Liar’s Dice is a new BlackBerry game, that is available today. This application is based off of the classic dice game of strategy and deception in which seeing only your own dice you must bet on the combined dice in play without getting caught in a lie. The game is popular in many different cultures and is also known by the names Perudo, Dudo, or Cachito.
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.
In addition to the main game, the Liar’s Dice application contains features to keep track of statistics and to integrate well into the BlackBerry. Included in version 1.0 are:
- High Scores list
- Win Percentage Statistics
- The option to reset High Scores, Win Percentages, and Achievements
- Backup/Restore functionality through BlackBerry Desktop Manager
Limited Time Sale
In celebration of its release Liar’s Dice will be available in BlackBerry AppWorld for $2 dollars off of the normal price through October 15th.
Version 1.0 of Liars Dice requires at least OS 5.0 and supports the 8900, 9500, 9520, 9530, 9550, 9630, 9650, 9700, and 9800. Version 1.1 of the application will add support for more devices in the near future.