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Subject: Why 15 dice if you can play it with tokens? rss

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Ned Poreyra
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The game requires three sets of 5 dice, each in different color, just because when you score points, you flip the die to 1-3-6 side. The same thing could be achieved with three sets of tokens - just place another token instead of flipping a die (and remember that each color is available only 5 times). People usually have more colored tokens/cubes than dice, because Pandemic and euro games.
 
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Mark Tuck
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Yes, you could use multiple counters, or anything else, instead of dice.

The game was created for the 9 card contest. And the rules of the contest are to use only 18 components or less.
So using dice was a solution to keep within this limit, as the number of counters you would need would far exceed this.



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Michel Wermelinger
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ned_poreyra wrote:
People usually have more colored tokens/cubes than dice, because Pandemic and euro games.


With Perudo (6 * 5 dice) you'll have all the dice you need
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Chris Fee
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Not Quite ned_poreyra wrote:
People usually have more colored tokens/cubes dice than dice tokens/cubes, because Pandemic and euro Ameritrash games.


All depends on the gamer. I have lots of dice and little guys for maps but have to scramble to find a game with meeples for some of these contests.

Also, the use of the dice make it so you don't have to keep track of having a maximum of 5 of a given color token out. I personally think the dice were a great solution for the scoring for the game.

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