This may be the third installment in a world of incredibly fun sports games played with dice. In the initial installment I taught you how exactly to play the faculty version of Dice Football. Then in the next you learned the Pro Football dice game. Now it really is Dice Baseball, which is the first dice game that I ever invented. Just as in my football games you will need two dice, notebook paper and a pen or pencil to play dice baseball.
You will recall that in the college football game you have your box score set up so as to begin the game and simply take turns for four quarters. In the baseball game you will need to create a box score sheet which has nine boxes split in half. These two halves represent the house team and the visitors. Understand that in baseball the home team always bats last and should be on the bottom of the two box halves.
As in real baseball each team rolls for nine innings. The exception needless to say is the home team. If the house team is winning after the visitor has finished his 1 / 2 of the ninth, then you don’t have for the home boys to roll the ninth. Just like in real baseball the overall game has ended and the dice can hit the showers.
Batting is pretty simple. Each team gets to start their 1 / 2 of an inning by rolling the dice once. If both die total an even number they can roll again. That’s because even dice totals equal one single. An even dice total will undoubtedly be among the following combinations; 1+3=4, 1+5=6, 2+4=6, 2+6=8, 3+5=8, 4+6=10. If another roll yields an even number then there has been another hit. Now in baseball terms because of this you can find, two men on base. The rolling player now gets a third roll. As you can plainly see where that is going, another even number means that the bases are loaded. A fourth consecutive even dice result provides home the first run and each consecutive roll will continue to bring home runners before roller finally rolls an odd dice total.
Any odd dice total represents the end of an inning. Thus, if a player rolls an odd number on his first roll, then that inning is over. The odd dice totals are as follows; 1+2=3, 1+4=5, 1+6=7, 2+3=5, 2+5=7, 3+4=7, 3+6=9, 4+5=9, 5+6=11. An extremely cool thing to do in this game is to see when you can get a no-hit game. You can do this by simply putting a dot in the innings that a player rolls an odd number. You can start this on the initial first inning roll. Each consecutive inning thereafter that the player continues to perform a first odd roll continues the no-hitter until the player finally rolls an even number. If they neglect to roll a minumum of one even number in nine innings which means you pitched a no-hitter. Time and energy to call Cooperstown!
So where will be the homeruns? I bet you’re glad that I asked. Any time a new player rolls a double-dice roll, he has hit a Homerun! metal dice is all that it takes; doubles aka, two of a sort. Better yet, if there are any men on base then they score with the homerun. Yes, with the bases loaded a homerun is a grand slam.
This is a good example of how the baseball game can be played. Why don’t we say the visitors roll a 2+3 on his initial first inning roll. The visitors inning is considered over sufficient reason for no hits. The home team rolls a 4+6 (10) on the first roll. That represents a base hit or one man on base. The house player then rolls a 3+5 (8) thus obtaining a second man on base. He then rolls a 1+4 (5). The inning has ended. End result of the initial inning is 0 to 0.
Visitors starts his second inning with a set of threes (3+3). Boom, he hit a homerun. He then rolls a 2+5 (7), which means the inning is over. The visitor has scored a run within their half of the next and leads the game, 1 to 0. The house team starts with a 2+4 (6) single. Then on another roll the house player rolls a couple of fours (4+4). The home player has hit a two run homerun since there was a man already on base. Another roll is a 3+4 (7) out and that ends the next inning with the house team ahead, 2-1.
Now for all of those other game neither team scores again until the ninth inning when the visitor strings together six consecutive even numbers before rolling the inevitable odd number. Which means visitors scored three runs and today leads the game, 4-2. Then your home team follows with three consecutive rolls of doubles (homeruns); which means they won the game, 5-4. What a comeback!