If you combine best elements of liars dice with poker dice you get Chapeau. This game from Europe increases tactical decisions by allowing you to chose the dice you will re roll. Opportunities to bluff are also increased by allowing the player to chose which dice to be hidden from or revealed to the other players. So gather a group of your friends, and see what surprises lay hidden under the dice cup.
Equipment Five poker dice Dice cup
Dice mat ( This is can be a coaster or napkin used to make it easier to slid the dice to the next player).
How to play
The first player rolls all five dice on the mat keeping them hidden under the dice cup. The player then declares a poker hand . For example a player could call a pair of kings The next player can accept or doubt the call If the player accepts he or she peaks at the dice then can use one of the following options.
1. keep one or more of the dice hidden under the dice cup and roll,the remaining on the table where the other players can see.
2. Leave one or more of the dice on the table where the other players can see, and re rolling the remaining dice in the dice cup The dice in the dice cup remain hidden from the other players.
3. Pass the dice to the next player without re rolling. Some people play this can only be done if the player have not peaked at the dice.
4. Re roll all the dice in the dice cup, keeping them hidden from the other players. The player then must declare a higher poker hand than the player before. The dice are then passed to the next player who can accept or doubt the calls just as the last player did. When the player doubts, the dice are revealed . If the dice show the hand called or better the player who doubted loses the round. If the dice show a hand lower than the one called, the declarer loses the round When a player loses three rounds they are out of the game. The winner is the last player remaining.
Rank of hands.
Pair(aces down to nines)
Two pair (aces down to nines)
Three of kind (aces down to nines)
Full house (aces down to nines)
Four of a kind (aces down to nines)
Five of a kind (aces down to nines)
It is allowed for a player to declare a type of hand . For example a one player could call just a pair, then the next player could call a pair of jacks
Some people play that the first player of the round chooses what direction of play for that round.
Rather than playing to get one winner, it can be played to find one loser. In the middle of the table is a pot with 2 poker chips for each player in the game +1( for example four players would have a pot of nine chips). When a player loses a round he or she takes a chip from the pot. When all the chips have taken the player who won the round can put back a chip. When a player is out of chips after the pot is empty, he or she is out of the game. The last player that has any chips is the loser.