Learn to Play

Left, Center, Right

Roll your way to victory in this dice game by being the last player to hold their chips!
Game Type
3, 4, 5+

What You Need to Play

3 Dice, and at least 9 Poker Chips

Game Setup

Arrange at least three players around the tabletop in a circle. Make sure there is plenty of open space in the middle of the circle for players to place their poker chips for the “pot”.

Give each player three poker chips to start. If playing with more than three players make sure each player has three chips to start the game.

If you do not have poker chips you can play with coins or buttons.

Designate the numbers on the dice for Left, Center, and Right.

1, 2, and 3 = Dots

4 = Left

5 = Center

6 = Right

The Play

Each player rolls the dice and counts the number of dots rolled (numbers 1-3). The player who rolls the most dots is the first player.

In Left, Center, Right players only roll as many dice as they have in their possession. For the first roll, each player will roll three dice.

After the first roll look at the dice to see which sides face up. There are four possibilities:

  • For a 4 (Left) – give 1 chip to the player on the left

  • For a 5 (Center) -give 1 chip to the center pot

  • For a 6 (Right) – give 1 chip to the player on the right

  • For every dot rolled keep that same number of chips

For example, if the first player rolls two dots and one 4(Left) they will give 1 chip to the player to their left and keep 2 chips.

Play continues clockwise and the first round is complete once every player has completed their turn.

After the first round is complete each player rolls the amount of dice that matches the amount of chips they have in their possession.

If a player does not have any chips they do not roll the dice that round. Even though you cannot roll the dice you aren’t out of the game until someone wins. There is a chance that the player to your right or left will have to pass you a chip during each round of play.

How to Win

Play continues until all players except for one have lost all of their chips to other players or to the center pot. The player who still has chips left wins the game.