dexterity games

tumblin dice

Tumblin’ Dice has actually been around for quite some time. For those not familiar with this fun “dexterity” game this version is being reprinted by Eagle-Gryphon Games and developed by creator Rick Soued. It’s similar to shuffleboard however,  in this case, you’re flicking dice on a multi-tiered and unique wooden game board.

This new version, available to Kickstart here, will feature several new versions and has a variety of stretch goals including a variety of die, cool custom variants, and more!

So why back this version?

Unique Gameplay! – Bring the fun of yard game classics to your living room. Perfect for a rainy day or an evening in!

  • Get a great price! Only $55 for early backers. If our funding is successful and this game is released for sale to the public, this game will retail for $79.99.

  • Stretch Goals  Will be included to make your Kickstarter version of the game that much better.

  • Bundled Deals!  ADD-Ons with TERRIFIC prices on other Eagle-Gryphon games featuring DICE can be added to any pledge.

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Tumblin’ Dice is bound to be a favorite family hit. It’s easy to learn and fun for all ages. More importantly, if you pledge within the first 72 hours, you’ll get in for $4 cheaper than everyone else. Head on over to Kickstarter here for more information about the project!

Mayday Games has announced a slew of release dates for their games many of which have just finished their shipping to backers on Kickstarter.  As a result of many of these games being Kickstarter funded games that have already begun fulfillment the release dates on those particular items can be firmer since they have already cleared the ports which have the backlogs.

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February 5th

  • Dead Mans Draw – Our Reviews Tom and Dan
  • Coconuts Duo – our story and our review of the original game
  • Chopstick Mega Dexterity Challenge 3000
  • Hold Your Breath

Meteor

March 2015

Assassin ConViceroy

Q2 2015

  • Mow Money  Reverse Auction Card Game
  • Assassin CON
  • Viceroy – our review

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June/July 2015

  • Garbage Day Dexterity/ Card Game

Release dates beyond February 5th could easily slip due to delays outside of the publishers control including customs delays and delays in manufacturing.

R & R Games, publisher of games like Hanabi, SpellCaster and Spike, will be releasing three new games soon.

Caffeine Rush

Caffeine Rush

In Caffeine Rush you and your fellow competitors are baristas who will compete to be the one barista to have finished the most orders when the game ends. You do so by grabbing ingredients and making your drinks as fast as you can. The game is for 2-6 players, ages 8+ and plays in 10 minutes.
Components

  • 162 Ingredient cards
  • 36 Order cards
  • 12 Special cards and player aid cards

Spit It Out

Spit it Out

A party game where you will answer six easy questions wrong to get them right. If that wasn’t weird enough, you will have a short time limit to answer the questions your brain is hardwired to answer correctly. Each wrong answer can only be given once, but sometimes you have to give the correct answer as well. Sounds like a fun, whacky, party game for the whole family. The game is for 3-8 players, ages 10+ and plays in 20-30 minutes.

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Components

  • 300 Question cards
  • 2 Dice
  • 1 Score pad
  • 1 Sand timer

Cup A Cup

Cup-A-Cup

This game requires fast hands and fast reflexes. Roll the dice, quickly identify the missing colored shape and grab the matching cup. You will have to move fast since they are all up for grabs and the first to collect three cups wins the game. The game is for 2-8 players, ages 6+ and plays in 10-20 minutes.
Components

  • 9 Cup-A-Cups
  • 2 Symbol dice

garbage pail kids

Steve Jackson Games the makers of Munchkin, Zombie Dice, and Chez Geek have announced a partnership with Topps to put out a number of games based off of the Garbage Pail Kids property.  This seems like a fairly logical move on SJG’s part because they have some very good systems developed in their small dice games.  Since the games being released are either dice or dexterity games this should be a great partnership and who knows maybe there will be Garbage Pail Kids Munchkin one of these days.

Read Steve Jackson Games press release below

Steve Jackson Games and Topps have partnered to create a pair of games based on Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids trading cards. At New York Comic Con, October 9, Steve Jackson Games unveiled Garbage Pail Kids: Super Snot Shots, a limited-edition dexterity game that’s as gross as it sounds. Fans at NYCC can pick the game up at booth 2265 during the convention, and they can find it at Warehouse 23 (warehouse23.com) for a limited time afterward.

In 2015, Steve Jackson Games will release Garbage Pail Kids: Disgusting Dice Game, a brand-new game from the makers of Mars Attacks: The Dice Game. This game uses classic Garbage Pail Kids art, has custom dice, and will be released in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Garbage Pail Kids trading cards.

“I’ve always loved Garbage Pail Kids,” said Phil Reed, COO of Steve Jackson Games. “I grew up with them, and to be able to make games based on those cards is a dream come true. I can’t wait for fans to see these games. They’re gross!”

5pax

Gallient Games has launched their second Kickstarter campaign 5pax two player dice games.  This name is a little deceptive in that they have actually fit 10 games into a little tiny box.  These are great little compact games.  The Dice Tower networks own Dan King did a preview of these games showing off 5 of the 10 games.

5pax games

There is a wide variety of games ranging from strategy and bluffing games to dexterity games.  With games able to accommodate from 1-4 players these act as a great versatile filler.

Originally our plan was to have 5 sets of 5 games, the first being the core pack and the others being expansions. In reviewing our initial offering we decided that it made sense to just go ahead and include 10 games in the core package instead of 5, but the name stuck. It’s cool, short and easy to remember, even if the number 5 has no real significance.

Having stated that they still intend to fill this out with the full cadre of 25 games this is a great start for your collection.

If this project interests you and for more details on the project including the video preview by Dan King and a separate preview featuring all 10 games done by Grey Elephant Games visit the Kickstarter here.

bling bling

By popular demand, Mayday Games is bringing you a very limited offer for Bling Bling Gemstone. Limited to just 500 copies, get it while you can! Bling Bling Gemstone is a re-skinned verson of Tok Tok Woodman, the dexterity game where you strike a tree with a hammer and attempt to dislodge bark. Mayday Games has had a long partnership with Korea and its dexterity games, from Tok Tok Woodman to Click Clack Lumberjack and most recently Coconuts.

The closing date on Kickstarter is May 18, 2014, the current pledged amount is $12,131 and the funding goal for the project is $5,000. A $29 pledge gets you a copy of the game shipped within the US. The estimated delivery date is Jun 2014.