Kids love this fun ship themed die-rolling dice game which uses five dice per player. Some people say it’s a drink game, but of course you’ll be playing it with your children too! Objective: Players roll a pirate ship (5), a captain, a crew, and three dice, and then need to have the most total points on the other two dice (their own dice, of course) to win!
You’ll notice that each round has only three ships, with the Captain and Crew being randomly chosen each round, and the ships being flipped once they land in the ocean. At the start of each round, players are dealt three coins. These coins are the starting point for the game. The player then chooses one of the coins and places it face down on their side. They can then choose to play another coin, or place it face up next to the first one, allowing them to pick up the coin if they wish to play a round later.
Dice games are played in two ways – using dice cups, and using dice bags. A dice bag is simply a bag of five to ten dice, with each person having a bag. In a standard game of Pirates of the Burning Sea, each player will start with ten dice in the bag. The players will place the coins in the bag, which is then shuffled and dealt out onto the table. Each player is then given the same number of dice from the bag. This process is repeated until everyone has used all the dice in the bag. Then, all players will turn over the dice, and the bag is shuffled and dealt again into the bag.
Dice games can also include an actual dice tray, and the dice bags and dice trays are placed on top of the tray for storage. Many stores sell dice bags and trays, and these can be bought individually or as a set at any craft store or department store. The dice trays may also be found in large sizes, or small sizes. The small dice trays are ideal for those who want a few dice to begin with and won’t need many more to begin a game, while the larger-sized dice trays are ideal for those who will need to have a wide variety of dice for their game.
Some games also include an element where players get to pick their dice before they roll their bags. Some of the best-selling game books and board games of all time to use this, and it’s a good way to keep track of how many times you need to pick each dice out to get the full number you need, or what the odds are of the bag getting to your end game spot before the other players.
Finally, remember to bring along some snacks when you go. The best dice games include plenty of salty water and plenty of snacks.