Dice Miner

Frequently Asked Questions

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What happens if there's a tie for most treasure?
no one scores double
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Can I use the same dice in multiple sequences?
No
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Do sequences need to start with 1?
Yes
If a sequence doesn't start with a 1 then it scores no points.
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Can I score more than one sequence?
Yes
As long as each sequence starts with 1 they will sore.
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Are beer worth points?
no
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Who wins?
Highest score
The player with the highest score after 3 rounds is the winner.
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Who starts the next round?
Lowest score
The player with the lowest score starts the next round.
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What dice do I reroll?
All Un-cached dice
Between rounds you will reroll all dice you have not cached. This includes the treasure dice with chests that were used to cache other dice.
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How many dice can I cache?
Up to Chest number
You can cache up to the ammount of chests shown on your tool dice.
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Do I keep any of my dice between rounds?
Yes
You will keep all dice in your trove between rounds, rerolling all un-cached dice.
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Can I reroll Hazards?
no
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How many dice do I have to reroll?
the ammount shown
When using Magic dice you must reroll the ammount of dice as there are magic symbols. You can not reroll Hazards. You can reroll unspent magic dice.
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Do I have to use my magic dice?
no
You may use as many of your magic dice or symbols as you have. Stop when you have used them all, or are happy with your results.
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When does the Excavation phase end?
Mountain is empty
In the Excavation phase players take turns taking dice until the mountain is empty.
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What dice are on top of the mountain?
Dice with none above
The die you choose must be “on top,” which means that no other dice are above it on the mountain.
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Can I use Hero Symbols more than once?
Only once per round
Each player can use their Hero Symbols only once each round. So up to 3 times a game.
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When can I use Hero Symbols?
magic/scoring phase
If your hero has magic symbols those can be used once each round during the magic phase. All other symbols can be used once each round during the scoring phase.
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Can I share more than 1 beer a turn?
no
Overdrinking is bad, so you can only share 1 beer a turn.
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Do I have to take beer shared with me?
Yes
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When sharing beer do I have to take from the side?
no
When sharing beer you can take your two dice from any combination of the side and the top of the mountain.
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How many rounds are there?
3 rounds
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Can I get more scorsheets?
Yes
Download more sheets at atlas-games.com/diceminer.
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Why is my mountain different?
Deluxe Version
If your mountain looks different than what is shown it probably means you have the deluxe plastic mountain.
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Why do my dice look different?
Deluxe Dice
If your dice look different than shown here it probably means you have the deluxe version of the game.
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How many dice to fill the mountain?
20
A full mountain has 20 dice in 6 rows.
Who goes first?
Roll for it
Each player rolls a tunnel die (white dice). The highest roller will go first in the first round. (Count Beer as the best result! Reroll ties.)
What is the goal of the game?
High Score from Dice
After 3 rounds of mining the mountain and scoring, the player with the highest score wins.
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What happens in a Tie
Tiebreak Roll-off
The Tied players will reroll their trove. Then they will perform one more magic phase, and scoring phase after that. (only the tied players count for most treasure). If there is still a Tie repeat until a victor emerges.
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