I played Bluff (aka Call the Bluff aka Liar’s Dice aka Perudo) for the first time last Sunday and thought it to be a game that I would want to own. However, instead of paying lots of money (at least over 20 euros) for the game that consists of some dice, cups and a board, I could create my own set cheaper.
Because I’m a semi-perfectionist, I bought new dice for the game. 30 identical, small white plastic dice cost me 9 euros. I could’ve probably scrounged my other games for the required amount of dice, but then again the result would have been a mess of different-looking dice and lots of games without dice. Then I printed the rules. I don’t think I’ll need a board, people should be able to remember what the current bid is. If there’s a need, drawing up a simple board shouldn’t be too complicated a task.
Now all I need is some cups. I believe some paper coffee cups will do the trick for me — I could buy some nice plastic cups too, if I found cheap and non-transparent ones somewhere. I haven’t found them yet, and I’m happy with paper cups. They might actually be slightly less noisy than the original plastic cups. Also, they are very cost effective — for one euro I get all the cups I need and some replacements too (or perhaps potential for accommodating extra players).