Looking Back..and Forward at the Iconic Dice Game, Perudo!
Remember when Perudo was all the rage – well, it’s making a come-back!
In case you’re unfamiliar with Perudo we’ve unearthed a couple of videos from way back with star-studded endorsements from (among many) the likes of Stephen Fry, Jonathan Ross and Chris Evans.
This game is one of our absolute favourites to play with friends and family but be careful, you’ll learn a lot about the people you share your personal information with – like how easily they lie with a straight face!!
Have you ever asked “Do I look good in this dress/shirt?” And had the reply “You look absolutely amazing!”? Well, hold on to your hats, when you play Perudo you may have cause to wonder if your trust in your bestie has been misplaced. Ok, we may exaggerate but we guarantee that you will learn a thing or two about your pals.
So, what is Perudo? Simply put, it’s fancy liar dice. You’ll all start with a cup and five dice and, after shaking them inside your cup you lay them down on the table concealed under your cup.
Each player then bids on how many of a given die are present under all the cups on the table. Bids must increase as they go around the table. For example, if a player guesstimates that underneath all the cups there are six fours, the next person must increase the bid. That means that the next player might possibly say, seven fours, or seven fives. An aggressive player may jump up the bid and say however many they think they can get away with, thus forcing the next player in turn to increase that number and risk being caught lying. At that point, the player may deem it necessary to call “Perudo” on them to save themselves! This means that they think it’s so unlikely that the number of dice being claimed is actually the number of dice under all the cups. If this is the case, you lose a die..or they do if they’re wrong.
There are variables on this basic example of course, including the number one dice being a “wild card”.
However, as promised, we’ve been on a hunt around YouTube and found the following gems – for your amusement.
If you wish to purchase Perudo – you can buy it here –
It’s one of those all inclusive games that is quick to learn and suitable for any occasion.
Amazon Customer Review: You need to play this! Easy to learn and played with my 8 year old son and 80 year old grandmother.
Based on the classic Peruvian game of Liar’s Dice, Perudo is an exciting game of guesswork, bluff and luck that can be played anywhere by anybody, though consummate liars do have an advantage! There is no board, no setting up and no complicated rules, so this makes the ideal after dinner or travel game. This version packs away neatly into a tin to protect it and make it more portable.