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Power-up, sabotage, cooperate, and compete in this Mario Party-inspired tabletop game of minigames!
Power-up, sabotage, cooperate, and compete in this Mario Party-inspired tabletop game of minigames!
Power-up, sabotage, cooperate, and compete in this Mario Party-inspired tabletop game of minigames!
217 backers pledged CA$ 7,529 to help bring this project to life.

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Diesta | A Dice Fiesta

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Diesta is a game of minigames: strategic, physical, deceptive, creative, and mind-bending. You play a minigame, win some cards, and use those cards to power-up, sabotage, cooperate, and compete with your friends! The winner is the player with the most cards at the end of the game. Get ready to have fun, get to know each other, and enjoy the mayhem of Diesta!

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Explaining Diesta's objective, setup, gameplay, and cards!

Minigame Cards (12) - Draw one of these cards to find out which minigame you'll play next. The winner, or winners, draw a few of the Diesta cards shown shortly below!
Minigame Cards (12) - Draw one of these cards to find out which minigame you'll play next. The winner, or winners, draw a few of the Diesta cards shown shortly below!
Tiebreaker Cards (10) - If the minigame ends in a tie, use these to determine the true winner. You can also use these to settle conflicts in your day to day life.
Tiebreaker Cards (10) - If the minigame ends in a tie, use these to determine the true winner. You can also use these to settle conflicts in your day to day life.
When you win a minigame, you get some Diesta cards, which could be from any of these four categories: Power-Up, Sabotage, Reaction, or Other
When you win a minigame, you get some Diesta cards, which could be from any of these four categories: Power-Up, Sabotage, Reaction, or Other
Power-Up Cards (20) - Use these for a big boost
Power-Up Cards (20) - Use these for a big boost
Sabotage Cards (30) - Use these to take down other players
Sabotage Cards (30) - Use these to take down other players
Reaction Cards (15) - Use these to defend and retaliate against other players
Reaction Cards (15) - Use these to defend and retaliate against other players
Other Cards (15) - Who knows what's going to happen when you win one of these?!?
Other Cards (15) - Who knows what's going to happen when you win one of these?!?
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 Playtesters give us their thoughts at a recent playtesting party!

We, Rory and Andrew, have been playing and making games together since we were 7 years old, but this is the first game that we decided to share with the Kickstarter community. Andrew has successfully Kickstarted six projects, and has a Masters of Design including a tabletop game thesis. Rory uses game design skills to facilitate workshops for at-risk youth in Toronto.  

Diesta draws inspiration from Mario Party; we wanted to recreate its diverse and chaotic minigames in the real world. Over the last 3 years, we’ve refined the game to make it balanced, easy to learn, and fun. Diesta has taken on its own life, with hilarious moments and lots of room for social connection.

Drawing on themes from Mario Party and other classic video games, fusing this with 80s and 90s pop-culture aesthetic – think Saved By The Bell – and spicing it up with some Tex-Mex influence (well, let's be honest, mostly just the tacos), Diesta creates a colourful, lively, and fun party ambience in which you'll definitely feel like exploding lots of confetti poppers all over the place – and only regret it moments later when you have to clean those little bits of paper up. 

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We would like to give the biggest thanks possible to our playtesters around the world – friends, family, board game geeks, café-goers, strangers passing by our streetside game tables – for your thousands of hours playing Diesta over the last three years! 

We'd especially like to thank Robbie, Galen, Katherine, Kailee, Daniel, Nils, Mike C, Danielle, Ada, Abe, Hannah, Peter, Sarah, Megan, Carly, DJ, Gen, Henry, Mike, Eric, Chai, Jeremy, Christian, Spencer, Erin, Blair, Dan, Mike M, Caroline, Julian, Joss, Anne, Stephen, Peter, Tom, Kristin, Joseph, Rebecca, Joanna, Peter, Hannah, Kevin, Mike Y, Charlotte, Janelle, Charlotte, Jillian, Leeza, Matt G, Max, Dennis, Ryan, Brandon, Tate, Laura, Scott, Martin, Melissa, Liana, Cady, Zach, Bailee, Shannon, Shai, Vanessa, Ken, Andy, Caitlin, Samantha, Justin, Naseem, Jenn, Anesti, Megan, Rachel, Winnie, Dana, Sean, Sarah, Hannah, Robin, Mike, Camille, Emily, Cholie, Brooke, Will, Shannon, Erin, Jordan, Chris, Justin, Hayley, Jordan, Jaimie, Austin, Ian, Nick, Griffin, Janina, Candice, Eddie, Lisa, Adrian, Pauline, Edmee, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Aaron, Shawn, Andrew, Gillian, Ziv, Ann, Michael, and Snakes & Lattes.

We would also like to thank YOU, our Kickstarter supporters, for bringing Diesta to your homes and to life. Without you, only we'd get to enjoy this game, and that just wouldn't be fair. THANK YOU!

Risks and challenges

We're avid gamers, and luckily also an experienced crowdfunding team! Andrew has successfully funded and delivered on 6 Kickstarter projects. We know who we're working with, and we'll do everything in our power to deliver on time, or early, so you can enjoy Diesta in all its minigame glory!

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    Diesta (Early Bird)

    You will receive one copy of Diesta including all unlocked stretch goals.

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    Diesta x2 (Early Bird)

    You will receive two copies of Diesta including all unlocked stretch goals.

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    Pledge CA$ 120 or more About $91

    Diesta x5 (Early Bird)

    Specially made for groups of friends/families!

    You will receive five copies of Diesta including all unlocked stretch goals.

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $152

    Diesta x10 (Early Bird)

    Specially made for small retailers!

    You will receive ten copies of Diesta including all unlocked stretch goals.

    For larger orders, please contact us via Kickstarter messaging or by email!

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