5Pax - Fast Dice Games
10 fast & lite dice microgames. 5 Pax includes press your luck, abstract strategy and dexterity games. All boards included.
Boards measure just 6" x 4" (15.3 cm x 10.2 cm) and are about as thick as high grade playing cards (300gsm).
Dice Tower Network Preview of 5 out of 10 Games
Check out the Game Boy Geek, Dan King's fast-paced, yet in-depth preview of these 5 games: Save the Princess (1:06), Bowling (4:25), Morph Chess (5:58), Trapped (7:38) and Football (9:37) and a summary of the remaining 5 games at 14:18.
Like the video? Read the descriptions of these and the remaining 5 games further down this page, and watch the Grey Elephant video preview below for highlights on all 10 games. Or, download the free PnP sampler.
Playable Postcard $3
Got lots of dice and markers laying around? Get a PDF of the rules plus any 1 game board mailed as a postcard from New Jersey for $3 (Tennis excluded).
The Full Set (Recommended For 1-2 Players) - $25
This includes all 10+ games, all components, plus all stretch goals in a nice, compact box. US, Canada & EU-Friendly!
MSRP is $29.95 + shipping, and you're getting all this for $25, delivered:
- 10+ games (boards are single-sided so you can have multiple games going at once with extra dice & markers)
- 2 score trackers
- 7 blue dice, 7 red dice and 2 black dice (all 16mm)
- 5 blue markers, 5 red markers, 1 yellow marker and 1 green marker (all 10mm)
- Printed rules
- A beautiful retro box. Room for all games & components plus extra space for another set of components and more games
- If we get close to our goal, we'll announce stretch goals for up to 3 MORE GAMES FOR FREE and possibly some upgraded components
The Full Set + Extras (Recommended For 3-4 Players) - $32
You get everything in the Full Set, PLUS a whole 'nother set of 16 dice and 12 markers. This means you can have 2 games going at once on game night, without scrounging for extra pieces because it's all right there in the box. US, Canada & EU-Friendly!
5Pax is a lightweight game system that can be taken anywhere. There's something for everyone - strategy games, dexterity games and press-your-luck games. Play a 5 or 10 minute game no matter where you are.
Save The Princess (1-2 Players)
Race each other to defeat monsters and rescue the princess, before she finds a harsh and gruesome demise. Press your luck to gain health for your next attack.
TwentyOne (1-4 Players*)
It's like Blackjack, with dice! Secretly roll for your hand, then press your luck to get closer to 21 and use your bluffing skills to score victory points each round.
* Full Set has enough components for 2 players. For Four-Player games get the Full Set + Extras.
Bowling (1-4 Players)
Put stacks of 2 dice on each white square to act as pins, then slide other dice down the lane to knock off the top pieces. Bonuses for spares & strikes!
Trapped (2 Players)
Place crates (dice) on the board, slide your marker and kick crates horizontally or vertically to block your opponent from moving before you yourself end up trapped by a wall of crates.
Football (2 Players)
You get 4 attempts to score before possession goes to the opposing team. Roll multiple dice secretly against your opponent to run, punt or tackle. Score a touchdown and try for the extra point or 2-point conversion. Strategically use your re-roll points to gain an edge with bad rolls. Score points to win. Game ends when you run out of re-roll points.
Horse Racing (1-2 Players)
Each player controls 2 horses. Use luck for total distance, and skill to split your movement points between your two horses while avoiding obstacles. Be the first to complete a lap with both horses to win.
Tennis (2-4 Players)
Tennis is played on 2 boards (included). Roll 1-3 dice to serve and try to land on your opponent's board. Sum the points but watch out - fault by missing the board and roll to return the ball after your opponent serves. Play doubles for big group fun!
Dodgeball (2 Players)
Roll to move your players around the board and to defend. Then pass and throw the ball to eliminate members of the opposing team. You'll be pleasantly surprised by how well the mechanics of this game emulate a real game of dodgeball!
Marbles (1-2 Players)
Set house rules to either slide or flick the dice, and set distance for difficulty. Get closer to the center of the target than your opponent to score points by landing your die well, or by knocking your existing pieces into the middle. It's like Bocce Ball, with dice!
Morph Chess (2 Players)
6 pieces per player, 6 chess-like movement types, and a special twist: you must roll to determine which piece to move, or optionally, move your King in the same way as another piece. Capture the opposing King and win.
Grey Elephant Preview Video
Carmen and Tim Norris give a quick and very entertaining playthrough of all 10 games, including those not covered in the Dice Tower preview above: Horse Racing (4:22), Twenty-One (7:48), Tennis (10:49), Marbles (12:14) and Dodgeball (15:16).
Want more stuff? First, add up what you want, below. Then, select the reward you want. There you can edit the total dollar amount to include your add ons. If your reward is $25 and you want a $9 add-on then just change the amount to $34. Don't worry about inputting the items - we'll send you a survey after the campaign ends where you can specify which items you want.
Already made your pledge? Just click the blue Manage Your Pledge button at the top of this page. Change the dollar amount and resubmit. You can change it as often as you like - you only get charged once, after the campaign funds.
- Set of Dice & Markers - Add $9 to your pledge ($10 outside the US) for another set of dice (7 red, 7 blue, 2 black), 12 markers (5 red, 5 blue, 1 green, 1 yellow). Packed in a resealable bag. Play 2 games at once on game night!
- Set of 10+ Game Boards + 2 Score Trackers - Add $12 to your pledge ($14 outside the US) for another set of just the boards.
- Full Set - Add $22 ($25 outside the US) for another full set of games, score trackers, game components and all stretch goals.
- Full Set + Extras - Add $29 ($33 outside the US) for another full set of games, score trackers, stretch goals and 2x the game components.
- Scrapyard Empire Basic Edition - Missed our last project? Add it to your pledge for $25 / $35 International. EU-friendly.
- Scrapyard Empire Deluxe Edition - Add it to your pledge for $65 (See previous project for international shipping amount to add). EU-friendly.
- Playable Postcards - Add a few to your pledge for $3 each ($4 each outside the US) and we'll mail them to your friends & family. Make sure you have their addresses - we'll ask you at the end of the campaign.
After funding, our goal will be to expand 5Pax to a total of 25 games that use the system and components sometime within the next 12 months. Everything will fit in the box and you'll have more options and replay value!
This is our third Kickstarter project and we continue to optimize our process as we learn more. Below is a general overview of the production schedule.
At Galliant Games, we have the experience to run an effective campaign from concept to completion. This is a team effort, and our 3rd Kickstarter project. Our first was a deck of cards. We've completed fulfillment on it and have received lots of praise for delivering a beautiful, high quality product to our backers around the world. Our second project was a steampunk set collection game funded in July and we are on track with our production schedule. 5Pax is a much simpler project with fewer components, less complicated artwork and rules designed to be quick and easy to learn. For this reason, we expect that manufacturing and fulfillment will be even easier than our other projects.
Get in on 5Pax today and help make this vision a reality!
Why is it called 5Pax?
Originally our plan was to have 5 sets of 5 games, the first being the core pack and the others being expansions. In reviewing our initial offering we decided that it made sense to just go ahead and include 10 games in the core package instead of 5, but the name stuck. It's cool, short and easy to remember, even if the number 5 has no real significance.
Become a part of the 5Pax family and back this project. With your help, this game will be published and we'll be able to spread the joy of gaming around the world, starting with you!
- $3 - Playable Postcard
- $5 - Print and Play
- $25 - FULL SET (Recommended for 1-2 Players)
- $32 - FULL SET + EXTRAS (Recommended for groups of 3-4 players)
- $45 - 2x FULL SET
- $59 - 2x FULL SET + 2x EXTRAS
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Risks and challenges
Galliant Games always takes the utmost care to ensure that backers are kept up-to-date. We'll be posting updates throughout the funding period, as well as during the production and fulfillment cycles, so that you are kept in the loop if there are any delays or other snags that could slow down production. Below are some of the main points to consider.
Artwork & Design: All printed materials are done, though we will make some minor tweaks during the campaign. This includes some rule clarifications as we've noticed some tiny discrepancies in interpretation by various reviewers and playtesters. We may have some stretch goals that will require additional artwork, but it would be kept minimal to prevent major delays.
Play Testing: All games have all been fully tested and we're confident in how each game plays out. However we're constantly getting feedback from new people, so it's possible that we might make some minor tweaks to improve gameplay even further.
Production & Shipping: We do not anticipate any issues, but it's possible that there could be customs delays since we plan for 5Pax to be manufactured in Hong Kong and distributed to centers around the world. This is our second board game and since we are working with the same manufacturer, we know what to expect. In addition, we have built in buffer time just in case of unforeseen delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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