Odd or Even Dice Game: How to Play?

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The Odd or Even Dice Game is a very straightforward and easy-to-play game of chance that can add a fun twist to your gathering. It can get a bit high-paced, so remember to play it responsibly by keeping things acceptable for everyone.

The goal of this game is to predict whether the sum of two rolled dice will be an odd or even number, just like the game’s name indicates.

You can decide to add some extra rules to make the game more interesting, which we will discuss after the general gameplay.

So, gather everyone, learn how to play the game, and have some fun!

What do you need?

  • At least two dice. You can also have two dice for every player so that you do not have to rotate one set of dice.
  • At least two players. More players will make the game slower-paced.
  • Drinks for all players.

Easy does it. Got ‘everything’ you need? Then let’s have a look at the exact gameplay:

Odd or even dice game rules

The starting player is determined by rolling the highest number of two dice.

At the beginning of your turn, you predict whether the sum of the numbers on the to-be-rolled dice will be an odd or even number.

After announcing your prediction as either “Odd!” or “Even!”, you roll the dice.

If the sum of the dice matches your first prediction, you are safe. The dice are then passed on to the next player, and you can appoint another player to take a sip.

If the sum doesn’t match your prediction, keep repeating these steps until you predict your roll correctly. You must then take as many sips as you had incorrect rolls. After that, it is the next player’s turn.

This game continues as long as you would like because there is no counting of points that leads to a winner or loser situation.

statue of a man facepalming and saying "oh blimey!" with two dices on a table that are both sixes.


1. Hard Dice

To make the game a bit more complex, you can introduce the rule that players must guess ‘odds or even’ for dice separately. Instead of rolling two dice, players will roll five.

If it is your turn, you predict the odds and evens for your roll. For example, you predict three odds (1, 3, 5) and two evens (2, 4, 6). You need to correctly guess the combination to pass the round.

Again, you must drink when you fail to guess your roll, and pass the dice when you succeed. This variation is definitely much harder than the original odd or even dice game, but it works like a charm!

Wrap Up

The Odd or Even dice game, especially the hard dice variant, is not for the faint-hearted. While they are both very easy to play, they can get quite intense.

Therefore, you should always make sure that you and other players drink responsibly by sticking to your boundaries and keeping an eye out for each other. In this way, everyone will have the most fun while preventing unwanted situations.

In case you are looking for a less intense drinking game, then you should have a look around because there are many more options! For example, our drinking games with cups list consists of several active drinking games with party cups.

Are you really looking for a game that only uses dice? Then you should check out one of the dice-only games, such as Liar’s Dice.

Feel free to come up with your own game variations and let the world know by explaining them in the comments. We will add it to our database if it is worth mentioning.

But for now: have fun and enjoy the game!

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