- 2-6 players
- Ages 8+
- 20-40 minutes
- Mind Bottling Games
Description from the publisher:
Dice Throne is the game of intriguing dice, tactical card play, powerful heroes and unique abilities! Your hero choice has a significant impact on the strategy and feel of the game. So pick a champion that suits your play style and take the throne!
We were able to get an early release of this game during the con. It will be released via retail on Jan 24.
This was another home run! Quick to pick up, fun to play, and absolutely beautiful design.
We played this game cooperatively - two on two - but you can also do free-for-all. Each player chooses between six class types (ranged dps, melee dps, healer, tank) and you battle via a combination of cards and dice rolls. To some degree, the dice roll portion of the game reminded us of a glorified Yahtzee - trying to get straights or flushes to let loose certain attacks, or moves, depending on the character.
The use of accrued combat points and the deck of cards provided a nice counter to the simple mechanics of the dice rolling. The cards give you the ability to enhance and upgrade your moves.
As I tend to love ranged dps in all forms of gaming, I chose to play with the pyromancer. She was highly enjoyable to play. A terrific damage dealer, but as you can imagine, she had little to no damage mitigation on her end. We found that pairing her with the paladin created a nearly unstoppable force.
As is expected, your goal is to be the last person (or team) standing.
Of note, the devs have said they will be heading to crowdfunding sites in the near future to create expansions - adding new classes.