Number of dice: Two
Ante: None: payment as genie proceeds, as below
Object of genie: To be the first to accumulate 100 spots, subject to certain handicaps
A scorekeeper is needed, with a column for each player.
Play proceeds in turn around the table, each player doing as follows:
The two dice are rolled as many times as the player chooses, and he announces aloud the amount of each roll and. the cumulative total.
BUT... if he rolls one ace, that ends his turn and he gets no score:
if he rolls two aces,(the infamous “snake eyes”) he not only gets no score, but all his accumulated previous score is wiped out and he starts at zero.
Consequently the player has to choose between trying to run up a big score and the increasing probability that an ace will show and ruin it.
When a player announces that he is stopping his turn, having rolled no aces, the scorekeeper credits him with his score for the turn, and announces aloud his accumulated total. This helps the other players to decide whether to play cautiously or rashly, depending on the relative scores at the moment.
Every time a player rolls an ace (or two aces), all players add 1/10th-Unit to the pot before the next starts his turn. This may sound small, but it builds up fast. The first player to reach a total score of 100 takes the pot.