August 1, 2006

Dice Wars

Posted in Games at 12:11 pm by Calico Jack

I found this horribly addictive Flash game last night. Dice Wars is somewhat like Risk, but quite a bit faster-paced, and a lot more fun. The premise is simple: you control certain lands on the board with stacks of dice. If you want to take over your opponent’s adjacent lands, you and your opponent both roll your stack of dice. If you win the roll, your dice stack invades the conquered land, leaving one die behind. At the end of your turn, you gain reinforcement dice to beef up your stacks- one die for every adjacent land you control. Your goal is to take control of the entire board, but it’s easier said than done.

It sounds a little bit confusing, but the learning curve is quite easy. Mastering the game, however, is much more difficult. There is an awful lot of strategy required to ensure a good board position, and knowing when not to attack is more important than simply trying to take over everything you can. Dice Wars can be played with 2-8 people, although there isn’t a human multiplayer option; all of your opponents are AI. I hope that the creators of this game include multiplayer in their next version. A nice feature is that maps are random, and there are a lot of them, which adds much to its replay value.

Dice Wars is one of the most addicting games I’ve come across in quite a while. I spent an hour and a half playing three games last night, and I had no idea how much time had gone by. This is a perfect way to kill some time, and I know I’ll be playing this game for a long time to come.

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3 Comments »

  1. Jessie said,

    Someone besides you needs to post. Tell your fellow writers to get on the ball.

  2. shaynicole29 said,

    haha, he has told us…several times. however, it hasn’t worked.

  3. chris said,

    i was playing this game at school and found it to be very fun and addicting.


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