A deck of cards, some chips, and at least one other person are all you need to play poker. Of course, if you want to not only play but also win, you’ll need skills and the ability to bluff. But when you buy a poker set, you might be surprised to find a regular set of five dice. Most beginner and intermediate poker players don’t even know why the dice are part of the basic poker set. But it is a very useful accessory that can be used in many different ways!
The main reason you need a dice in your poker set is so that you can play some special poker games. “Craps” and “Poker Dice” are the best-known dice-based poker games.
A popular way to play poker without cards is with Poker Dice. Each player rolls the dice three times during the game, and the winner is the one with the best hand. The problem is that if you want to play Poker Dice easily, you need a special set of dice where the dots are different cards. But the game can still be played with a regular dice after some practice and planning.
Craps is a type of poker-like game that was first played in Europe and brought to the United States. Craps is mostly about luck and making guesses, as players try to get the result they want after rolling the dice several times. But this kind of poker game only needs two dice, not five.