Fish Prawn Crab is a dice game fairy unfamiliar to the western audience, yet very, very popular in southern China. The game has a long tradition and people still play it during the New Year period. Asia-facing casinos try to incorporate it when they can, and sometimes you will find it under the name of Hoo Hey How. If you’ve ever player Sic Bo, the things shouldn’t be so out of place when you launch BBin Fish Prawn Crab Dice.
Surely you will agree that watching those dots on the dice may become boring after a while, so to make things more interesting the creators of Fish Prawn Crab Dice came up with sic images and character representations for each side of the die. So, in this game you will not be betting on the sum of numbers, but on the combination of different characters. The traditional game uses a saucer and a bowl to shake the dice, whereas the BBin live dealer version has an automatic shaker and a lovely Asian dealer.
As you load the game, you will see a big betting area with all the possible bet laid out, and a video feed with a cheerful game presenter and a sealed dice cup ready to be shaken. Before that happens, the players are informed that they have time to place their bets. When the time closes, the dealer launches the shaker and then rewards the winners after the dice have stopped and unveiled the outcome of the roll. The dice have images of fish, prawn, calabash, coin, crab and chicken (rooster) that replace dots/numbers. Fish carries 1 point, prawn 2, calabash 3 and so on to rooster representing 6 points.
The camera zooms in on the plateau where the dice stop to show what the images are. The betting area gets illuminated and the player gets a clear view of the winning bets and the loss odds. The images are in different colours, some are red, and others are green or blue. This also makes a difference when it comes to bets. The betting options include Big, Small, Specific Triples, Any Triple, designate a colour on 1 die, designate a colour on 2 dice, designate a colour on 3 dice, a colour on 3 dice, One of A Kind bets, Sum of Points, Odds and Evens. The RTP published by the developer is 95.52%.
Even though Fish Prawn Crab Dice has similarities with any dice game, it’s the closest to a Vietnamese game called Bầu Cua Tôm Cá and it’s even not that different from the popular USA game Chuck-a-Luck or the British Crown and Anchor. None of these games is a frequent live casino attraction. In fact, none of them is even available online, except for Fish Prawn Crab Dice thanks to BBin. Quite an entertaining dice game and definitely a must for players who are into traditional Chinese games of chance.