Saturday, January 26, 2013

Game Profile: Las Vegas

Gamble It Up To The Very Last Roll!


Mechanics Dice Rolling, Area Control
Theme Las Vegas Casinos
Publication Ravensburger, 2012
Ages 8+
Time 30
Players 2 - 5
Description

It’s time to head for Las Vegas and some fast paced gambling action.  There are 6 casinos offering a variety of dollar prizes for the big winners.  Each casino is matched with one of the numbers on a die, i.e.: The Gold Rush has the number one, The Palazzo has the number two, and so on ending with The Show Hall with the number six.  Each player starts with a hand full of their own color dice.  On a turn, a player will roll all of their dice and then choose one of the numbers rolled and place all of that number in the corresponding casino.  Players take turns rolling and placing one number (but all of that number) at a time until all dice have been placed in the casinos.  Now the winnings are paid out.  Starting with The Gold Rush Casino representing dice number one, the player with the most dice in this casino gets its highest money card.  The player with the second most dice gets the next highest of its money cards, and so forth.  Each of the casinos’ money cards are paid out in this manner.  There is a twist though, all ties cancel each other out and are not eligible for any of that casino’s prize winnings.  So beware, you may think you have a winning position but if other players match the number of dice you have in that casino all the tying players lose out on any of the prize winnings. A player with a single die in that casino could end up the casino’s prize winnings if all others are eliminated by ties. The game is played over four rounds at the end of which the player with the most money is the winner.

Las Vegas moves quickly with ample opportunities to mess with your opponents.  It always seems to have the players pointing and laughing.



We have an open copy in our Store Demo Games Library for you to come in and try out.



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