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Looking for a game with a ton of dice! What would you say is the best game out there? Quarriors? Roll for the Galaxy?
 
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I once rolled about 130 dice in a close combat attack by my Orks in warhammer 40K. That game certainly meets the "tons of dice" criteria.

But probably not "best game"
 
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As a fellow lover of all things dicey, I have some thoughts.

Dungeon Dice is sort of like Munchkin, but everything is dice: the monsters are dice, your levels are dice, your equipment is dice, all of it! All the dice are really nicely made custom dice, and the game has a bunch of expansions which add, you guessed it, more dice.

Dungeon Roll from Tasty Minstrel Games is one of my favorite light, quick-playing dice games ever. It's a mini dungeon delve with some beautiful custom dice representing your party and the hazards of the dungeon. Variable player powers make this one even more fun!

Roll for the Galaxy is the dicetization (that's a word, I swear) of the popular Race for the Galaxy. It's a little bit solitaire for some people, but we really like it in my group (my website, Gameosity, did a review of it here http://gameosity.com/2015/03/17/roll-for-the-galaxy-review/ )

Also, Martian Dice is like Zombie Dice, but better! Also, Zombie Dice, I guess, but get Martian Dice instead.

Quarriors is good, but I get a little bored with it. The Dicemasters games (we reviewed the YuGiOh version) are also pretty fun, especially as 1-vs-1 duels.

That's just off the top of my head. Any criteria besides lots of dice? Gameplay style, theme, etc?
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Not my favorite game, but lots of dice to choose from... Ciub

Might be worth a look before buy.

we play it, not often.

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EDIT: hahaha... I just saw SDemon has Ciub for trade!
Yeah, maybe a good skip.
 
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I really enjoyed Quarriors! as a 2-player game. I think it loses a little bit of its charm with 3 or 4 players but it still boasts some really neat-looking dice and is good fun.

Escape: The Curse of the Temple might be a nice take on a "real-time dice chucker" for you.

Perhaps Ninja Dice is worth checking out.
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Want to roll older dice games? You play Frag
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I've played a few games of Pandemic: The Cure and think it's pretty fun... Everyone's role dice are different and you use one type of dice to manipulate the other type of dice... I dig it.

I also like that despite being all about rolling dice, the cooperative strategy you employ [almost] completely outweighs the randomness of the dice themselves. As much as I like dice, dice games are often "too random" for my taste.
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Want a game with the most dice rolls per minute, try Space Cadets: Dice Duel !
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My favourite is

The Cards of Cthulhu
 
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Olafslomp wrote:
Want a game with the most dice rolls per minute, try Space Cadets: Dice Duel !

Of course! Not sure how I forgot about that one!
 
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Quarriors! is the first game that comes to mind.. I've played my friends copy a few times... fun game, but seems anti-climactic as we all spent so much time building up resources to acquire the Dragon die, then the game ended without the Dragon ever coming out.. I would probably play the game more, but the dice are so small, they're hard to read. that takes alot of enjoyment out of the game for me.

Two of my favorite games:

Alien Frontiers: doesn't have a "ton" of dice, but you do roll 5 or 6 dice every turn.

Quantum: not alot of dice rolling, but the dice are used as movement tokens and for battle strength. The dice value also dictates how far you can move and gives special powers. So if you build up your fleet, you can pull off some interesting combos.

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Try SUTAKKU... we didnt buy the actual game, we just used a bunch of dice I had on hand and used the rules I downloaded from BGG.. Not a ton of dice rolling at one time, but alot of rolling in sets of 3 dice at a time to build up your tower. I'm not really a big fan of push your luck type games, but this was fun and exciting.



 
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reitoei wrote:
I've played a few games of Pandemic: The Cure and think it's pretty fun... Everyone's role dice are different and you use one type of dice to manipulate the other type of dice... I dig it.

I also like that despite being all about rolling dice, the cooperative strategy you employ [almost] completely outweighs the randomness of the dice themselves. As much as I like dice, dice games are often "too random" for my taste.


Got this game from my BGG Secret Santa last Christmas, and it's been a huge hit with us. Between me and my wife, we've probably introduced it to a dozen or so friends...at least two of whom have bought their own copy.

It is very much about the cooperative play, which helps to mitigate some of the randomness of bad dice (thought we've had games where we've died three or four turns in by absolutely sheer terrible luck), and because everybody has their own unique dice to play their roles, it also does a pretty good job avoiding the Coop Alpha Gamer plague.


I tend to also bring along my copy of Skyline to game nights as a nice little filler game, though I can't really say it's great at much more than filling the "got ten minutes and wanna throw around some dice?" niche.
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For quick and easy I go with Dungeon Roll and for a more rewarding experience I go with The Lord of the Rings Dice Building Game, both mainly solo.

For group play we do like King of Tokyo though it doesn't have tons of dice, just a good amount of dice rolling. Same with BANG! The Dice Game.
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Check out Castle Dice
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Cinnibar wrote:
Want to roll older dice games? You play Frag


No way. Real Old School is Titan.

And Valley games re-released it in 2008.

A massive monster slugfest, with dice measure by the pound.
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I would vote for Roll For The Galaxy, Lords of Vegas, and then Nexus Ops, in decreasing dice count order.
 
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+2 Dungeon Dice and Dungeon Dice: Guilds

+1 Ninja Dice and Ninja Dice: Kage Masters

+1 SUTAKKU not really loads of dice (just 12) but get the original! These dice are the perfect weight and quality if you enjoy rolling dice as a sensory experience.
 
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Las Vegas is my dice game of choice.
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I went with floating market by griffon-eagle games hot off kickstarter!
 
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I'm pretty partial to Hunters of Arcfall

Roll for the Galaxy is pretty amazing too.
 
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Go with a classic - Stack.
 
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Pickomino is pretty cool. And it also has nice ceramic domino-type tiles. Has similar mechanics to Martian Dice, but more going on.

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A few of my non gamer friends love Castle Dice. Lots of dice for a relatively light game.
 
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Dragon Dice anybody?
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Roll for the Galaxy gets my vote.

DICEcapades comes with the greatest diversity of dice (and quite a bit of them too) but it isn't really a game.
 
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