The game is one of patience and strategy. It is not fast-paced and is a way to unwind and relax. This online game is a simulator of the Bone Dice game. The objective is to accumulate 1000 points through a number of dice combinations. The game is played with 5 dice. Each dice is a six-sided standard dice which are rolled or swirled in a wooden goblet like was done with the ivory bones of the original game.
The games graphics also simulates the scores sheet to record the scores and the combinations, much like the original board game. The graphics have been designed based on the origins of the Bone Dice game which dates back as early as 600 b.c. The graphics, right down to the candle flickering in the corner add to the calming, relaxation of the game.
Adding to the effect of background sound is a soft flickering fire in the background as well as the rolling dice. What is also an added benefit is that the sound settings are adjustable and you can choose to set the background sounds and graphics to suit your requirements. The sound is something you might be forced to adjust at some point during the game as these become a little momentous as the game progresses.
The game downloads quickly. Once downloaded, you register your profile and add you online profile name. The game is personalized with your own details. Your points and achievements are recorded and stored securely in the game. The game requires you to login with a username and password which you set up at the time of the download. There are no in-game purchases or ads. Nothing hinders your focus or strategy.
You choose your opponent as well as the style of the game you wish to compete in. You can play against Dice Game Bot or request to challenge any other online participant. It is a game of chance and waiting to see how the dice land is part of anticipation. Getting started requires the players roll a single dice. The highest count will determine who kicks the game off the game. A player needs to achieve 70 points to record results.
Simply put, there are 10 combinations for which you score between 1-200 points. For example a straight-1 requires a combination of 5 dice to land in a sequestrated order (starting with 1, in numerical order up to 5). A player has three rounds to finish the game. At the end of the third round the player’s score will start back at 0 and he/she must again accumulate 70 points in order to start the game and record points.
The game features an element of strategy. Players may continue to roll the dice in an attempt to build a larger point total. This however also poses a risk. The catch is that you also stand the chance to lose points with one wrong dice.
Overall it is a game of challenges, strategy and achievement. Your objective is to accumulate points through strategic choices and the roles of the dices.