ROLL THE BONES... THEN... UP THE
Liar's Dice was a great success in it's debut at the
WBC. 140 crazed liars came to the event with hopes of becoming
the ultimate champion. The festivities started off with the new
tradition of a simultaneous140-cups shake and smash to the tables.
From the first 140 players, 24 (including the happy GM) made
it to a semi-final round. Alas, this was it for your GM as he
was defeated by Fabio Tola in that semi-final.
The finals consisted of Fabio, Josh Githens, Peter Stein,
Bill Place, Abigail Cocke, and Gordon Rodgers. Fabio started
the bidding and the intensity of the finalists faces changed
to bluff mode.
In the first round the bid went up to 15 5's by Abigail. There
were actually only 12 and she lost three dice. The next bid was
six stars by Peter. There were only three so he lost three dice.
Again Peter bid six stars and there were only three. Thus Peter
lost his remaining two dice on a challenge from Bill and became
the first player eliminated. For him we sing the now famous "Kiss
Him Goodbye" song.
The next few rounds consisted of exactor bids in which the
whole table lost dice. Gordon bid eight 3's and then five stars
for two exactors. Then Josh bid six 4's and six 3's for two more
exactors. Because of the challenge rules, Abigail did not lose
her last die from these exactors. After all of the exactor fun,
the situation was as follows: Fabio one die, Josh three dice,
Bill one die, Abigail one die, and Gordon three dice. Three people
were on the verge of being eliminated with their next loss.
On the next bid Abigail bid three stars when there were actually
0. She was thus eliminated by Gordon. Next Josh came up with
some more of his magic exactors and bid four 3's. Bill was eliminated
by calling him and getting it wrong, while Gordon dropped to
two dice. After another exactor by Josh at three 5's, Both Gordon
and Fabio ended up at one die, while Josh still held three. Next
Gordon bid two stars when there was only one, and became the
The finals thus came down to a contest between Fabio with
one die and Josh with three Fabio started the bidding with a
star (even though he had a 2 under his cup). Josh called Fabio
on the star (since he had none under his cup). Thus Fabio settled
for second, while Josh Githens became the first WBC Liar's
Some more notes on Josh's dominant performance during the
event: In round 1 Josh lost no dice. In the semi-finals, he lost
two dice, both to exactors. In the finals Josh also lost only
two dice, again to exactors. Thus Josh never lost a die on a
challenge throughout the tournament. What does this show all
of us...next year you better bid higher and reroll some dice
so you aren't the victim of another exactor!
Your GM would like to thank all of the 140 participants who
made the game's WBC debut a success. Lastly and most importantly...your
GM would like to thank Endless Games for providing copies of
the game as prizes for the finalists as well as the junior's
event. The extra help from the game manufacturer was much appreciated.
I look forward to seeing everyone next year for another exciting
Friday nightcap of Liar's Dice!
15 little liars ... er players, participated in the Juniors version
with Megan McCorry being the best liar ... I mean player, and
taking home the wood. More importantly, everyone had a great
time shaking the dice cups and making noise. They really were
excited to get a copy of the game to take home as a souvenir.
Many thanks to Endless Games for providing the prizes and Jason
Levine for hustling around to get them and teach the kids how