#220: Dice Realms


Enjoy the works of Thomas Lehmann while you can! Despite the lack of player interaction of Dice Realms, Mr. Lehmann has violated local, provincial, and federal law by not supplying a solo mode. International treaty has also been flouted by the absence of a campaign. I fear he may be put in boardgame jail as a consequence. Can he build a tableau convincing enough as his defence? His attorney, Dr. Gonzo, does not inspire much confidence.

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40:22 Feature Game: Dice Realms (Thomas Lehmann, Rio Grande Games, 2022)

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Agree with their take. Interesting game that is - again - sullied by the “Kickstarter level production”. Drones are hard to identify. The cube colours are a fffing joke. But @EnterTheWyvern and I found something very interesting with this game.

Re: Dice Realms. I do understand why it cost like that. But justifying this for me would be like justifying Foundations of Rome

The way I justified the high price was that it’s basically the same as a post tax and postage price for a £50 game on kickstarter. It’s not more expensive than that but obviously the sticker shock is camoflaged on kickstarter.

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I agree with these 2 issues. The cube colours being the worse of them, I at least felt I knew which of my drones would activate on a turn by the end. However I disagreed with Bigney’s assertion that the board would be better flat. The levels for the connections between sections was a boon for game play and visibility. The board would also be too big if they had to lie flat on a cardboard board.

exactly my thoughts. They’re not helping getting this back to the table. I need more game in my story or way less.