Rival5 Dice

An Easy to Learn, Quick to Play Number game for 2-6 Players

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started playing the game?

See the game in action and hear some tips on playing.

When I roll the dice do I have to add all the numbers, or multiply all the numbers?

You may manipulate the dice any way you’d like. You may make any combination of the numbers. You could use any of those equations to find a number that will help you get 5 chips in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

See all the combinations for a roll of 4, 4, and 7:

Colored Dice

  • 4 + 4 + 7 = 15
  • 7 – 4 = 3 x 4 = 12
  • 4 ÷ 4 = 1 + 7 = 8
  • 4 – 4 = 0 x 7 = 0
  • 4 x 7 = 28 – 4 = 24
  • 4 + 7 = 11 – 4 = 7
  • 4 + 4 = 8 x 7 = 56
  • 4 x 4 = 16 – 7 = 9
  • 7 – 4 = 3 + 4 = 7
  • 4 – 4 = 0 + 7 = 7
  • 4 ÷ 4 = 1 x 7 = 7
  • 4 + 4 = 8 – 7 = 1
  • 4 x 7 = 28 + 4 = 32

The dice have 12 sides, how do I know which side I am supposed to play?

The side that is facing directly up is the side you use.

What do the colored lines mean?

They refer to the different levels, at which you may choose to play. Most people play at the Introductory level until they become familiar with the game.

Rival 5 Board Game

The levels increase the challenge.

  • Introductory: Play entire board
  • Basic: Play within Blue Lines
  • Intermediate: Play within Green Lines
  • Advanced: Play within Red Lines

What if I cannot make any combination for a number that is still available on the board?

As long as you are playing the entire board that rarely happens. Sometimes you are forced to start a line of chips somewhere that is not beneficial to you, but you can still play that roll.  When you play at the more advanced levels, it is more likely to happen. If you can’t make a combination for any number that is available, you will need to skip your turn.

Why are some numbers not on the board, like 13, 39, 57 etc?

All the numbers are multiples of one other number on the board and the numbers go up to only 12.

I’m not sure how to play. Can I watch someone play the game?

Yes, see a game in action and become more familiar with playing the game.

Do you have any tips on playing the game?

See some of our best tips to increase fun.

Why do math haters love it?

Fun! Good exercise for the brain.

–Glenda

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