It’s been a while!! But I am glad to be back, writing. I’ve had a rough adjustment period with some new medication I’ve been taking, but I’m back in the saddle and looking forward to writing.
With that being said, let’s get on to the review!!
It’s no surprise I love Dice Games. I don’t know what it is about them, but I really like games that involve dice, especially when they are used in a non-standard way.
I recently saw a game on Instagram that was a “Dice Builder”. I was immediately intrigued by it, so I did some research and dove in and picked up a copy. That game is Dice Forge, designed by Régis Bonnessée and published by Asmodee as well as others.
In Dice Forge, players are heroes trying to impress the Gods. On a players turn, they will roll their dice to gain resources, then they can either purchase faces that upgrade their current dice with more or better rewards or they can go on adventures where they spend resources to gain either one time or every turn abilities. There are other rules that I won’t discuss, because this is the overall idea of it.
To upgrade your dice, you physically remove the die face you wish and snap the new die face onto it. So when they say that this is a Dice Builder, they aren’t kidding…you really get to shape your dice to fit into the strategy you wish to follow.
I have already played this game 3 times, which for me is a pretty big statement. I really, really enjoy this game. It’s a unique mechanic and the different faces that are present can give you a different way to go about planning your path to victory. It is not a difficult game to pick up but trying to figure out on which dice to place a face provides a little more of a thinky opportunity, especially if you are terrible at probability and math like I am :D.
I would heartily recommend Dice Forge to just about anyone, unless you don’t like luck. The main issue you can run into is that none of your cool new die faces aren’t being rolled, but it plays quick enough (at least to me) that it isn’t an issue.
This was an impulse purchase, and it’s probably been my best impulse purchase in a long time. If you are into dice and deck builders, I definitely suggest you pick this one up.
What are some of your favorite “outside the box” games? Let me know in the comments below!