Have you ever heard of a Dice Crafting game? Get ready for one – Dice Forge is under the Tabletop Spotlight!
Our friends at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy know that I enjoy a good dice game. Most dice games have you build a pool of dice that you use to get different effects for whatever game you’re playing. Dice Forge, however, doesn’t have you building a pool of dice – instead, you’re actually upgrading and “crafting” your own dice!
I know what you’re thinking – “Dice” crafting? what does that even mean? I was skeptical at first too! I’m familiar with deck building games like Star Realms, Hero Realms or Dominion. I’m also a big fan of dice building games like Quarriors. But dice crafting is something very different. In Dice Forge, you’re phsyically replacing the dice facings with “new” sides.
The dice use a locking system that is similar to how Lego’s work – only not quite the same. You can see how they look in the video. But the plastic is good quality and designed for lots of use. Evan (from Dragon’s Lair) recommended using some type of plastic chit to pop the facings out – like a guitar pick.
So aside from the dice the board and the rest of the components are also really cool – Asmodee knows what they are doing when it comes to quality components! The actual game play is pretty good. Basically you’re going after resources to purchase upgrades for your dice. You use those upgrades to gather more resources and eventually use them to get Glory (Victory Points). The player with the most glory at the end of the game wins!
The game also involves moving your playing piece around the board. Where your piece is determines the type of upgrades you have access to purchase. Players will also have to attempt to complete heroic feats if they want to win the game as well. These feats can grant you new abilities or they can score you a ton of points – you can’t spend all your time upgrading, at some point you’re going to have to start scoring points or you will fall behind.
Overall, Asmodee has a really cool concept here and the execution is done extremely well. The “dice crafting” is pretty unique and basics of game play are pretty solid. Oh and the art work is also pretty fun – if you’re looking for a fun game with a lot of replay value then be sure to check out Dice Forge. It’s in stores now so get to Dice Crafting!
Greetings, mortal! You have ascended into the divine realms, and here, among the celestial islands, your mettle shall be tested with the utmost rigor. Only the mightiest heroes shall pass all challenges and craft their own destiny, rising to become a demigod. Make your own luck with Dice Forge, a game of crafting dice and heroic deeds for two to four players!
Dice Forge is a board game from Libellud that challenges you to harness your powers and challenge up to three other players in a battle for dominance. During the game, your dice provide the resources you need, but throughout the game, you’ll change your dice, snapping new faces on and improving your chances of claiming victory. When the gods call an end to your contest, the player with the most glory wins the game.
I never though crafting my own dice would be this entertaining…