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# Pig

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.

** Basic Rules **

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.

** Example Play **

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.

Source: Wikipedia

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