Written by Howard Fosdick © BestFreeNewGames.com

**Overview: **The Game of Six is a family game popular in Germany, well-suited for children 5 to 12 years old (but adults enjoy it, too!)

We also describe a more challenging form of the game called Multego.

**Players and Equipment: **
2 to 5 players. 1 die. A pen or pencil and this score sheet:

(Print **PDF score pad here**,
or
print **JPG score pad here**.)

**Goal: **To win the most total points by scoring in the highest scoring catgories.

**Play: **
The first player rolls the die. He decides which box in his score sheet row to enter it into.

The value he enters is the number on the die times the category value on the score sheet.

Example: you roll a 4. You decide to fill in the box on your score sheet for the x5 column. You enter 4 time 5 or 20 points into that box.

Example: you roll a 6. You decide to enter this into the box for the x6 entry. You enter 6 times 6 or 36 into that box.

Play proceeds as each player takes turns. The game ends after all boxes on the score sheet have entries. (That's a total of 6 turns per player.)

**Winning: **
After the game ends, total each player's score. The highest wins.

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**Tips for Play: **

Statistically, you should roll each number from 1 through 6, and enter them into their corresponding score sheet boxes. But of course, real games never happen according to statistics.

To win, you'll probably have to exceed the averages (unless all the other players have below-average luck).

Of course, the multipler effect means that you'll want to be sure to write high rolls in the higher boxes, and lower rolls in the lower scoring boxes.

This is one of those games where it helps to keep track of what the leader's position is and adjusting your own play accordingly.

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Rules for Multego are the same as those for the Game of Six. The difference is that you roll two dice you add together to produce a sum. Then you multiply this sum by the category value into which you record the resulting points.

Multego presents 11 categories labeled 2 through 12, so the game takes 11 rounds to complete.

(Print **PDF score pad here**,
or
print **JPG score pad here**.)

Or play **10-column Multego** with two dice and 10 columns labeled 1 through 10. This makes calculations easier and the game a tad shorter. In complexity and length, 10-column Multego sits between the Game of Six and 12-column Multego. We like it best of the three.

(Print **PDF score pad here**,
or
print **JPG score pad here**.)

**Sources: **
The Game of Six is a traditional German game for which you can find rules on the internet. Multego was invented by prominent games inventor Reiner Knizia, and appears in his book "Dice Games: Properly Explained".