Dice Forge is a resource management dice-rolling game for 2-4 players with a unique twist - the dice crafting mechanic allows players to buy new faces for their dice so you can upgrade and customize your dice to your liking. Players each start with the same two six-sided dice, and at the beginning of each turn all players roll their dice and add the indicated resources to their resource pool, which is tracked on a player board.
There are three types of resources - Sun Shards, Moon Shards, and Gold. Gold can be used to forge new die faces so that every time you roll your dice, you're maximizing your potential resources. The four main types of die faces to forge are progressively higher numbers of Gold, Sun Shards, Moon Shards, and Glory Points. The player at the end of the game with the most Glory Points wins the game, so don't neglect these!
Sun Shards and Moon Shards are used to Perform Heroic Feats, or buy cards that have special abilities to help you in your quest for Glory. Each card has a Glory Point value associated with it that is immediately added to your total, as well as some other useful effect. Some cards only give you a large amount of Glory, while others return a small amount in addition to their effect, for example allowing you to reroll your dice every turn or forge one of the special die faces like the 3x multiplier that can only be accessed through these cards. To perform a Heroic Feat (buy a card), move your pawn to the island with the card you wish to buy. If another hero already occupies that island, they are ousted and returned to the starting area. Heroes who are ousted receive a Divine Blessing and are allowed to roll their dice and apply the subsequent effects, so be careful and choose your Heroic Feats carefully!
Each turn, all players roll their dice and apply the effects of the dice. On their turn, the hero can then move their pawn to a spot they have the resources for and buy the upgrade or card of their choice, then the turn passes to the next player. Once each player has taken a turn, the round ends. After a set number of rounds depending on the number of players, the game is over and the player with the most Glory Points ascends to the rank of demigod and wins!
Dice Forge is our Game of the Month! Each Thursday night during our Board Game Night, we'll have this fantastic new game set up and staff on hand to teach you how to play, so come on down to check it out and give it a go yourself!