Cult of the Lamb Knucklebones Guide - cover

Cult of the Lamb Knucklebones Guide

August 12, 2022

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

This Cult of the Lamb Knucklebones Guide will tell you how to play Knucklebones, how to find more opponents, and the best way to win Knucklebones!

How to Play Knucklebones in Cult of the Lamb

The Cult of the Lamb Knucklebones game may seem a little difficult to figure out, but it's surprisingly easy.

 

Players alternate turns rolling a six-sided die and placing it in one of three columns. Each die is worth the equivalent amount of points on its face; that is to say, a die with the number 5 on top is worth 5 points, a die with the number 3 on top is worth 3 points, and so on.

The real trick, however, comes down to the combos -- placing two of the same number in a column will significantly multiply your score.

 
 

Cult of the Lamb Knucklebones Combos

  • 2 of a kind - N x 2
    • e.g. two 4s in the same column will give you 8
  • 3 of a kind - N x 9
    • e.g. three 5s in the same column will give you 45

Combos are great for racking up your score, but there's one more important rule: placing a die removes all dice of the same number on your opponents board. It doesn't matter if you have three 6s in a column on your side -- if your opponent can place one 6 in their column on the opposite side, it will wipe out all of your dice in that column.

When Does a Game of Knucklebones End?

A game of Knucklebones ends when one player fills up their side of the board with dice. And yes, that means it's possible for someone to end the game by placing their last die and lose because they have a lower score than their opponent.

 
 

How to Unlock Cult of the Lamb Knucklebones

You can unlock Knucklebones in Cult of the Lamb by meeting Ratau in the dungeons of Darkwood. Once you do, he'll open up access to his home at the Lonely Shack and you can play against him and anyone else there.

Cult of the Lamb Knucklebones Guide - The Lamb Wins with Incomplete Board
A game ends when one player's board is full -- even if that makes them lose.

How to Unlock Cult of the Lamb Knucklebones Opponents

Here's how to unlock more Cult of the Lamb Knucklebones opponents.


Ratau

  • Difficulty - 1
  • Max Bet - 10 Coins

Ratau will open up access to the Lonely Shack and the Knucklebones game once you meet him in a random encounter in Darkwood.

 
 

Flinky

  • Difficulty - 2
  • Max Bet - 15 Coins

Flinky can be randomly found in Anura, the second zone of the game.


Klunko and Bop

  • Difficulty - 3
  • Max Bet - 20 Coins

Klunko and Bop can be randomly found in Anchordeep, the third zone of the game.

 
 

Shrumy

  • Difficulty - 4
  • Max Bet - 50 Coins

Shrumy can be randomly found in Silk Cardle, the fourth zone of the game.


Cult of the Lamb Knucklebones Guide - Combos Example
The opponent filled the right-hand column, so it's safe to build a combo there unopposed.

Best Way to Win Knucklebones in Cult of the Lamb

The best way to win Knucklebones in Cult of the Lamb is to build combos in columns where your opponent can't place any dice.

Refer to the above image. The opponent has filled up the column on the right and can't place any more dice there. As a result, I can safely place two 6s and start building a combo. If I get a third 6 in there, I'll get a massive 54 points off of that one column alone.

Always try to build combos in columns where your opponent can't counter your plays. That's the key to consistently winning the game. Don't forget, though, that there's always an element of randomness to these games -- sometimes, you'll just have bad luck no matter how you play.


That's it for our Cult of the Lamb Knucklebones Guide. Check out our other guides below, too!

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Developer
Massive Monster
Publisher
Devolver Digital
Platforms
Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Release Date
August 11,2022
Genre
Roguelike, Action Adventure, Simulation, Strategy
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