Friday, April 13, 2012

Game Profile: Dice Town

Welcome to Dice Town, the city of luck and prosperity!

Mechanics Dice Rolling, Set Collection, Simultaneous Action Selection
Theme Wild West
Publication Matagot/Asmodee, 2009
Ages 13+
Time 30 - 45
Players 2 - 5

Travel to this Wild West town ruled by the roll of the dice.  In Dice Town, each player has five poker dice, a dice cup and some money. Simultaneously, players shake their dice in their cups.  The cups are flipped over towards the table keeping the dice hidden.  Players then select which dice to keep, reveal them and set them aside.  Continue rolling the remaining dice until each player has built a poker hand with their five dice.  On each roll a player may keep one die at no cost and must pay $1.00 for each additional die kept.  When all players have completed their poker hands, it is time to go into town (the game board) and take action at each of the seven locations.  The Gold Mine yields valuable nuggets, while the Bank can be robbed of cash.  Go to the General Store and steal special action cards or victory point valued equipment cards.  In the Saloon, you win the favor of the Girls and use their charms to steal from one of your opponents.  As the Sheriff with a reputation for taking bribes, you decide any tie breakers.  The player with the best poker hand gets control of the mayor and the Town Hall.  Here you are awarded a property claim and possibly some additional claims if your hand contains Aces.  If by chance your poker hand is unlucky and does not take you to one of the profitable town locations, you may go and visit Doc Badluck and gain a little consolation.

The game goes as many rounds as it takes to either exhaust all of the gold nuggets from the Gold Mine or all of the property claims from the Town Hall.  Victory points are awarded for gold nuggets, money, General Store equipment cards, and property claims.  The player with the most points wins.

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