The Game of Farkle Farkle is a fun dice game. Farkle is also known by the names Zonk, Zilch, Greed, , , Wimpout! All that you need to play Farkle is six dice , a paper and pencil to keep score, and at least two players. Getting Started Each player rolls to see who goes first.

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Anywhere from 2 or more players, making Farkle the ideal family and friend game. In a Nutshell Farkle is a game of chance and strategy where two or more players roll dice which earn points.

The goal is to be the player with 10, or more points on the final turn. Each player starts their turn by rolling six dice. After rolling, the player sets aside specific dice combinations which have a score value. The player can either bank the points earned that turn to their total points and pass the dice to the next player or risk the points earned that turn and roll the ramaining dice again, hoping to earn more points.

If the player has successfully with some luck and strategy used all six dice to score, then the player gets to roll all six dice again for a chance to earn more points. The next player rolls all six dice. Play continues until it is your turn again. To win at Farkle you must be the player with the highest score above 10, points on the final round of play. When 10, or more points are scored, that player goes out.

Each player gets one more turn to beat the high score. Scoring Scoring is based on selected dice in each roll. You cannot earn points by combining dice from different rolls. If none of your dice rolled earn points, you get a Farkle and lose any earned points that round. Three Farkles in a row and you lose 1, points. The 1 and 5 spot dice are super special, as they are the only dice that can be scored outside of a combination such as three of a kind.

A 1 earns points A 5 earns 50 points Three of kind earn the face value times , e. You keep the 1 points and the 5 50 points for points. You then opt to roll the remaining four dice. On that roll, you get 2, 2, 2, and 6. You select the three of a kind 2, 2, 2 for points and decide to bank your points plus The final round starts as soon as any player reaches 10, or more points.

Gameplay Variations Farkle is a very old game and is played throughout the world. Rules vary by country, by states, even within families. Here are a few scoring and game play variations. Break In Score — A minimal score needed to get on the board. You must keep rolling until that amount is reached. Three Pairs — Some players do not allow three pairs to score, while others score it as , or 1, points.

Triple Farkle — Usually 1, points are deducted ouch but some players only deduct points, while others deduct zero, especially when playing with children.

Three Aces Score — Although the classic is to score 1, big points, others will simply score it as points. Straight Score — Points scores vary from 1, to 1, Play to 5, — Instead of 10, points you can play a quick game to 5, or for a longer game play to 20, Lorem ipsum dolor!

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Farkle Rules

Just click on the picture of the Farkle Score Cards to open the file and print. Farkle Score Sheets are used to play Farkle. Up to six players can record their scores on each score sheet, and the winning combinations are displayed on the bottom of the sheet. Players record the points they bank after each roll. First person to reach 10, points wins the game! We created our Farkle Score Sheet to be used with our new Farkle Deluxe Dice Game, but you are free to print out the scorecards and use them with any Farkle game. History of Farkle Farkle also referred to as and Zilch is a very popular dice game of unknown origin.


The Game of Farkle

The game ends when one player has accumulated 10, points. Over the years, the official scoring method has remained the same. However, Farkle scoring has developed some variations depending on the region in which you are playing. It is wise to agree on a scoring method before beginning the game.

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