Introduction: Dice Game

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This instructable describes a dice game using 3 special dice bearing ancient Egyptian symbols.

Step 1: Pharaoh's Dice

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This is a dice game played with 3 special dice, bearing the ancient Egyptian symbols of Pharaoh, Pyramid, Sphinx, Ankh, Eye of Horus and Scarab, as illustrated in the first image. The dice can be made by printing the images and gluing them to standard dice or any cubical wooden blocks ( second image ). The table layout is as shown in the third image. Each section of the layout indicates a particular bet on the result of throwing the dice. Bets can be placed on the symbols, colours or combinations as shown in the fourth image. The mathematical odds for each type of bet and the advantage to the banker are shown in the table.

Step 2: Bet Details

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Bet 1 : Middle Zone, outer ring - bets placed here win if the selected colour appears on one or more of the dice.

Bets lose if a pair or triple of the same symbol appear. Odds are 1:1, a bet of $ 1 wins $ 1

Bet 2 : Middle Zone, middle ring - bets placed here win if the selected colour appears on two or more of the dice.

Bets lose if a triple of the same symbol appears. Odds are 3: 1, a bet of $ 1 wins $ 3

Bet 3 : Middle Zone, inner ring - bets placed here win if the selected colour appears on all three dice.

Odds are 24:1, a bet of $ 1 wins $ 24

Bet 4 : Centre Zone - bets placed here win if a triple of any symbol appears. Odds are 33:1, a bet of $ 1 wins $ 33

Bet 5 : Outer Zone, one symbol - bets placed here win if the selected symbol appears one, two or three times.

Odds are 1:1 for one symbol, 2:1 for two symbols or 12:1 for three symbols.

Bet 6 : One symbol, middle ring - bets placed here win if the selected symbol appears twice, but lose if a triple of the same symbol appears. Odds are 12 : 1, a bet of $ 1 wins $ 12

Bet 7 : One symbol, inner ring - bets placed here if the selected symbol appears three times, Odds are 200:1 , a bet of $ 1 wins $ 200

Bet 8 : Outside edge, two symbols - bets placed here win if both of the selected symbols appear at least once.

Odds are 6:1, a bet of $ 1 wins $ 6

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