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Four Twenty-One

A simple game played with three dice.  A popular game in Europe where you can buy special porcelain boxes marked with the dice numbers 4-2-1 containing three dice.


The first player has two rolls of the dice to settle on a hand.  If the first player only uses one roll then subsequent players are only allowed one roll too.  Then each player in turn throws the three dice and tries for a higher ranked hand.   The player with the highest ranked hand at the end of a round scores a point.  Usually ten rounds are played in a game and the winner is the player with the highest score. 

Hands rank as follows...

4, 2, 1 (Scores double on first throw.)

Triples: 6, 6, 6 ranks highest; 1, 1, 1 ranks lowest.

Any pair plus backer: 6, 6, 5 ranks highest; 1, 1, 2 ranks lowest.

Unmatched (no two dice alike): 4, 5, 6 ranks highest; 1, 2, 3 ranks lowest.



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