Centennial Dice Game Rules

How to Play Centennial Dice Game


Centennial dice game also known as Ohio or Martinetti is played by 2 or more players with aim to traverse sequentially in a board containing numbered slots from 1 through 12. The game is played with 3 six-sided dice.


Centennial board contains 12 numbered slots belonging to each player. Slots are numbered from 1 through 12. Each player has a marker which is initially placed outside the board. Player is required to move his marker sequentially from 1 to 12 and then back from 12 to 1.

Each player on his turn rolls three dice and then moves his marker. If player has yet not entered the board then he needs to at least roll a 1 to enter at slot# 1. Player can then move to next slot# 2 if any dice combination has a total of two. The value of a single die or a sum of two or three dice is available to play provided it can be used to move to immediate next slot. Player can move multiple slots in a single turn by combining dice values in multiple ways.

For ex if player rolled 1, 2, 3 on his turn he can move to slot#1 for 1, slot#2 for 2, slot#3 for 3, slot#4 for 3 and 1, slot#5 for 3 and 2 and slot# 6 for 3 and 2 and 1. so for a roll of 1, 2 and 3 player can move to slot#6 in a single turn.

The first player to make a round trip from 1 through 12 and then back to 1 wins the game.