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# Shake Game Rules

Hey there! Have you ever played the Shake Game? It’s a super fun and exciting game that you can play with your friends or family. Let me tell you all about the rules!

First things first, you’ll need a few things to play. You’ll need a dice, a cup, and some counters. Oh, and of course, you’ll need some friends to play with! Don’t worry if you don’t have a dice, you can easily make one by using a small piece of paper and writing the numbers 1 to 6 on it. Cool, right? Now you’re all set!

So, how do you play the Shake Game? It’s pretty simple. All the players sit around a table, and someone starts by shaking the cup with the dice inside. While shaking, the player must say a number out loud. Once they’ve said a number, they stop shaking the cup and look inside to see what number they rolled on the dice.

Here’s where it gets exciting! If the number they rolled matches the number they said, they get a point! Yay! But if the number doesn’t match, well, tough luck! No point for you this time.

After each player has taken their turn, you can add up the points to see who’s the winner. The player with the most points is crowned the Shake Game champion and gets a round of applause from everyone. How cool is that?

Remember, the most important thing about playing the Shake Game is to have fun and enjoy the friendly competition. So gather your friends, grab a cup and dice, and let the games begin! Good luck!

Let’s play a game! Roll or shake the dice to score as many points as possible and aim for the highest total score.

## Getting Started

First, each player chooses a colored die. Then, place the six Shake dice inside the case. Next, select a scorekeeper and give them the score pad. Just a friendly reminder, you’ll need a pen or pencil to keep track of the scores.

## How the Game Works

Here’s how the game goes:

- I’m going to play 10 rounds. To start a round, I’ll say “1, 2, 3, GO!” and we’ll all roll our special dice together. If we all roll the same number, we’ll roll again.
- If any of us roll the same number, we score that number and we’re finished for this round.
- We’ll put the rest of the dice in order from highest to lowest.
- The player with the highest number gets the first turn and has a choice:
- They can keep the points on their die and that’s their score for the round, or…
- They can give up the points on their die and try to Shake.

If the player decides to keep the points, their turn is over and the next highest number gets to choose whether to take the points or Shake.

If I choose to Shake, then you all have to score what you rolled since only one player can Shake per round. Let’s start taking some risks!

*Here’s how a round with 5 players would look like:*

All five of us will roll our colored dice. (This is what we get:)

When you play this game, make sure to separate out the two dice that have the same numbers. Those particular dice will earn you 40 points for that particular round.

Let’s organize the dice from highest to lowest. If you rolled a “60,” you get to choose first.

## How to Shake the Dice

If you decide to Shake, you’re giving up the points you’ve earned on your current roll and starting with zero for this round.

- Take the cup and shake the dice.
- Add up the points you rolled.

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Grab the case and give those dice a good shake. Then, when you’ve completed your triumphant shake, lay the case down flat for all to see what you’ve rolled.

Now it’s decision time, my friend:

- Do you want to take the points you’ve earned from that shake? If you do, add them to your score, and your turn is officially over.
- Or would you rather go for even more points? If you’re feeling lucky, go ahead and give those dice another shake.
- And hey, you can keep on shaking for additional points if you want to push your luck. Just remember, you can “stop” at any time to keep your current score.
- But here’s the kicker: if all six dice show zero after a shake, you’ve crapped out. That means you lose all your current points, score zero for the round, and your turn comes to a screeching halt.

Here’s a little example to help you visualize:

Let’s say you decide to give those dice a good shake. (And here’s what you roll on your first shake:)

Let’s do some simple math! If I add 10 + 10 + 10 + 10, what would the total score be? Hmm, let me think… Ah, yes, it would be 40 points! So far, so good. Now, what if this player decides to Shake again? Let’s find out. Time for the second Shake result!

So far, I’ve scored 10 points in the round. With the additional 40 points from my previous Shake, my total score now stands at 50.

At this moment, I have a choice. I could stop and collect my 50 points, or I can take a risk and Shake once more. What will I do?

If I decide to Shake again, the outcome is uncertain. It could go either way. I might gain more points, but I could also lose everything and end up with nothing.

Still, something tells me to keep going. Maybe I’m feeling lucky. Perhaps I believe the odds are in my favor. Whatever the reason, I’m taking the plunge and going for another Shake.

Uh-oh, looks like this player is out of luck. They’ve crapped out, meaning they lost all their points for the round and their Shake is over. Zero points for them.

Just a quick reminder: only one player is allowed to Shake per round. It’s all about timing!

### All Shake Round

Once 10 rounds of play have been completed, it’s time for the All Shake round. In this round, no one rolls their dice (unless there’s a tie that needs to be broken – more on that below). The player with the highest total score goes first, followed by the next highest, and so on.

If there’s a tie between two or more players with the same total score after 10 rounds, those players will have to roll their colored dice to determine the starting order for the All Shake round. The player who rolls the highest number gets to choose the Shaking order for the tied players – pretty fair, right?

During the All Shake round, every player gets a chance to Shake and try to add points to their final score! The same “HOW TO SHAKE” rules apply – follow them carefully!

## End of the Game

When we finish playing all the rounds in Shake All, we add up all the points to see who won. Whoever has the most points is the winner.

Here’s how you use the Score Pad: