Dice Pool Building

Board & Dice has announced the first expansion for Dice Settlers, Dice Settlers: Western Sea, that is due to be released at Spiel 2019.

Dice Settlers: Western Sea allows the players to expand beyond the lands initially available to them, all the way to the sea. Besides the growing possibilities of the base game, the expansion introduces ways for the players to fish, sail, find treasure, and discover new and interesting technologies.

Dice Settlers: Western Sea is a modular expansion, meaning that players can add any one (or more) of the modules in the box to their base game, growing and changing it in different ways, to suit their tastes. The expansion also includes solo components for those solo players who want to be able to play the expansion in conjunction with the base game.

If you are interested in more information about the expansion, check here.

Dice Settlers is a new game on Kickstarter being funded that aims to combine both dice pool building and a 4X game [eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate] into one box.  In the game you will start with a standard array of dice, on your turn you will be pulling five dice out of the bag to roll, re-rolling or drawing more dice if you got re-roll symbols or resources to spend.  After that you will then pick two actions to perform out of all your rolled dice, with each action being indicated by different symbols.  If you rolled compass symbols, you can draw as many tiles as you have symbols and then add it to the board.  If you rolled torches you can use the total number of torch symbols to research and upgrade new technologies which give you special powers or actions.  Guns will allow you to raid and remove other player’s markers, while campfires will let you add more of your own to the board.  And finally the hire symbols allow you to add more dice to your bag and trade symbols allow you to turn in resources to earn points.  All of this is to expand your influence on the board and explore more of the countryside, because it’s on the board where you will find the most victory points.  Each tiles has two point values, if you have more tokens on a tile than anyone else, you are the governor of that tile, which will allow you to score the higher point value at the end of the game.  The person with the second most will score the lower of the two values.  But, if you manage to have 3 more markers than anyone else on that tile, you can put down a house, making you the permanent governor of that spot no matter how many other markers are there.  If you can maintain your governorship over the most valuable spots, you may just win in the end.

This game sounds very interesting with the dice rolling and pool building being used as the driving force behind a 4X game, but it could also make this game into a luck fest for over an hour.  You can find out more information, and pledge for a copy of the game, on the Kickstarter page, where a basic pledge of $50 plus shipping will get you everything you need.  However, if you bump up to $75 you can get the deluxe edition with realistic looking resources, and all the wooden cubes and houses replaced with plastic mini tepees and log cabins.

Cwali games has launched a crowdfunding campaign to produce the dice rolling Roll to the Top game. The campaign has received 6,600 Euro in support of the 10,000 Euro needed to create the game with 243 backers on board. The campaign ends December 17th at 2pm MST and has an estimated ship date of April 2018.

Simple to Learn

The goal of the game is straightforward: Fill in all the squares on your Challenge sheet. The challenge sheet is comprised of small boxes that climb vertically. Players roll 5 dice and fill in the boxes from the bottom to the top, with each new number needing to be higher or equal to the number below it. When choosing number from the dice players can select a number from one die, or select the sum from two or more dice.

A selection game similar to the award winning Qwixx, all players can use the rolled dice to fill in their own challenge sheet at the same time.

Players have a pool of various dice to choose from, and each time a player rolls they can add or remove a die to better their odds of hitting particular numbers.

What’s in the Box?

Kickstarter stretch goals may add additional content, but base content in the box will include:

  • 5 different Challenge pads
  • 25 Burj Khalifa sheets
  • 25 Pyramid sheets
  • 25 Eiffel Tower sheets
  • 25 Matterhorn sheets
  • 25 Tree sheets
  • 5 dice: D4 / D6 / D8 / D12 / D20
  • 1 other die with 2x ‘ + ‘, 2x ‘ – ‘, 1x ‘ +/- ‘ and 1x exchange sign

Sold Out!

Both Powerships and Habitats by Cwali games have been sold out in stores but will be available in limited numbers through this crowdfunding campaign at certain pledge levels.

dice masters spiderman banner

It’s about that time again! WizKids is gearing up to release the latest installment of their wildly popular collectible dice game Dice Masters, designed by Eric Lang and Mike Elliot. An excellent 2 player (or 4 player if using team rules) combat/dice building game which feels like the perfect combination of Quarriors and Magic: The Gathering, Marvel Dice Masters plays in about 30 minutes and allows you to build your dream team of all your favorite Marvel superheroes (or villains), which each provide their own special abilities to help you crush your enemies.

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The newest set, The Amazing Spider-Man, is scheduled to hit stores in North America next month and will feature many classic Marvel characters like Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Kingpin and the Sinister Six.

Read the full press release below:

Web-Spinning and Dice Flinging – WizKids Unveils Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man

Hillside, NJ — October 6, 2015 – WizKids, maker of the popular Dice Masters series of tabletop dice-building games, is pleased to announce the newest game in the platform, featuring everyone’s favorite wall-crawler: Marvel’s Spider-Man! The new Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider­-Man collection will arrive in North American retail this November, and promises plenty of fun and awesome dice-building adventures for fans and collectors.

The Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider­-Man Starter Set features fan-favorite characters like Spider­-Man, Ghost Rider, Kingpin, and more! Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider­-Man also premieres the Sinister Six, Allies, Underdogs, and other exciting mechanics!

With game­play that supports two players in epic dice battles, Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-­Man will let players build their own team of heroes or villains! The Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-­Man Starter Set is perfect for the Dice Masters veteran or someone looking to jump into the game fresh!

Features:

  • 44 Custom Dice
  • 38 Cards
  • Two Dice Bags
  • Complete Dice Masters Core Rulebook