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Zilch is a dice game of great skill (and a little luck) in which winning is all about knowing when to take the points and when to take a chance.

DescriptionEdit

InstructionsEdit

Follow the in-game tutorial or read the "Rules" page.

UpdatesEdit

FYI: The computer players get exactly the same random dice rolls as the player does. I have written a blog post explaining how the CPU players work and why they’re not rigged. You can also read the source code if you want.

Fixed bugs: 500 points for three pairs bug, CPU sticking bug, who goes first bug, menu screen bug, reverse winner bug, 443322 bug, improved multi option behaviour.

GameplayEdit

Zilch Game In Progress

A game of Zilch being played

The gameplay is simple yet addictive. First you roll 6 dice, the numbers you roll are worth different scores ingame (See Scoring). You can hold dice that are worth points and re-roll dice that are worth nothing. Your turn ends when you either "bank" your turns score adding it too your total for the game or roll the remaining dice and get no scoring dice, losing the points for that turn.

Not scoring is a "Zilch". Three consecutive Zilches and you lose 500 points.

Scoring with all 6 dice gets you a free roll allowing you to re-roll all 6 and add to your existing score for the round, you can still lose them all by not rolling more scoring dice at any time.

ScoringEdit

Dice Rolled Points for Roll
Single 1 100
Single 5 50
Three 1's 1000
Four 1's 2000
Five 1's 4000
Six 1's 8000
Three 2's 200
Four 2's 400
Five 2's 800
Six 2's 1600
Three 3's 300
Four 3's 600
Five 3's 1200
Six 3's 2400
Three 4's 400
Four 4's 800
Five 4's 1600
Six 4's 3600
Three 5's 500
Four 5's 1000
Five 5's 2000
Six 5's 4000
Three 6's 600
Four 6's 1200
Five 6's 2400
Six 6's 4800
Run (1-6) 1500
Three Pairs 1500
No Scoring Dice 500

AwardsEdit

Zilch Game Award Screen

An (incomplete) awards screen in Zilch

The game has an award system featuring 120 awards that can be earned in various ways on the game.

The award screen has 6 rows of 20 awards per row.

Below is a list of awards and how they are obtained.

Row/Cell Title Description
A1 Point Collector 50,000 points scored over all games
A2 Point Hoarder 100,000 points scored over all games
A3 Point Trader 250,000 points scored across all games
A4 Point Master 500,000 points scored over all games
A5 Pointless 1,000,000 points scored over all games
A6 Low Roller 250 Dice rolled
A7 Paint Roller 500 Dice rolled
A8 High Roller 2,000 Dice rolled
A9 Hard Shoulder 5,000 Dice rolled
A10 Steam Roller 20,000 Dice rolled
A11 Zilcher 20 Total Zilches over all games
A12 Regular Zilcher 50 Total Zilches over all games
A13 Common Spotted Zilcher 100 Total Zilches over all games
A14 Pincher Zilcher 500 Total Zilches over all games
A15 Kilo-Zilcher 1,000 Total Zilches over all games
A16 Zero Zilcher 2 consecutive Zilch-free games
A17 Negative Zilcher 3 consecutive Zilch-free games
A18 Anti Zilcher 4 consecutive Zilch-free games
A19 Allergic Zilcher 5 consecutive Zilch-free games
A20 What's A Zilch 6 consecutive Zilch-free games
B1 Hero Zilcher 1 Zilch free win
B2 Hiro Zilcher 2 consecutive Zilch free wins
B3 Iron Zilcher 3 consecutive Zilch free wins
B4 Steel Zilcher 4 consecutive Zilch free wins
B5 I Accidentally The Whole Zilch 5 consecutive Zilch free wins
B6 Good Score Win a game with more than 11000 points
B7 Great Score Win a game with more that 12,000 points
B8 Stunning Score Win a game with more than 13,000 points
B9 Crushing Score Win a game with more than 14,000 points
B10 Impossible Score Win a game with more than 15,000 points
B11 Alright Score Taking 2,000 points on one turn
B12 OK Score Taking 3,000 points on one turn
B13 Good Score Taking 4,000 points in one turn
B14 Sweet Score Taking 5,000 points in one turn
B15 Ma-hoo-hassive Score! Taking 6,000 points in one turn
B16 Run of Luck 2 wins in a row
B17 Better Luck 3 wins in a row
B18 Plucky Luck 5 wins in a row
B19 British Spirit 7 wins in a row
B20 U R Teh Zilch!!!11one 10 wins in a row
C1 Run of Bad Luck 2 Losses in a Row
C2 Very Unlucky 3 Losses in a Row
C3 What A Loser 5 Losses in a Row
C4 Mega Loser 7 Losses in a Row
C5 Massive Loser 10 losses in a row
C6 Got The Hang Of It 3 wins total
C7 Getting Comfortable 10 wins in total
C8 Zilch-Adept 25 wins in total
C9 Zilch Pro 50 wins in total
C10 Lifetime Zilcher 100 wins in total
C11 Still Learning 3 losses in total
C12 Almost Got It 5 losses in total
C13 Struggling 10 losses in total
C14 Can I Haz Fail? 25 losses in total
C15 EPIC FAIL! 50 losses in total
C16 Zilch Player Finish at least 25 games
C17 Zilch Playa! Finish at least 50 games
C18 Pilchard Slayer Finish at least 100 games
C19 Zilch Fiend Finish at least 200 games
C20 Gold Plated Zilch Machine Finish at least 500 games
D1 Squasher A winning margin of 2000 points or more
D2 Squeezer A winning margin of 3500 points or more
D3 Crusher A winning margin of 5,000 points or more
D4 Decimator A winning margin of 6,500 points or more
D5 Obliterator A winning margin of 8,000 points or more
D6 Red Faced Losing by 2000 Points or more
D7 Egg on your Face Losing by 3500 Points or more
D8 Full English on you Face Losing by 5000 Points or more
D9 Falling on your Face Losing by 6500 Points or more
D10 Eh, Eh... Eh... (Noface) Losing by 8000 Points or more
D11 Coarse Finish Won a game by just 200 points
D12 Smooth Finish Won a game by only 100 points
D13 Tight Finish Won a game by only 50 points
D14 Dropping The Baton Lost a game by only 200 points
D15 Scraping The Barrel Lost a game by only 100 points
D16 Scraping Your Knuckles Lost a game by only 50 points
D17 Frugal Roller Win a game in 15 turns or less
D18 Thrifty Roller Win a game in 13 turns or less
D19 Miser Roller Win a game in 10 turns or less
D20 Bah Humbug! Win a game in 9 turns or less
E1 Wasteful Roller Win a game in 18 turns or more
E2 Splurge Roller Win a game in 20 turns or more
E3 Rollin' Like Theres No Tomorrow Win a game in 25 turns or more
E4 Never Ending Games! Win a game in 30 turns or more
E5 Clock Watcher Any game lasting 18 turns or more
E6 Time Waster Any game lasting 20 turns or more
E7 Aeon Waster Any game lasting 25 turns or more
E8 Time Lord Any game lasting 30 turns or more
E9 Reckless Damage 2 wins against a reckless CPU
E10 Reckless Endangerment 5 wins against a reckless CPU
E11 Reckless History 10 wins against a reckless CPU
E12 Overly Cautious 2 wins against a cautious CPU
E13 Cautious Steps 5 wins against a cautious CPU
E14 Take Caution 10 wins against a cautious CPU
E15 More Human 2 wins against a realist CPU
E16 Too Human 5 wins against a realist CPU
E17 Inhuman 10 wins against a realist CPU
E18 Your First Zilch 3 Zilches in a row
E19 Unlucky 4 Zilches in a row
E20 Really Unlucky 5 Zilches in a row
F1 Have You Looked At The Rules? 7 Zilches in a row
F2 Nooooooooooooo...(Jazz Hands) 10 Zilches in a row
F3 Reckless Driving 2 consecutive wins against a reckless CPU
F4 Reckless Endeavors 5 consecutive wins against a reckless CPU
F5 Reck-ing Ball 10 consecutive wins against a reckless CPU
F6 Cautiously Optimistic 2 consecutive wins against a cautious CPU
F7 Cautious Steps 5 consecutive wins against a cautious CPU
F8 No Longer Cautious 10 consecutive wins against a cautious CPU
F9 Humanity 2 consecutive wins against a realist CPU
F10 Oh The Humanity 5 consecutive wins against a realist CPU
F11 Oh The Huge Manatee 10 consecutive wins against a realist CPU
F12 Award Chaser 20 Awards gained
F13 Award Maestro 50 Awards gained
F14 Award Montego A Goat Please
F15 Lawman You read the rules
F16 Amnesiac You read the rules a lot
F17 Accountant You read the scoring guide
F18 Informant You read the about page
F19 Socialite You looked at your awards
F20 Narcissist You looked at your awards a lot

BadgesEdit

Small Savings Badge
  Small Savings Badge
Easy pts
  
Zilch » Bank 10,000 total points
Makin\' Bank Badge
  Makin' Bank Badge
Medium pts
  
Zilch » Bank at least 3,000 points in a single turn
Fool's-Gold
  Fool's Gold Badge
Hard pts
  
Zilch » Earn 100 awards