Game Review – Michigan Lottery’s Mayan Legends

Quick Review

The Michigan Lottery’s Mayan Legends game offers an exciting play experience.

Michigan Lottery’s Mayan Legends Game

It reminds me of Cash Buster, but Mayan Legends is a little more complex.  In Cash Buster you roll only one die and can only bust blocks in the cash buster zone while in Mayan Legends you roll two dice which corresponds to a position anywhere on the game board.

Game mechanics of collecting adjacent pieces and the filling up of colored prize meters is similar between the two games.  Instant wins also work similar, but Mayan Legends adds an additional way to win by collecting crystals.

Full Review

How to Play

  • Select a Ticket Price

  • Click the Play Button to make a purchase and launch the game

  • (For 5 Turns you’ll) Roll the Dice

The White Dice corresponds to the vertical axis, and the Black Dice to the horizontal axis.  The game piece where those two number cross (that grid location) gets collected and removed.

For the roll above (white 3, black 4) the arrows indicate the piece that will be removed.

When a colored mask position is rolled, all the adjacent masks (share a vertical or horizontal side) of the same color are also removed.

How to Win

There are three ways to win:

Roll an Instant Win Location

and win the prize instantly.

Collect 3 or More Crystal Masks

the crystal masks are easy to identify, because in addition to the crystal (they also glow).  Some masks contain multiple crystals.

Win based on the crystal prize table

Crystal Prize Table (Max Ticket Price)
CrystalsPrize (Max Tkt)Multiplier

Fill a Colored Prize Meter

Each colored mask that you collect

Adds to that color’s prize bar

Fill the color bar and win the corresponding prize

Mayan Legends Color Prize Meters (Max Tkt)
ColorCellsPrize (Max Tkt)Multiplier

Game Details

Game Type

Online – Instant Game

Top Prize

Top Prize: $100,000

Ticket Price

5 Options: $0.50, $1, $2, $5 or $10


Stated Odds: 1 in 3.30 (30.3% Win Rate)

Calculated Payback: 83%

Release Date

March 7, 2017

Game Styles

Collector, Extended Play

Game Themes


Game Page

Michigan Lottery’s Mayan Legends Game Page

Full Rules

Michigan Lottery’s Mayan Legends Rules Page

Player Strategy

As a game of luck, I don’t know of a system to increase your winning percentage.

But you do have control over the ticket price, so you can increase your ticket price to go bigger or decrease your ticket price to slow things down.

Final Words

I have not studied ancient Mayan (Maya) culture, but it appears masks were used in many forms of art (per wikipedia), some examples include: mosaic funerary masks, giant stucco masks (on temples), and paintings of masked dancers.

Good Luck!

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