Liar’s Dice is a recently released game for BlackBerry that is based off of the classic dice game of strategy and deception. The game involves seeing only your own dice you must bet on the combined dice in play without getting caught in a lie. It is also known by the names Perudo, Dudo, and Cachito. Version 1.1 of the application adds support for more devices as well as a few additional features.
New in Version 1.1
BlackBerry Curve 85xx and 93xx devices as well as the Bold 9000 are now supported (although still requiring a minimum operating system of version 5.0). In addition, the application has been optimized to run smoother, make the dice roll animation optional, add icons to the menu options, as well as a few bug fixes.
How to Play
The object of the game is to catch your opponent (the computer) betting too high. Bets are placed on both your own dice which you can see, and your opponent’s dice which are hidden from you. You begin each round by making a bet. The computer then has an opportunity to either call your bet a lie, or to bet higher then you. Then it is once again your turn to call your opponent’s bet or to bet even higher. This continues until eventually a bet is called. Then if the bet is too high the caller wins, or if the bet is not a lie, the bettor wins the round.
The game has two main game modes. The “High Score” mode is the default mode, points are awarded for each round, and the first to gain a given number of points wins. The amount of points that the game plays to can be selected from the options page, allowing for shorter or longer games.
The second game mode is an “Elimination” mode in which the loser of each round loses one dice for the following rounds, and the last player with any dice left is the winner. This game is more dynamic as there are a different number of dice in play each round. Additionally these games in this mode typically play faster than high score games.
Version 1.1 of Liars Dice requires at least OS 5.0 and supports the 8520, 8530, 8900, 8910, 9000, 9300, 9330, 9500, 9520, 9530, 9550, 9630, 9650, 9700, and 9800. It is anticipated that the 9780 will be compatible as well when it releases early next month.