Drawlab Entertainment

“Yes, that’s it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it’s always tea time.”

DrawLab Entertainment has announced Alice in Wordland, a new party game from designers Chris Darsaklis (When I Dream) and Spyros Koronis. Alice is a family oriented party game, wherein 3-8 players take turns naming items related to a revealed category on a discussion card, e.g. “Items on a sandwich”. However, the evil queen of hearts has decreed that certain letters are banned, so each named item cannot include three forbidden letters on revealed cards. A clever electronic teapot timer gives each player 10-15 seconds to interject their word then hit the button, or else the music stops, that player picks a score card, and is eliminated. Players each take on the role of a famous Alice in Wonderland character, along with a special ability, and these roles are rotated after every round. Once all the players have used each of the characters, the player with the most points is declared the most glib and loquacious polyglot in the kingdom!

Alice in Wordland will have a limited release at Essen Spiel late this October, and retail release to follow. For more information, check out DrawLab’s webpage on Alice here.

Take on the role of arena combat spectators, trying to influence the fighters into cool highlights in Fired Up, now on Kickstarter. In this game, 2-5 players will choose battle results they are trying to see, then influence how the combatants will act, and finally, resolve the battle round. Dice are used to determine what influence actions players can take and to resolve the combat in the arena. Fired Up is a reimplementation of FIRED UP! Eternal Moments with fewer capital letters, but the same design team of Giorgos Eleftheriadis and Theofilos Koutroubis.

As of this writing, the campaign has funded and is headed toward unlocking a Game Trayz insert as a stretch goal. The top pledge tier includes painted minis. The campaign runs through Wednesday, September 4th. Fired Up is being published by Drawlab Entertainment, one of the publishers for the 2016 version of Project: ELITE.

Check out the Fired Up Kickstarter campaign.

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Drawlab Entertainment, the folks behind the Legendary Dice Throwers, have launched a new Kickstarter for their dice rolling game called Mystic ScROLLs.  For an idea of what the game is like, I would say take the game Roll For It, add a fantasy theme, and then make all the dice rolling real time.  But there is more to it than that, while the bulk of a round is spent furiously rolling dice trying to obtain the new spell that was revealed, there are other things to think about.  Such as the spells you already have, because point scoring is not the goal of the game, eliminating your opponents is.  So each spell you acquire will help you in some way by giving you magic points to use, deal damage to other players or heal your own.  So while you are frantically rolling for that new spell, you need to pay attention to your own spells, putting dice on those to be able to active them.  And once all the dice rolling has finished, then you resolve all the spells cast, adjust people’s hit points, reveal a new spell and start all over again until only one player remains standing.

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The game sounds great for a real time dice roller, and with variable powers in the form of different starting spells for each character, not just some exercise in who can roll dice better.  Then there is the art by Asterman Studio, who have done an excellent job making everything look magical and fantastic.  So if you want a fun dice game with some direct interaction, give this game a look and pledge on it’s campaign page.

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In case you were wondering, no, this is not some spin-off to the Legendary card game, this is a cool new way to roll dice.  Legendary Dice Throwers do exactly as the name implies, throws dice to roll them.  There are three different styles you can choose from that chuck the dice in a different way, and they are a catapult, a crossbow, and a hammer.  The catapult and the crossbow are both actuated by rubber bands and the hammer just uses good old gravity to throw the dice.

Operation is easy as you load up the hopper with your dice, and then you will send them flying.  Thankfully they include a castle tray that you can hook the throwers on to, that way you can coral your thrown dice instead of them going everywhere.  On the videos they provide the actions look smooth and the designs on the throwers and tray look awesome.  Head on over to the Kickstarter page to get your very own Legendary Dice Thrower, and make all your dice tower using friends jealous.