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Rules - How to play Exxtra
Exxtra (also known as Excape) is a press your luck dice game for three to six people designed by Reiner Knizia.
The goal is to be the first to move your marker from the start position through the 20-spot track to the goal position. There is a dice ladder consisting of six spots numbered zero through five in the middle of the board. Each player has a marker which represents their progress, and two non-standard dice (one with 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, and "x" and the other with 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and "x")
At the start of the game, the dice ladder is empty and each player's marker is on the start position. Players take turns. Each turn goes as follows:
- If your dice are on the ladder, remove them from the ladder and move your marker forward the number of spaces printed on that ladder spot
- Roll your dice. You can roll as many times as you like. Each time you roll double 1s, 2s, or 3s, immediately move your marker that many spots forward (1, 2, or 3). If an "x" appears on any roll after your first, your turn is over and your marker moves backward one space for each "x". It is not possible to move further back than the start space.
- If your turn has not ended (due to an "x"), you must place your dice on the ladder when you decide to stop rolling. You can't place your dice on an occupied spot, with the exception of the zero spot where any number of dice may be placed.
- Determine the value of each of the dice pairs on the ladder by treating the numbers as digits. An "x" is 0. For example, 7 and "x" is 70 points. 4 and 5 is 54 points. "x" and 1 is 10 points. Two "x" dice (00) is 0 points. Remove any dice pairs above yours on the ladder with values equal to or less than your dice.