Pitjesbak or Pietjesbak is an old Flemish dice game for 2 to 8 players. The game is played with an 8-sided dice tray and 3 dice, and you also need a chalk! Pitjesbak was (is) often played in pubs and there are many variants of the game.
These are the basic rules of Pitjesbak
Each player puts the same number of chalk lines on his side of the Pitjesbak, the more lines the longer the game lasts. To determine who starts, one die is thrown, whoever throws the highest starts. The first player throws a maximum of three times with three dice, the highest score of one throw applies. The other players may only throw the same number of times as the first player. If the first player stops after the first throw, this is called "at a disadvantage". Whoever has thrown the highest score may erase one, two or three lines, depending on what he or she threw.
The value of the eyes
1 eye = 100 points
6 eyes = 60 points
5 eyes = 5 points
4 eyes = 4 points
3 eyes = 3 points
2 eyes = 2 points
The total value of a throw:
Soixante-neuf/Sixty-Nine: 6, 5, 4.
Drie apen/Three apes: 1, 1, 1.
Zand/Sand: Three times the same value, the value of the throw plus 10 points
Other: sum of the three dice, e.g. 1, 3 and 4 is 107 points. The higher the sum, the better.
Seven: 2, 2, 3. This is the lowest possible throw.
You can win the game in one throw if you throw three apes, but only if you had erased a line before, if not you are not allowed to participate.
If you win 'met stoef' (this is when the first player stops rolling the dice after one throw), you may erase two lines but if you lose, you must add two lines.
If you win with soixante-neuf you may erase three lines and if you win with sand you may erase two lines.
Everyone must add a line if someone rolls a seven.
You win the game if you are the first to clear all the lines.
If you can't wait to play Pitjesbak, order Pitjesbak online right away and usually you can play a game the very next day!