Red Dead Liar's Dice

I decided to try out some liar's dice tonight and maybe get that trophy for winning without losing a die. First game was fine, just me getting used to the rules ( Dead Man's Chest made this game seems so much more complicated). If you don't know how it plays, it's pretty simple. Everyone starts with five dice that you shake in a cup and check what you get, making sure no one else sees of course. So whoever goes first (whoever lost a die or you if you're starting) makes a bid on what they think is on the table as a whole.
 
From there someone else either bids higher (amount or die face value), calls a bluff, or affirms that bid is spot on. If you're wrong on either call you lose a die while if either they're successfully called on a bluff they lose a die or the bid is truly spot on and called it, everyone else (whoever didn't call it) loses a die.
 
Anyways, so the first game was just me taking it in, though unfortunately I lost one die near the beginning and the second game was pretty much the same. Third game one of the fellows, Whit, got knocked out early on, and it came down to Yago and I. We were neck 'n neck till clever Yago decided to bid two 4s when we both had one die and I bid one 2 just before (because I did in fact have one 2, I have a tendency to tell the truth in these lying games).
 
The fourth one was ridiculous though. Yago's liar's dice ai seemed to have jumped off the deep end making crazy bids like five 5s or four 6s. Whit called him out on every bid and everytime Yago lost a die 'till him and his big sombrero were outta the running. Then the real craziness started when Whit and I went toe to toe, each with a full load of five dice. He bid something lame like one 1 and I happened to have two 6s, which wasn't all that strange given that I got that once or twice in the previous games. He called bluff and lost one die, and I started to feel pretty confident that this might be that flawless victory the trophy requires.
 
Next round starts and what the hell, I've got two 6s again. Whit bids two 2s and I bid two 6s again and again Whit calls it a bluff and lost another die. Now I'm starting to feel REAL good since the lower dice the other bloke has the easier it is to gauge if he's lying or not. We cast and I got some variety of dice and I won that one by him calling a different bluff that turned out to be true thankfully (it wouldn't have been if he rolled different).
 
Whit's left with 2 dice while I'm sitting anxiously with five. We roll and holy moly, two more 6s. He made another safe bid and I made the two 6s bid but he ignored it this time and made another bid that happened to be a bluff I caught. So now we're down to the nitty gritty. We roll and no 6s in sight for me, though I do have two 1s. Unfortunately Whit goes ahead and calls three 1s. Now I'm starting to sweat. Call it a bluff or spot on? Either way the risk is pretty much even. Tapping my finger on my chest thinking 'me, me, what should I do, I'm the dice Zach' my eyes lined up onto the other three dice cast. Three fucking 5s. Bid it, he called it, he lost it, trophy mine, BOOM.
 
Though, I really wouldn't have minded playing another game.
 
Anyone else got some stories from the incredibly distracting RDR minigames?

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Posted by TheHT

I decided to try out some liar's dice tonight and maybe get that trophy for winning without losing a die. First game was fine, just me getting used to the rules ( Dead Man's Chest made this game seems so much more complicated). If you don't know how it plays, it's pretty simple. Everyone starts with five dice that you shake in a cup and check what you get, making sure no one else sees of course. So whoever goes first (whoever lost a die or you if you're starting) makes a bid on what they think is on the table as a whole.
 
From there someone else either bids higher (amount or die face value), calls a bluff, or affirms that bid is spot on. If you're wrong on either call you lose a die while if either they're successfully called on a bluff they lose a die or the bid is truly spot on and called it, everyone else (whoever didn't call it) loses a die.
 
Anyways, so the first game was just me taking it in, though unfortunately I lost one die near the beginning and the second game was pretty much the same. Third game one of the fellows, Whit, got knocked out early on, and it came down to Yago and I. We were neck 'n neck till clever Yago decided to bid two 4s when we both had one die and I bid one 2 just before (because I did in fact have one 2, I have a tendency to tell the truth in these lying games).
 
The fourth one was ridiculous though. Yago's liar's dice ai seemed to have jumped off the deep end making crazy bids like five 5s or four 6s. Whit called him out on every bid and everytime Yago lost a die 'till him and his big sombrero were outta the running. Then the real craziness started when Whit and I went toe to toe, each with a full load of five dice. He bid something lame like one 1 and I happened to have two 6s, which wasn't all that strange given that I got that once or twice in the previous games. He called bluff and lost one die, and I started to feel pretty confident that this might be that flawless victory the trophy requires.
 
Next round starts and what the hell, I've got two 6s again. Whit bids two 2s and I bid two 6s again and again Whit calls it a bluff and lost another die. Now I'm starting to feel REAL good since the lower dice the other bloke has the easier it is to gauge if he's lying or not. We cast and I got some variety of dice and I won that one by him calling a different bluff that turned out to be true thankfully (it wouldn't have been if he rolled different).
 
Whit's left with 2 dice while I'm sitting anxiously with five. We roll and holy moly, two more 6s. He made another safe bid and I made the two 6s bid but he ignored it this time and made another bid that happened to be a bluff I caught. So now we're down to the nitty gritty. We roll and no 6s in sight for me, though I do have two 1s. Unfortunately Whit goes ahead and calls three 1s. Now I'm starting to sweat. Call it a bluff or spot on? Either way the risk is pretty much even. Tapping my finger on my chest thinking 'me, me, what should I do, I'm the dice Zach' my eyes lined up onto the other three dice cast. Three fucking 5s. Bid it, he called it, he lost it, trophy mine, BOOM.
 
Though, I really wouldn't have minded playing another game.
 
Anyone else got some stories from the incredibly distracting RDR minigames?

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Posted by haggis

I got my hat handed to me a few times. Strange, since I play liars dice all the time with friends. But we play it differently (we use a few community dice, like the community cards in Texas Hold 'em to change things up). Won my first game against a solo opponent. It was much easier. With three or more opponents, it's much more difficult.