Age of War is now available from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games has released Age of War, their new dice game of feudal Japanese combat.

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From the release:

Created by world-renowned game designer Reiner Knizia, Age of War invites you to become a daimyo in a period of warring states. To establish your dominion over Japan, you must wage war against rival daimyos, conquering castles and uniting the region’s clans under your banner. At the end of the game, whichever player has garnered the most support from the Japanese clans becomes the next ruler of Japan!

Enter to win a copy of Gen Con Roll For It

Calliope Games is giving you a chance to win their GenCon edition of Roll For It over on their website.

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From the contest:

Have you coveted the limited edition Gen Con Roll For It!, but promptly thrown yourself into a pit of despair because you aren’t going to the convention? Let us lift your spirits! You can now enter to win a copy to hug and squeeze and name George. You could probably play it too.

If you need to refresh your memory regarding this game’s awesomeness, please visit our blog. Otherwise, good luck, because this is the only way to get the game without going to Gen Con!

Board To Death reviews the Walking Dead dice game

Board to Death takes a look at the Walking Dead dice game in this review.

Note: Board to Death has been having issues with redirects lately. Be warned. The links were working just fine when I tested them while making this post.

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From the post:

In The Walking Dead “Don’t Look Back” Dice Game, you play as one of four survivors from the television show: Rick, Daryl, Michonne, and Carl. Each character has a unique special ability that helps them survive and score the most Walker kills.

The game also features four important locations from the series, and you need to kill walkers to prevent your location from being overrun. Each location offers different strategies for wide-ranging game experiences, and by varying the number of locations in the game, you can adjust the game length from 15 to 45 minutes. This is a competitive dice game.

Board Game Quest reviews Cube Quest

Board Game Quest has a new game review up. This time it’s Cube Quest.

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From the review:

I have a confession to make; I have a dexterity game problem. When I see a game that has some sort of physical element that allows me to flick, flip, throw, or hit something I instantly want to play it. I blame my kids for this evolution in my gaming interest. With two kids under four, just about any activity we do together ends up devolving into one of the actions listed above. That leads us to the game we will be looking at today, Cube Quest. In this game, players will take control of two rival kingdom’s armies looking to destroy their opponent’s king. Players will attempt to do this by flicking their collection of plastic cubes at their rivals. Is this game as good as the other dexterity games in my collection? Read on.

Cube Quest is a two player combat dexterity game that can be played in less than fifteen minutes.

Las Vegas by Ravensburger Review by Club Fantasci

Club Fantasci has a new review up. This one’s about the bright-light city, gonna set my soul, gonna set my soul on fire, Las Vegas.

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From the post:

Publisher: Ravensburger
Game Designer: Rüdiger Dorn
Artwork: Harald Liekse, Markus Schmuck and Mia Steingräber
Players: 2-5 players
Ages: 8 and up
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Game Mechanics: Area Control, Dice Rolling
Contents: One full color rules booklet, 40 D6 (8 in each player color), 6 casino markers, 54 banknotes and 1 start player card

Casual Dragon Games launches Island Dice Kickstarter

Casual Dragon Games is running a Kickstarter for Island Dice, their new game where you’ve gotta not only beat your opponents, but survive the island, too.

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From the campaign:

In Island Dice, players carefully select combinations from a variety of custom dice to implement strategies in order to bring peace to the island.

This can be achieved in one of two ways:

First you can occupy all 4 of the native bases simultaneously, you have brought peace to the island, and you win.

OR you can wipe out all of your opponents and when there’s no one else left to fight, you have brought peace to the island, and you win.

A little about the game play: For 2-4 Players, with 1-2 hours for a standard full game. Recommended ages 8 and up. The game includes 21 dice: 3 standard six-sided, 2 eight-sided and 16 (really cool) custom dice, with variable hex gaming terrain and player pieces, money tokens, etc.

Board Game Quest posts Space Cadets: Dice Duel Review

Board Game Quest takes a look at Space Cadets: Dice Duel and gives you their thoughts on the subject in their latest review.

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From the post:

When I heard Stronghold Games was coming out with a new real time game at Gen Con 2013, my interest was immediately piqued. My expectations were somewhat tempted because this was the second game in their “Space Cadets” Universe and the first game had, unfortunately, fallen somewhat flat for me. Regardless, I still wanted to check it out. At the risk of a spoiler, I can say that I’m really happy I did. Space Cadets: Dice Duel stands on its own as a unique board game that’s a whole mess of fun. What players get is a frantic, team based board game that promises to keep you on the edge of your seat. Do they deliver? Read On!

Space Cadets: Dice Duel is a real time, sci-fi fighting game for 4-8 players that plays in about 20-30 minutes. Space Cadets: Dice Duel plays best with 6 or 8 players.

Luchador Mexican Wrestling Dice game up on Kickstarter

Game Salute is running a Kickstarter campaign for Luchador, their dice game of high-flying Mexican wrestling fun.

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From the campaign:

Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice brings the flamboyant and colorful world of Lucha Libre Wrestling to your gaming table.

We are now ready to release the second edition of Luchador!, and it will be even bigger and better than before. With some great new additions to the rules like new individual strengths and weaknesses for each wrestler, awesome Killer Combination moves and even a 3D wrestling ring for those special Championship bouts, you can be sure that this will be the best version of Luchador! possible!

Potluck Games running Dungeon Dice: Guilds Kickstarter campaign

Potluck Games has a Kickstarter up and running for Dungeon Dice: Guilds, their new expansion for Dungeon Dice.
They’re more than 10x funded and then some, with bunches of extra dice already unlocked.

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From the campaign:

Dungeon Dice is an all-dice game of bashing monsters and finding treasure. Everything from monsters to weapons, armor, potions, and even levels are represented with dice. For more details on the game itself, check out the Videos section and the Rules section at the bottom of the page.

If you weren’t around for the first Dungeon Dice project, you should know that we plan to hit a lot of stretch goals. Last time, we added over 40 unique dice from stretch goals and other promotions. We also funded at over eight times our goal!

This project will create the Dungeon Dice: Guilds expansion, and a second production run of the base game, Dungeon Dice.

WizKids announces Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters

WizKids is expanding the Dice Masters collection of games with the announcement of Dungeons & Dragons, Forgotten Realms Dice Masters.

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From the website:

NECA/WizKids is excited to announce a new Dice Masters game set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe.

“We’re excited to expand our Dungeons & Dragons portfolio with the addition of Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters. Dice Masters is an all new game that utilizes WizKids Games’ proprietary Dice Building Game platform where players collect and assemble their “party” of adventurer dice and battle in head to head gameplay. Dice Masters has had huge initial success, is a very exciting platform and should fit perfectly with the world and lore of Dungeons & Dragons. You can expect to see some of the most recognizable monsters and characters, such as Kobolds, Beholders, Mindflayers, Dragons, Drow, and many more!” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids Games. “We’re excited to work with Mike Elliott and Eric M. Lang, who brought the original Dice Masters game to life, and we are sure they will bring Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters to the table top in unique and immersive ways.”

Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for Dungeons & Dragons, was equally enthusiastic. “We are excited about the addition of Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters to the WizKids product line. We’re sure fans will enjoy this fun and unique way to experience the legendary heroes and monsters of the Forgotten Realms.”

The Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters line will begin rolling out in Q4 2014. Products will include Starter Sets, Booster Packs, Play Mats, and a Storage Box to keep your Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters collection in!

Shingo Games running Capes and Villains Remastered Kickstarter campaign

Shingo Models has a Kickstarter campaign up and running for Capes and Villains Remastered, a dice and card game.
They’ve made their goal, so it’s stretch goals for 16 days.

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From the campaign:

In Capes and Villains, you are already in the heat of the battle. There are no preparation or equipment phases, no pre-planning or gradual movement into battle. Nope, you are there, getting your cape tightened around your neck or dishing out the pain yourself.

With various modes of play and a large roster of characters at your disposal, Capes and Villains offer up great re-playability and a mashup between great comic book lore and an arcade feel!

Board Game Quest posts Marvel Dice Masters review

Board Game Quest takes a look at the new Marvel Dice Masters game from WizKids and lets you know what they think about the subject.

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From the review:

I could not be happier with Marvel Dice Masters (MDM) as the first game I review for Board Game Quest. I have been looking forward to playing this game ever since I became aware of its existence. A game that is a blend of Quarriors and Magic: the Gathering? Sign me up! I liked Quarriors, especially the dice building aspect of the game, but I was disappointed by the simplified combat system. As for Magic, I really like the game play, especially the battlefield tactics, but my usual gaming partner, my wife, does not like deck construction. So what do I think of Marvel Dice Masters now that I have had a chance to play several games? Read on to find out.

Marvel Dice Masters is a collectible dice building/battling game for two players that plays in about 20 minutes.

Push your luck with Capo dei Capi

Board Game Quest takes a look at the dice game Capo dei Capi in this review article.

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I have quite a few “push your luck” dice games in my gaming library. One of the main reasons for that is because my primary gaming partner seems to love them. Whenever we have a little bit of free time to kill, she’s always suggests we reach for one of these excellent filler games. It’s understandable why, they are easy to get to the table, play quickly, and refreshing on the rules usually only takes minutes.

Today’s review of Capo dei Capi will take a look at the newest entry into the push-your-luck genre of games. In this two player only dice game, each player is taking on the role of a rival gang during the prohibition era in the United States. Does Capo dei Capi have enough to stand out in an already crowds genre of games? Read on to find out!

Capo Dei Capi is a push your luck dice game for two players that plays in about 20 minutes.

Sharpen your katana and plan for conquest

Fantasy Flight Games announces Age of War, a new dice game of conquest in Feudal Japan.

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From the announcement:

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Age of War, a fast-paced dice game for two to six players, set in feudal Japan and created by world-acclaimed game designer Reiner Knizia.

In this game, you and your fellow players take on the roles of rival daimyos, competing to vanquish your opponents and unite all of Japan under one banner. To unite the clans, you must conquer their castles and secure their loyalty, but the other daimyos are mustering armies as well. Will you gain renown with every victory, or become just another forgotten warlord? Find out in Age of War!

Flippin’ Games launches Kickstarter campaign for Flippin’ Fruit

Flippin’ Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Flippin’ Fruit, their ‘juiced up’ dice and card game.

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From the campaign:

Welcome to our first Kickstarter, “Flippin’ Fruit” – The fruit rolling, card flipping dice game! With your help, we can get this juicy board game off the production lime and into homes all across the world! Roll and flip your way to victory by earning as many pips as you can, then pip all your opponents to the post and win!

Final hours for Dice Crawl from SoulJar on Kickstarter

SoulJar has just a couple hours left on Kickstarter for their Dice Crawl dungeon crawl game. They’ve had a nice surge going on, unlocking more classes and races in the past day.

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From the campaign:

Whoooo, what a way to bring in 2014! Thank you wonderful backers for an absolutely amazing surge here at the end of the Dice Crawl Kickstarter!

SoulJar posts new Dice Crawl races to vote on

SoulJar has posted up some new races for people to vote on for their Dice Crawl Kickstarter campaign.

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Dear Backers,

Wow, two updates in less than half an hour. My apologies for the spam, but this is the place where we vote on the Race to add to the boxed set of Dice Crawl (because we hit 250 backers yesterday). Many of you jumped into the voting thread and these were the ones we decided to turn into cards and abilities.

Final days for Dice Crawl from SoulJar on Kickstarter, new goodies unlocked

SoulJar only has a couple days left for their Dice Crawl campaign on Kickstarter. They’ve also just unlocked more pieces for the game. They’re also holding voting on the next unlocked race.

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NEW RACE ADDED:Today we hit 250 backers (thank you!) which locks down the last “+1 Race vote.”

Well the Dragonkin was popular, but the Goblin was even more so and on a vote of 18 to 13 the Goblin won! So from this point forward the Goblin card will be added to every boxed game (diceless, core game, or collector’s editions). Congratulations to all of our backers for the new card (we here at SoulJAR *LOVE* adding free content to the game, we really do!)

As a reminder, we have added the Explorer (Class), Centaur, Lizardman and Goblin (as races) and have TWO class votes currently ongoing:

SoulJar reaches funding goal for Dice Crawl Kickstarter

SoulJar has made it to their funding goal over in their Dice Crawl Kickstarter campaign. So it’s stretch goals for the next 10 days.

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From the campaign:

1 – Dice Crawl will now be available in 1-4 players. When funded we will be adding rules for solo-play.

2 – We will be adding a 24″x24″ Gripmat with Dice Crawl graphics. This will be an add-on for any backer. Watch this space for details on that.

3 – We are going to add TWO additional classes for all backers. These will be exclusive to this Kickstarter ONLY and we want YOU to tell us what classes you would like to see! Share your thoughts in the comments thread below!

4 – I am looking into the feasibility of unlocking TWO expansions in one go. This will require that it is funded privately (I’d foot the printing costs for it), but we want you guys and gals to get maximum enjoyment and value from this Kickstarter and game, so we’ll be trying to make this happen for you.

Voting on new class happening on Dice Crawl Kickstarter

SoulJar has a new class they’re voting on over in their Dice Crawl Kickstarter. They’re also getting ever-so-closer to their goal with still 2 weeks left to go.

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Another great day in the Dice Crawl kickstarter, my dear backers!

We are even closer to funding (just $400 at the time of writing …. ooooh, can you feel it?), we’re only 31 backers from a new race, and today we got enough shares to unlock a new class!

So with the new class vote opened (see below), we have locked down the previous vote which was between the barbarian and the explorer. The explorer took it hands down, so all boxed sets (the game, dice or not) and above get this card added completely free!

SoulJar previews Tomb of the Undying tile for Dice Crawl Kickstarter

SoulJar has a preview up of a tile for the stretch goal expansion Tomb of the Undying for Dice Crawl over on their Kickstarter page.

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Remember, all expansion sets come with 30 themed tiles. You shuffle these in with the core tile set and place down the 25 tiles as you normally would, but now you have the opportunity of turning up a special tile with special rules …

Each expansion includes:

24 crypt tiles
2 new-rule reference tiles
2 new class tiles
2 new race tiles

New Classes, Races & about the rules posted by SoulJar for Dice Crawl

SoulJar is more than 50% funded for Dice Crawl already. Thanks to the shares of the campaign, they’ve unlocked some new Classes and Races. Plus, they’re showing off a bit about the rules.

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From the update:

We’ve built in a great little incentive system which combines fun, momentum, and extra goodies for our backers. It takes the form of SHARES and BACKERS. If we hit x-amount of shares we’ll add cards into the core box. If we hit y-amount of backers we’ll add even more cards. Every box gets these extra cards completely free and we really want to give you as many cards as possible!

SHARES are free. They cost no one absolutely any thing. Get your friends and their friends to go to our homepage and hit the SHARE option at the top and they contribute towards the extra content. It’s as easy as that.

Dungeon Roll Review posted on Play Board Games

Dungeon Roll is like butter, because they’re on …. nevermind. They’re getting reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.

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From the review:

Dungeon Roll is a dungeon crawling, dice game. The further you delve into the dungeon the more dangerous it gets and the more points you score. So just how far should you push your luck?

Board to Death posts Faux-Cabulary game review

Board to Death continues their video review series with a look at Faux-Cabulary.

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From the review:

In Faux•Cabulary, players create new words for descriptions that lack appropriate nomenclature by using randomly drawn “word segment” dice included in the game.

Each round, one player is the Wordmeister while the other players draw three word cubes at random from the box. The Wordmeister reads a Faux•Cabulary card out loud, e.g., “The compulsion to pop bubblewrap”, then each player creates a word using 1-3 of his cubes – perhaps “Bust-O-Ific” – and conceals the word in a plastic holder. The Wordmeister mixes the words in their plastic holders (so that she doesn’t know who created which word), reveals them one-by-one, then awards the card to whoever submitted the word that (in her mind) best matches the definition.

Players then return all the dice, and the Wordmeister position rotates clockwise. Whoever claims the required number of Faux•Cabulary cards first wins!

Tasty Minstrel Games running Dungeon Roll – Winter Promo Pack Kickstarter

Tasty Minstrel Games is running a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund a Winter Promo Pack for their popular Dungeon Roll game.

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From the campaign:

We are very excited to be able to make these available to you.

As a supporter, you will be receiving:

Klaus, Saint of the North (Legendary Hero)
Jack Frost (Legendary Hero)
Sugar Plum Faerie (Legendary Hero)
Ebenezer (Legendary Hero)
12 Treasures (Snowball, Cake, Coal, Present)

Board to Death posts Sutakku Dice Stacking Game video review

Board to Death takes a look at the Suttaku Dice Stacking game in this video and gives you their thoughts on the subject.

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From the review:

Steeped in Japanese folklore, SUTAKKU was originally developed to teach the common man the foibles of wishing for more than he had.

In this quick-playing, push-your-luck dice game, you attempt to create the tallest stack of dice in order to gain the highest score per turn. To play, roll three dice and add two of them to an ever-climbing stack of dice. You can choose to stop rolling and score your stacked dice at any time, but pushing your luck will net you more points if you succeed. Continue as long as you dare – but like the stonecutter of legend, who was never satisfied, you may find yourself with naught, right back where you began. The wise will distinguish ambition from reaching beyond one’s means.

SUTAKKU is beautifully crafted with classic Japanese design aesthetics and features hand-inked brush art characters on premium engraved dice. These twelve dice are ¾” on a side, perfect for stacking. The game also includes a cloth dice bag, stacking board, and scorepad.

Befuddled, a new dice-word-game up on Kickstarter now

Befuddled Games launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their new dice word-finding game, Befuddled.

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From the campaign:

Befuddled, the new, fun, and exciting table top word game in a cup is now live for sale on Kickstarter.com.

The object of Befuddled is simple; find as many words as you can before the timer runs out – and hope they are words your opponents haven’t found – because that’s the only way you can score points.

Befuddled adds a new dimension to word games by adding elements of chance to game play, like Shake It Up cards that change the way a round is played.

Everything needed to play neatly fits into the Befuddle cup and can be easily taken anywhere.

Help fund Befuddled by pledging to purchase a copy of the game at Kickstarter.com by Oct. 23, 2013.

Board To Death posts Dungeon Roll video review

Board to Death takes a look at Dungeon Roll and gives you their thoughts on the matter.
Because that’s how they roll.

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From the review:

In Dungeon Roll the player’s goal is to collect the most experience points by defeating monsters, battling the dragon, and amassing treasure. Each player selects a Hero avatar, such as a Mercenary, Half-Goblin, or Enchantress, which provides them with unique powers. Then players take turns being the Adventurer, who boldly enters the dungeon seeking glory.

The Adventurer assembles their party by rolling seven Party Dice, while another player serves as the Dungeon Lord and rolls a number of Dungeon Dice based on how far the Adventurer has progressed through the dungeon. The Adventurer uses Champion, Fighter, Cleric, Mage, Thief, and Scroll faces on the Party Dice to defeat monsters such as oozes and skeletons, to claim treasure inside chests, and to revive downed companions with potions. The Adventurer claims treasure by taking a token at random from inside the treasure chest-shaped game box.

Iron Box Games Updates progress on Angry Sheep

Iron Box Games continued work on Angry Sheep even though their Kickstarter didn’t look like it was going to make it. Well, they’ve posted up a progress report on how things have been going since.

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From the update:

It probably goes without saying but, just in case, the black dice will actually be black — with either white or red icons.

But we received this update from the factory today, and they’re ready to start turning out dice for us.

We have sent out the initial production payment, and the resin sheep we have been casting have been sent to them as samples. In the end we’re going to do the white sheep with injection molding, and the black sheep as a poly-resin. Given the quantity difference between the two it just makes the most sense to take that route.

We have also confirmed the “Sack O’ Sheep” and we’ll have pricing on that when we take pre-orders for the game.

Iron Box Games has also lined up six new game properties — two of which will likely find their way to Kickstarter, while the rest are traditionally published. We’ll do this under a new Iron Box Games profile though — so stay tuned for more fun!

Iron Box Games cancels Angry Sheep, but the game will live on

Iron Box Games cancelled their campaign on Kickstarter to fund Angry Sheep, but this doesn’t mean the game won’t be made.

From the update:

I contacted the factory yesterday and told them to begin the production process. Our quote says that the product should ship in 80 days, but counting it as 90 days that puts us at the top of November for delivery to the warehouse. This will give us plenty of time to get orders shipped in time for Christmas.