So - have you played Farkle on Facebook yet? No? Well you should at least give it a try so that I can have more Farkle friends and get more Farkle chips.

Is there a strategy to this game? I don't think so... It's just a matter of rolling some electronic dice, which has me a little suspicious because how random can the dice be if they're programmed? I know it's probably using some random number generator, but I still don't trust that it's as random as rolling dice by hand. Right?

Anyway - here's my Farkle methodology. Please note that this doesn't necessarily work for me. I can't get a max score over 8,350, and I repeatedly Farkle away rounds where I've got over 2,000. This morning I got greedy and rolled away a round that was over 5,000. Had to walk away from the computer after that one. Anyway...

I roll the dice and keep rolling until there's only 1 die left. I know there's still a 1/3 chance that I'll be able to use the number, but the odds in that just aren't good enough for me.

If there are 3 or less dice to roll and one of them is a 5, I will reroll the 5. I think that this increases my chances of not getting a Farkle. Probably doesn't, but it makes sense to me.

I bank my score if it's over 1000 and there are less than 3 dice to roll.

I also bank my score as soon as I get 300 if I've already had 2 Farkles.

Honestly? I think I'm spending too much time Farkling.

Oh - and by the way... My nephew Jeff started chemo yesterday. Keep him in your prayers, all right?

Also, my friend Lori was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma this week. She's got 4 kids - one of them a new born (less than a month old). Pray for her too. OK?

Have a safe and enjoyable 4th!


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your nephew and friend. My prayers will definitely go out to them.

    On a happier note, I know exactly what you mean about Farkle on FB. It is pretty fun.

    We also play a game called Greedy Greedy when at friends or if the extended family comes over and we can't all get on FB. I think the domain is www.highpointgames.com. I'm not sure though.

    We love the game though and the company gives 10% of its profit to charity ( how cool is that?). Anyways I bet if you like Farkle you'll love Greedy Greedy. You can use cards to augment your point total rolled from the dice and also use them to interact with other players.

    Again, me and my family's prayers go to your nephew and your friend. See you on FB in the Farkle room.

    Jennifer Beck

  2. Duuuude, I don't have TIME to play Farkle. I'm FARMING.

  3. Hey did you know there is a Farkle game at Target? It's by the card games.

  4. Good luck to your friend with Hodgkins! My brother had that twice, (radiation and chemo), and it's pretty treatable now compared to what it was 20 years ago!

  5. Stac-I'm worried that we might need to join a program for our addiction-you know, one with steps in it. Hi, my name is Heather, and I'm addicted to Farkle.



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