Episode 7 – Rollin’ Them Bones

Roll the dice and take a listen to Episode 7. In this episode, we talk about dice games, what we think makes a good dice game, and just how people love dice.

  • The first segment is about various dice games, how they have gone beyond Yahtzee, and the way the market is now bleeding over into other categories, but using dice as the main component of the game (01:47)
  • In Casual Corner, Marty discusses the game Quarriors! by Wizkids Games. (15:15)
  • We also touch on how dice aren’t used just in games, the variety of dice, and some other accessories you might need when playing dice games. (34:10)
  • We then try a new segment called “What’s Your Point” where we debate how dice games need to allow the player to minimize luck. (44:26)

Hopefully the show will give you new ideas on how to take dice to a new level in your gaming activities.


5 Minute Initiative: Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain brings pictures to mind of the Federal Government taking control of your land or property for the good of others, whether you like it or not. In this game by Tasty Minstrel Games, you are the government, or at least that is how I look at it, and you are claiming planets whether the inhabitants like it or not.

Maybe not that dramatic, but Eminent Domain is a deck building game with a unique spin of having roles like the game Puerto Rico that keeps the game fast paced with minimal downtime between players. You have various actions you can take as the lead and other players can follow. Ultimate goal, get the most victory points before the end conditions of the game are achieved.

Marty and I discuss the game in this 5 Minute Initiative and the anticipated release of the expansion to the game and what we hope is included to make this great game even better.


Gamers Making a Difference

Today I saw something happen on the interwebs that really helps restore faith in humanity. The Dork Tower and Munchkin artist, John Kovalic, decided to help out a friend of his who runs an orphanage in Haiti. They needed two water tanks at $350 a piece. So John requested help on his site and Twitter account. Money came pouring in and two tanks were paid for in 10 minutes! Over the next hour around $2300 came in and 100% of the funds will go to the orphanage. What’s even cooler is that the money will be sent today Výsledek obrázku pro diceand the tanks bought this week.

There are also a few options to gamble in dice games. There are specific dice games like Craps, crapless craps, die rich and sic bo,  but basically you can bet on any game (I recommend Greghallet.com is one of the best tomake money) that uses dice which are used in most games, and in casinos you can find a lot of them and try to find the best tipsters as they are the betting experts to watch how they manage the game and maybe even get advice on your game.

It’s great to be a part of a community that will drop their dice, reach into their wallet and readily help those in need.

John took time to respond to the outpouring and it can be seen here.