Macau (Macao) is an exciting dice game that originates from China. It involves betting and strategy.

Roll one die and be the player who reaches a total of 9 or less without going over (bust).

2 or more; best with 3 to 6.

1 die; coins, chips or tokens to bet with.


Macau is played in rounds. All players ante up (chips or coins) into the center. First player rolls the die as many times as they want and totals the numbers, trying to get as close to 9 without going over. If the total is more than 9 the player drops out and passes the die.

Play continues and the player with a total closest to 9 wins the round and takes the “pot”. The next player starts the next round.​​

Winning the Game

The winner is the last one with pieces to bet with.

This game is sold along with Ante Up, a put and take type game, for $9.95.