Continuing with my project to create a list of great games you can play for free, this post features a variation on the commercial dice game Can’t Stop. Counter-Cameroon is described by Reiner Knizia in ‘Dice Games Properly Explained‘.
Number of players: 2
Playing time: 15 minutes
You will need:
- 4 dice
- A score sheet
The score sheets used by the players should contain the numbers two to twelve. Next to each category must be space enough to put four marks.
The two players take turns in rolling all four dice. Upon rolling the dice, that player must split the dice into two pairs, which then combine to make two numbers between two and twelve. A mark is placed in the categories corresponding to those two numbers.
When one player has placed four marks next to a category, the category is won by that player. Any further numbers formed by either player that match that category are not recorded. The player who won that category scores points as indicated below:
- Category 7 scores 1 point
- Categories 6 and 8 score 3 points
- Categories 5 and 9 score 5 points
- Categories 4 and 10 score 7 points
- Categories 3 and 11 score 9 points
- Categories 2 and 12 score 11 points
When all categories have been won, the game ends. Players total up the points they have won. The player with the most points is the winner.
– For a more balanced game, use the following point distributions: 6-5-4-3-2-1-2-3-4-5-6.