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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From the update:

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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From the update:

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.

Zero Hour Horror Card & Dice Game on Kickstarter now

Zero Hour is a survival card and dice game that’s up on Kickstarter. They’ve made more than 300% of their funding goal, so there’s plenty unlocked already and surely more to come in the next two weeks of the campaign.

From the campaign:

Zero Hour is a survival horror game for 2-6 players. Players take turns competing against one another to see who will last from midnight to sunrise. Each player must keep their children alive and stay ahead of The Pale One and the deadly creatures of the night.

TGN Interview with Justin McCoy of Iron Box Games about Angry Sheep

Iron Box Games is running their Kickstarter campaign for their first ever game, a dice and token game called Angry Sheep.

Misterjustin (most notably known for Secret Weapon Miniatures) is at the helm, guiding the sheep ship to its destination. He was kind enough to sit down for a quick minute and field a few questions.

So grab your shepherd’s crook and head out to the pasture as we have another TGN Interview.
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Iron Box Games updates about future expansions to Angry Sheep

Iron Box Games gives us a look at the future of Angry Sheep with a preview of the upcoming expansions.

From the update:

The first expansion includes one token – featuring one of our fuzzy sheep covered by a wolf-skin tent – and one grey “Wolf-Sheep” die. The die has three blank faces, two “Wolf-Sheep” faces, and one “Redistribution” face. It is meant to be played in conjunction with “Sheep Guevara,” but we’re testing it as a replacement for the black die as well.

Rolling the “Wolf-Sheep” brings the token to your pasture. At the end of every turn you count up all of the sheep currently in play, and if you have the most sheep, or are tied for the most sheep, then you must give one to every other player. If you have the fewest number of sheep in play, or are tied for the fewest sheep, then every other player must give you one of theirs. This takes place every turn that the “Wolf-Sheep” is in your pasture.

Angry Sheep, A Dice & Token Game by Iron Box Games, up on Kickstarter

Iron Box Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Angry Sheep, a new dice and token game they’ve been working on.

From the campaign:

GET THOSE SHEEP! You need to round up those sheep before your neighbors do, even if it means stealing them. But beware Sheep Guevara…

Welcome to Angry Sheep, a fast paced dice game at home on the family dining table, at the pub, or after hours at your favorite convention.

The basic premise is dice matching – roll the dice, keep your doubles, take your re-rolls, and then act accordingly. Be the first one to collect enough sheep and you’ve won! Simple, right? Not quite.

You and your neighbors can steal sheep from each other, and your Barbarians occasionally have too much (root beer) to drink and deliver sheep to the wrong pasture. But, worst of all, is the dreaded… Sheep Guevara! If this revolutionary find his way into your flock he’ll work to free them until the fight calls him elsewhere!

Clever Mojo Games launches Monsters and Maidens Jump Start City campaign

Clever Mojo Games has launched a Jump Start City campaign for their dice and card game, Monsters and Maidens.

From the campaign:

The Maidens of the kingdom keep disappearing. As an aspiring Hero, your job is to rescue them. You must battle the Monsters that have been capturing the Maidens. But you are not the only aspiring Hero trying to rescue the Maidens. Can you rescue the most Maidens and become the Greatest Hero in the kingdom?

Monsters and Maidens is a fun, easy-to-learn dice game with 9 fully customized six-sided dice. Players play the role of the Hero trying to rescue the Maidens from the Monsters.

By rolling the dice and comparing the results, players determine the success or failure of their mission. Players may have some rescued Maidens but decide to push their luck and roll the dice again in an attempt to rescue even more. If they aren’t careful, though, they will be overtaken by the Monsters and lose some or even all of their rescued Maidens.

Dice Hate Me Games launches VivaJava Dice Game on Kickstarter

Dice Hate Me Games launched their Kickstarter project in order to fund VivaJava” The Coffee Game: The Dice Game.

From the campaign:

VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game – or, more simply, VivaJava Dice – is the successor to the well-received 2012 release (and Kickstarter veteran) VivaJava: The Coffee Game. As in its predecessor, players of VivaJava Dice take on the roles of employees at the VivaJava CoffeeCo., scouring the globe for the best beans to keep the company on top while keeping themselves one step ahead of the rest of the executives.

Las Vegas Board Game Review posted on Play Board Games

Las Vegas takes their chances and rolls the dice over on Play Board Games. Did the house win? Find out.

From the review:

Las Vegas is a dice rolling game that plays fast and appeals to a wide variety of people. You must roll dice to win the most money over four rounds to win this game.

Bora Bora Board Game Review posted on Play Board Games

Bora Bora has their chance in the sun over at Play Board Games to get reviewed.

From the review:

Bora Bora is a eurogame that uses dice placement to perform different actions and complete tasks. The game only last six turns so you need to choose your actions, tasks and goals wisely to win.

Hunters of Arcfall, a new sci-fi dice game up on Kickstarter

Hunters of Arcfall is a new sci-fi dice game that’s looking for funding over on Kickstarter. Go check it out.

From the campaign:

The planet of Arcfall has become overrun with dangerous creatures. Malfunctioning robots and savage beasts wreak havoc across the planet. Locals have taken to the services of anyone who will help. For a price of course. You are a Bounty Hunter seeking fame and fortune. But beware, other Hunters will try to swoop in and claim your target as their own! Press your luck against other hunters in search of fame and fortune!

Roll For It from Calliope Games up on Kickstarter

Calliope Games is over on Kickstarter with their latest game, Roll For It, and is looking for funding.

From the campaign:

At its heart, Roll For It! is a resource management game that blends the luck of the die roll with a decision making process that will bring smiles and laughter to all… but it can also make a grown man cry! OK, maybe that’s a bit extreme, but you’ll know what I mean when someone steals your first 15 pointer.

The objective of Roll For It! is to score 40 points by rolling dice to match cards of specific point values. When playing Roll For It!, each player has 6 standard six sided dice of a specific color. These dice represent the players and the decisions they’ll make.

Alien Lab launches Geek Dice Kickstarter campaign

Alien Lab knows what gamers want… dice. They’ve got a new dice game called Geek Dice up on Kickstarter that’s looking for funding.

From the campaign:

Geek Dice comes with five 19mm six-sided dice embossed with symbols for Rock, Paper, Scissor, Lizard, Spock and the GEEK DICE Atom symbol. In addition to the dice, the game also comes with 150 playing chips and a full color Symbol Analyzation Chart (IE, “What Beats What” chart).
RULE:
• Each player receives 1 die and an equal number of chips
• Each player antes up 1 chip at the beginning of each round
• All players roll the dice simultaneously
• Consult the chart to see if there is a clear winner or draw
• When a draw occurs the players involved continue rolling off
• Losers are eliminated until the next round
• The winner is allowed a chance to roll the Atom to claim the pot. If the pot is not won it continues to grow
• A new round begins
• The last player with chips wins the game

Cradle: Creator’s Challenge, a new card and dice game up on Kickstarter

Cradle: Creator’s Challenge, from Precarious @ Best, is a new card and dice game that’s looking for funding up on Kickstarter. They’ve got a rules .pdf up as well so you can try it out for yourself.

From the campaign:

In Cradle: Creator’s Challenge, you are a god-like Creator. In the name of competition, you and your rival conjure a world. Sweeping plains, rugged mountains and deep oceans spring into existence at your command, and are then filled with life; be it by brawn or brain, your creations will vie for dominance. Anything you can imagine, you may create; the Challenge will support you with a single system of resolution.

Each Creator has uniform tools at their disposal; everything you need to play is in the box. The game is played in two Phases: In Phase I, Creators alternate playing Tiled Cards to create a map, and use octagonal Origin Points to set where their Creations spawn from. In Phase II, Body & Soul Cards are paired together to make 3 Creations per team, which are then represented by pawns on the map. As the pawns are moved around the field, they will come into conflict with Rival Creations. Conflict is resolved with 1 to 3 six-sided dice. A continually exchanged Event Card assigned to each Creation provides aid or presents challenges as the game unfolds. The game is over when one side has lost both Origin Points or all 3 Creations.

WizKids posts overview of Lord of the Rings dice building game

WizKids gives us a look inside their Lord of the Rings dice building game they’re working on.

From the overview:

The dice building game engine was pioneered in WizKids Games 2011 release Quarriors! designed by Mike Elliott and Eric M. Lang. Similar to deck building games where players collect a resource to purchase better cards to add to their deck— in a dice building game, players are collecting dice. In The Lord of the Rings Dice Building Game, players must work together to assemble an army of dice representing brave Men, battle-ready Dwarves, wise Elves and stout-hearted Hobbits and muster their troops against the forces of Sauron. But beware — some may be tempted by the power of The One Ring and become corrupted by evil!

Dungeon Dice, a new dice game up on Kickstarter

Dungeon Dice by Potluck Games is a new dice game looking for funding over on Kickstarter.
Go have a look-see.

From the campaign:

A new game on Kickstarter combines monster-killing and treasure-finding with loads and loads of custom dice.

The project begins with 70 dice, but more will be released as stretch goals are met.

Board To Death reviews YamSlam Poker Dice

Board To Death knows no bounds with their reviews with a look at YamSlam Poker Dice.

From the review:

Yamslam is a fresh twist (with a BIG boost of fun) on popular dice games. With its interactive gameplay and attractive, self-contained design, this dice game offers so much more! No need for paper and pen—the scoring chips allow for non-stop action and easy point calculation. Let the five dice roll to achieve the best combination and win the corresponding chip. Players compete to grab the best chips before they run out and plan ahead for special bonuses.

Rollaway, a new dice game from Sugar Pill Studios

Sugar Pill Studios just released a new dice game called Rollaway. Go check it out.

From the release:

Rollaway is an abstract dice game about picking the right time to play whatever actions you roll. The interaction of six simple actions (win, lose, skip, double, give, and take) produces a rich variety of gameplay. A die that normally scores one point could earn you four, or could be taken away. You might use a skip-die to prevent the next player from giving you a burdensome lose-die, or you might take the lose-die so you can pass it on to someone else. Rollaway is simple to learn, highly interactive, and provides hours of lightly strategic fun.

Castle Dice Kickstarter donating to Hurricane Relief

Castle Dice has decided to send some of their Kickstarter funds to the East Coast to help those affected by the hurricane.

In response to Hurricane Sandy and it’s aftermath, the successful Castle Dice Kickstarter project is donating to help support those in need.

Castle Dice up now over on Kickstarter

Castle Dice is a dice drafting/placement game that’s looking to be funded over on Kickstarter.

From the campaign:

Castle Dice is the dice drafting, worker placement, big box game of castle building in a barbarian infested frontier land for 2-4 players. The game also features an engaging solitaire version for expanded playing options. To win, you’ll have to plan well, make good tactical decisions, hire workers and out maneuver your opponents in gathering the correct resources to complete upgrades to your castle all while holding back barbarians raids.

Or to put another way… Castle Dice is a Euro-style game with a ton of custom dice, lots of tactical and strategic choices, a strong focus on drafting resources, and a fast paced turn sequence that allows an entire game to be played in about 45 minutes.

Castle Dice, a new game over on Kickstarter

Castle Dice is a new dice-drafting game that’s looking for funding over on Kickstarter.

From the campaign:

Roll tons of dice and build castles in this massive Euro-style game featuring light worker placement and dice drafting.

Your kingly father (the king) has sent you and your siblings each off in a different direction to build a successful castle in the barbarian infested region at the edge of the empire. Whoever does the best job becomes the successor to the throne. Will it be you?

WizKids announces Lord of the Rings dice-building game

WizKids has an announcement out for their next project: Lord of the Rings dice-building game.

From the announcement:

NECA/WizKids Games, the leader in collectible gaming, under license with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, is excited to announce the upcoming release of their next game — The Lord of the Rings Dice Building Game, offering a unique twist on the original Quarriors dice building game engine invented by renowned game designers Mike Elliott and Eric Lang.

Players must work together to assemble an army of dice representing brave Men, battle-ready Dwarves, wise Elves and stout-hearted Hobbits and muster their troops against the forces of Sauron. But beware — some may be tempted by the power of The One Ring and become corrupted by evil!

Impact! adds Dice Farmer game to D14 / D18 KickStarter

Impact! Miniatures has added the dice game Dice Farmer to their Kickstarter campaign wherein they’re raising funds to make all the even-numbered dice from 4 to 20.

From the update:

Dice Farmer is a very fast playing game of chance with just enough strategy to get it fun and interesting that was developed by Tailsteak of Leftoversoup.com.

Impact! has been given permission to offer a boxed set of the game with our KickStarter for the D14 and D18 as the boxed set rules of the game gives the user an immediate use for those new dice.

If you have someone who is just getting into RPG gaming, this game makes a great gift to give them a game and set them up with a start at their needed dice pool at the same time. Full rules for the game can be seen at http://www.impactminiatures.net/KickStarter/DiceFarmer_Rulesheet.pdf.

This game is available now as a $45 reward or you can add it to any pledge for $45. If you just want the 6 of D14, D16 and D18s you need to add to your own collection to play this game. You can add $25 to any pledge level to get just those 18 dice.