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GAME1111 (Tuesday section) – Quiz – Week 2
Your name (please print clearly!): __________________________________
According to the rules, what does “wimping out” mean?
- You made a very bad roll, and lost the whole game.
- You backed down from another player’s challenge.
- You scored no points on a die roll, and lost your turn.
- You excused yourself to use the facilities.
How many points do you need on the scoreboard before you can choose to end your turn?
- None; points don’t affect this decision.
One of the dice is a different color than the others. What else is different about it?
- It has a Moon face, which doubles your score for this roll.
- It has a Happy face, which compels the player to whistle cheerfully.
- It has a Blank face, which makes the roll worthless.
- It has a Sun face, which can count as any other symbol or value.
When you roll three of the same number or symbol, what happens next?
- You get lots of points, but must re-roll any other non-scoring dice first.
- You must shout “Wimpout!” before anyone else, or lose your turn.
- You get lots of points, but must then end your turn.
- Nothing in particular.
What do most of the dice contain on their faces?
- The digits 1 through 6
- Three faces have different symbols, and three faces are blank
- The digits 1 through 3, repeated twice
- One face says “5”, another “10”, and the rest have different symbols
How many dice do you roll at a time?
What happens when a player cannot use any of the dice they just rolled?
- They remove all the pieces of their color from the board.
- They are forced to end their turn, advancing their own pieces first.
- They are forced to end their turn, and they don’t advance their pieces at all.
- They immediately roll the dice again.
On the game board, which of these columns has the shortest length?
How many columns must a player complete in order to win the game?
What happens after a player completes a column, and claims it as their own?
- That column locks up. Other players can’t use it at all any more.
- Players can continue playing on it, but they can’t claim it at the end.
- Nothing in particular; players can continue vying for that column as usual.
- As above, but other players in that column must remove any pieces from it first.