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Transgalactic Dice Hog Day 2020

January 25th, 2020
Dice Hog Day

The Dice Hog is shooting for the stars with this year’s Dice Hog Day 2020 celebration, which traditionally takes place February 3, the day after Groundhog Day. As his fans know, his method for determining the end of winter beats the humdrum rousing of that lesser hog, and it involves dice (which makes it instantly more fun). His method was passed down to him from his Hogfather’s Hogfather, and is not one that can be thwarted by bad weather, cloud coverage, or skittish rodentia. The full Dice Hog Day ritual is outlined below.

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RULES OF PLAY FOR DICE HOG DAY

On Feb 3, the day after those other hogs get it wrong, the Dice Hog rolls a pair of dice into the wild. A week later, he returns to find the dice and tabulate the results as per these instructions:

1. Dice must stay where they land for seven days, untouched.

2. On the seventh day (Feb. 10), if the dice can be located and there is no snow or ice touching them, the dice result is multiplied by two. That’s how many days of winter remain. This countdown only begins when the dice have no snow/ice on them (nobody likes cold dice). More snow may fall, but that doesn’t stop the countdown once it starts.

3. Two special rules apply to the dice roll result (it wouldn’t be very GameWicky if we didn’t have some “hot numbers”):

Snake Eyes (1,1) – Winter is officially over and you can put the snow shovels away immediately.

Boxcars (6, 6) – Uh Oh! There’s probably more snow coming. Bring dice back inside and wait for next storm. Then repeat process as if it is Feb 3 all over again.

4.  If the dice cannot be found, they have probably been stolen by those jealous old groundhogs…

Stay tuned for this year’s results!

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Dice Hog Day: 2019 Results!

February 10th, 2019
Dice Hog Day

The results are in, but we’ve got a cocked dice situation on our hands (which is to be expected as we’re rolling on some pretty rough terrain)! We either rolled two 4s or two 5s, which gives us a result of either 8 or 10. As per the official Dice Hog Day Rules, the diced result is multiplied by two and that is the number of days left to winter. So, we have between 16 and 20 days of winter ahead of us here at the GameWick NJ HQ!

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The Dice Hog is heading back into his nest for the remainder

of his winter nap.  He’ll see you all in the spring!

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International Dice Hog Day 2019

February 3rd, 2019
Dice Hog Day

With last week’s polar vortex in the rearview mirror, the Dice Hog stirred from his long winter’s nap and headed outside. In his paws he clutched a large pair of yellow dice (picked because they match his eyes (and also because these should be REALLY easy to find in the yard)). He even brought along his feline friend, Tuxapawme, to keep on the lookout for groundhogs. Those groundhogs will do anything to thwart International Dice Hog Day as it continues to build and overshadow their Feb 2 shenanigans!

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RULES OF PLAY FOR INTERNATIONAL DICE HOG DAY

On Feb 3, the day after those other hogs get it wrong, the Dice Hog appears and rolls a pair of dice into the wild. He then immediately goes back into his hide-out. A week later, he re-emerges to find them and follows these rules:

1. Dice must stay where they land for seven days, untouched.

2. On the seventh day (Feb. 10), go out and find those dice. If there is no snow or ice touching them, multiply their result by two. That’s how many days of winter remain. This countdown only begins if the dice have no snow/ice on them (nobody likes cold dice)! More snow may fall, but that doesn’t stop the countdown once it starts.

3. Two special rules apply to the rolled result (it wouldn’t be very GameWicky if we didn’t have some “hot numbers”):

Snake Eyes (1,1) – Winter is officially over and you can put the snow shovels away immediately.

Boxcars (6, 6) – Uh Oh! There’s probably more snow coming. Bring dice back inside and wait for next storm. Then repeat process as if it is Feb 3 all over again.

Stay tuned for this year’s results!

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The Hogging of the Dice 2018

February 10th, 2018
Dice Hog Day

It’s been ten days since Dice Hog Day – let the Hogging of the Dice begin! Without snow on the ground, the Dice Hog quickly ferreted out his dice (it also helped that we used super-sized dice)! One die showed a 3 and the other a 5. As per the official rules of play (found here), tally times two yields 16 more days of winter left!

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End of Winter is officially February 26th!!!

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Dice Hog Day 2018

February 3rd, 2018
Dice Hog Day

The Dice Hog got up early, dressed up like a lumberjack, grabbed a pair of dice, and trekked off into the wild to do his thing: predict the end of winter. He was very disappointed that there was no snow to romp in; all he could find was this minuscule iced puddle. This put him in a funk and it took a little coaxing to give the old dice a roll…  Before rolling, he crossed his tentacles then shouted in his shrill little voice “Come on winter! Baby needs a new pair of snowboots!” And now, as per the official Dice Hog Day rules noted below, we must wait seven days until we find out what he rolled.

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RULES OF PLAY FOR DICE HOG DAY!

On Feb 3, the day after those other hogs get it wrong, our Dice Hog appears and rolls a pair of dice into the wild. He then immediately goes back into his hide-out. A week later, he re-emerges to find them and follows these rules:

1. Dice must stay where they land for seven days, untouched.

2. When there is no snow on them whatsoever, none, the dice result is multiplied by two. Two special rules apply to this result (it wouldn’t be very GameWicky if we didn’t have some “hot numbers”):

Snake Eyes (1,1) – Winter is officially over and you can put the snow shovels away immediately.

Boxcars (6, 6) – Uh Oh! There’s probably more snow coming. Bring dice back inside and wait for next storm. Then repeat process as if it is Feb 3 all over again.

Stay tuned for this year’s results!

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Dice Hog Day Is Coming!

January 27th, 2018
Dice Hog Day

The Dice Hog just wants to remind all his friends that Dice Hog Day is right around the corner – February 3 (the day after those other hogs makes their prediction). He’s got his own method for predicting the end of winter (and one that’s way more fun than the method used by those other hogs). Yup… it involves dice!  His rules are below this pic. Note that this pic does not show current snow accumulations at GameWick HQ; it’s just a shot from 2016 that the Dice Hog loves… Such a ham!

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RULES OF PLAY FOR DICE HOG DAY!

On Feb 3, you roll a pair of dice into your yard; give them a good toss (but not so good that you won’t be able to find them). Then, just follow these rules:

1. Dice must stay where they land for seven days, untouched.

2. When there is no snow on them whatsoever, none, the dice result is multiplied by two. However, two special rules apply to this result (it wouldn’t be very GameWicky if we didn’t have some “hot numbers”):

Snake Eyes (1,1) – Winter is officially over and you can put the snow shovels away immediately.

Boxcars (6, 6) – Uh Oh! There’s probably more snow coming. Bring dice back inside and wait for next storm. Then repeat process as if it is Feb 3 all over again.

We’ll keep you posted on our 2018 Dice Hog Day results!

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