Dice Allocation Mechanics - Taking Dice Beyond the Bell Curve
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Traditionally, dice have been used to generate random numbers. Even when custom dice with special symbols are used, the effect is nearly the same as if you were to draw up a table and assign numbers to the possible results. (I say "nearly" because in some cases where multiple dice are used, the dice are not interchangeable.)

However, I know of several games which involve a player rolling dice and then deciding (within constraints) how the results should be interpreted or used. There is opportunity cost, in that using a die in one way means it is not available to be used in another way. To my mind, these are very clever mechanics, since they efficiently layer an element of tactical decision making on top of the randomization. This is somewhat akin to the way, in many games involving cards, the player is often forced to choose among several different uses for a given card. However, card mechanics generally preserve state from one turn to the next, both because you often have to choose between using a card now or later, and because any given card is not available to play if it has already been discarded, it has not yet been drawn, or it is in the hand of another player. Dice mechanics are stateless, and are therefore less predictable.

In this geeklist, I include the games I know of which use dice allocation mechanics. If you know of others, please add them.

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1. Board Game: Roma [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:972] [Average Rating:6.78 Unranked]
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This game has a "location" associated with each number from 1 to 6 in which you may place a card having a special ability. When you roll your dice at the beginning of your turn, you may choose to use each die to draw a number of cards or coins corresponding to the number of pips showing on the die, or to activate the special ability of the card in the corresponding numbered location.

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2. Board Game: Arena: Roma II [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1211] [Average Rating:6.92 Unranked]
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This is a sister game to Roma, sharing essentially the same mechanics.

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3. Board Game: Kingsburg [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:297]
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This game has a "location" associated with each number from 1 to 18 which offers a particular set of resources to whomever takes it first. When you roll your dice, you can separate them into multiple sets, each of which has a value corresponding to the total number of pips showing on the dice in the set. Players alternate claiming locations with sets of dice until all players' dice are allocated.

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4. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:187]
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This game is not out yet, but it appears to have a dice allocation mechanic somewhat similar to that of Kingsburg, but with greater sophistication. (For example, different locations have different sharing constraints, and may require patterns such as doubles and sequences.)

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5. Board Game: Claustrophobia [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:242]
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For the Demons side, there are a number of special abilities which may be activated by allocating dice with particular patterns or value totals. For the Humans, the dice allocation mechanic is particularly clever. Each warrior has six sets of attributes, assigned numbers 1 to 6. You have to assign a die to each warrior to active him, with the number of pips on the die indicating which set of attributes will be used for the turn. When a warrior is wounded, a set of attributes becomes unavailable, so that as warriors become more beat up over the course of the game, it becomes increasingly difficult for the team to function well (or at all).

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6. Board Game: Railroad Dice [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:4386]
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Dice in this game serve multiple rolls. Dice are used: to build track, to purchase stock, to pay for build in special terrain areas, and serve as rewards for actions taken during a turn.

Dice have symbols of straight and curved track on their faces. So those symbols can be used to build a rail line. However terrain is factor (mountains and lakes) so that a player may have to spend extra dice to build in those areas.

Dice also have symbols of a train engine. The train engine can be used to purchase stock in one of the train companies.

Another symbol on the dice is a question mark (?), which serves as a wild card.

When players build train stations or move the rail line onto a new tile, the player is rewarded with additional dice.

Players who own controlling interest (most stock) in the various train companies also receive bonus dice.
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7. Board Game: Stack Market [Average Rating:5.46 Overall Rank:14930]
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Dice (d6) in this game have markings on four sides. The markings are:
1 window
2 windows
3 windows
4 windows
The other two sides are blank.

Player roll their dice and must build a tall building (a Stack Market), with the restrictions that a die placed on top of another die must have a larger number.

A 4 can be placed on top of a 3, 2, 1, or a blank
A 3 can be placed on top of a 2, 1, or a blank
A 2 can be placed on top of a 1, or a blank
A 1 can be placed on top of a blank
A blank only can be placed on top of a 4.

If a Stack Market collapses (the build falls over), then 5 dice from the bank are removed from the game and place back in the box, and players invested in that company lose money. The game ends when their are no dice remaining in the game. So the length of the game can vary depending upon how good players are at stacking dice. Many Stack Market crashes leads to many dice being eliminated. That in turn, leads to a quicker game.

Players get additional dice in future rounds depending upon the height of their Stack Markets. There can also be a hostile takeover as the largest Stack Market (the tallest building) can takeover the smallest (shortest) Stack Market. A player choosing to do this must place all of the dice from the smaller company on top of the stack of the larger company. Bonuses are paid out when players stack a certain amount of dice and when the tallest build becomes 15 or more "floors" in height.

Though this is manual dexterity game, a player can still have poor manual dexterity and still win the game, since players can invest in any company.
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8. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:94]
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The activation dice in War of the Ring are used to determine actions. A Character face on the Free People's die, for instance, can be used to advance the fellowship, Move/attack an army with a leader, or move dudes in the fellowship about the board.
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9. Board Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:680]
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A classic Sid Sackson game. Roll 4 dice, then you decide how to split them into 2 pairs (which are summed and used to move your markers). E.g. if you roll 1, 2, 3, 6, you could decide:

1+2=3 and 3+6=9
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1+3=4 and 2+6=8
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1+6=7 and 2+3=5
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10. Board Game: Shanghaien [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:2232]
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This one is pretty simple- you have 6 dice and on your turn you may choose to roll 2. You then choose one of them and place it on the corresponding card- at the end of the round the player with the most dice on a card wins it. Placed dice also influence the 2 neighbouring cards in the case of a tie.
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11. Board Game: Macao [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:272]
 
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The dice in this game do equal their numbers. That is to say, 1=1 through 6=6. However, they also serve two other functions: color, which indicates what they can (mostly) be used for; timing, or when they can be used. Each player selects two of the colored dice in a round.

Example: if a player selects a Purple 1 and a Blue 5 he gets a Purple action cube for use in the current round (to add to any others he may have) and five Blue action cubes that he may use in fourth round following the current one.
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12. Board Game: Moon Melee [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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[advisio: I co-created this one]

Dice are used as pawns in a Draughts type game, with each 6-sided die representing how much damage it can take.
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13. Board Game: Moonstar [Average Rating:5.17 Overall Rank:15870]
 
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A game with lots of dice and no luck.

A close friend of mine calls this call "Bid Whist for Astrologers". He hates Whist and he does not care much for astrology either.

Clever game.
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14. Board Game: Yspahan [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:493]
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Has a very neat mechanic of the dice setting the options that are available to the players each turn. And players can roll additional dice that are only available to them - for a price.
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15. Board Game: To Court the King [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:1529]
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Pretty much the whole game is this mechanic.
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16. Board Game: The BoardGameGeek Game [Average Rating:6.04 Overall Rank:4715]
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I Think it has a dice allocation too
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17. Board Game: The Demise of Dr. Frankenstein [Average Rating:6.19 Unranked]
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Has a different but similar way of allocating dice rolls for the actions available, but slightly different, but more like Yspahan than any other I can think of.
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18. Board Game: Unpublished Prototype [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2421]
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Somewhere back I followed a thread about an all dice game about building up your rollercoaster park, called Kahuna. It used about 25 dice per player 2-4 players - that is a lot of dice! It was unique in how the dice were manipulated and used. I believe each dice was only ever rolled once a game, but allocated and manipulated fromn there on. Hopefully it will see the light of day and everyone can check it out.
Kahuna was the name
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19. Board Game: Lost Dice [Average Rating:6.26 Unranked]
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My PnP 'express' version of Lost Cities uses 3 custom six-sided dice - $ 5 4 1 3 2 5 4 3 2 1 5 1 1 2 5 4 3

On your turn roll the three dice.

You choose which die to use for the colour, and the other two add together for the value.

For example if you throw 2 4 5 you can count that as Yellow 9, Green 7, or White 6.

Black counts as wild if used as the colour - so on a throw of 1 3 5 you can count that as Red 8, Blue 6, or 4 in any colour.
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20. Board Game: Elfenwizards [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:9146]
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This one was one of the first of the modern "dice allocation" games. It's a great game which has been unjustly forgotten.
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21. Board Game: Qwirkle Cubes [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:2228]
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Each die has six different shapes on its sides, all in the same color. But there are six colors available. You use the dice by placing them in the grid, and then draw more to refill your "hand". At the beginning of your turn, you can either use the dice as they are, or re-roll them to try to get the shapes you need.

There's nothing numeric at all about them.
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22. Board Game: Carolus Magnus [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:1027]
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taking colored cubes depending on the colors thrown on the dice.
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23. Board Game: Okko: Era of the Asagiri [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:2734]
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Okko uses a set of dice with 5 different symbols. You use the dice to give bonuses to your heroes (e.g. Power +1, Speed +1 etc.) or to pay for special abilities. You can give use any number of dice to a single hero - within limits - you can only use one Attribute +1 per each attribute and hero; but paying for abilities goes in addition to that. So you have some freedom, while you still have a lot of tension in wanting to roll certain symbols.
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24. Board Game: Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:629]
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You can re-roll and put appart some dice. Also you can accumulate your goods and use your people gradually.
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25. Board Game: Alea Iacta Est [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:1388]
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Allocate your dice (and how many?) to the run (1-2-3-4-5), group (3-3-3-3), higher sum, lower #, or just re-roll later and hope nobody ends the set?
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