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Although I have spent lots of time in bars for umpteen years, somehow I have never learned to play bar dice. Other than the occasional pinball game – or shuffleboard if I’m at Burnhearts – I’m not really a bar games person. (If forced to label, I’m more of a chatty Guinness chugger, I guess.)
However, recently, I got talked into a game of dice and, while shaking, I remembered how much I once liked Yahtzee. And then I drank two shots of whiskey and suddenly was really into learning everything about the game. Some of which, admittedly, I forgot the next morning.
However, because it is Bar Month on OnMilwaukee.com, and because I like a not-too-challenging challenge, I am going to attempt to really learn the secrets of bar dice this month. Hopefully, I will not learn any more secrets of over-consuming shots of whiskey because that never bodes well for me.
In any case, I will report back. So far, Rick at O’Lydia’s and a bartender whose name I can’t remember, but he was wearing a vest at The Tin Widow, have shown me the basics. But I have a long way to go.
I shall report back.
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If you can't figure this out in one game, then don't play. It's really not that difficult.
Customer tip: If you're one of those people who hard charges into a bar and immediately starts harassing the bartender to play dice, don't have an expectation that they'll take it easy on you by offering up extra shakes/not playing the odds. Now, if it's the other way around where the bartender approaches your group for a game, then it's fair to expect some mercy.
Waaaaaayyy too many times customers come charging in and demanding a game of bar dice before even sitting down and ordering a drink. Then when a 3-5 in one gets dropped and I hold, more often than not I hear: "Oh, so you're playing like that?" Or I get some snide remark about how ABC Holeinthewall "doesn't play like that". Hey, you wanted the game...
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