This is a lively game for two or more players - more than six tend to slow down the game.
1) one die, either an ordinary one or a special beetle die, marked B (body), H (head), L (legs), E (eyes), F (feelers), and T (tail);
2) a simple drawing of a beetle as a guide, showing its various parts and (when an ordinary die is used) their corresponding numbers;
3) a pencil and a piece of paper for each player.
Each player must begin by throwing a B (or a 1); this permits him to draw the body. When this has been drawn, he can throw for other parts of the beetle that can be joined to the body.
An H or a 2 must be thrown to link the head to the body before the feelers (F or 5) and eyes (E or 4) can be added. Each eye or feeler requires its own throw.
A throw of L or 3 permits the player to add three legs to one side of the body. A further throw of L or 3 is necessary for the other three legs.
Sometimes it is agreed that a player may continue to throw in his turn for as long as he throws parts of the body he can use.
From 'The Official World Encyclopedia of Sports and Games'
© Diagram Visual Information Ltd 1979
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