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Chris Gallo
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I already have Zombie dice with the expansion. Any others that might be worth taking a look at. I like rolling dice and I like the fact that I can carry a game with me to play almost anywhere. Thanks.
 
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Jordan Fraser
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Take a look at Qwixx and Zooloretto: The Dice Game. Both are extremely portable.
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Denis Begin
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15 the box is it's own dice tower, and it's a push your luck mechanic.
 
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Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age
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King of Tokyo can be really portable if you don't mind repackaging it. The board isn't even necessary, so just take the dice, cards and cubes, you're set. Fits in a very small box.
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I have been having fun recently with Dungeon Roll, although I have to say it is best solo or with 2 players.
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Dan Edelen
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Bears!
Fishfry Deluxe
 
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+1 Dungeon Roll

Also check out Hunters of Arcfall.

Semi-portable are King of Tokyo as mentioned, and if you don't mind some cards perhaps Elder Sign, and Dice Town.
 
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Judy Krauss
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Here are a few solitaire PnPs
Dice of the Living Dead
Delve the dice game
Sink the Bismarck
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I'm quite fond of Koplow's Train Game.
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9319/the-train-game
 
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Ben Schomp
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Martian Dice offers a few more decision points over Zombie Dice.

Not sure which is more fun though...
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Charles Bame
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Agree on Martian Dice
Also: Dungeon Roll
Cookie Fu (In spite of the name, it works really well!)
Cosmic Wimpout (My wife and I have copies in our packs at all times)
Catan Dice Game
Carcassonne Dice (not recommended)
Crossword Cubes (If you like word games - I don't; my wife does).
LARGER dice games:
D-Day Dice
Elder Sign
Cities of Doom
Dragon Dice.

I like dice games.



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A couple less common ones that I like

Excape, box is 3 times as large as it needs to be, packs down small
Sixis, there is an ios app to check it out for $0.99



If you like Cosmic Wimpout and can find an old travel yahtzee, you can make this travel cosmic wimpout
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Mark Nicosia
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Here is my ultra-compact pack of gamey goodness...

1) Martian Dice and Zombie Dice in the same tube.

2) Zooloretto: The Dice Game - beyond the dice has a small pad of paper, just take half a dozen of the double sided sheets and you should be good for any short trip. (side note- I think this is a great 2-player game but only an okay 3 or 4 player gamer, so I might leave this at home if I was meeting several people. With just 1 companion it's a must-take)

3) Würfel Bohnanza - this has a small deck of cards in addition to the dice, but, it's worth it. A must-take with any number.

4) Las Vegas - removed from the box it can be ultra-compact. You can even use a set of 6 dice (or cards from Flash Duel, below) as the casinos and leave the cardboard mats behind. It does have a deck of cards too, though.

5) Scripts and Scribes: The Dice Game - probably the least portable of these dice games, just because it has a small board for scoring and a deck of cards for money/VPs... but this is a very fun 2 to 5 player dice game, with set collection, semi-blind auctions and reverse auctions, in a small package

and, okay, these aren't dice games, but being great games with only small decks of cards they make my ultra-portable pack...

6) Battle Line - one of my favorite games in only a small deck of cards. Just use dice from any of the other games as the pawns (ha! see how I fit this on this list)

7) Flash Duel - can pack it down to a pretty small deck of cards... there are even cards cards to use as the board included. If you know you only are going to play 2-player only bring 25 of the battle cards, but if you might play 4 then bringing the whole deck is worth it. Use dice from other games as the player pawns (ha! again!)

8) Swish Jr. - to entertain kids, play a 2-swish collection game. For an adult brain-burner make it a 3-swish minimum. (okay, ummm, no dice here)

9) On the Dot - a tiny deck of transparent cards ... a fun little puzzley diversion (nor here)
 
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D-Day Dice is great but you really need the boards. I photocopied them using a color copier and then laminated them. Then roll them into a plastic potato chip tube, pouring the dice in as well. I also put in my Straight Shooter poker dice and Bears dice. This all goes into my backpack whenever we head out camping.
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Farkle, just 6 dice and the rules maybe
 
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And for games using larger piles of dice (and playmats that can be printed out from their website) -- Dragon Dice is quite fun: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1860/dragon-dice
 
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Martian Dice and Skyline are my favorite small dice games.
 
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Shaun Layton
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Pig would be the most portable. You only use 1 die. You use 2 if you want to play Super Pig. It doesn't get more portable than that. It's the grand daddy of push your luck dice games to me since yahtzee and every game that ripped it off, has been just more complex versions of Pig.
 
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Martian Dice & Zombie Dice are both excellent dice games, & different enough that I'm glad I have both.

The expansion to Zombie Dice is quite good & I highly recommend it.
 
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Fenderbass124 wrote:
I already have Zombie dice with the expansion. Any others that might be worth taking a look at. I like rolling dice and I like the fact that I can carry a game with me to play almost anywhere. Thanks.


If you don't mind carrying scoresheets, especially if you print a few to a workable size and then laminate them so that you can roll them up to carry in your Zombie dice tube, Yahtzee is always a fast favorite because even the non-gamers will almost always have played it before. But I would actually recommend going one step farther and getting the colored dice for Kismet instead; it's solid notch more strategic and interesting than Yahtzee, yet still immediately playable by almost anyone.

Again, if scoresheets aren't a problem, then one of the most interesting dice games around is Reiner Knizia's Decathlon. You'll need eight d6's, but the colored dice for Kismet can be used as part of those.
 
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