Heroes, stand ready! The gods are offering a seat in heaven to whichever hero defeats their rivals. Your courage and wits will be your most precious allies as you use divine dice to gather resources along the road to victory.
Your divine dice are exceptional, with removable faces! Customize your dice to make them more powerful as the game progresses. Sacrifice gold to the gods to obtain enhanced die faces. Upgrade your dice to produce the resources you need. Overcome ordeals concocted by the gods to grow in glory and earn rewards. Skillfully manage the luck of the dice and take charge of your destiny. Only the greatest will ascend to the heavens!
Dice Forge is a development game featuring innovative mechanics based on dice with removable faces. In this dice crafting game, players build their own dice. Roll your dice, manage your resources, complete ordeals before your opponents and explore multiple winning strategies.
Now you control the luck of the dice!
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Greetings, mortal! Stories of your heroic feats have traveled throughout the world and into the divine realms, and now, you find yourself transported to the celestial islands, where your mighty deeds will honor and entertain the gods themselves. Many will compete, but only one can craft a new destiny in Dice Forge, a new board game for two to four players from Libellud!
To claim victory in a game of Dice Forge, you will need more glory than any other player—which you can achieve by performing heroic feats among the celestial islands of the divine realm. Your dice are the key to obtaining gold, gathering shards, and achieving these legendary deeds, but their initial form won’t carry you to victory. You’ll need to reforge your dice and make your own luck over the course of the game if you’re going to become the newest demigod of the divine realm. With a mix of innovative mechanics, resource management, and a stunning presence at the table, Dice Forge deserves a place in every gamer’s collection.
Crafting the Divine Dice
The struggle for divine favor is fraught with peril, and you’ll need every divine blessing you can get. At the heart of these divine blessings are the innovative, customizable dice that you’ll use on every turn in Dice Forge. At the beginning of each player’s turn, every player will roll their dice and receive the resources shown—gold, sun shards, moon shards, or glory points. Obviously, glory points are what you need to win the game, but gold and shards are essential to upgrading your abilities and accomplishing heroic feats.
At the beginning of the game, your dice are weak, offering only small benefits. From these small beginnings, however, you’ll rise to greatness by physically altering the faces of your dice. The dice used in Dice Forge are specially crafted, allowing you to easily snap new faces onto your dice, replacing weaker faces. In fact, changing your dice is one of the fundamental actions that you can take on your turn.
Whenever you’re searching for a way to upgrade your dice, you’ll turn your attention to the temple, which is placed on the foundation of your game box and elevated above the rest of the table. There, in the pools of the temple sanctuary, you’ll find an array of new die faces that can be purchased, provided you have the gold to spend. Any die faces that you purchase immediately replace an existing die face, and in this way, you’ll improve your dice as time goes on. Of course, it pays to plan ahead: there are limited supplies of new die faces, and if your opponents snatch up the best die faces first, you’ll be left in the dust!
Fighting for Glory
You have little time to waste during a game of Dice Forge. After all, the game ends after just nine rounds (or ten rounds when playing with three players). If you’re not making an offering at the temple to upgrade your dice, you can be certain that you’re out among the celestial islands, performing heroic feats to demonstrate your power.
While gold is primarily used in the temple to upgrade the faces of your dice, your sun shards and moon shards come in handy on the celestial islands, where you’ll accomplish the heroic deeds that will distinguish you in the eyes of the gods. As your action on your turn, you may choose to move to any space in the islands, spending the shards to take the card that corresponds with your space.
Your heroic deeds will grant you access to cards that can dramatically improve your chances in your contest against the other heroes. You may use an early investment to claim The Blacksmith’s Chest, expanding your reserves of gold and shards and letting you claim more resources. The Guardian’s Owl grants you a gold, a sun shard, or a moon shard on each of your turns. And defeating the Sphinx grants you four minor blessings, allowing you to roll one of your dice four times and receive the resources from every roll. Some heroic feats even offer special die faces that can’t be purchased in the temple! Of course, new special abilities aren’t your only reward—every heroic deed also provides more glory and brings you closer to attaining your goal at the end of the game.