The Farkel Dice Game is a game of skill, luck and risk taking. Since it's small and portable and can be played anywhere, it is an ideal camping game. Most importantly, Farkel is a lot of fun!
If you're looking for lots of play value in a small package, Farkel is the game for you!
The first time you play the Farkel Dice Game, you may wonder why in the world I would recommend it. The rules seem complicated at first, and there isn't always immediate success or enjoyment. The scoring system seems tricky.
Trust me! Once you have played a game (or two, or three), you'll be hooked!
The rest of my family were already accomplished Farkel players before I played my first game. It took me a while to get the hang of it, and I complained loudly about how bored I was.
i didn't become enthusiastic until I had played two or three games. Then I forgot that it was ever difficult.
Now I'm a Farkel addict!! I love the game, and will play at any opportunity.
You need a Farkel game, which consists of 6 dice and the Farkel rules. You also need paper and a pencil.
When it's your turn, here's what you do:
There are six dice.
Do you have 3 of a kind? Four of a kind? A run of three or more numbers in a row? How about a full house?
Maybe you have nothing but a pair of 3s. You might decide to keep those two dice, and roll the rest.
Then it's the next player's turn. Whoever reaches 10000 points first is the winner.
The secret of the game is knowing when to be safe and when to take risks. The winner is generally the person who gambles - but not too much!
A game of Farkel takes about 20 minutes, more or less, but you can make a game as long or as short as you choose.
Since Farkel requires some skill in math, it's most suitable for children of about 8 years and up.
If you want to involve the little ones too, get them to shake the dice.
Playing the game provides great, painless arithmetic practice. Don't tell my kids, but they learned everything they know about place value from playing the Farkel Dice Game!
Hmmmm.....maybe I can get the kids to play a game of Farkel with me right now......