The game "Bau Cua Ca Cop" ("squash-crab-fish-tiger") is a Vietnamese gambling game using three dice.|
The six sides of the dice, instead of showing one to six pips, have pictures of a fish, a prawn, a crab, a rooster, a calabash gourd, and a stag.
Players place wagers on a board that has the six pictures, betting on which pictures will appear.
If one die corresponds with a bet, the better receives the same amount as their bet. If two dice correspond with a bet, the better receives two times their money.
If three dice correspond with a bet, the better receives three times their money.
"Bau Cua Ca Cop" is essentially the Vietnamese variation of "Hoo Hey How" (Fish-Prawn-Crab) played in China, the dice game Crown and Anchor played by British sailors,
or chuck-a-luck played in America. "Bau Cua Ca Cop" is often played at Vietnamese New Year.