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Cutpurse is a dice game. Originating in back alleys, played by thieves and other unsavory types, Cutpurse has made its way into local taverns and gambling establishments.

What you need to play

  • 2 dice
  • 2 or more players

How to play this game Cutpurse is a pretty simple game played with two six-sided dice by any number of players for stakes.  Each player rolls a die, with the highest throwing first in the game and the lowest ‘setting the point’.  The player with the lowest roll throws a die again, and the number rolled becomes the point number.

Each player in turn rolls the dice and scores one for every occurrence of the point number.  A player who rolls a double point number scores 3 points instead of 2. The first player to reach 11 points wins the game.

Example of game play Player one rolls 5 with one die Player two rolls 3 with one die Player three rolls 2 with one die Player one gets to go first because he rolled the highest, €˜2€² is the Set point. Player one rolls both dice and gets 2, 4:  he scores one point Player two rolls both dice and gets 3, 6:  he does not score Player three rolls both dice and gets 2, 2:  he scores 3 points. Play continues until someone reaches 11 points.

Variant A variant of Cutpurse known as Rogue or Thief.  Rolling a double point number in this game however counts as 0 points and requires you to add a set amount to the pot.

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