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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.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.