Many are familiar with the idea of a trick-taking game: Cards are played, with suits mattering, and you are trying to get the highest value on the table. Sometimes there are trumps that override the suits.
In Thrown, the way to play into a trick is by using dice! The colors of the dice represent the suits. The lead player rolls one to three dice of a color (the suit), and the other players try to roll in-suit to get the highest value on the table. If you do not have the right suit, then you can roll for trump: rolling a natural 6 on one of your dice in an off-suit will beat the highest value in-suit.
Winning a trick gives you gold. The game ends when there are a number of rounds played equal to the number of players. The winner is the player with the most gold.
But wait, there are cards in the game too! These cards give special abilities that are paid for, or activated with, dice of particular colors. Some of the effects include: flipping your or your opponent's dice to their opposite sides, removing dice, re-rolling dice, automatically winning with a particular roll, and more!