Renegade Game Studios partners with Frosted Games to publish its first roll-and-write game, Hex Roller. Designed by Rustan Håkansson (Nations and Nations: The Dice Game), Hex Roller features a score pad with a hexagonal groupings of hexagons to record die rolls. Over the course of seven rounds, players will roll the dice, selecting two grouping of numbers to record on their scoresheet. There are numerous scoring opportunities on the scoresheet, so players need to think strategically when selecting and recording their rolls. Hex groupings are only scored when they are completed, and they are worth the predominate value recorded in the grouping. Each scoresheet does start the players out with some pre-filled numbers in each of the hex groupings. Connecting those numbers scores points also. The unique six-sided dice, numbered 3-8, help in providing higher scores, but the game also rewards filling the hexes with the largest array of values so long as it starts with 3, the lowest number. The simple rules and game play will appeal new gamers while the various scoring strategies will appeal experienced gamers.
Hex Roller plays 1-8 players, ages 8+, in about 15-20 minutes. Contents include 8 dice, pad of game sheets and the rulebook. Hex Roller is available for pre-order now or look for it in your friendly local game store in May.