How to play Slam
This dice game is popular among people who like to a joke around with each other. In the dice game, “Slam”, it’s not about winning. It’s about finding a loser. In this sense, you play a little differently from usual dice games, but the principle is in fact the same: It’s about having fun with a dice game. Before you can start playing, make sure you have the right tools so the dice game can be completed. In Slam, you will need a pen, something to write on, and three dice. Here are the rules for the dice game, Slam.
The purpose of the game is to get out as quickly as possible. You can get out of the game by tapping a predetermined number and ending at 15 points. The predetermined number is what’s called Slam.
Here is how it is played
The first thing we need to do to play the game is to find out who is starting. If you cannot figure this out, you may want to flip a coin. Alternatively, each player could throw a dice. Whoever gets the highest number can start. In the event that two or more players get the same number, you can throw another dice until you find a winner, and that person can start playing. This player is the one to decide the Slam number. This is done by the player taking a dice and making the throw. The dice shows what becomes the Slam value, which is what all players should try to hit.
A representative example of the game
We’ll assume that there are, in this example, 4 participating players. Player #1 won the dice competition and must therefore roll the dice to find the Slam. Player #1 throws the dice and this shows the number 4. Player #1 now makes another throw, this time with all 3 dice, and hits 1, 2, and 4. Thus, player #1 gets 1 point. Player #1 throws another dice and, this time, it shows 1, 2, and 6. This means that the dice are passed onto the next player in a clockwise direction. Player #1 got 1 point and the game will continue until all players, except one, have hit 15 points.
During the game, you will have the opportunity to earn more points on a dice if you can hit Slam 2-3 times. If you manage to hit 2 Slams, you will achieve a Small Sludge. This gives 5 points. However, you could risk getting into a situation where you cannot win the Little Slam. You need to hit exactly 15 points to get out of the round. Therefore, if you hit Slam while you have 11 or more points, you pass on the turn without getting any points.
If you hit all 3 dice with Slam, this is called a Grand Slam. Here, you get 15 points, no matter how many points you have in advance – that means you’re out of the round and not the loser in the dice game, Slam.