At Arches at Whitney Villa, we specialize in game play. Whether gathering around a table with cards or dice, playing a competitive game of bocce ball, or splashing about in our well-appointed pool, a good time is always had by all.
Below are some of the games we play, along with the rules to which we abide.
This is a five-dice game which uses a Yahtzee set.
Ante: 1 unit (usually $1)
Object of game: To obtain as low a score as possible, zero being perfect.
METHOD OF PLAY
In this game a 3 counts as zero, all other numbers count at face value. A player’s score is the total spots showing on the dice when he finishes his turn, excluding threes.
Players roll in succession as follows:
- All five dice are rolled, and the player must keep at least one but may keep more at his discretion. (He can stop on his first roll if he so wishes.)
- Those not kept are rolled again and at least one more is kept, and so on until all the dice are out.
- A player discontinues his turn if his score goes above that of a preceding player.
- If a player gets a score of zero (i.e. five threes) all players put another ante in the pot.
The rule of "one tie, all tie" applies, except that if two or more players tie with a zero score, then only these players continue, although the others also have to ante again before the tie is played off.
The classic domino game
Object of game: Be the first to lay down all your dominoes.
METHOD OF PLAY
The rules for this game are long. Here's a website with the information.