There’s no shortage of gambling options in Red Dead Redemption 2, but fans of the franchise will be disappointed to know that the fan-favorite Liar’s Dice from the original game does not return for the sequel. As reported by App Trigger, “Liar’s Dice does not make a return in the single-player mode of Red Dead Redemption 2.”
Liar’s Dice was a gambling activity played in the original Red Dead Redemption and served as an easy way to make money in the game if you knew how to play. The rules were:
Liar’s Dice is played by two or more players. Each player has one cup and starts with five dice. The game is started by choosing a player who will be the first to “bid.” After selecting said player, the first round begins by all players picking up their cup containing five (5) dice, shaking, and slamming the cup upside down onto the table, thus concealing all dice.
At this point, each player may look at their dice and contemplate the mathematical probability of all dice on the table, including their own. The player chosen before the game began then states the opening “bid.” An example bid would be “3 fours.” The action is then passed clockwise to the player sitting to the left of the starter. The second player may then do one of three things: raise the bid; call a bluff; or declare the bid spot-on.
After a bluff or a spot-on bid is called, all players reveal their dice, and total the number of dice showing the face that was bid on. The round is ended by at least one player discarding one die each. After discarding a die, there is no way to regain it until the game is over and a new one begins. The opening bid of the next round is passed counterclockwise of the player that opened the last round’s bidding. To start the next round, all players must put their dice back into their cup, shake, slam and repeat the steps of the typical round as laid out above.
Liar’s Dice was also playable in the first game’s multiplayer mode, allowing you to bet against other real players. With Red Dead Redemption 2‘s multiplayer component, Red Dead Online, launching in November, it’s still possible that the fan-favorite gambling game could return.
Until then, there are other gambling activities you can partake in, including Five Finger Fillet, Blackjack, Dominoes and Poker.