Liar's Dice is a dice game where each player is given five dice and cup to roll and hide them with. Players make successively higher declarations regarding the results of all the dice remaining in the game, e.g. "there are ten sixes". However, someone can always contest the bid. When that happens, all the dice are revealed and either the bidder or the caller loses dice, depending on who was correct. The last player with dice is the winner.
There is also a public domain dice game known as Liar's Dice. This game is often played with Poker Dice, and differs from the marketed versions in that players only declare on their own hand's value (as opposed to all dice being in play), using poker-hand values.
- It is believed the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro brought the original game to Spain from South America in the 16th century, and that it might have originated with the Incas: Perudo History.
- E.S. Lowe published Liar's Dice in 1974. It included a version of the rules with other dice games.
- Milton Bradley published Liar's Dice in 1987. It is the first instance of the six-player, betting board, die re-roll version of the game later published as Bluff / Call My Bluff by F.X. Schmid in 1993. Both these games were designed by Richard Borg.
- Published as Perudo by University Games in 1994 with slightly different rules. Perudo adds an extra option of bidding on wild ones.
- There was also a version with 2 cups published by Luckicup Co. (1850 Garden Tract Rd., Richmond, California) called Luckigames which also contained rules for nine other dice games: Boss Dice; Pee Wee; Ship, Captain, Mate and Crew; Elimination; Poker Dice; Twenty-One; Engineer's Dice; Razzle Dazzle. Year uncertain.
I prefer this board I made, instead of the original rectangle. I printed it on A4 sticker paper, stack it on cardboard and cut it outside and inside. On the center hole I put the lost dice of each player.
Intended to get new players on board quickly with just highlights and illustrated examples of the basic rules.
Users should have read the full rules to facilitate explanation as the basic mechanics of the game is not included in this document.
Rules #2 and #4 in the document are optional to simplify the game further.
FISA Tournament Rules from defunct FISA (Federation Internationale de Santaba Association) website: perudo.org.
The website states: "The FISA rules of Perudo Santaba are available to print or download here."
Perudo bidding track designed to fit inside the tin or box version of the game. Please note this is for Perudo and NOT Liar's Dice as the bidding sequences are different. Thanks to Danny (namnad510) for providing me with the original file that I have amended (with his permission) to be consistent with the rules of Perudo.