Crab Dice Game

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On most crap games there is a set of five matching dice. They come in a 'stick' and are opened when old dice get chipped, scratched, lost, or unlucky. As long as the shooter makes their point, they keep the dice. Craps is one of the only games in the casino where the player is in charge of the action with their own hand. You can literally grab the dice, give it a blow for good luck and roll it on down. In a single roll of the dice, there are a number of combinations in which a player can wager.

Introduction

Yee Hah Hi is simply a version of sic bo played with pictures on the dice instead of numbers. The name means 'Fish Shrimp Crab.'

Rules

There are six symbols and three colors. Each color is associated with two symbols, as shown in the following table.

Yee Hah Hi Dice

SymbolColor
FishRed
ScorpionGreen
GoardBlue
CoinBlue
CrabGreen
RoosterRed

Crab

Following are the bets available.

Fish
  • All same color: Wins if all three dice are the same color. Pays 7 to 1.
  • Excactly two of specific color: Wins if exactly two dice are a color chosen by the player, for example red. Pays 3 to 1.
  • Excactly one of specific color: Wins if exactly one die is a color chosen by the player, for example red. Pays 1 to 1.

Analysis

The following table shows the probability of winning and expected return of each type of bet. Note how the house edge is 11.11% on everything.

Yee Hah Hi Dice

BetPaysProbability
Winning
Expected
Return
All same color70.111111-0.111111
Exactly 2 red30.222222-0.111111
Exactly 1 red10.444444-0.111111

Fish Prawn Crab Dice Game


Internal Links

  • Sic Bo — The much more popular three-dice game.
  • Hoo Hee How — Another Asian-looking game played with three dice.

Crab Dice Game

Written by:Michael Shackleford

Don't let the hard, crusty shell fool you: inside lives a clever and caring crab.

Skyvegas 500 free spins. Object of Game:
To have the most crab points after each player has had three turns.

Play:
A player gets five rolls of the dice to score as many crab points as possible. Crab points are accumilated by rolling a 3, 4, crab, 2 and 5 in that order out of 5 rolls setting aside each one aquired. At the end of the hand, if all 5 are completed, the player gets two crab points. In an instance where all 5 are rolled on the first roll, the player obtains 5 points.

Don't let the hard, crusty shell fool you: inside lives a clever and caring crab.

Object of Game:
To have the most crab points after each player has had three turns.

Play:
A player gets five rolls of the dice to score as many crab points as possible. Crab points are accumilated by rolling a 3, 4, crab, 2 and 5 in that order out of 5 rolls setting aside each one aquired. At the end of the hand, if all 5 are completed, the player gets two crab points. In an instance where all 5 are rolled on the first roll, the player obtains 5 points.

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