Game Reviews

Game Review: Dice Masters

What would happen if Iron Man teamed up with Raphael from TMNT and Batman? With Dice Masters, you can find out.

Age: 14+
Game Time: 30 to 60 min
Players: 2

Age of Ultron box
Front of Age of Ultron Dice Masters starter set box

Dice Masters is a competitive game that is part card-collecting, part hand management, part deck building, and all fun!

The gist of the game is to take your opponent from 20 health to 0 by attacking with a variety of villians, heroes, and sidekicks. To bring a die into your bag, you must purchase it using energy. This same energy is used to bring the hero dice into the battlefield. Once drawn, these dice have powerful abilities that work within different teams and rolls. Add in the possibility for special action cards to be used and you have a game where strategy and risk management is paramount to bringing you to victory.

Dice Masters Play Mat
Mats like this D&D one are used in play to track turns. It looks confusing, but gets easier the more you play.

I was introduced to this game by a friend who was looking for people to play with and found that the community was dwindling. I was so surprised because this is an affordable game using a gamer’s best friend – dice. It even has so many flavours that I can’t imagine why more people aren’t getting into it! Below here are some of the flavours you can find:

  • DC Comics
    • Batman
    • Green Arrow and the Flash
    • Justice League
    • Superman and Wonder Woman
    • War of Light
    • World’s Finest
  • Dungeons and Dragons (D&D)
    • Tomb of Annihilation
    • Faerûn Under Siege
    • Battle for Faerûn
  • Marvel DC
    • The Mighty Thor
    • X-Men First Class
    • Guardians of the Galaxy
    • Defenders
    • Iron Man and War Machine
    • Deadpool
    • Doctor Strange
    • Civil War
    • Amazing Spider-Man
    • Age of Ultron
    • Avengers vs. X-Men
    • Uncanny X-Men
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    • Heroes in a Half Shell
    • TMNT
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!

I honestly wish I could collect the sets. They appeal to all my fandoms. Didn’t find one you like? Just wait a little bit. They are releasing new ones all the time. From what I can see on the WizKids website there is a Warhammer 40K one coming soon. Find one you like? You can probably find these in your gaming venue for a fantastic price.

What’s that? Not cool enough? Did I mention that it has organized play? The last Canadian National Championships were held in Gatineau, Quebec right outside Ottawa! The World Championships? This year at PAX Unplugged in Nov 2018. The prize? Apart from the bragging rights you also get a factory set of The Mighty Thor.

For more information on the WizKids network, check out: http://win.wizkids.com/wp/ or check in with your local gaming venue.

 

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