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.