Hoo Hey How

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Hoo Hey How dice
A playing mat with coloured dice

Hoo Hey How (Hokkien: , Fish-Prawn-Crab, or sometimes given as [1]) is a Chinese dice-game. It is related to Bầu cua cá cọp in Vietnam, and similar to Crown and Anchor in the West Indies and the American game chuck-a-luck.[2][3]


  1. ^ Dobree, C. T. (1955) Gambling Games of Malaya, p. 109
  2. ^ The Gamer 1981 p 17 "In Britain, the game is Crown and Anchor and is played with dice spotted (Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs, Crown and Anchor). In part of the Far East, the game is Hoo Hey How and the dice are spotted (Fish, Prawn, King Crab, Butterfly,"
  3. ^ David Sidney Parlett The Oxford history of board games - 1999 p31 "A substantially similar game is played by the Chinese under the title Hoo-Hey-How, or, more picturesquely, Fish-Prawn-Crab,14 the six compartments and dice-sides being marked respectively with a fish, a prawn, a king crab, a flower, ."