How to play Thunderstorm
The Thunder Dice Game can save even the dullest of gray days. This game of dice can be played by the whole family, and only requires dice. For the game itself, a writing tool, a piece of paper, and of course, some drawings must be used. The game is played with 6 dice, but it may be possible to play the game with fewer dice. This would require you to get a little creative. For the game, you must have at least be 3 participants, and a maximum of 8.
The rules of the game
The whole purpose of the game is for players to be the last participants remaining. You can achieve this by continually striking 1’s every time.
In this game, you have to find a person to start, after which the trip goes clockwise. If you cannot figure out who should start, you can use the dice that are still available to you. The one who strikes is the one who begins. In cases where there are two or more that hit the same numbers, you can keep going until a winner is found. The winner becomes the person who starts the game. This game of thunderstorms is about striking 1’s. This means that the person who starts must dice up, shake, and throw the dice.
When the dice are on the table, all 1’s are removed. If the 1 is beaten, these are removed from the dice and the remaining dice are passed onto the person who has the next turn. The process continues until there are no more dice left – and all dice have shown 1. If you did not succeed, draw a line on your “house.” When you have drawn 6 lines, you will have just one line left. The last and seventh strokes are lightning will hit the house and send you out of the dice game. Here, you will not be able to make more dice. The dice used have shown 1, and you can start again with the remaining players until there is a winner of the dice game, Thunderstorm!
Example of Thunderstorm
We can assume here in our example that there are 4 participants in the game. Player #1 takes the dice and makes his/her first dice throw. The outcome of the six dice looks like this: 1, 2, 4, 4, 6, and 6. Player #1 is therefore the only one with a dice that shows the number 1. The remaining 5 dice are forwarded to the person on the side in a clockwise direction. Player #2 makes his/her throw. The result of the remaining 5 dice will be as follows: 1, 3, 3, 5, and 6.
Similarly, player #2 eliminates all dice showing the number 1. The remaining 4 dice are resubmitted to the player sitting next to them in a clockwise direction. Player #3 makes his/her dice throw.
The outcome of the 4 dice is as follows: 2, 4, 4, and 6. Player #3 does not hit any 1’s, meaning he/she must draw the first line in his house. Player #3 then sends the remaining 4 dice to the person sitting next to them in a clockwise direction. Player #4 then throws his/her dice, and the outcome will be as follows: 1, 1, 1, and 6.
Player number 4 has hit a good dice, and can therefore remove 3 dice as these show the number 1. The last dice is now passed onto the next person in a clockwise direction. They throw again and play number 1, which will make another dice box. Player #1 now makes his/her second dice box. The dice shows number 1. Player #1 removes the dice and, seeing as there are no more dice, all dice will be restarted. Number 2 must start. The game continues until 3 of the players have scored 7 lines, which means there is a winner to be named.