Dice with Ellen is a new PvP iPhone game featuring comedian and low-key mobile gaming mogul Ellen DeGeneres. Your goal in this game is to roll dice for specific number combinations, many of which are similar to what you’ll find in poker, and score more points than your opponent. Sounds simple enough but there’s a lot of strategy behind earning the highest point totals. Read on for some tips and tricks for Dice with Ellen!
Try to fill out the right side of the board before you do anything else. The 4 and 5 of a kind are the toughest to roll, with the large straight and the full house being up there as well, and the points are the same for those no matter which numbers are used to make the combo. The exception is with 3 and 4 of a kind which are affected by the size of the number used to make the combo. In contrast, the points on the left side are based on how many of each specific number you roll.
The 1 and 2 combos, and to a lesser extent the 3 combo, are great for throwaway rolls that don’t give you any better combinations. Aside from the five-a-palooza bonus, there are very few points in rolling even a large 1 or 2 combo, so there is no point in trying for higher numbers in those. Combos of 5 and 6, on the other hand, are great opportunities to earn large amounts of points.
Look for the match of the day to pop up at the bottom of the main menu. Play that match and you’ll earn a free reroll for playing it. Below that are cards for the other matches that you’re in the middle of, but playing those ones won’t earn you any free rerolls.
Diamonds and rerolls are the two currencies of the game. Diamonds can be commonly earned in the event tournaments listed at the top of the main game menu. To earn free rerolls, go to the store menu and underneath all of the purchase options will be the option to watch a video in exchange for a free reroll. You can watch as many of these advertisements as you want for as long as you’re willing to grind it out for more rerolls.
Play the tournaments and play against Ellen’s cast and crew if you want constant play rather than one-at-a-time play. These are typically a once-per-day thing unless you are willing to pay rerolls to re-enter or to enter new tournaments.