This may be the third installment in a world of incredibly fun sports games used dice. In the initial installment I taught you how to play the faculty version of Dice Football. Then in the next you learned the Pro Football dice game. Now it is Dice Baseball, which is the initial 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’ll recall that in the college football game you have your box score create to enable you to begin the game and simply take turns for four quarters. In the baseball game you will need to create a box score sheet that has nine boxes split in half. These two halves represent the house team and the visitors. Remember 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 of course may be the home team. If the home team is winning following the visitor has finished his half of the ninth, then you don’t have for the home boys to roll the ninth. Just like in real baseball the overall game is over and the dice can hit the showers.
Batting is pretty simple. Each team reaches start their 1 / 2 of an inning by rolling the dice once. If both die total a straight number then they can roll again. That is because even dice totals equal one single. An even dice total will be one of many following combinations; 1+3=4, 1+5=6, 2+4=6, 2+6=8, 3+5=8, 4+6=10. If another roll yields a straight number then there has been another hit. Now in baseball terms this means that there are, two men on base. The rolling player now gets a third roll. As you can plainly see where that is going, another even number implies that the bases are loaded. A fourth consecutive even dice result provides home the initial run and each consecutive roll will continue to bring home runners until the roller finally rolls an odd dice total.
Any odd dice total represents the end of an inning. Thus, in case a player rolls an odd number on his first roll, then that inning has ended. 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 simply by putting a dot in the innings that a player rolls an odd number. You can begin this on the initial first inning roll. Each consecutive inning thereafter that the player continues to perform an initial odd roll continues the no-hitter up until the player finally rolls an even number. If they neglect to roll a minumum of one even number in nine innings that means you pitched a no-hitter. Time to call Cooperstown!
So where will be the homeruns? I bet you’re glad that I asked. Any moment a player rolls a double-dice roll, he has hit a Homerun! That’s all that it takes; doubles aka, two of a kind. Better yet, if there are any men on base 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. Let us say the visitors roll a 2+3 on his initial first inning roll. The visitors inning is considered over and with no hits. The home team rolls a 4+6 (10) on the initial roll. That represents a base hit or one man on base. The house player then rolls a 3+5 (8) thus getting a second man on base. He then rolls a 1+4 (5). The inning is over. End result of the first inning is 0 to 0.
yoursite.com starts his second inning with a set of threes (3+3). Boom, he hit a homerun. He then rolls a 2+5 (7), this means the inning is over. The visitor has scored a run within their half of the second and leads the game, 1 to 0. The home team starts with a 2+4 (6) single. Then on the next roll the home player rolls a pair of fours (4+4). The home player has hit a two run homerun since there is a man already on base. The next roll is really 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 before ninth inning when the visitor strings together six consecutive even numbers before rolling the inevitable odd number. That means visitors scored three runs and today leads the game, 4-2. Then the home team follows with three consecutive rolls of doubles (homeruns); this means they won the overall game, 5-4. What a comeback!