Monday, October 14, 2013

Day 14: Dice Games

     I hope everyone is having a great Colombus Day! I am heading to work. I am a teacher and we have a teacher workday. I enjoy my job and working with students Monday through Friday. I enjoy the weekend so I can spend time with my family and friends. I have described several types of games we like and today is our last day to talk about types of games. Today is one my favorites, dice games! (They are all my favorite aren't they?)

     A very simple dice game that is great for Halloween is Zombie Dice. Zombie Dice is a "press your luck"  party game. There are 13 dice and at their turn players select 3 random dice and rolls them. The dice have icons representing brains, shotgun blasts, or runners. The object is to get 13 brains first. Be careful, don't press your luck too much or you will get shot and lose your brains! This game is recommended for ages 10 and up. This is a great party game because 2 - 99 people can play! Sounds like Halloween party to me!

     In King of Tokyo the object is collect 20 victory points or be the last monster standing. In the game players are robots, aliens, or mutants fighting to be the King of Tokyo. There are six dice with the icons for 1, 2, or 3 victory points, energy, heal, and attack. Players roll three times and decide which dice to keep. There are also special cards that can be purchased with energy to boost your rolls! It is recommeded for ages 8 and up and plays 2 - 6 players. It has a Godzilla feel to it and it is fun family game.

     On day 8 we talked about deck building games. In deck building games you acquire new cards through the game to make your better. Quarriors is a dice building game. Players can customize their dice pool depending on their dice rolls. Each player is a mystical warrior and starts with 12 identical dice and can acquire spells or creatures (the dice) to add to their pool. This game is recommended for ages 14 and up but our 10 year old played with no problem. I really like Quarriors because I like that each player has their own dice bag and the dice you pull are random. You don't know what creature or spell you will get.  I like the unknown and waiting to see what it will be! I also like the colors of the dice. I know that is probably a silly factor but the dice are neat to look at during the game!

     We have discussed the different types of games,  dice, deck building, worker placement, etc. There are some games which don't fit neatly in a category but I think we have talked about all the major types of games. Now it is time to move on to the different themes of games. Themes are the stories and settings of the game. Tomorrow we will start with fantasy! Have a great Monday!