• Angela Cumming

How to Play 7/11

I don't actually know the name of this game - I just made it up BUT it's an easy name for an easy dice game. This is mine and my brother's go-to game when we're hanging out on a weekend night and just want to pass the time playing a game and chatting.

Number of Players:

-2 to INFINITY (No, but seriously, however many you want and have the attention span for)


Materials:

-two dice

-3 tokens/coins per player


Objective of the Game:

The aim of the game is simple - to be the last person alive with any tokens. You win each hand by outlasting the other players and getting a 7 or an 11.


Set-up:

Each player should have their 3 tokens/coins in front of them. Pick one player to go first (by age, height, or whichever fun and interesting way you'd like) and give them both dice.


Play:

The first player rolls both dice. Three things can happen:


1. They roll snake eyes (two ones) and they're automatically out of this hand. That sucks. Play continues to the player on the left rolling both dice.


2. They roll any other number but snake eyes, 7, or 11.. nothing really happens here. The player is still in the game. Pass the dice to the next player on the left.


3. They roll a 7 or an 11 and they are now on track to win, WOOHOO! Now, this is where things get interesting. The player on their left has a chance to stay in the game by rolling a 7 or an 11. If they don't, they are out. If they do, they live to fight another day and pass the dice to the next player.


The remaining players in the circle each have one chance to stay in the game by rolling a 7 or an 11. If they don't, they're out. If they do, then they're still in the game. After every player has had their chance to stay in the game, the remaining players (the ones who successfully rolled a 7 or an 11) begin play again in a clockwise fashion.



The winner of the hand is the last player standing, and no one else successfully stayed in the game. This means that the winner rolled a 7 or an 11 and each player had a chance to roll again but did not manage a 7 or an 11. Each losing player forfeits one token to the middle pot.


A new hand can be started and the winner of the game is the last player with a token. They win the pot!


Did you play this game or have questions? Let me know in the comments!


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