Sunday, February 03, 2008

Dice Wars - Strategy Game

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I am still surprised how I missed on this one for so long. Dice Wars is an amazing strategy game quite similar to the board game 'Risk' if you are familiar with it. Kudos to GameDesign and Taro Ito for this one. If you are a strategy game fan, be ready to sacrifice countless hours of your life on this one. I'll be going in a little depth about how to play this game as I couldn't find any details on the author's web site.

Tip: Try playing initially in 2 player mode. The default is 7. Once you get a hang of it, increase the number of opponents.

In two player mode your areas and dice will be purple in color and your opponents will be green. The one who captures the entire area is the winner. When its your turn first click on your area which is going to attack and an adjacent opponent area which is going to be attacked. Who wins? Say your area has 5 dice and the opponents has a less number of dice say 4 then your odds of winning are better. Luck factor also comes into picture. The dice will thrown and the sum will be calculated for you and the opponent, whoever scores better is the winner and the winner gets to capture the opponents area. The area will now become purple and 4 dice (5-1) will move to the new area leaving one behind to safegaurd your already captured area. You can play any number of times before you end your turn by clicking on the 'end turn' button. (And so can your opponent :P)

It will take just a little while to figure out strategies like hiding the weaker areas (having less number of dice) behind stronger ones, Not capturing some of the weaker areas of the opponent if you become vulnerable after that, Corners being safer bets and a lot more you'll figure out yourself.

Game Source: GameDesign
Game Category: Strategy


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