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Tasty Minstrel Games announces a brand new dice game from Dave Chalker (Get Bit) called Thief’s Market.  On each turn in this fast dice game, 3-5 players will roll the dice and take turns claiming what they want from the dice pool as loot (or stealing from each other).  After all players have loot, they then are able to purchase useful cards with special abilities using any “gems” claimed.  “Yellow coin sacks” provide currency to be used later in the form of “wild gems”, and purple masks provide players with victory points.  Set in the same thematic world as Harbour and features the art of Rob Lundy.

TMG plans to begin its Kickstarter project for Thief’s Market in January of 2016.  TMG states: “Our goal is to be able to deliver the game to you via Send From China (with double-bubble protection like on Harbour) straight from China to arrive 6-8 before GenCon so that we can comfortably release the game at GenCon 2016 (and hopefully sell tons there).”

Watch for this project on Kickstarter over the next month.

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WizKids is pleased to announce the North American release of the latest version of their popular Dice Masters line, The Amazing Spider-Man.  This new set for the dice-building collectible line introduces new characters such as Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, and Kingpin.  Additionally, this new set premieres the Sinister Six, Allies, Underdogs, and other new and exciting mechanics.

One copy of Dice Masters:  The Amazing Spider-Man includes the following components:

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

As with previous Dice Masters sets, the Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man Gravity Feed, Playmat, Collector’s Box and Team Box will all be available for players to purchase in order to complete their collections.

For more information on this new release, visit the product page here.

Some of you may have read our previous article about John Wrot’s  (now successful) campaign to raise money for his “Halfsies Dice” project. Well, he’s actually giving away dice today and this, during the final week of the campaign.

Exactly 1 year ago today, my Wife and I woke up to an earthquake! (True Story). We realized it was also Saint Patrick’s Day, the Feast Day of the patron Saint of Ireland. We like Saint Patrick, A) he’s awesome, and B) we’re Irish. So this was a significant moment… the earth moved on this day. In more ways than one.

One year ago today, on Saint Patrick’s Day, just after that earthquake, we found out that we were pregnant. Yes, one year ago today we found out about the existence of little John Wrot! the 2nd!  aka: “The Heir.”  Needless to say, it was one of the greatest moments of our life.

In honor of our son, and to teach him generosity from a young age, we want to give away free dice. It’s just that simple.

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To learn more about the project and the details on the free dice you can visit the Kickstarter page here.

 

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!

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For all you die-rolling fanatics out there, this Kickstarter project might just be for you! John Wrot has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund some new two-toned die in sizes of your traditional role-playing set (D4, D6, D8, 2xD10, D12, D20).

All Halfsies Dice are two-toned, semi-translucent, have a pearlescent swirl effect, and are professionally manufactured in high impact resin with smooth corners for a clean and balanced roll every time.

Right now the available sets are Mithril, Orichalcum, and Adamantium. Other sets will be announced as unlockable stretch goals and determined by backer voting. To learn more about the project you can visit the Kickstarter page here. Myself, I wound up backing the project and purchased 2 sets (one for me and one for my wife). They pretty much trump what I’ve got right now and I’ll be looking forward to casting my vote for a new color!

run fight die big box

Run, Fight, or Die is back for another round of crowdfunding, this time for a Big Box edition containing the game, several expansions, and a new storage solution. Here’s a breakdown of the full package:

  • Base game
  • Running Late expansion
  • Horde expansion
  • 5/6 Player expansion
  • Co-Op expansion
  • Kickstarter promos
  • New Hold Everything game box

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“New to this Kickstarter is the -Big Box- with the new expansion: ‘Running Late But We’re Worth It’. The expansion includes 4 female characters, a new custom die, 4 new location cards, 12 new loot cards, and rules.”

The original game, designed by Richard Launius, was successfully Kickstarted back in November 2013. If you’re interested in backing this Big Box edition, head over to the Kickstarter page for all the details. Make sure to check out Dice Tower’s review for our opinions on Run, Fight, or Die.

atomic dice

It seems that every board gaming enthusiast is always looking for ways to spruce up their game.  Well this Kickstarter campaign, from Dice King Game Designs, might be for you.  What’s unique about these die are that they’re really D6 die on 18 and 24 sides die.  That’s right – you have 1-6 repeated 3 or 4 times on these unique die.  Here’s some more info from their KS site:

Well what can I say these dice are just BONKERS!!! I wanted to create a cool set of dice that were absolutely different and FUN to shake, roll and show off! Now are you excited, I know I surely am because I truly feel I’m on the cutting edge of not only crafting but introducing a new type of dice to all gamer’s out their. Transforming the rare d18 and d24 dice to a d6 dice with a lot more sides.

To find out more, as well as fund the campaign, you can click here.

upsized diceA project has been created, by Laura Flores S./Eagle Claw Designs, to produce Machined Die. Here’s some more information taken from the Kickstarter page:

Well to simply put it these are 25mm polyhedral dice that are made from 6061 Aluminum. These dice will have large faces/surface area, be slightly heavier(providing a more solid roll), and also be the first 25mm metal polyhedral dice offered on Kickstarter.  The dice are CNC machined from solid billets of aluminum. These dice are larger than your standard gaming dice and when rolled provide all the “Thunk” and “Thunder” you need to catch your competitors attention. 

The dice will be offered in 5 different anodized colors and a brilliant hand polished finish. These colors will include green anodized, pure blue anodized, red anodized, clear anodized and a fifth color which will be decided by YOU! The decision for the fifth color will be based on a poll that will be posted mid way through the campaign and each backer will be allowed to submit their choice of color.

To find out more you can visit the Kickstarter page here.