Farkle Pro is one of several versions of the traditional dice game that can be played on Facebook from Slotomania developer Playtika. It's one of few social games that draws a clear line between paying players and free-to-play players with "VIP" gameplay options.
So far, the game has seen strong growth since its early April launch, breaking into last week's list top 20 emerging Facebook games at number 8 with 296,000 monthly active users and just under 30,000 daily active users as of today. Overall, Playtika enjoys 2.4 million MAU and 582,000 DAU across Farkle Pro, Slotomania, and a Chinese language version of Slotomania.
Farkle Pro is a dice-based game of chance and mild gambling. Players roll six dice and then score them as they choose. Different combinations of dice — mostly groups of three of a kind, a straight run of 1-6 or a set of three different pairs — score various point values. Individual ones and fives also score points.
Once the player has chosen to score one or more dice, they can then re-roll the remaining dice in an attempt to improve their score for that round. There's an element of risk, however; if no scoring combinations come up, that's a "Farkle" and the player then forfeits both their score for the round as well as their turn if they're playing a game against someone else.
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