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March 4th, 2002

Farklepimp

I think I’ve found a new online addiction, via Mister Pants. He casually mentioned his addiction to something called Farklepimp.

It’s a dice game with easy rules: you get 12 rounds per game. Each round starts by rolling six dice. From there, you are to take out any fives, triples, or straights (full straights – all six dice). As you do so, points build up, and you can either risk what you’ve earned on the next roll or bank what you’ve got and go to the next round.

Naturally, if you keep banking, you won’t achieve much of a score and it’s not very interesting, either. If you risk, though, and the next roll of the remaining dice turns up to be a stinker, you’ve farkled.

Gameplay continues until all 12 rounds are up. The high scores on the site are kind of ridiculous, reaching into the millions of points, but I’m fine with my highest score of 20,000 (wow).

It’s a fun diversion, and pretty easy to get the hang of. I recommend it. -pm

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday March 4, 2002 -- 1:58:25 pm
That waas 30 minutes I'll never get back...I did get a 52,500, good enough for 20th place today.



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday March 4, 2002 -- 4:37:37 pm
I enjoyed this link... thanks for the diversion, Paul.



FROM: Paul [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday March 4, 2002 -- 4:56:48 pm
It should be noted that Pinger Greg (aka Biff72) currently ranks #9 for today's players with a whopping 168,000!



FROM: fresh
DATE: Monday March 4, 2002 -- 7:11:10 pm
this game pimpwar @ pimpwar.com is extremly fun as well i highly recomend it to anyone who always wanted to know what it was to be like a pimp but never got around to it



FROM: Greg
DATE: Tuesday March 5, 2002 -- 10:31:01 am
While not terribly difficult, this game is certianly addictive. It's somewhat like Yahtzee, but then again, what dice game isn't? I enjoyed this link, good find Paul.



FROM: Paul [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday March 5, 2002 -- 3:03:32 pm
I'm getting addicted. But it's under control, thanks to other toys/things to play with (DIRECTV.)

Anyway, I achieved the 4th highest score today - 309,850! I lucked out. :)



FROM: Greg
DATE: Wednesday October 16, 2002 -- 10:26:01 am
Any word or knowledge of when this site might come back?



FROM: Paul
DATE: Sunday September 21, 2003 -- 10:45:25 pm
Just so everyone knows, Farklepimp is back, baby.



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday September 22, 2003 -- 12:17:01 pm
Oh man, get me away from the computer...too addictive...I may have to add the world "farkle" to my vocab. Might make a handy diversion when another F word is appropriate. ;)



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday September 22, 2003 -- 1:07:26 pm
267,150...got REAL hot. BTW, I noticed it also allows you to take off a pair of ones (or "one" and "Wild"), as well.

Only thing that annoys me is that you can't play "Yahtzee" style. Meaning, if you roll 5 dice and get a "small straight", it doesn't work. Only straight that will work is all 6 dice on the first roll. Or, if you roll 6 dice, and get four "6"'s, you can only take three off. Takes a bit to get used to, but still very very addicted.

Ok, I'm leaving before I forget about work this afternoon. ;p



FROM: Greg
DATE: Tuesday September 30, 2003 -- 3:19:37 pm
It's just me and you Dave. It's time to see who the better Farklepimp player actually is! :)



FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday September 30, 2003 -- 6:36:29 pm
Hehe..I always love a challenge. My high today (394,900) was due to one real hot run..the other hour or so I played this addiction, I was horrible. (A final of 300???)

In any case, let's just pray that Joyce doesnt come around with her 2 million plus scores..at least, not today. ;p



FROM: Travis Eberle [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday October 1, 2003 -- 3:45:04 am
I recognize the website name, and think there's another game you might like there: Pipsquack.

It's basically the old game show "Press Your Luck" against the house. Twelve spins to rack up thousands of points using various special goodies and what not. Good stuff, that.

If you're interested in another dice game, "Can't Stop" is a good one. Go to boardgamegeek.com and do a search. There should be at least one computer program linked there. As addictive as crack, but far less expensive.




FROM: lobster (farklepimp.com / pipsquack.com) [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday April 9, 2004 -- 4:16:07 am
ahoy mateys! one of the f'pimp regulars sent me the link to your site .. glad you folk like it ;) .. perhaps if you're not burned out on it the flash version will be around soon enough ..

Also, btw dave, when there's two dice left, in addition to snake eyes, you can also pull down boxcars (with or without wilds of course) ..

cheers!
lobs



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