Rockstar Game Tips: Becoming Unpredictable in Liar's Dice (Liars and Cheats/Undead Nightmare Disc)
o KiDxCuDi o, L U F F Y, TheAmbadassad0r, RedDeadDev3, GVRafioso1 and Skatepro123IV bring their skills and strategies to the Liar's Dice table in Thieves' Landing in one of our latest Social Club multiplayer events...
With the release of the Liars and Cheats Pack DLC for Red Dead Redemption (and as part of the Undead Nightmare disc release), came multiplayer Liar's Dice. It's an opportunity not only to play Liars Dice with your friends but also an opportunity to play with reanimated corpses as illustrated above. Kudos to the zombies for keeping their murderous impulses at bay during a friendly game of dice. In the multiplayer iteration, you never know who's bluffing, so improving your skills is key. Today, we present a new entry into the Rockstar Game Tips series that has the most effective strategies for ensuring victory. First up, let's recap how the game actually works:
- You'll start Liar's Dice with a cup and five dice. The game automatically takes care of shaking up the dice and slamming the cup on the table for each player. This happens at the beginning of the game and again whenever a player loses a die during the game.
- Look at your dice. Other players cannot see what you have, so this is where you’ll need to begin guessing what other players might have.
- When it's your turn to bid, you're first going to choose a side of die: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6. Then you are going to guess how many of that side of die are face up on the table, meaning the total number of that one die under all cups. For example, you have two 6's under your cup in a game with six players. It's a pretty good bet early in a game that with so many other dice on the table, there's probably another 6 under someone else's cup. So a very safe bet would be three 6's.
- After you bid three 6's, the player sitting to your left has three options:
- Raise the bid to anything above three 6's (example: four 1's, four 2's, and so on).
- Call the bid spot-on. If it turns out that there are exactly three 6's on the table and the bid is called spot-on, everyone but the current bidder will lose a die.
- Call your bluff. If the bidder doesn't think there are actually three 6's on the table, calling a bluff will result in you losing one die if there aren't three on the table, or the bidder losing one die if there are three or more.
- As the game nears the end and more dice disappear, bids gets lower (example: one 5, two 3's) and players run out of dice, making things even more interesting.
- The last person with one or more dice remaining wins.
When you're out of dice, you're out of the game. You can choose to sit and watch the remaining players or you can dive back into the many multiplayer playlist options.
The best way to learn how to play is... by practicing! Yes, we're talking about practice. Practice in Private mode if you don't want to use your funds. To access Private mode, enter multiplayer from the Red Dead main menu. Once it loads, press Back/Select and choose Private Free Roam. Lastly, choose Liar's Dice. You can also start Liar's Dice by entering the buildings in any of the three areas that offer the game.
You'll start Red Dead Redemption online multiplayer with $200. For a full explanation on how funds work in the game, see this Rockstar Support article on the subject. Here are the buy-in amounts and locations for Liar's Dice:
- Escalera - $10
- Casa Madrugada - $25
- Thieves' Landing - $100
And now for some general tips:
- The best time to lie is early in the game when there are plenty of dice on the table. If you're betting first at a table of six players and it's the beginning of the game, betting three or four sixes without even looking at your own dice is a safe and strategic bet.
- Mix up your bidding strategy to keep other players guessing. If you have two fours under your cup, bid one four. Later during another round you have two fours again, so bid one five even though you don't have a five. Keep your opponents on their toes. Later on in another round, you have two fours, so bid three 4's, more than you have. Being too predictable is the quickest way to get beat.
- Study your opponents. Do your best to keep track of how often and whether or not certain players are lying, and how they react in certain situations.
- It's never a bad idea to use time in your favor. When it's your turn late in the game, take your time before bidding, looking under your cup several times. Try to make other players think that you're not in a good spot, and that you don't have what it takes under your cup to make it to the next round. Of course, bid safely, and hope they call your bluff.
- If you're pretty sure you don't want to bid any higher, and you're faced with the decision to call a bluff or call the bid spot-on, it's a better strategy to call it spot-on. If this happens several times in the same game, you'll eventually get one or two spot-on bids correct.
So what did we miss? What are your strategies for Liar's Dice? Lay it on us in the comments below.
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