Not your average "Press Your Luck" game! Simplicity and sophistication come together in a fresh and thoughtful balance that will keep you on your toes throughout this fun dice & card game. Remember, “your luck can change with just one roll,” so don’t give up... and don’t relent!
- 72 cards
- 24 dice
- 45 gold coins
- 20 silver coins
- Instruction booklet in English
How to Play
"Luck O' The Dice" is a game of dice, cards, and coins for 2-4 players (ages 7+). The object is to accumulate the most coins by completing dice cards, rolling Pot O’ Gold combos, and stealing coins from other players. Each turn consists of three steps: Leprechaun Play, Dice Play, and "Press Your Luck."
During Leprechaun Play, players interact with their opponents by playing leprechaun cards. There are seven types: Subtracter, Snatcher, Sharer, Stealer, Skipper, Slicer, and Staller. As the names suggest, these cards allow players to impede their opponents' progress as well as speed their own.
During Dice Play, players roll their dice up to two times to complete combinations found on the dice cards in their hands. Players can earn more coins if they complete the combination in one roll than if it takes them two rolls. Pot O' Gold rolls are combinations that require all six dice to complete and do not require a card. These combinations are worth the most coins.
"Press Your Luck" is an optional step that allows a player to roll a third time. If unsuccessful, the player may be penalized.
The game ends as soon as a player completes five dice cards. The player with the most coins at the end of the game wins.
Game Walkthrough Video:
"Luck O' The Dice" has evolved throughout the development phase. The initial game did not have coins, leprechaun cards, or "Press Your Luck" rolls. These elements were slowly added to the game as we experimented and played the different versions of the game. Click the link below to view the different versions of cards. We hope that you enjoy seeing how the game has come to be what it is today.
"When I first opened the envelope and pulled this game out of it, I had no idea that I would like it as much as I do. Every time that I play it, the randomness of the dice forces me to have to come up with an entirely new strategy if I want to win. More times than not, I lose and I lose horribly, but I have a heck of a lot of fun doing it. If that’s not enough to convince you what an awesome game this is, then I don’t know what will." - David McMillan
David McMillan, a member of the Nashville Area Gamers Association, approached us about receiving a test copy of our game during our first Kickstarter campaign. He tested and reviewed "Luck O' The Dice" with other gamers in the Nashville, Tennessee area. Check out his full review at: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1085048/luck-o-the-dice-truly-a-pot-of-gold-at-the-end-of
"This game appeals to me on so many different levels. As an adult, I like the game's strategy and the ability to use cards to manipulate what is happening - so it works well as an adult-only game and can be played very quickly. As someone who also plays games with younger kids, this game is simple to set up and easy to explain to most young people, so it makes it a perfect family game with tons of replayability." - Daniel Moody
Daniel Moody is a member of several gaming groups in Indianapolis where he plays a variety of different games. The groups are pretty diverse and range from humor party groups (Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity, etc.) to serious gamers (LaHarve, Arkham Horror, Risk, etc). He has written reviews and recommendations for redditt, along with reviews for his personal Facebook group called "Indy Badass Gamers." During our first Kickstarter campaign, Daniel expressed his desire to review Luck O' The Dice, so we sent him a copy to play in his gaming groups. Read his full review at: http://imgur.com/a/3O0sq
We can add one more positive review to the Luck O' The Dice tally; thanks to Geoff Kleinman, editor of NotJustGeeks.com. Here's a short preview:
"Even though we were supplied with a prototype from the game designers, we immediately jumped on the Luck O’ The Dice Kickstarter page to pledge our support. The current $14 early bird price is more than fair for a game that’s a ton o’ fun."
Read his full review at: http://www.notjustgeeks.com/board-games/luck-o-dice-kickstarter-game-review/
"There is more here than meets the eye. That’s the appeal of Luck O’ The Dice. The simplicity of the components offers the opportunity for intense player interaction. If a “push your luck” experience is what you enjoy in games, this will give you that and then some. Watch out for those tricky leprechauns and you too may find your Pot O’ Gold." -boardgaming.com
Note: We continue to make improvements to Luck O' The Dice. Some elements that appear in images and reviews have been simplified or modified for easier playability, but the core of the game has not been altered.
Risks and challenges
Quality Control: After our first campaign, we received samples from several game manufacturers and we have decided to go with Whatz Games, based in Shanghai. They can provide us with the highest quality products at a price that makes this project possible. We attempted to have the game manufactured in the USA, but the costs were too high for the low volume we are producing initially. Once we have reached our project goal, we plan to get a sample game prior to moving to full production. This will allow us to ensure the quality of the product prior to producing the game.
Regulations: We will follow all of the laws and regulations set in place for the production of board games. Our game will be produced with the highest quality components and will be environmentally friendly.
Production Cost: The cost of producing 1,000 games will be approximately $5,900. Our goal is $7,000 due to unforeseen expenses which will no doubt come up in the production process. We are confident that with our $7,000 goal, we can produce a quality game. Here is the pricing breakdown: Box-$1.05, Paper Tray-$0.30, Playing Cards-$0.80, Game Moneys (cardboard)-$0.85, Dice-$1.20, Assembly-$0.40. This adds up to $4.60, but I was told by the manufacturer that $5.90 will get it to my door in the USA. In order to get custom plastic coins it will cost $1.45 per game vs $0.85 for cardboard coins plus the mold cost is $2,000.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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