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Carl Frodge
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I want to design a simple dice game, a la Yahtzee. But I want to get familiar with what's out there already.

I have played:
Yahtzee
Qwixx
Roll For It!
Elder Sign (Much more complex than what I'm going for, but it uses a simple dice mechanic).
Age of War
Boggle
Machi Koro (also too complex, but uses a simple dice mechanic)
Favor of the Pharaoh (too elaborate of a design, and too many components)
King of Tokyo/King of New York
Las Vegas

I am aware of, but have not yet played:
Rolling America

Again, I want to emphasize that I am looking for very simple dice games. If you suggest something more than that, you will be ignored.
 
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Dino Hunt Dice from Steve Jackson is about as simple as you get.
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agentkuo wrote:
If you suggest something more than that, you will be ignored.

Harsh.

I haven't had a chance to play them myself yet, but based on their BGG weight ratings, Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age and VivaJava: The Coffee Game: The Dice Game should be in the same neighborhood as King of New York. There's also Blueprints, which I have tried and did enjoy, it should be in the same "weight class", but perhaps a different sort of "dice game" than you are looking for.
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How about Keltis: Das Würfelspiel and Würfel Bohnanza.
And Zooloretto: The Dice Game.
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Ship, Captain, Crew:
http://tinyurl.com/zsal46w

Liar's Dice / Perudo
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Delve: The Dice Game is a solo print and play game that uses 6 dice and a printout. Mechanics are somewhat similar to Yahtzee.
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Dungeon Roll and FUSE are both pretty simple fun dice games. Capo Dei Capi is also a fun push your luck game.

Pandemic: The Cure that is in a little bit of a bigger box, but the other ones are smaller boxes.
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D-Day Dice

Ancient Terrible Things - may be too complex for what you're looking for
 
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Pickomino (French version)/ Heck Meck (German version)
Zombie Dice

Also a game already mentioned by others and that I'm really enjoying playing recently is FUSE, also mentioned previously was one of the Q games I'd add Qwinto or include that whole family of Q dice games.
 
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Start by reading up on the traditionals, Dice Games Properly Explained has good coverage.
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Two simple dice games that have print and play files here on BGG are Extra! and Reiner Knizia's Decathlon.
 
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agentkuo wrote:
If you suggest something more than that, you will be ignored.





Zombie Dice


Martian Dice


Cthulhu Dice


Dungeon Roll


Tiny Epic Galaxies


Escape: The Curse of the Temple


Machi Koro
 
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Dice Town

Dungeon Fighter

Run, Fight, or Die!


 
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Carl Frodge
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Kyur wrote:
agentkuo wrote:
If you suggest something more than that, you will be ignored.



It's because I'll post threads asking for recommendations and people will post anything they want, without reading what I'm actually asking for. It's happened a lot, actually. People see the title and just post anything, completely ignoring what I'm actually asking. I've seen it happen to other people too.
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Adrienne Dong
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Bears!
 
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agentkuo wrote:
Kyur wrote:
agentkuo wrote:
If you suggest something more than that, you will be ignored.



It's because I'll post threads asking for recommendations and people will post anything they want, without reading what I'm actually asking for. It's happened a lot, actually. People see the title and just post anything, completely ignoring what I'm actually asking. I've seen it happen to other people too.

I know what you mean. I think Mage Knight Board Game and Blood Rage are what you're really looking for.
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agentkuo wrote:
Kyur wrote:
agentkuo wrote:
If you suggest something more than that, you will be ignored.

:what:


It's because I'll post threads asking for recommendations and people will post anything they want, without reading what I'm actually asking for. It's happened a lot, actually. People see the title and just post anything, completely ignoring what I'm actually asking. I've seen it happen to other people too.


My question is how can you know to ignore it without reading it which is not ignoring it?
 
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Noch mal!. It basically uses the same mechanism as Qwixx: the active player picks two dice, then all other players can do the same.
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-Monsters & Maidens
-Dragon Slayer
Are both very simple dice games.
 
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Carter Rezac
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Catan Dice Game
 
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I'd suggest craps.

Put chips on table, roll dice, put more money on table.
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I suggest BANG! The Dice Game and Pandemic The Cure
 
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MAJBrown22 wrote:
agentkuo wrote:
Kyur wrote:
agentkuo wrote:
If you suggest something more than that, you will be ignored.



It's because I'll post threads asking for recommendations and people will post anything they want, without reading what I'm actually asking for. It's happened a lot, actually. People see the title and just post anything, completely ignoring what I'm actually asking. I've seen it happen to other people too.

I know what you mean. I think Mage Knight Board Game and Blood Rage are what you're really looking for.


I'm so glad you did it first!

To the grumpy OP, try Ninja Dice. It's simple but has some nice mechanics which up the gameplay somewhat. There are also plastic coins you get to steal from your opponent which add another tactile element to the game!
 
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