Gaming hightlights of the week, #5 13-Jul-2007
 
Paul

I've been meaning to put this up for a few weeks now. Better late than never.

This highlight involves Pickomino. That's the game that you'll regularly see Brits bringing a dozen copies of back from Essen for friends. 20 to buy in England of 7 Euros in in Germany. Not really a hard choice.

Anyway, back to the point. If you've never played, here's a very brief summary. It's a push your luck dice game. You roll eight dice, some of which will be saved and others rerolled. You may save all of the dice showing a particular number, but only if you haven't already saved that number. All dice not saved so far are rerolled. Any time you save some dice, you can stop. You're aiming to total a high enough number to take a scoring tile.

There are also a couple of particularly pertinent rules. First, these aren't quite normal dice. They're almost normal d6, but instead of having a 6 on one face, the dice sport a worm symbol instead. These count as fives for scoring purposes. Second, if you don't save any worm symbols before you run out of dice to roll, you bust. And finally, if you can't save any dice, you also bust.

So there we were, stuck in a pub waiting for the rain to stop. Oh, the humanity of it! And as you've no doubt gathered, we were playing Pickomino.

Boog to roll.

He gets ... five worms among the eight dice. Five worms! Cue a big grin on his face, and rude words from everybody else. Twenty five points already, and he has his worms. Obviously, he saves the five worms and rolls the other three dice.

And gets .. three more worms! Bust! Cue rude words from Boog and big grins from everybody else. Huge grins. In fact, cue victory dance from everyone else.

 
 
 Comment by Boog   18-Jul-2007
I still can't get over the injustice of it!
I rolled FIVE worms.
Then I rolled THREE worms.
What are the odds?
To add salt to the wound I had a tile at that point and had to give it back.

Pah - stupid game.
 
 
 
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