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Board GameDice Throne Review
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Posted: 3 months ago.

Author: Rob Prior, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Dice Throne is a battle game where wide-ranging heroes fight for victory. You play by rolling dice to complete specific combinations, collecting cards and activating your powers when you need them. It is a fight to the death that takes place over a thousand small decisions.

You play as one of eight heroes, each with different combat styles, abilities, and upgrades. You roll and re-roll dice, trying to complete combinations that enable specific attacks and deal damage to your opponent. The more complicated a combination is to complete, then the more damage it deals. So, like Yahtzee, each go you must select and re-roll your dice carefully to inflict the highest possible damage.

As you play, you collect cards and combat points that enable you to upgrade your hero, unlocking new powers and new attacks. The first player to lose all fifty of their health points is defeated, so you need to balance attacking your opponent with healing and upgrading your own character.

As each character has such a complex set of abilities, this is no simple slugfest. You must carefully plan out each action that you perform, whether it is rolling dice, using combat points, or upgrading your character, because this is a fight to the death that takes place over a thousand little decisions.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 2-6

Genres: Battle, Collecting, Push-Your-Luck and Role-Play

Pieces: Board, Cards, Dice, Score Board and Tokens

Developer: Roxley Games (@RoxleyGames)

 

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DurationDuration

Learn to Play: This takes 50 minutes to learn. You need to understand the turn structure and dice rolling mechanics before starting to play. When you first play, you may need to take turns more slowly, so that you can take time to learn your characters specific set of attacks and abilities. This is a fairly complex game, so you may need to play through a few times before you fully understand it.

Play Time: This game will take between 20 minutes and 40 minutes to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 2 to 6 players in the same room. It is best with 2 players.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be able to choose how to use their dice rolls, which powers to enable and what upgrades to buy. They also need to be resilient enough to deal with being damaged by opponents.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds. This game involves fighting, powers and inflicting damage on an opponent. However this is note presented in a graphic way.

CostsCosts

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
There is a wide variety of different versions of this game, each of which feature the same basic gameplay, but introduce new characters to battle with. These include:
  • Dice Throne: Season One - the original version that includes eight heroes.
  • Dice Throne: Season One ReRolled - a re-print of the original version.
  • Dice Throne: Season Two – Battle Chest - contains all eight heroes from the Season Two games.
  • Dice Throne Adventures - a co-operative expansion for the other versions.
  • Marvel Dice Throne - a version with eight marvel heroes.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Dice Throne Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@RoxleyGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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