Playing time: about 20 minutes
glance, Toss Up! may look like it’s a cinch to win—but looks can definitely be
Game play itself is pretty simple. When it’s your turn, you
roll the ten colored dice and set aside any greens that you roll. You now have two
choices: add up your points (one for each green) and pass the dice to the player on your
left, or roll the remaining dice to try to get more points. Once you’ve collected ten
green dice, you’ve earned ten points—and you can then pick up all ten dice and start
over. The first player to reach 100 points wins.
Simple, right? Not
quite—because there’s a catch. As long as you keep rolling greens, you can keep
playing. Yellows are safe, though they won’t earn you any points. But reds are
dangerous. If you roll the dice and don’t get a single green—but you roll one or more
reds—your turn is over. Not only is your turn over, but all of the points you’ve been
accumulating throughout your turn are gone, too.
So the choice is yours.
Do you end your turn and keep your points, or do you risk your points and keep rolling
the dice? Each roll is a gamble—those reds could show up when you least expect them.
Toss Up! is a quick and easy game that will have you hooked in no time.
It requires just a few minutes of your time, a little bit of playing space, and a whole
lot of luck. Since it’s simple to play, it’s great for family game night or for a casual
night in with friends—but it’s exciting enough to keep players of all ages entertained.
Toss the game (in its tiny 2” by 3” case) in your bag and play it anywhere.