A Classic Bluffing Game
Some 50 years ago, when I was a young businessman in San Francisco, there were two games you had to know and be able to play. Liar's Dice was played in every bar in the city. Dominos was played in the private clubs and upscale bars.
Depending on who you believe, Liar's Dice may have been developed by the ancient Incas or it may have been brought to South America by the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro in the 16th century. It is known to have been popular on pirate ships, and today it is still a popular game throughout much of South and Central America.
Using basic poker strategy, the objective is to outbid, out bluff and outlast your opponents by issuing bids or challenges in order to be the last player with dice in your cup. Playing well requires the ability to deceive, and to detect an opponent's deception. Game includes 4 shakers and 20 dice packaged in an attractive wooden dice box. A game for 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up. Instructions are included. Measures 5" x 5" x 5" and weighs 2 lbs.