Snake Eyes is a card and dice game manufactured by Selchow & Righter Company of New York in the 1940s. The object of the game is for each player to toss the dice and turn face-down a card of the total value of the dice, if he/she has it. Each player begins with a set of cards ranging from the value of 2 through 12 (note that no 7 card exists). Snake eyes (rolling a total of 2 on the dice) and total dice roll of 7 have special rules. The winner is the first player to turn all his/her cards face-down. This version of Snake Eyes is a No.27 set, which means up to six people can play this game. (A larger set was also produced for 2 to 12 players.)
The game is in good vintage condition. The box cover does have some edges worn by age, and one corner is split; however, the graphics remain bright. Though the cards are a bit yellowed and stained, their graphics, too, are very colorful and have such quirky names as Jimmie Hix, Big Dick, and Ima Natural. The dice cup seems a tad squashed but is usable. The game includes its original white chips, but the blue and red chips are no longer with this set. (Poker chips could be substituted for the missing game chips.) The dice are in a good state.
Snake Eyes offers a wonderful evening of family entertainment. Also, the game makes for a great gift for a collector of Black Americana or vintage card games, which, of course, could be you!