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A simple folk jeopardy dice game.
Pig is a simple folk jeopardy dice game. As with many games of folk origin, Pig is played with many rule variations. Pig is commonly used by mathematics teachers to teach probability concepts.
Each turn, a player repeatedly rolls a die until either a 1 is rolled or the player holds and scores the sum of the rolls (i.e. the turn total). At any time during a player's turn, the player is faced with two decisions:
*roll - If the player rolls a
**1: the player scores nothing and it becomes the next player's turn.
**2 - 6: the number is added to the player's turn total and the player's turn continues.
*hold - The turn total is added to the player's score and it becomes the next player's turn.
The first player to score 100 or more points wins.
For example, the first player, Ann, begins a turn with a roll of 5. Ann could hold and score 5 points, but chooses to roll again. Ann rolls a 2, and could hold with a turn total of 7 points, but chooses to roll again. Ann rolls a 1, and must end her turn without scoring. The next player, Bob, rolls the sequence 4-5-3-5-5, after which he chooses to hold, and adds his turn total of 22 points to his score.
There are many strategies in the game of pig. Such as, roll 5 times, roll until you get 15. Though in my class we worked on this problem for about 3 months. the best strategy there is, is roll until you get 20, in the long run, it's the best strategy.
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