I am writing concerning the woman who wanted to find a game that uses both cards and dice. I can't remember what she called the game [she called it "Snake Eyes"T, but when she explained how to play it, it brought back a memory of a game we used to play only it was called "Help Your Neighbor."
I remember playing it with "Flinch" cards or regular playing cards.Since your inquiry, we have played the game several times with our children and grandchildren. We all enjoyed it. We thank you for stirring up our memory of a forgotten game.
We hope your reader finds the game, only it might be under a different name now. - L.W., Alpine.
More on Snake Eyes:
Another reader called to say he played a similar game, but he called it "Unlucky Seven." An additional twist, not mentioned by Mrs. C., the woman who made the request, is if you rolled seven you had to turn one of your cards back up and you lost your turn.
Selling your home?
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