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Take turns choosing custom dice to roll in an effort to eliminate all opponents or capture all bases while trying to survive the Island

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(Final packaging may vary from mockup shown.)
(Final packaging may vary from mockup shown.)

Here's legendary voice actor Jon St. John ("Duke Nukem" and many other video game characters) enjoys another round of Island Dice with friends! 

 

"Everyone who plays Island Dice says the same thing... 'I want to play that again!'" -Jason, Lead Developer at Casual Dragon Games

 

WHY WE'RE HERE:

The designers at Casual Dragon Games are excited to announce their new tabletop game of strategy, chance and fun! Island Dice!

 

NATURE OF THE GAME:

In Island Dice, players carefully select combinations from a variety of custom dice to implement strategies in order to bring peace to the island.

This can be achieved in one of two ways:

First you can occupy all 4 of the native bases simultaneously, you have brought peace to the island, and you win.

OR you can wipe out all of your opponents and when there’s no one else left to fight, you have brought peace to the island, and you win.

A little about the game play: For 2-4 Players, with 1-2 hours for a standard full game. Recommended ages 8 and up. The game includes 21 dice: 3 standard six-sided, 2 eight-sided and 16 (really cool) custom dice, with variable hex gaming terrain and player pieces, money tokens, etc.

Concept art for hex designs
Concept art for hex designs


Here's a link to the semi-final draft of the rules booklet to be included, which also includes a breakdown of the special dice and their uses...

http://www.casualdragongames.com/CasualDragon_IslandDiceRulesEDIT.pdf?token=bcd44756

The replay value is extremely high because each new game is different. Just enough exciting variables to offer solid strategic choices and approaches, but also not too complicated once you're playing. Each game setup can be unique, in part thanks to the random hex board format and varied terrains. A player's strategy may change from game to game or throughout a single game. 

Here's a brief four minute video of Casual Dragon's Lead Developer Jason Gough sharing a simple overview of how the game works, using one of the rough concept demo game sets—we're excited to replace those soon with finished, fully-funded & professionally produced copies of Island Dice. Woohoo!

JOIN OUR GROWING FAN BASE: 

The designers at Casual Dragon have invested three years into the development of Island Dice since its conception. There have been literally several hundred very successful play tests at events, game shops and homes. Player feedback using just our demo mockup has been overwhelmingly and consistently positive. Heck, even some celebrity endorsements! 

A few famous folks enjoying Island Dice...

Here's legendary voice actor Jon St. John ("Duke Nukem" and many other video game characters) enjoys another round of Island Dice with friends! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uZXgU2tuOY

Anime Parody and Gaming Fandom stars "Team Four Star" enjoy another round of Island Dice....

Online Early Reviews of Island Dice That We Appreciate...

An early review by Cool Nerd Games
http://www.coolnerdgames.com/#!island-dice-review/cwjy

A review by Bower's Game Corner  (some of the rules were varied in Bower's review, so please see video and rule book download higher up this page to confirm certain dice functions, etc.)

Island Dice is unique, challenging and a whole lot of fun and already has a following of devoted players. 

PRODUCTION & KICKSTARTER:

Island Dice is now ready to be professionally manufactured after all steps of the process were thoroughly researched. We are ready to move to production.  The main monster characters are set to be printed pieces currently, but we're counting on your support to reach the stretch goal to produce proper three dimensional monster character pieces and more. 

Massive Roaming Karma current concept art for sculpted/molded game piece
Massive Roaming Karma current concept art for sculpted/molded game piece


"Manje-Reken-Pou’manje-Maten" aka Big Nasty Guy sculpted/molded game piece concept art
"Manje-Reken-Pou’manje-Maten" aka Big Nasty Guy sculpted/molded game piece concept art

As any tabletop game fan knows, quality custom game components cost money to produce properly, plain and simple. Our dice feature professionally designed graphics, which will be laser engraved in production. Territory hexes will be thick and gloss coated to make them durable.  

We have an experienced and award-winning graphic designer/illustrator on our team* ensuring high quality components for a high quality gaming experience. 

Supporter rewards poster featuring full cover art illustration (artist signed versions for higher support levels). Final poster size TBD, but likely approx. 12 x 18.
Supporter rewards poster featuring full cover art illustration (artist signed versions for higher support levels). Final poster size TBD, but likely approx. 12 x 18.

We at Casual Dragon Games welcome you to review our videos, download and review the rules booklet HERE, and contact us directly if you have any questions not answered here on Kickstarter. 

If you like what you see, you know what to do and we've got some really great supporter rewards. 

Thank you for supporting Island Dice.
We believe you'll be glad you did! 

*Jeremy S. is a an award-winning freelance graphic designer & commercial illustrator in the toy industry from New York to Los Angeles to New Zealand to Hong Kong, with experience such as Disney, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Marvel, DC, Adventure Time, and many other fun properties. 

"I'm VERY picky about what tabletop games I spend my time and money on trying out. When my childhood buddy Jason got in touch and approached me with Island Dice, I was instantly hooked after just one 'learning round,' and my very cool wife and our teen sons also loved it and wanted to play again and again. I was eager to come alongside Casual Dragon with my own skill set to see this exceptionally fun and strategic game fully developed and produced. It's really that good and a lot of fun every time!"

SHIPPING NOTES:

  • United States - FREE
  • Canada - $13
  • Great Britain, France, Germany, Brazil - $17
  • Austrailia - $18
  • Thailand - $24
  • All others please ask. We'd be happy to confirm shipping for you.



Risks and challenges

We've spent three years now carefully researching and establishing solid relationships with professional and reputable creative design and production resources. We're at the ready to move into full production once funding goals are reached.

We believe that the only potential risks are production resource delays beyond our control, and even then those would just mean a minor delay in shipping out the finished products.

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    We thank you for every dollar that you can pledge towards this great game.

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    Limited Edition Cover Art poster (unsigned) and our very real gratitude for your being part of this process.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    $40 reward

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    Just the DICE. This is a backer level for people who collect custom dice. We will ship you a set of just the dice. Free shipping within the US.

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    INTERNATIONAL "Just the DICE". This is a backer level for people who collect custom. We will ship a set of the dice without the rest of the game. See shipping chart.

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    30 backers

    FREE UNITED STATES SHIPPING A full copy of the Island Dice game with all unlocked stretch goals. MSRP value between $55 - $65.
    And a Limited Edition Cover Art Poster (unsigned)

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    INTERNATIONAL OPTION - see shipping chart.
    A full copy of the Island Dice game with all unlocked stretch goals. MSRP value between $55 - $65.
    And a Limited Edition Cover Art Poster (unsigned)

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    A full copy of the Island Dice game with all unlocked stretch goals. MSRP value between $55 - $65. PLUS a cover art poster signed by the artist.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    1 backer

    Special one of a kind Cover Art Poster with YOU illustrated into the scene! How cool is that? Poster signed by the artist plus 1 full copy of the Island Dice with all unlocked stretch goals.

    You send us a picture of yourself and our artist will add you into your own poster.

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    No Waiting - 1 Prototype copy now, 1 professionally manufactured copy later.

    Get one of the prototype copies of the game while you wait for your professionally manufactured copy.
    Plus an artist signed Cover Art Poster.

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    Big Nasty Guy Package:
    A copy of the produced game, signed artist poster, PLUS original 8x10 detailed pencil sketch concept art of the Big Nasty Guy done by toy and game industry artist Jeremy S. (see end of project description for more info), framed and shipping on us!

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    Massive Roaming Karma Package:
    A copy of the produced game, signed artist poster, PLUS original 8x10 detailed pencil sketch concept art of the Massive Roaming Karma done by Casual Dragon's toy and game industry artist Jeremy S. (see end of project description for more info), framed and shipping on us!

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    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    THE NATIVE IS YOU!!
    Our professional toy and game industry illustrator creates a custom illustration of you as a Native running from Big Nasty Guy or Massive Roaming Karma. Signed 8x10 illustration framed and shipped on us, along with a copy of the game and a signed artist poster.

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    YOUR likeness as one of the Explorer characters running from the Big Nasty Guy on the side of the box!!!!! Yep! Be immortalized on a professionally produced game box for years to come! How absolutely cool as possible is that?
    (Supporters at this level would simply need to be willing to coordinate directly with the artist—via e-mail or phone is fine—for providing adequate photo reference to create the illustrations for the side of the packaging graphics. Character outfit and pose at artist's discretion, but he'll happily work with you if you have a preference.)
    Plus a copy of the finished game with YOU on the box, and a poster. Shipping would be on us.

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Funding period

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