Home Order Now! Play Demonstration FAQ Attn: Investors, Distributors, Programmers


What is needed to play?
How much do players pay to play?
Does the game require batteries?
How long does it take to play?
How many players can play in one game?
Is home gambling illegal?
Any other party recommendations?
Can Dumb Luck save my friendship?
So, I have the game... Where the hell are the rules, boards and reference cards?
 
What is needed to play?
Beyond the purchase of the game you will need a pen/pencil, piece of scrap paper, and a coin for flipping. If playing for money, each player should provide their buy-in amount which can be stored in the lockable Dumb Luck case until payout time at the end of the game.

How much do players pay to play?
Buy-in for the game is set at $20 but you can play for more or less depending on the consensus of the players. If playing with a $10 buy-in, at the end of the game players would receive half of their chips' total value. Alternatively, if playing for $40, at the end of the game simply double the total chip value for each player. As a host, it is a good idea to have your $20 consist of singles, half dollars, quarters, dimes, and a couple of nickels in order to make change at the end of the game.

Does the game require batteries?
No, the game does not require batteries to play unless of course the batteries are used for the radio used to provide background tunes or flashlights if the power goes out

How long does it take to play?
The time it takes to play a game of Dumb Luck varies based on the number of players and smoking preferences. A 4 player game will roughly take 1.5 hours, 6 players take around 2-2.5 hours, 8 players take 3 to 3.5 hours. If you are a non-smoking host and you have smokers in your game that have to smoke outside, add 30-45 minutes for the smoke breaks. There are also alternate rules included to play a 'lite' version of the game which cuts the game play times in half. This comes in handy for playing a shorter second game or a tournament "final table" challenge.

How many players can play in one game?
The game comes with enough playing pieces to support 8 players. For a very small cost you may expand your set with pieces in 4 extra colors to support up to 12 players. Beyond that, Dumb Luck can support larger groups of people if teams are formed or if more game sets are purchased. With multiple sets of Dumb Luck, a game could consist of say 3 tables of six players each. First & second place place players from each table would play together in the 'final table' game for a much higher prize payout.

So, is home gambling illegal?
In most states home gambling is not illegal provided that the following three conditions are met:
  1. There is no house rake. This means that beyond the buy-in amount nothing should be paid to the host for hosting the game. Money pitched in for food or beer does not count as a rake, but if hosting a game, at least serve decent food or beer.
  2. The game may not be advertised. You may call all your friends and tell them to bring their friends to your game. You may not place an ad in the newspaper or put up a billboard next to the highway displaying directions to your game.
  3. Technically, you should know everyone who is playing somehow. This is a stupid stipulation that would be damn near impossible to prove so don't worry about it.

Any other party recommendations?
If hosting a game, there are several tips I can pass on to make your Dumb Luck party successful and sane.

Can Dumb Luck save my friendship?
In many cases, yes. Many friendships are broken up for financial reasons. Say that you find yourself mad at a friend who owes you money or perhaps you are angry yourself that you owe money to someone. You'd still like to hang out with that person if it weren't for this little monetary issue you have with them. So challenge that person to a Dumb Luck game and the money would be a double or nothing sort of affair. You now have an extra diversion from being mad at your friend while you are having fun playing games together.

Dumb Luck also doubles as a handy miniture picnic table if you'd rather just have lunch together.

So, I have the game... Where the hell are the rules, boards and reference cards?
Safely secured in the lid of your case by two elastic bands behind the foam insert.


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