In all my years of playing games, over three decades, I have come to love & hate dice games. The love/hate relationship comes from getting the thrill of taking a chance to win & getting that win but on other instances that roll can turn into the obligatory fail. Well, we all know these feelings.
However, I just can not turn my head away from a dice game. I love the rush, the thrill, & the sound as the dice comes off the fingers & rolls across the board. If you sit a dice game in front of me I will be always ready to play.
From the designer of Battle of Durak, Fedor Sosnin brings to you a dice game for the whole family, Dice Bazaar.
Dice Bazaar is a family friendly game for 2-4 players, ages six years to adult, & can take anywhere between twenty-five to forty minutes to play. Dice Bazaar comes with four colorful player boards, fourteen white price dice, twenty-four player dice, the Bazaar board, & forty-four game cards (12 spice, 12 tea pot, 12 pottery, & 8 gem cards).
At setup players will divide up the forty-four cards by type & place them on the Bazaar board with their values face-up from 1-8. Next they will roll the price dice per card type setting up the current prices. Then each player will take a player board & matching dice.
On a player's turn they will roll their dice & try to match them up to the price dice underneath one of the product cards. If all dice match that player will take the product card & place it into the tableau. Or a player can set & lock in their dice on their player board under the product. This gives Dice Bazaar a "press your luck" aspect. Once dice are rolled they can not be rolled again for that turn, but any unused dice that have been set aside can be rolled again on the next turn. As a special rule a player may take their dice from underneath a product to roll before their initial roll for turn.
On each of the product cards there can be found actions. A player can use as many actions as they can use as long as they have those actions to use. And these actions can be used any time during each players turn. When taking one of the actions the player will turn in the card & flip it face down.
When a product card is purchased, dice locked in to the player boards under that product are to be removed from the board. This allows a player to knock off any opponents dice. Also any price dice associated with the product card will be re-rolled & set for the next product card.
The game ends when two of the product spaces are empty. Once the game ends each player will tally up their points. The player with the most points wins the game at the Dice Bazaar. If there is a tie, the tied players will have a roll off by rolling their player dice. The player with the highest value wins.
As a lover of dice games I have to say that I really like Dice Bazaar. It plays really quick & can be played by anyone. Dice Bazaar is a game that can be taken to any type of function. Dice Bazaar does have a "Roll For It" feel because it is a press your luck, roll & match game. But there is so much more in that you can take actions to flip dice for certain products.
Dice Bazaar can be found on Kickstarter here: http://kck.st/1PbjAja. Well, lets saddle up those camels to make our way to the Dice Bazaar & game on!
*Photos taken from the Dice Bazaar BGG page*