You will need a bag that isn't see-through for each person. The bigger, the better!
At least one pair of dice is required. Depending on how many people are playing, you may want to have 2 pair of dice going at once.
Of course you'll need some of these. Again, depending on how many people are playing will determine how many candy bars you'll want. Don't just stop with candy bars. You can throw in some pencils, notebooks, socks, small toys, lotions. Whatever you have lying around the house or that you got on sale!
Make sure there's something that people are going to want. (Ours was a large bag of peanut M&Ms and a belt with a seat belt buckle) It makes the game more exciting!
Now, grab some of these,
and these - and get the game started!
Put all your goods in the middle of the floor and everyone sits in a circle around the pile of treasures. The first person rolls the dice. If he gets doubles, he gets to choose something from the middle, put it in his bag, then rolls again. If he gets doubles again, he gets to choose something else then rolls the dice one last time. If he gets doubles 3 times in a row, he has to dump his bag (this is where the crying comes in)
If you don't roll doubles you just pass the dice to the next person. All this is done quickly and you'll want to keep an eye on what others are putting in their bags because you can ask for that item when you roll doubles.
BUT beware! If you ask for something out of someone else's bag and they don't have that item, you dump your bag! See how much fun this is!
Towards the end of the game, it's good to start allowing 7's and 11's to choose an item from the middle or out of another bag. The rule we have is the person who rolls a 7 or 11 can't roll again.
When the game is over, we make sure we still like each other and we share the bounty with those who didn't get so much! Have fun with your family and friends!