Customize the dice freely, attach even luck to allies and incorporate it in the strategy Board game 'Dice Forge' Opening ceremony & review actually played
Dice, which has been used since ancient times as a device for generating random numbers, is used in many board games including Sugoroku. ' Dice Forge, ' a board game with a bold idea of customizing the dice itself and incorporating even luck into the strategy, was announced by French game company Liber and became a hot topic. The Japanese version also appeared on May 31, 2017, and it reached the editorial department, so I opened it and tried playing.
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The package looks like this. 'DICE' means dice and 'FORGE' means blacksmithing / forging. As you can see from the iPhone 6 next to it, it is quite large.
Overseas board games are often accompanied by the name of the game designer, and this game is designed by Regis Bonesse, who is known for such as 'The
On the back, you can see the contents arranged side by side, the game settings, and a rough flow. By looking at the back of the package, you can roughly understand what kind of game it is.
It is a world view that the gods who have free time give the heroes a fight by giving them dice. As a hero, the player must battle the tournament while upgrading the two dice received from the gods.
This box will also be used as part of the game board. There are 108 dice faces to replace!
The recommended age is 10 years old and over, and the number of people is 2 to 4 people. One play is 45 minutes, so it takes a long time to play.
◆ Opening ceremony
Open the box at once ...
It was an exciting production that the welcome from the gods jumped into my eyes, saying 'I was well prepared!'
Below that is the instructions. The instructions describe how to store the game. Looking at the illustration, is this box packed with so much contents! I'm surprised. Since games that have a lot of contents such as pieces, dice, and cards are managed so much, I am glad that they are well thought out for storage.
First of all, tiles and player boards made of cardboard. Below that is a temple board secured by a wide rubber band.
It is contained in a sleeve case like an envelope. Remove the rubber and take it out from the inside.
The case has the same picture as the board, but all the blue parts are filled in. In other words, if you look at this case it is obvious where to put what on the board.
The blue part of the board is slightly recessed so that what you put will fit firmly.
There are more boards under the temple board, which are islands boards. The unique shape is designed to mesh with the shape of the inner box.
Unfold the board to use.
There were pieces and cubes as well as dice and dice faces in the back.
And the cards used during the game.
The card has two types of attributes, 'Sun' and 'Moon', and the inner box is engraved with the attribute mark so that you can store them separately.
Also, the cards are arranged so that they are connected to the islands boards, but when properly arranged, the patterns will also be connected properly. It is very comfortable that the pictures are lined up side by side.
The die has a unique dimple, and it is a specification that can be customized by combining the dice face with this dimple.
It will be firmly fixed when the die face is attached to the die. When removing the die face fitted to the die, insert the corner of another die face as shown in the image below and lift it in the same way as the lever to remove it easily.
I opened all the bags and packed the detailed contents. Functional, the box can be used as it is as a 'temple' as part of the game. It took about 30 to 40 minutes to prepare while staring at the instructions, so it's better to open it before playing for the first time after getting it.
Here is the appearance prepared for play. It takes up a lot of space, so you need to make sure you have enough space to play.
The player board can count gold, resources, and victory points. A system that counts small cubes in holes. There is also a storage area for two dice, so that you can place the dice or the changed face upwards.
The box and the islands board are connected and used in the game, but the scenery of the temple drawn on the side of the box and the picture of the islands board were connected properly. All the editorial staff who played together were impressed that the depth was firmly created when viewed from the side.
First, the gods give blessings to the heroes. At the beginning of the player's turn, everyone rolls two dice for gold and resources.
Then the active player can spend gold to customize the dice ...
Alternatively, you can choose the action from 2 types, either consuming resources and drawing cards.
The game repeats the above. It's a simple thing that you turn clockwise and the person who wins the most points wins.
Use the gold you get from rolling the dice to customize the dice more and more during play. There are various types of dice faces, such as those that can earn gold, those that earn resources, and those that can directly obtain victory points.
For example, this blue hero has many winning points on one die. In addition, it is a custom that expects explosive power by putting a dice face that triples the roll on the other side.
This is also built with an emphasis on victory points, but by incorporating a 6-gold die into one die, the greedy style aims to earn gold. However, maybe he was abandoned by the god of destiny, and he prayed '6 rolls out!
Black hero customizes the dice with tricky eyes that can copy the eyes of others. One that makes use of the luck of the other party to make one's advantage.
You can get a card and activate its effect by consuming resources called Sun Fragment and Moon Fragment. For example, the card with the following deer is the 'Ginzuki no Deer' that can be rolled one more time. The number is limited, so there will be competition.
During the game, the drawn cards are lined up at hand with the other side facing down. The fineness of the art that the patterns are connected properly even if they are stacked on the back side. Most cards also have a victory point on the front, but the advantage is that you can turn it back so that you don't have a clear idea of who currently has the upper hand.
'Minotaur' is a card with a few interference effects. No one tried to get it in the beginning ...
In the final turn, the green hero activates the effect, and a hot development that wins a wonderful victory.
There are cards for beginners with simple effects, and cards with more complicated effects. It is also ant to replace some of the introductory cards when you get used to the game. Whether or not it is for beginners can be judged by looking at the mark on the back of the card.
Some cards, like the one in the middle, have no effect but lead directly to major victory points. In some cases, how much you draw this card will determine the victory.
From the editorial staff who played it, 'It's the most fun to assemble the dice' 'There are various strategies and it's wide so it's deep and fresh no matter how many times you play' 'I want to try various methods and play' It is quite highly evaluated. It is a well-balanced game in that you can customize the dice while incorporating the element of luck of rolling dice into your strategy. The general flow is simple and there is no need for complicated formulas.
While three-to-four-player play was quite exciting as a party game, two-player play silently pursued one's own way. There were many situations where three or four people had a big impact on their behavior, but two people reduced that. If you want to thoroughly study what kind of strategy / action is the best solution, you can play two.
However, the sentences in the manual were a little difficult to understand as a whole, and there were many situations in which reading took time. In the case of the first play, it is necessary to copy the manual and the card effect list and distribute it to everyone, and if there is something you do not understand, take action while checking with other players each time.
Click here for the initial state of the dice, which was one of the difficult things to understand. There are two types of dice, white and gray, and it is difficult to judge the difference in color, but the color itself does not affect the progress of the game.
Next, all players should roll the dice 'Blessings of the Gods' before each player's turn. For example, if you play four people, you have the opportunity to receive blessings four times per round. At first, when I played in the editorial department, I mistakenly thought that it was a blessing once per round, so I played with a big head, saying 'I don't roll the dice more than I expected ...'.
Although each card effect is shown on the card, it is necessary to read the card effect list from corner to corner because there are detailed conditions and rules.
When I actually played `` Dice Forge '', I found that there are parts that are difficult to understand in the manual and it takes a little time to prepare, so if you are not familiar with board games it will take quite a while before you can enjoy the game It will cost you. However, the new experience of customizing dice is an attractive system that can be enjoyed by both beginners and advanced board games alike. Even though it took time to introduce it, it was a game that made me feel that it was worth more.
The fixed price of 'Dice Forge' is 6048 yen including tax, and it is also available from the following Amazon.co.jp.
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