Reviews in a Nutshell: NinjaDice – TotalCon 28

Reviews in a Nutshell: NinjaDice – TotalCon 28

Ninja Dice By Greenbrier Games Designed by Justin De Witt with Art by Justin De Witt Gameplay Ninja Dice is a lighthearted game with an interesting twist. Like all fun dice games, it is part luck and part strategy. You are a ninja, encountering guards, residents, and locked areas. Your goal is to collect as much treasure as you can by pacifying as many obstacles as possible, solidifying your rank as the best ninja who ever ninja’d. As you try to collect the right dice combinations to gain treasure, your opponents are attempting to steal treasure and make your time run short. The player with the most treasure at the end of the game wins. This game is for two to four players and runs for about thirty minutes. The most refreshing part of Ninja Dice was the dice location aspect. You get to choose where you place the dice that you are keeping on the table. This is important because when you or your opponents wish to target specific dice, the targeted dice have to fall within the proper territory to become affected. For example: the luck dice have a line along one side. If the luck dice were to add a boost to another dice, the other dice have to be in front of that line. Any dice behind that line are not available to receive a boost of luck. It is the same for when an opponent receives the symbol that allows them to steal treasure. If your dice are in front of the line, your opponent may steal treasure from you. If your dice fall behind that line,...

Farmageddon – Kickstarter

One of my newest things is finding worthy projects on Kickstarter and backing them. As an avid board gamer, most of the projects I am backing are board & card game related. I wanted to take a minute to tell everyone about a great looking card game called Farmageddon. Farmageddon Description of the game from the rules: Farmageddon is a game of chance, strategy, and agricultural mayhem. Harvest your Crops before your no-good-for-nothing opponents sabotage things for their own gain! The farmer with the most valuable Harvest at the end of the game wins! Check out the Rules here. The game looks fantastic and after reading through the rules and action cards, I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I first happened across this game and concept when the designer (Grant) and I had a quick conversation on the chat over at The Game Crafter (TCG) website. I forget exactly what my question was but Grant was incredibly helpful, and I bookmarked his game to buy later. Then one day when going though my bookmarks Farmageddon came up. So I headed over to TCG and looked for it. No dice. Then I remembered he had a page over on Boadgamegeek. So I headed over there and found that the game was picked up by 5th Street Games and is in the process of a Kickstarter campaign. I immediately backed the game and was pleasantly surprised in the amount of others who decided to back this cool game concept. Right now Farmageddon’s Kickstarter has just under 16 hours to go and is almost at 25k the last of its overfunding...