Craps is probably the king of games with dice, no question about it. Even if you’re looking for some fun and some real bonding with your friends, go down to the craps table and lay your bets. Sitting around the board, tossing around high-fives and sometimes laying really good bets, slinging out all kinds of colorful phrases that you’ve never heard before.
Many times players will talk amongst themselves after a while and they’ll start making bets, some wager huge amounts of money, some will stake little, and then there are those who’ll stick to the small stakes. You’ll hear the odd scream or wail from time to time from the loser of the last roll. But what if you have a winning streak? Craps seems to have a way of bringing people closer together and making them play not just for fun, but for their winnings too. It’s almost as if they can hear the collective sigh of victory in the background.
Games like blackjack and roulette have different games set up with different rules, but the goal is pretty much the same. Buy a number of tickets and then place your bets. The object is to buy the least amount of tickets and then at the end of the game show everyone that you have the lowest total bets. Sometimes the object is to get the highest total bets, but in either case the game is meant to be entertaining and fun for everyone involved.
Roulette and baccarat games where the first player wins, or at least that is how the rules are written. Most games with dice involve some sort of first player option, such as “roll the dice and keep them” or “the first player must roll the dice”. A more interesting way to describe it would be “the first player chooses a number from the pool and then the dice are rolled”. This gets the point across much more clearly, but in a lot of cases the first player usually has some sort of control over what happens.
There are other games with dice that involve a little more flexibility. One famous game is “Cee-Lo”, in which players choose teams. The object is to make heads or tails out of the tiles that are rolled. Naturally, the person who rolled the biggest group will win, so the first team to reach twenty-one points wins.
Some games involving betting can also use the first player option. One popular game is Five-card Stud. In this game a player can decide whether to start the game with one bank, five banks, or a combination of both. After all, starting with a small initial stake can save players money in the long run. Also, in games with large initial stakes, it is often possible for a player to “roll the bank” and make some money before the banker has their initial stake.