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Official Left Center Right Rules

Left Center Right, also known as LCR, is a fast-paced and exciting dice game that's perfect for parties, family game nights, or a quick pick-me-up. Here's a breakdown of the rules to get you rolling:

Number of Players: 3 or more players

Objective: Be the last player remaining with chips (sometimes called poker chips or counters).

Components:

  • Three 6-sided dice (standard playing dice)

  • Small chips (enough for 3 per player)

Setup:

  1. Give Each Player Chips:  Distribute an equal number of chips (usually 3) to each player. Place them in a pile or stack in front of them.

  2. Choose a Dealer:  One player can be designated as the dealer to start the game, and the turn order proceeds clockwise.

Gameplay:

The game is played in rounds, with each player taking a turn. Here's what happens on your turn:

On Your Turn:

  1. Roll the Dice:  Take all three dice and roll them at once.

  2. Resolve the Dice:  Look at the faces showing on each die.  Here's what happens based on the results:

    • Dots (1, 2, or 3):  Keep those dice for yourself. These don't affect your chips.

    • L (or 4):  This symbol means "Left." Give one chip from your pile to the player sitting to your left.

    • C (or 5):  This symbol means "Center." Place one chip from your pile in the center pot in the middle of the playing area.

    • R (or 6):  This symbol means "Right." Give one chip from your pile to the player sitting to your right.

Example:  You roll 1-L-3. You keep the "3" die, give one chip to the player on your left because of the "L," and nothing happens for the "1."

Important Note:  Even if you roll and don't have enough chips left to fulfill the "L" or "R" requirement, you must still give away all your remaining chips. This can knock you out of the game early!

End of Round:

  • After each player has taken their turn, the round ends.

  • The center pot remains untouched until the game ends.

Winning the Game:

  • The game continues until only one player has chips remaining. That player wins the game and takes all the chips in the center pot as well as their own remaining chips!

Additional Notes:

  • The game can get very exciting as players lose or gain chips quickly through the roll of the dice.

  • Some variations use special dice with symbols instead of numbers for "Left," "Center," and "Right." The gameplay remains the same.

  • You can also play with a timer to add a bit more pressure and keep the game moving quickly.

Left Center Right is a simple yet engaging game that provides fun for all ages. So grab some dice and chips, gather your friends and family, and get ready to roll the dice and see who comes out on top!

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