# Frenetic Dice Game

Tenzi Party

Tenziis a frenetic dice game that is a fun party activity. The game uses sets of ten (10) 6-sided
dice to play. Each player holds 10 dice in hands. When the game starts, everyone rolls at the
same time. Each player looks at the first roll and decides which number to roll all 10 dice to
become. For example, if the first roll shows more 3’s than any other number, it’s logical to go
for all 3s. Put all the dice with the number aside and quickly roll the remaining dice. Keep
rolling until all 10 dice show the same number. The goal of the game is to roll fast and be the
first player to get all 10 of the dice to show the same number. The first player that shouts
“TENZI” wins the game.
The following link contains the detail game description:

Write a MATLAB program to simulate the Tenzi party game automatically that can:
1. Play Tenzi for multiple players simultaneously and automatically.
2. Ask the game host to input how many players will play.
3. Use ten (10) 6-sided dice to automatically play the Tenzi game for each player. For
example, 4 players will use a total of forty (40) dice.
4. Generate ten (10) random integers between 1 and 6 to represent the face value of
rolling ten dice for each player to simulate all players roll at the same time. For
example, a 6-player game will generate 60 random integers.
5. Print all the dice values on screen and clearly indicate which player (i.e. player 1,
player 2, and so on…) rolls what values.
6. Based on the first roll results, the program should automatically decide the best
numbers to keep for all the players. The program should be able to automatically
keep different dice values best for each player. The program must be able to make
the best decisions without bias for all the players.
7. Set aside the dice rolled with the number by counting and printing “the number of
dice on the side” for all the players in the command window.
8. Print the face values of the dice that are set aside on screen for all the players.
9. Roll the remaining dice by generating as many random integers between 1 and 6
as needed for all the players.
10. Print the remaining dice values on screen for all the players and clearly indicate
which player (i.e. player 1, player 2, and so on…) rolls what values.
11. Set aside the dice with the desired value (determined in step 6) and print “the
total number of dice on the side” for every player in the command window.
12. Print the face values of the dice that are set aside on screen for all the players.
13. Keep rolling the remaining dice until one of the players gets ten (10) dice of the
same number.
14. Track the number of rounds the players roll dice and print the round number in the
command window.
15. Print which player shouts out “TENZI” on screen.

The finished program can look like the following example. Extra components are always welcome.
How many players will play together? 2
Round 1:
Player 1 rolls: 6 6 2 6 2 3 4 3 3 3
Player 2 rolls: 6 1 1 6 6 6 6 2 2 1
Player 1 moves value 3 to the side
Player 2 moves value 6 to the side
Player 1 has 4 dice on the side
Player 2 has 5 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 3 3 3 3
Player 2 side: 6 6 6 6 6
Round 2:
Player 1 rolls: 2 1 6 4 2 5
Player 2 rolls: 2 5 2 4 3
Player 1 has 4 dice on the side
Player 2 has 5 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 3 3 3 3
Player 2 side: 6 6 6 6 6
Round 3:
Player 1 rolls: 3 5 4 6 6 4
Player 2 rolls: 1 2 2 3 3
Player 1 has 5 dice on the side
Player 2 has 5 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 3 3 3 3 3
Player 2 side: 6 6 6 6 6
Round 4:
Player 1 rolls: 4 4 1 5 1
Player 2 rolls: 5 6 1 1 5
Player 1 has 5 dice on the side
Player 2 has 6 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 3 3 3 3 3
Player 2 side: 6 6 6 6 6 6
Round 5:
Player 1 rolls: 1 6 6 1 2
Player 2 rolls: 6 4 4 1
Player 1 has 5 dice on the side
Player 2 has 7 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 3 3 3 3 3
Player 2 side: 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Round 6:
Player 1 rolls: 2 6 6 2 2
Player 2 rolls: 6 5 5
Player 1 has 5 dice on the side
Player 2 has 8 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 3 3 3 3 3
Player 2 side: 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Round 7:
Player 1 rolls: 6 3 1 2 1
Player 2 rolls: 4 1
Player 1 has 6 dice on the side
Player 2 has 8 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Player 2 side: 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Round 8:
Player 1 rolls: 6 4 4 5
Player 2 rolls: 3 4
Player 1 has 6 dice on the side
Player 2 has 8 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Player 2 side: 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Round 9:
Player 1 rolls: 6 6 6 2
Player 2 rolls: 1 4
Player 1 has 6 dice on the side
Player 2 has 8 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Player 2 side: 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Round 10:
Player 1 rolls: 3 5 2 3
Player 2 rolls: 2 2
Player 1 has 8 dice on the side
Player 2 has 8 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Player 2 side: 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Round 11:
Player 1 rolls: 1 4
Player 2 rolls: 6 1
Player 1 has 8 dice on the side
Player 2 has 9 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Player 2 side: 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Round 12:
Player 1 rolls: 3 4
Player 2 rolls: 6
Player 1 has 9 dice on the side
Player 2 has 10 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Player 2 side: 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Round 13:
Player 1 rolls: 1
Player 2 rolls:
*** Player 2 yells TENZI!!! ***
Here is another example.
How many players will play together? 4
Round 1:
Player 1 rolls: 1 2 5 2 2 3 2 2 2 6
Player 2 rolls: 3 1 1 1 3 6 1 6 1 1
Player 3 rolls: 5 3 5 4 3 4 2 4 2 2
Player 4 rolls: 5 2 3 5 2 2 4 3 2 2
Player 1 moves value 2 to the side
Player 2 moves value 1 to the side
Player 3 moves value 2 to the side
Player 4 moves value 2 to the side
Player 1 has 6 dice on the side
Player 2 has 6 dice on the side
Player 3 has 3 dice on the side
Player 4 has 5 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 2 side: 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 3 side: 2 2 2
Player 4 side: 2 2 2 2 2
Round 2:
Player 1 rolls: 4 5 4 2
Player 2 rolls: 2 1 2 2
Player 3 rolls: 3 3 2 1 1 4 4
Player 4 rolls: 5 5 2 4 6
Player 1 has 7 dice on the side
Player 2 has 7 dice on the side
Player 3 has 4 dice on the side
Player 4 has 6 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 2 side: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 3 side: 2 2 2 2
Player 4 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2
Round 3:
Player 1 rolls: 5 6 4
Player 2 rolls: 1 6 1
Player 3 rolls: 6 1 3 1 1 5
Player 4 rolls: 4 4 2 6
Player 1 has 7 dice on the side
Player 2 has 9 dice on the side
Player 3 has 4 dice on the side
Player 4 has 7 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 2 side: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 3 side: 2 2 2 2
Player 4 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Round 4:
Player 1 rolls: 6 3 2
Player 2 rolls: 5
Player 3 rolls: 6 1 5 4 2 3
Player 4 rolls: 5 5 3
Player 1 has 8 dice on the side
Player 2 has 9 dice on the side
Player 3 has 5 dice on the side
Player 4 has 7 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 2 side: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 3 side: 2 2 2 2 2
Player 4 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Round 5:
Player 1 rolls: 5 1
Player 2 rolls: 4
Player 3 rolls: 4 6 6 4 5
Player 4 rolls: 5 5 2
Player 1 has 8 dice on the side
Player 2 has 9 dice on the side
Player 3 has 5 dice on the side
Player 4 has 8 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 2 side: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 3 side: 2 2 2 2 2
Player 4 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Round 6:
Player 1 rolls: 6 6
Player 2 rolls: 4
Player 3 rolls: 1 3 2 2 4
Player 4 rolls: 3 2
Player 1 has 8 dice on the side
Player 2 has 9 dice on the side
Player 3 has 7 dice on the side
Player 4 has 9 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 2 side: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 3 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 4 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Round 7:
Player 1 rolls: 3 6
Player 2 rolls: 5
Player 3 rolls: 1 5 5
Player 4 rolls: 3
Player 1 has 8 dice on the side
Player 2 has 9 dice on the side
Player 3 has 7 dice on the side
Player 4 has 9 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 2 side: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 3 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 4 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Round 8:
Player 1 rolls: 3 5
Player 2 rolls: 2
Player 3 rolls: 5 1 4
Player 4 rolls: 3
Player 1 has 8 dice on the side
Player 2 has 9 dice on the side
Player 3 has 7 dice on the side
Player 4 has 9 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 2 side: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 3 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 4 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Round 9:
Player 1 rolls: 1 5
Player 2 rolls: 4
Player 3 rolls: 1 2 3
Player 4 rolls: 1
Player 1 has 8 dice on the side
Player 2 has 9 dice on the side
Player 3 has 8 dice on the side
Player 4 has 9 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 2 side: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 3 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 4 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Round 10:
Player 1 rolls: 3 4
Player 2 rolls: 1
Player 3 rolls: 4 1
Player 4 rolls: 6
Player 1 has 8 dice on the side
Player 2 has 10 dice on the side
Player 3 has 8 dice on the side
Player 4 has 9 dice on the side
Player 1 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 2 side: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Player 3 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 4 side: 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Round 11:
Player 1 rolls: 1 3
Player 2 rolls:
Player 3 rolls: 5 2
Player 4 rolls: 1
*** Player 2 yells TENZI!!! ***
Here is another example.
How many players will play together? 0
Round 1:
*** Player yells TENZI!!! ***

Solution

rolls=randi(6,1,10);

fprintf(‘Roll:\t’)

for i=1:length(rolls)

fprintf(‘%d\t’, rolls(i));

end

N=input(‘\nEnter which number do you want to keep on the side? ‘);

Ncount=0;

whileisempty(rolls)==0

Ncount=Ncount+sum(rolls==N);

fprintf(sprintf([‘There are ‘ num2str(Ncount) ‘ dice on the side\n’]));

fprintf(‘Side:\t’);

for i=1:Ncount

fprintf(‘%d\t’, N);

end

rolls=randi(6,1,10-Ncount);

fprintf(‘\nRoll:\t’);

for i=1:length(rolls)

fprintf(‘%d\t’, rolls(i));

end

fprintf(‘\n’);

end

fprintf(‘\n*** TENZI!!! ***\n\n’);