This is a simple low-stakes gambling game based on the Mexican La Pirinola game "Toma Todos."
Good for a not-so-crowded bar, a slow-to-get-started party, or a gathering of bored-but-cooperative kids.
Step 1: Materials:
A single die; six sided, numbered 1 to 6. Commonly available.
Chips, coins, bills, gems, or somethings. ---> Kittens. Hubcaps. Bottlecaps. Glass eyes. Magic Beans. Whatever.
A Flat Surface.
Participants. It's best to have 3 or more players. More than 8 can get crazy.
Step 2: Preparation
It's a high focus game, so it would be less successful during a ball game or other distraction.
Have plenty of quarters/dollars/chips/kittens for spirited betting.
Play proceeds rapidly, and the antes grow and get taken in quick order. Nobody wins huge, and nobody loses huge.
Step 3: The Rules
Each player puts an ante in the middle at the beginning and after each win.
Select the first player by dice roll or other means.
Each player rolls once, and the die tells you what to do:
1: Put in one chip (quarter, dollar, glass eye...)
2: Put in two chips
3: Everybody puts in a chip
4: Take one chip
5: Take two chips
6: Take All the chips. Start over.
Step 4: Options:
An interesting option, if you are over 21, is to take a drink when someone takes the pot. Don't do shots, because the wins are regular.
In a kids' setting, all of you can sing a song or perform a deed, a dance, or a group gesture.
Everybody wins eventually, so the fun is shared. Practice your Victory Dance!
I hope you like it!