The object of bugzee is to obtain the highest score from throwing 5
The game consists of 13 rounds. In each round, you roll the dice and
then score the roll in one of 13 categories. You must score once in
each category. The score is determined by a different rule for each
The game ends once all 13 categories have been scored.
To start with, roll all the dice. After rolling
you can either score the current roll (see below), or re-roll any or
all of the dice.
You may only roll the dice a total of 3 times.
After rolling 3 times you must choose a category to score.
You may score the dice at any point in the
round, i.e. it doesn't have to be after the 3rd roll.
To score your combination of 5 dice, you click
one of the 13 boxes There are two sections to the score table - the Upper
Section and the Lower Section.
Once a box has been scored, it cannot be scored
again for the rest of the game (except the bugzee category), so choose
Upper Section Scoring
If you score in the upper section of the table,
your score is the total of the specified die face.
So if you roll:
5 - 2 - 5 - 6 - 5 and score in the Fives category, your total for the
category would be 15, because there are three fives, which are added
If the One, Three or Four Categories were selected for scoring with
this roll, you would score a zero.
If placed in the Two or Six category, you would score 2 and 6
Bonus If the total of Upper scores is 63 or
more, add a bonus of 35. Note that 63 is the total of three each of 1s,
2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 6s.
Lower Section Scoring
In the lower scores, you score either a set
amount, or zero if you don't satisfy the category requirements.
3 and 4 of a kind For 3 of a kind you
must have at least 3 of the same die faces. You score the total of all
the dice. For 4 of a kind you would need 4 die faces the same.
Small and Large Straight A Straight is a
sequence of consecutive die faces, where a small straight is 4
consecutive faces, and a large straight 5 consecutive faces.
Small straights score 30 and a large 40 points.
So if you rolled:
2 - 3 - 2 - 5 - 4
you could score 30 in small straight or 0 in large straight.
Full House A Full House is where you have
3 of a kind and 2 of a kind. Full houses score 25 points.
3 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 2
would score 25 in the Full House category.
bugzee A bugzee is 5 of a kind and
scores 50 points, although you may elect NOT to score it as a bugzee,
instead choosing to take it as a top row score and safegaurd you bonus.
If you roll a second bugzee in a game, and you
scored your first bugzee in the bugzee box, you would score a further
bonus 100 points in the bugzee box. You must also put this roll into
another category, as follows;
-If the corresponding Upper section category is not
filled then you must score there.
ie if you rolled 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 and the Fours Category is not
filled, you must put the score in the Fours category.
-If the corresponding Upper section category is
filled you may then put the score anywhere on the Upper Section
(scoring zero). In 3 of a Kind, 4 of a Kind, and Chance categories you
would score the total of the die faces. For the Small Straight, Large
Straight, and Full House categories, you would score 30, 40 and 25
Chance You can roll anything and be able
to put it in the Chance category. You score the total of the die faces.
or Dump scores. You can score
any roll in any category at any time, even if the resulting score is
zero. Eg, you
can take 2-3-3-4-6 in the 5's category. It will score 0. This could be
used near the end of a game to lose a poor roll against a
difficult-to-get category that you've failed to fill (eg, long straight
Layout: Choose from 2 column layout (recommended) or Side By Side Scorecards (score card is split into two side by side columns, will be wider on the screen but will use less scrolling to see the scorecard.) or Vertical Layout (Recommended for WebTv users.).
Checked Dice behaviour: Usually this will be set to Kept. However, If you prefer to select the dice you are going to throw again, set this to Thrown.
Message Style: Changes how the game messsages are shown on the screen.
Highlight my Column: Highlighting your column will make it easier to see your own score without having to study the board.
Lite Version: Recommeded for WebTV or other browsers that do not support modern technologies.
Hide Previous Turn: By Default your opponents last turn is shown on the screen. If you do not wish to see this, set this to NO.