Chui Niu Rules

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Chui Niu is a Chinese drinking game that involves bluffing much like Liar’s Dice. This game works with any number of people but works better in bigger groups. The object of the game is to get a better roll than the player before you, and if you don’t have a better roll than to bluff and hope nobody calls you out on it.

What You’ll Need

5 Dice, A cup to roll them in, and some drinks.

Chui Niu Rules

Play order of this game is clockwise. Start with whoever the youngest player is.

The value of a roll is the highest set of numbers. You must have at least 2 of the same number to count anything. The order of the value of rolls from lowest to highest is:

  • -no matching numbers-
  • 11
  • 111
  • 1111
  • 11111
  • 111111
  • 22
  • 222
  • 2222
  • 22222
  • 222222
  • 33
  • 333
  • 3333
  • 33333
  • 333333
  • 44
  • 444
  • 4444
  • 44444
  • 444444
  • 55
  • 555
  • 5555
  • 55555
  • 555555
  • 66
  • 666
  • 6666
  • 66666
  • 666666

On their turn the player shakes up the cup then calls out which number they got such as “double fives” or “quadruple 2s”.

Players MUST score higher than the roller before them. If they don’t they must drink and the round restarts. However, players can opt to bluff and call out a number they don’t actually have. If someone bluffs any other player can call out “bu xing” (which means “not possible”). If they do this the player who just rolls must reveal their dice. If they did in fact have what they said they did the bu xing caller must drink. If they were bluffing they instead have to drink.


The Chui Niu drinking game is a simple and easy to understand. Plus it’s fairly light on the drinks especially if you get some good rolls. The point of the game is to keep getting a higher and higher score until it’s virtually impossible for someone to beat it and players start calling their bluffs. As with any drinking game please make sure to drink responsibly.