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message 1: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Jun 06, 2016 09:47AM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Books of Chance with Dice

** See Books of Chance - How to Play for the full rules. **

Books of Chance is based on the dice game, Yahtzee. This game will run from June - December, 2016.

There are 3 levels of participation:

1. Play Upper Half only (6 books)
2. Play Lower Half only (7 books)
3. Play the entire game (13 books)

➜ Click here for electronic Yahtzee dice


message 2: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Jun 07, 2016 08:30AM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
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My shelf for this game is: (link)

Upper Half

Ones -
Twos -
Threes -
Fours -
Fives -
Sixes -

Lower Half

3 of a Kind -
4 of a Kind -
Full House - 25 pts -
Small Straight - 30 pts -
Large Straight - 40 pts -
Yahtzee - 50 pts -
Chance -


message 3: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Dec 09, 2016 08:33AM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Allison's Books of Chance:

My designated shelf for this game is 2016 Books of Chance

Upper Half

✔ Ones - 4 - Vessel (Roll 5)
✔ Twos - 8 - Cursed Moon (Roll 8)
✔ Threes - 3 - The Winds of Khalakovo (Roll 10)
✔ Fours - 12 - The Red Lily Crown: A Novel of Medici Florence (Roll 7)
✔ Fives - 10 - XO: A Kathryn Dance Novel (Roll 2)
✔ Sixes - 18 - The King's Daughter (Roll 11)

Lower Half

✔ 3 of a Kind - 25 - The Clockwork Dagger (Roll 12)
✔ 4 of a Kind - 14 - A Breath of Frost (Roll 4)
✔ Full House - 25 pts - Lady Fortescue Steps Out (Roll 3)
✔ Small Straight - 30 pts - The Decoy Princess (Roll 1)
✔ Large Straight - 40 pts - Stormdancer (Roll 13)
✔ Yahtzee - 50 pts - An Officer and a Spy (Roll 6)
✔ Chance - 22 - Vicious (Roll 9)

Completed: 13/13


message 4: by Sam F (last edited Sep 05, 2016 07:10PM) (new)

Sam F | 198 comments Designated shelf (+ link) - Bookopoly shelf

Upper Half

Ones -
Twos -
Threes -
Fours -
Fives -
Sixes -

Lower Half

3 of a Kind -
4 of a Kind -
Full House - 25 pts - A Dance with Dragons
Small Straight - 30 pts -
Large Straight - 40 pts -
Yahtzee - 50 pts - Perfect Match
Chance - 22 pts Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead


message 5: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
So glad you're joining in on this one, Sam!


message 6: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (last edited Dec 22, 2016 01:40PM) (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
My shelf for this game is: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...

Upper Half

Ones - 0- The Goose Girl
Twos - 2-Fright Time #6: 3 Spine-tingling Tales for Young Readers DONE
Threes - 12 Marlfox DONE
Fours - 12-Fright Time #15 DONE
Fives - 15-Lord Brocktree DONE
Sixes - 18-Hart's Hope DONE

Lower Half

3 of a Kind - 11-Fiet's Vase and Other Stories of Survival DONE
4 of a Kind - 10-Fright Time #4 DONE
Full House - 25 pts - Time's Enemy DONE
Small Straight - 30 pts - 0- Crescendo DONE
Large Straight - 40 pts - 0-The Queen's Fool DONE
Yahtzee - 50 pts - 0- Girls in Trucks DONE
Chance - 19 pts-He Gold-Bug and Other TalesDONE

Changed shelf for next roll, less chance of a second book in a series showing up that way!


message 7: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Yay!


message 8: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Jun 21, 2016 03:08PM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
I finished my first book, The Decoy Princess, for the Small Straight. It's one I've owned for a while but for some reason never picked up. It's good - less princessy and more assassin-ish than I expected.

My second turn, I rolled 2 fives. The 10th book on my shelf is XO: A Kathryn Dance Novel. I can pretty much guarantee that's not what I would have picked next!


message 9: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
Ah, but that is the fun of it Allison!


message 10: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Exactly :D


message 11: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
Almost done my first book, getting my second and it is 12 Marlfox in the Redwall series.


message 12: by Plethora (last edited Jul 16, 2016 09:07AM) (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 26 comments All these fun games! I think I'll go with one of my long-term project shelves. I have a selection of 50 non-fiction books that I own that I wanted to try and read over a five year period. So far I still haven't gotten off the start line. I still probably won't make it far, as some are very long and I take my time reading them. However, with any luck this might give me the kick in the pants I need.

My shelf for this game is: 50-n-5 Non-Fiction

Upper Half

Ones -
Twos -
Threes -
Fours -
Fives -
Sixes -

Lower Half

3 of a Kind -
4 of a Kind -
Full House - 25 pts -
Small Straight - 30 pts -
Large Straight - 40 pts -
Yahtzee - 50 pts -
Chance -


message 13: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
That sounds perfect for this challenge, Plethora. Good luck!


message 14: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
Can someone pick a book for me from my list please?
https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Thanks!


message 15: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
I finished my second book, XO, for the fives. Then rolled a Full House, and I'll be reading Lady Fortescue Steps Out for it.


message 16: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Jenny, how about The Goose Girl?


message 17: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
OK thanks Allison! Now to finish my list!


message 18: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
Annnnddd another 0... another pick please :)


message 19: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Jul 22, 2016 07:23AM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Crescendo!


message 20: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
Ok!


message 21: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
Yet another zero lol....


message 22: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Oh no.... hahahaha. Ok, how about The Queen's Fool?


message 23: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
Ooh, that one has sounded good to me for a while!


message 24: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
Wow, I have rotten luck haha yet another zero.... But on the upside, my card is complete!


message 25: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
I wonder how electronic dice really compare to real ones. Is it harder to play a game like this since they're so purposely random??

Let's try this one a little differently - read #5 on your random shelf, whatever that might be!


message 26: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
Ok, and I think its more that I only had the hardest scores to get left haha


message 27: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Somehow I miss giving the dice a good shake before throwing them. I'm sure that affects the outcome somehow!!


message 28: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
I finished my Full House book, Lady Fortescue Steps Out. I've now rolled 4 of a kind for A Breath of Frost.


message 29: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1510 comments Mod
Finished Marlfox, finally! I love Redwall, but it does get repetitive sometimes...


message 30: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Finished A Breath of Frost. Next up is Vessel. Yet another book that has been hanging around on my shelf for too long!


message 31: by Lynnette (new)

Lynnette | 166 comments Started reading The Sound & The Fury Struggling. Anyone know why I should read this? Should I keep on keeping on?


message 32: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
I finished reading Vessel. It's a standalone YA fantasy with a unique story. I really liked it!

Onto An Officer and a Spy for my next turn.


message 33: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
I finished my upper half! Just two books to go, so I think I'll make it by December.


message 34: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Done! My last book ended up being a dnf, but I'm still counting it.


message 35: by Plethora (new)

Plethora (bookworm_r) | 26 comments I did not do well, I never read my first roll.....oh well. another year is just around the corner filled with challenges.

I am way more organized for all the challenges I am trying to participate in so I hope to have success at making it through more of my TBR and challenges.


message 36: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
You're right, there's always next year! Good luck!


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