Yesterday, I read a forum request on the geek for Dice Game submissions for a publisher. Specifically they were asking for 'Push you luck' type games, so this wouldn't qualify, but this is what I thought up when I started asking myself what kind of a dice game I would design.
-Only Dice Preferred, though may use a scoring pad or other simple item.
-Custom Dice Faces a strong plus.
With those guidelines the following idea was born.
Prince, Pawn or Con
Game uses 3d6 (see image)
A chess king, and a chess pawn.
-Or, for added fun a Burger King Crown may be used as well as another cap for the pawn instead.
Youngest player goes first. Play then continues clockwise.
On a players turn, they roll all three dice, a player may, if they choose, re-roll any pawns one time per turn.
If the end roll is not 3 of a kind, nothing happens.
If 3 Crowns were rolled, that player is crowned the Prince, that player takes the chess king, or wears the crown.
If 3 Pawns were rolled, that player becomes the Pawn. That player takes the chess pawn, or wears the less royal cap of choice.
If 3 Cons were rolled, that player becomes the Con, and the game ends.
Winner is determined as follows:
-The Con wins, if there was no Prince, or Pawn.
-The Pawn wins if the player who was the Prince also was the Con. Or if there was no Prince.
-The Prince wins once any other player is the Con, and if their is no Pawn than the Prince wins even if the Prince is also the Con.
That's the game so far, if anyone want's to give it a go, I would love to hear what you think. In the mean time I'll go thrift me a few sets of Yahtzee Jr. So I can make some custom dice of my own and play test it with some local families.