Balut is a game of dice, similar to Yahtzee.
The game is named after a delicacy made from the fetal duck egg available in some Southeast Asian countries, mainly Philippines.
The international Danish community has taken the game as a popular method of social interaction abroad and at home, with Danish expatriates/businessmen gathering to play the game at a regular basis.
The game involves rolling five dice up to 3 times to make various combinations, which are noted on a scorecard. A Balut is a five-of-a-kind of any denomination.
Update September 2013
IBF has launched a new site where you can play balut online both as single and multi-player, and it is integrated with an app for both Android and IOS, said in other words, IT ROCKS!
I will not develop balutonline.com further, but will urge you to check out balutgame.com
Some of the great features of balutgame.com
- Play alone in single-player mode
- Challenge your friends in multi-player mode
- View the opponent’s dice rolls and scorecard real-time
- In app chat
- View your scores at the top score boards and compete against your friends