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A portable dice tossing and knocking table game for two or more players that includes luck, skill and strategy.
A portable dice tossing and knocking table game for two or more players that includes luck, skill and strategy.
113 backers pledged $4,161 to help bring this project to life.

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Funded! With stretch goal Bonus Dice!  To find out more about Bocce Dice and what comes after Kickstarter, please visit us at BocceDiceGame.com.

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Though Bocce Dice only takes a minute or two to learn, you will find yourself honing your skills and coming up with new strategies every time you play. The combination of skill and chance mean that, with some luck, even a beginner can challenge a master. Its simple and adaptable structure encourages you to customize the game with your own rules. If your friends are like mine, a quick 10 minute match may become a two hour tournament!

The Bocce Dice set includes:

Bocce Dice encourages you to mix it up. View the official house rules, or add to the conversation at the house rules discussion board.

Send copies to your friends! Additional copies of Bocce Dice can be added to any pledge for $15 each (within US), will be delivered in time for the holidays and can include a personal note--the perfect gift!

Be among the first to support and play Bocce Dice! Pledge today!

STRETCH GOALS

The following enhancements will be added to every Kickstarted Bocce Dice set.

If we reach $3,500: Special Dice Pack #1 - Two Massive Dice and two 12 Sided Dice.
  -With your Massive Die you can blow away multiple opponent's dice, and due to their added size they are easier to get into the best target zones.
  -With your 12 Sided Dice you can score more points, but can you control the roll? Also, when not in use, 12 Sided Dice can be used as a convenient way to keep score.

And then if we reach $4,000: Special Dice Pack #2 - Eight Rounded Small Dice and eight Tiny Dice.
  -The small dice feel very natural and some feel that they have a slightly more predictable roll than standard dice. Their size makes them more difficult to use for defensive shots, and can be knocked over onto different sides more easily.
  -The tiny dice are adorable, and perhaps a little ridiculous. You might try tucking them in behind your Massive Die, or simply hope your opponent's defensive shots bounce right over them. What strategies can you think up?

*Please note: I cannot guarantee that all special dice will be the exact same colors as the standard dice.

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Tester/Reviewer Testimonials:

"Dice-tastic!""Do take a further look at Bocce Dice if you are in the mood for an easy to learn and easy to play game of dice tossing that the entire family can enjoy."
- Father Geek, FatherGeek.com

"If you are a dice dexterity fan... you are probably going to dig this.  I would certainly check it out if I were you."
-Bruce, The Party Gamecast

"Fantastic and completely addicting!"
-Aaron, age 31

"It's a great game, it's really fun"
-Bella, age 9

"This game is easily learned and the strategy and skill keeps it interesting."
-August, age 26

"I have played it with kids as young as 9 and with other senior citizens like myself."
-Jim, Age 65

"If you like board games, check it out. If you don't like board games, check it out. To recap, check it out."
-Jeff, age 31

Why have people backed Bocce Dice?

"After viewing the video I said this is a good evening con game AND can be played in the bar plus non gamers will probably be willing to try."

"Been looking for a good dexterity game for some relatives that my cousins wouldn't be bored with, and the mats look really nice."

"Your kickstarter project kickstarted my xmas shopping.  My daughter loves games and I want her to become super familiar with her math facts, I figured it would be a great present for her."

"I was searching for fun games meant for two people that aren't necessarily so big it takes a long time to set up or play"

"I think Bocce dice looks really fun, especially as a party game over a few drinks :) I can see some fierce tournaments happening when we get our hands on the game can't wait. The price point is reasonable too"

...and many other wonderful comments.  Thanks everyone for your support!

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For more such as pictures, news, and reviews, check out BocceDiceGame.com

Want to see some game play videos? Click here

*Please note:  Bocce Dice reserves the right to request alternatives to any customizations.

Risks and challenges

We still need to design, order and quality check the final container and scorekeeping tokens. However, if there is some problem with these, we can fall back on the generic shipping tube and tokens we have used for the prototype.

Another challenge will be developing Contributor's house rules. We will need to vet each rule to make sure it doesn't overlap with others, and perfect the rule verbiage and sample image. We will blind test everything to make sure all rules are clear and easy to understand.

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    Standard: 1 Bocce Dice set. Entry for 2 into the 2013 Bocce Dice Championship in NYC.

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    Collaborator - Includes Standard rewards (1 set, tourney entry for 2) Plus:
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    Promoter - Includes Collaborator rewards (1 set, tourney entry for 2, add a house rule) Plus: 1 Bocce Dice T-Shirt.

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    Game Designer - Includes Promoter rewards (1 set, tourney entry for 2, add a house rule, T-thirt) Plus: Customize your Bocce Dice set's playing surface with your own images/artwork. Pictures will be added to the Bocce Dice website's Hall of Fame section.
    ALSO: Add up to 4 additional rules to the official house rules on the website.

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    Benefactor - Includes Game Designer rewards (1 customized set, tourney entry for 2, add up to 5 house rules, T-shirt) Plus: Lunch with the creator in any northeast city. ALSO: Special edition solid metal dice.

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