Wednesday, November 19, 2014

#72: Space Cadets: Dice Duel (Mark's 100 - 2014)

Space Cadets: Dice Duel

Mark's Ranking
  • 2014: 72nd
  • 2012: prior to publication
  • 2010: prior to publication
  • 2005: prior to publication
  • rank: 548
  • rating: 7.14
Print Status
  • in print
Why It's On The List
  • A real-time dice-rolling game of space combat for teams of players set in the Space Cadets universe... 30 minutes of absolute sweat-inducing frenzy that almost always comes down to the wire.
Tips & Tricks:
  • While my eldest son & I managed to play this two-player (one-on-one), even the designer (the always thoughtful Geoff Englestein) thinks that's crazy pants behavior. If you really want a 2-player Dice Duel, make sure you pick up the Die Fighter expansion (which includes a really nice fighter vs. fighter mode). Note: I helped (in a VERY minor way) playtest the expansion - it's worth your hard-earned gaming dollars.
  • This really is a TEAM game - working together makes all the difference.
  • As always, you don't want to play a game like this (real-time dice-rolling) with people who cheat. Actually, I don't like to play ANY game with people who cheat, so that pretty much covers it for me.

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