In Ninja Dice, a push-your-luck dice game with a Japanese theme, players compete to see which of them is the greatest Ninja.
Play proceeds in three rounds of increasing difficulty with the highest scoring player winning.
First, roll the House dice to see what challenges you must overcome. Then roll your Skill dice and match up your Ninja skills against these challenges. At the same time, the other players will be rolling Threat dice to try and stop you. You earn treasure at the end of your turn for the challenges you beat, and if you beat all the challenges of a house you gain bonus treasure. You also get extra treasure if you pass all challenges without having to fight anyone, so be as stealthy as you can.
If you don't roll the skills needed to beat all the house challenges you can stop and take the treasure you've earned so far, or you can re-roll any of your skill dice. But each time you re-roll the other players get to roll threat dice to see if your time runs out. If time runs out your turn is over and you get no treasure! The threat dice also allow the other players to attack and possibly take treasure from you, or from each other, every time you roll. The player with the most treasure after three rounds of increasingly difficult challenges wins the game.