For Christmas, I put a twist on a popular game to create Santa’s Sleigh dice game.
To play you will need five dice and a score sheet. The object of Santa’s Sleigh is to be the first player to get to 50 presents.
You need to roll a six that is the sleigh. Rolling a one will get you Santa to drive the sleigh. you need an elf to load the sleigh and you need to roll a three to get an elf. The other two dice count for the amount of presents that are loaded into the sleigh.
How to Play:
Roll all five dice. Each player gets three rolls per turn. If you roll a six, one and/or three, set these aside. If you roll more than one of any of these numbers, keep one and re-roll the others. Re-roll any other dice, trying to get the reaming numbers. Once the 6, 1, and 3 are rolled, the other two dice must be rolled together.
If after three rolls, a six, one or three have not been rolled, that player scores zero for the round and play passes to the next player.
If a 6, 1, and three have been rolled, add the other two dice together to get a present score. All three rolls do not have to be rolled. For example, if you 6, 1, 3, and 5, 5 in the first roll, then you can accept a present score of 10.
Winning Santa’s Sleigh:
The fist player to load 50 presents in the sleigh is the winner. To make the game shorter or longer, change the amount of presents needed to win. Alternatively, you can choose to play a set amount of rounds, say 10 rounds, and the player with the highest present score wins.
Here are some examples:
I’d love to hear what you think of this game in the comments or what other Christmas twists on games you have tried!