I have been playing phase 10 card games with some friends. Now this is not cards obviously, but actually dice. This game is a bit different than the cards though, but it has the same idea as each turn has a phase you try to complete. If you don't complete it on the turn, then you have to keep trying until you complete that turn. Say everyone is on phase one and you are playing with other players, they get their phased, they advance to the next phase. You have to continue and try to get phase one on your next turn.
You do get 3 dice rolls before your turn is over. In the cards, you go as long as you can until someone goes out of cards. What is nice about the dice version is that you actually can play by yourself if you wanted to. When you buy the game, it does come in a nice metal box where you can keep the dice. It even comes with a score sheet and instructions inside. I believe there is a total of 10 dice to play with. If you are looking for something that will pass time with, you may want to try this game.