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Andy Schafer
United States
Millersburg
Ohio
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8
Nov 2003*
Even though I lost the first fifteen times I played, (no joke!) I still love this game.
2003-11-15*
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john smith
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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8
Sep 2004*
Came out in Canada in 1975, before appearing in the US in 1977. Is it originally a Canadian game?
2004-09-06*
Katie Harris
United States
Colorado
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8
Jun 2005*
This mindless game is thorougly luck-driven, but it is incredibly fun to play. Rolling doubles twice in a row is particularly exciting, as that pays half the money needed to win the game. It cracks me up that gambling is not only a legitimate way to make money in this family game, it is the ONLY way to make money! This game is perfect for when you're very tired and don't want to think, but just want to play something fun. However, if you are not lucky with dice, this is not the game for you.
2005-06-02*
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david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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8
Aug 2007*
A luckfest to say the least. But the dice device is so coooool!
2007-08-25*
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Robert Buccheri
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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8
Mar 2011
Pure excellence! Great closer.
2011-03-05
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James Griffith
United States
Monkton
Maryland
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8
Sep 2013
This is the pure AT. Dice, theme, and randomness. God I love this game....
2013-09-12
Jennifer Haar
United States
BEMIDJI
Minnesota
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7.5
Mar 2014
I got this game last summer at a garage sale for .10$....Thats right 10 cents!! Seriously, how in the world could I pass this up? This is a fun little game from the 70's....little bit before my time. (Im an 80's baby) But, I love games from this era. They are really well thought out, and the art work is just awesome. Once the rules had been read, and got into it, I was suprised by how fun it really was. It wasnt your typical roll and move type game. Its discoveries like this, that keep my love of board games alive. So often I buy duds that I will never play again...but this will get pulled out again!
2014-03-28
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Tom Baynham
United Kingdom
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Unspecified
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7
Sep 2004*
Fast, zany and good fun!
2004-09-09*
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M Loebach
Canada
Crysler
ON
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7
Sep 2005*
Great MB type game. Lots of luck and simple fun. There is a little bit of strategy over time, but a newcomer has close to the same chances as winning as a bookie.
2005-09-12*
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Joe Cataudella
United States
New York
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7
Aug 2006*
Good family game - played the heck out of it with my nephews (years back) and we still bring up those game sessions during one of our "remember the time" conversations.
2006-08-16*
@spielfriek
United States
Virginia Beach
Virginia
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7
Mar 2012
Thrift store copy.
2008-04-25*
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Ben Stephenson
United States
Seattle
Washington
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7
Dec 2009*
Board game gambling at it's best.
2009-07-18
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Court Marley
United States
West Allis
Wisconsin
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7
Dec 2012
Great dice gadget!
2012-12-04
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Eugene Zehner
United States
Saint Cloud
Florida
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7
Apr 2015
It's quick and fun - which is why it gets a seven - not because of any skill needed. Really interactive, too. pick it up if you can get it for a buck or so.
2015-04-12
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Jason Antoniewicz
United States
Unspecified
California
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6.5
Feb 2014
The success of this game depends on who you have around. Our group is not afraid to cheer for the random outcome of dice, so we had fun with it. It's hard to lose significant amounts of money in this game, so the title "Gambler" is a misnomer. Perhaps it would be more fun if you were indeed gambling and trying to play long odds, rather than relying on luck.
2014-02-17
Randy Miczek
United States
Saratoga Springs
New York
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6.3
Jan 2015
beer and pretzels game. Gamble or else. if you like chance games then this is okay for light fun.
2015-01-31
Scott Starkey
United States
Dayton
Indiana
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6
Jun 2003*
Loved it as a kid. I'm not sure how it would play now...
2003-06-24*
Tim Thomas
United States
Oceanside
California
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6
Oct 2003*
As a children's game, it's pretty fun and you do make some gambling related probability decisions. I'd imagine everyone smiles when remembering playing this one, especially with that big dice shaker. Probably would wear thin fast for adults, but a slightly above average children's game.
2003-10-17*
John Shanahan
United States
Quincy
Massachusetts
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6
Jul 2005*
A fave from childhood, resurrected via eBay. Simple, fun, and quick.
2005-07-09*
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Miguel Piette
Canada
St-Hubert
Quebec
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6
Jul 2005*
Played that game a lot as a kid. Found it at a thrift store for $3,00!! Can't wait to show it my parents. Very basic game. Go around a board and play the different gambling game. And it as an amazing dice shaker!!! If you like gambling and luck game, you should love that one, even if it's that old. It has an old western saloon/gambling room feel.
2005-07-24*
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Griffin Childers
United States
Alameda
California
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6
Aug 2005*
Fun game to play with friends over drinks. Not too involved. You just do what the board says.
2005-08-10*
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Jerry Haerle
United States
Oconomowoc
Wisconsin
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6
Jan 2006*
OK game to play with the family.
2006-01-13*
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Andrew Nick
Canada
LANGLEY
British Columbia
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6
Apr 2006*
This Parker Brothers game was high on my list of favourite games before I discovered wargames. I played it recently, and it's still not bad. You need to have an idea of how the rest of the players are doing, so that you can gauge how much risk to take.
2006-04-09*
DeanSeiji
United States
East Bay
California
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6
Aug 2008*
I used to play this in my childhood.
2006-09-22*
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Nate Sandall
United States
Portland
Oregon
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6
Dec 2008*
Played this one many a time. Fast, stupid, fun.
2006-11-01*
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Kevin Peters Unrau
Canada
Kitchener
Ontario
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6
Dec 2007*
This luck-fest should be rated "5," but I used to play this with my family all the time as a kid. Nostalgia gives it the "6."
2007-12-17*
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Pete Hall
United States
Graham
Washington
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6
Aug 2008*
I put this on ebay three times; no takers. Had it up on the Geek marketplace;, no takers. Decided to play it with my grandsons, ages 8 and 6. It was so much fun and full of randomness that even the youngest could learn it fast and win just as easily as any of us. Good wild fun with lots of cheers and groans!

Sorry, no longer for sale.
2008-07-04*
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Jhonna Niver
United States
Houston
Texas
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6
Feb 2011
It was colorful and cartoony and really appealed to me when I was a kid. My grandmother bought it for me at Bill's Dollar Store. Yeah, they had Dollar Stores back then but that just meant the rices were rounded up to the nearest dollar. Nothing in the place cost a dollar, including this game, I saved my allowance and bought it and saved it under my grandma's bed (it was our little secret). I couldn't play it at my house (Baptists in a small town in Texas, thank the good Lord we moved) so I would go next door and play it. Shhh! Don't tell my Mom!

Drug out this old classic from Dad's storage. We decided to drag out some old games and make it a vintage game day. Smells a little musty and Sean is allergic to mold so into the donation stack it goes!
2011-02-13
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Steve
United Kingdom
Milford Haven
Pembrokeshire
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6
Dec 2009*
Sent to the charity shop to make space
2009-12-05
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myles
United States
Mustang
Oklahoma
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6
Jul 2009*
Decent fun for a family type game. Has a pretty cool gimmick for it's day with the Dice Banjo that plays out the Lotto and Sweepstakes. It was originially the only reason I grabbed it (cheap and used, just like my women!). However a quick play found it to be a bit of fun. May not be so great if you want to avoid making gambling look fun to kids, but really there's little resemblance to real casino games here.
2009-07-27
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C Sandifer
United States
Lutherville
Maryland
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6
Jul 2009*
We used to hire my older sister's friends to serve us drinks while we played. They were hot, too.
2010-05-29
Sarah Goodwin
United States
Massachusetts
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6
Feb 2010
Good'ol game, very much in the same vein as Careers. Game of mostly chance, with some gambling (obviously)
2010-02-15
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David Ray
United States
Ledbetter
Kentucky
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6
Mar 2013
Good game till the loop holes get figured out.
2013-03-19
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Rob Faulconer
United States
Portland
Oregon
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6
Apr 2013
Earns a "6" on the merits of the dice shaker alone, which kicked total ass.
2013-04-15
Lug Menz
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May 2014
This game is easy fun. Picked it up for $3 and was well worth it. Roll and move but it all comes down to luck and die rolls. Always lots of laughs but don't expect to have any kind of strategy because you have no say on where you land.
2014-07-11
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Lindsey Dubb
United States
Seattle
Washington
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5.8
Mar 2005*
A purposefully random game of betting, usually against easily calculable odds. The fun comes entirely from cheering on the dice. If that’s not your thing, avoid this one.
2005-03-16*
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Bob McCleary
United States
N. Las Vegas
Nevada
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5.6
Sep 2006*
1975 2/sets
2006-09-21*
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Jason Monroe
United States
St Louis
Missouri
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5.5
Oct 2011
decent roll and move game - not much strategy but the die shaker is cool
2012-03-05
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Brian Moore
United Kingdom
Bolton
Lancashire
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5
Oct 2008*
Nice family game.
2002-12-08*
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Terrence Fleury
United States
Champaign
Illinois
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5
Mar 2003*
Total luck game. Fun when I was a kid, though.
2003-03-13*
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Wei-Hwa Huang
United States
San Jose
California
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5
Jan 2004*
In storage
2015-02-16
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Paul Darken
United Kingdom
Liverpool
Unspecified
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5
Feb 2004*
Quick game but relies too much on luck. Enjoyed it when I was bought it for christmas in 1979 (I was 10)
2004-02-16*
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D Jenner
United States
San Jose
California
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5
Oct 2005*
Lightweight family game, teaching all the joys of losing your shirt. Novel dice shaker, though.
2005-10-06*
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Leif Ryd
Sweden
Göteborg
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5
Nov 2005*
The favourite game when I was a kid. Played this unnumerable times. Betting on the poker dice was the best part of the game. Nothing but pure luck of course. I think it still can be fun for younger kids. (Nostalgia rating 7 or 8)
2005-11-30*
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Christian Hinse
Canada
La Prairie
Quebec
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5
Feb 2006*
Meh.
2006-02-10*
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Nate Cannon
United States
Garland
Texas
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5
Dec 2006*
This was probably developed by casinos. Making money on gambling in this game is so easy that only 1 in 6 actually lose money over the course of the game. Maybe it was designed to addict people to gambling and get them into cassinos.
2006-12-15*
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Chris Long
United States
State College
Pennsylvania
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5
Dec 2008*
I always loved the shaker thing, and even though its very random, I enjoy the gambling aspects of the game, especially taking the huge risks on the shaker.
2007-05-09*
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Eric Benson
United States
Shelton
Washington
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5
May 2007*
Definitely a nostalgia purchase. I had a copy of this as a kid, a gift from my aunt. Played it to death and had a blast with the "sweepstakes dice shaker." Had to get it at least for the shaker. I still enjoy playing occasionally with my boys. Definitely a kids' offering. Winning is a total crap shoot, but then again it IS called Gambler. [Thrift $1.09]
2007-05-16*
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Steve Sauder
Canada
Unspecified
Ontario
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5
Dec 2007*
Was fun to play growing up. Another roll and move game. The game text is amusing.
2007-12-09*
Mark Jackson
United States
Goodlettsville
Tennessee
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4
Feb 2007*
You gotta admit, the tennis racket shaker is pretty cool. Too bad there isn't a cool game to go with it.
2007-02-07*
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