It is easy to carry around a handful of dice. So, the more dice games you know, the more fun you can have with only a handful of materials.
For a game with so few materials, Pig can be very risky, stressful and intense. It is well suited for playing with children and impulsive gamblers.
Megan and I found out about Cinq-O while looking for simple dice games with few components that aren’t Yahtzee or Ten Thousand. We’re always on the hunt for interesting games with few components; games which can easily be carried about. We also want to find nice strategically interesting dice games for two. Cinq-O is great for the former, but not so great for the latter.