Thursday, February 03, 2022

#97: Dice Town (Mark's Top 100 2022)

Dice Town

    • rank: 934
    • rating: 6.9
    • published: 2009
    Print Status
    • in print (new edition)
    Why It's On The List
    • A gambling game using poker dice, poker hands, and a host of interactions with the western town (aka "board") that rewards clever play, reading your opponent's intentions, and the luck of the dice.
    Tips & Tricks:
    • There are ways to win without trying to claim lots of land... or hoarding gold... or whatever. In other words, there are multiple paths to victory.
    • At the same time, it's wise to dip into those areas every once in a while to make sure that a single opponent isn't grabbing up all the goodies.
    • I have played both the original game (which I own) and the new edition (which I do not)... in both cases, the Extension (original) or Wild West (new) expansion is a "must buy". It adds more variety to each space and helps create more room for interesting things to happen.
    • The Cowboys expansion adds variety but isn't essential... and I haven't had the chance to play the Fistful of Cards expansion yet. (But I know it's waiting for me, since I gave it to my friend who owns the new version as a birthday gift!)

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