Hoo Hey How

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Hoo Hey How
Hoo Hey How Thail 03.JPG
Hoo Hey How dice
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese鱼虾蟹
Literal meaningfish-shrimp-crab
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese[1]
Simplified Chinese鱼虾鲎
Literal meaningfish-shrimp-horseshoe crab
Vietnamese name
VietnameseBầu cua cá cọp
Hoo Hey How dice
A playing mat with coloured dice

Hoo Hey How (Chinese: 魚蝦蟹, "Fish-Prawn-Crab") is a Chinese dice-game. It is related to Bầu cua cá cọp in Vietnam, Klah Klok/kla klouk in Cambodia,[2] and similar to Crown and Anchor in the West Indies and the American game chuck-a-luck.[3][4]


  1. ^ Dobree, C. T. (1955) Gambling Games of Malaya, p. 109
  2. ^ Clere, Brittney. "Traditional Games in Cambodia". Saveur. Retrieved January 4, 2023.
  3. ^ 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,"
  4. ^ 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, ."