How to Play Disc Dice
- At the tee box, roll DiscDice into an upside-down disc. One die informs which type of disc to throw (disc die), the other informs how to throw it (throw die).
- If the DiscDice logo is rolled (wild), it is up to that player to select ANY* type of disc or style of throw to substitute. For example, if the disc die lands on “driver” and the throw die lands on the DD logo, the group MUST throw a driver, but the player may choose whichever style of throw they desire.
- All players on the card must throw the same rolled combination.
These rules are designed to get you started. It’s up to you to make the game whatever you want it to be. However, we’ve provided a list of ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Alternate Rule Possibilities:
- Only the player teeing off first has to submit to the roll.
- The player at the back of the box rolls on each hole.
- Roll once for the entire round.
- Allow people to call a re-roll for a stroke penalty.
If the disc die lands on "wild":
- Select any of the other 5 disc options on the die.
- Throw a specific color of disc.
- Throw another player's disc.
- Another player chooses a disc out of your bag for you to throw.
- Throw a mini/marker.
- Throw your oldest disc.
- Throw your oldest/newest disc.
- Throw a previously owned disc.
If the throw die lands on "wild":
- Select any of the other 5 throw options on the die.
- Create a mandatory line by using trees, poles, etc.
- Perform a 360 drive.
- Throw Overhand/tomahawk/thumber/grenade
- Throw with your eyes closed.
- Spin around 10 times before throwing.
- Must attempt a skip.
* Always consider the safety of yourself and others as a chief priority. If Jeff has a bad shoulder, maybe don’t make him throw overhands when you roll the logo. Likewise, maybe don’t do 360 drives near a parking lot.
About Disc Dice
DiscDice was born out of necessity. After nearly a hundred rounds at my local course, using the same discs for the same shots, striving for my personal best became tedious and seldom satisfying. I tried challenging myself to a "one disc only" round and still managed to tie my personal record without even really trying. Sometimes, my friends and I would even take turns choosing which disc the group had to throw, but inevitably someone would struggle to muster up the creativity for an exciting shot. I began brainstorming different ways that disc golfers could challenge themselves in a fun, constantly evolving way without being too gimmicky. Then it hit me "Dice might be the answer I'm looking for.
I made my way to r/discgolf on reddit.com to engage my fellow plastic-slingers. Several users quickly jumped in saying they would throw money at me if DiscDice became a reality. Within the next 3 hours, a kickstarter campaign had been launched and within 12 hours, DiscDice was 100% funded. As the campaign came to a close 2 weeks later, I was blown away to find that nearly 500 people made DiscDice possible by bringing in 1,400% of the funding I had originally set out to raise. DiscDice was becoming a reality! To each of my backers, thank you for believing in this idea. I am grateful for your support and am overwhelmed by the response from the online disc golf community.
DiscDice is here. Put a spin on disc golf.
- Clay Burnett