get a run, set, sum, and reds.
To play, you’ll need one or more players ages 6 and up. On your turn, you’re going to roll all six dice. These are not ordinary dice. While they have the same number of pips on each side as traditional dice, one side of each die has red pips instead of white. Any time you roll a red number, you may flip it to any other number. You may also re-roll any dice you wish. If you roll and have a lot of threes, you can add up those threes and place that score in the threes box. If you get a run of numbers one through six, you score 21 points in the run box. If you get three pairs, two triplets, or a quad and a pair, you score the sum of all six dice in the set box. For the sum box, you score the sum of any six dice, and you score 10 points for each red number you rolled in the red box.
Some of your rolls might also score you “peppers”. A Big Pepper is six sixes, fives, or fours, while a Little Pepper is six threes, twos, and ones. And if you get six red numbers, you score a Hot Pepper.
There’s no limit to how many times you can roll per turn, but there is a 30-roll limit per game. When you choose to end your turn, you score your dice in any empty box on the scorecard and mark how many rolls you used. Once all 10 boxes are filled, you score a five-point bonus for any rolls you haven’t used.
You can up the ante by playing the Extra Spicy Rules or make the game a little easier for younger players with the Junior Rules. You can also make the game go faster if each player has his own set of dice, and you can remedy that by purchasing a dice Expansion Pack.
Should I get it?
This game reminds us a lot of Yahtzee. So if you’re familiar with that dice-rolling game, then learning to play Spicy Dice won’t be that difficult. However, you’ll still want to carefully read through the instructions so you understand how the red sides of the dice change up the gameplay. We like that there are different versions of the game, as well as free bonus games to play with the dice at the Spicy Dice website.
Easy to learn
Red sides change up the gameplay
Different ways to play
Dice have a cool look