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Mice and Dice is a FAMILY FRIENDLY game that can be enjoyed by people of ALL ages! This game is perfect for children. It is easy to learn. Quick to play, and makes counting and learning numbers fun and exciting!

  IF KICKSTARTER GOAL IS REACHED:

 IF ALL GROWTH GOALS ARE REACHED:

 First and foremost, the money raised will be used to pay our illustrator to create original art/design for Mice & Dice This will cost around $5,000 total. Our illustrator is the wonderfully talented: Lauren Scott. Please find her website and biography in the link below:

http://www.lauren-scott.co.uk/

BELOW IS A TASTE OF HER INCREDIBLE WORK FOR THE GAME SO FAR!!!!

 Michael and Stephen created and designed this game with kids and families in mind. When they were growing up they used to play games like Candyland and Mouse Trap with their mom. Once they matured they became baby-sitters for family friends, and, from there, graduated to camp counselors.  (Stephen was also a teacher for several years, and still works with kids in his local church to this day) 

They believe that they remained kids at heart because of this. Today, they have noticed that children are much more inclined to pick up an iPad or play a video game then they are to play a board game. While they have nothing against either of those means of entertainment, they know that board games bring with them a whole other element of quality time and community where modern technology falls short. So, one of the core mechanics of the game is that it is "Your turn, every turn." The purpose of this mechanic is to keep children (and adults for that matter) engaged and focused throughout the entirety of the game!

After, years of development, play-testing, and polishing they are finally ready to bring Mice & Dice to families everywhere....with your help of course!

This week is RAT WEEK!

 The Rat Card that we need a name for is:

"If you do not roll YOUR number on YOUR turn, lose a Mouse Card (active or inactive)"

BELOW IS OUR HOW TO PLAY VIDEO. PLEASE NOTE EVERY COMPONENT IN THIS VIDEO IS FROM OUR PROTOTYPE. THE ACTUAL PUBLISHED GAME WILL LOOK EVEN BETTER ;)

Mice and Dice RULES

Objective:  The first player to Cheeseville (move 50 spaces) WINS!

Game Pieces: 

  • 6 Dice
  • 6 Point Markers
  • 6 Number Cards
  • 19 Mice Cards
  • 20 Rat Cards
  • 15 Cheese Cards
  • 1 Game Board

Start of the Game:  Arrange the Rat, Mice, and Cheese cards in their own piles on the game board.  Before the game starts, each player takes a turn rolling one die.  The number rolled is that player’s number for the game.  No two players can have the same number and some numbers may be inactive for the game.  The player who most recently ate cheese goes first.

Game Play: At the start of their turn a player may play any Rat, Mouse, or Cheese Cards they may have.  Unless otherwise noted, all Mouse and Rat cards stay in play until removed by a player.  The player then rolls their die/dice.  Each non-rolling player moves one (1) space for each of their numbers rolled and the rolling player moves two (2) spaces for each of their numbers rolled.  If a player’s number appears more than once in a roll, for EACH number rolled beyond the first that player may either: (1) Draw a Rat OR Mouse card; OR (2) Remove a Rat card played on them; OR (3) Draw a Cheese card IF the player has moved at least 25 spaces and is in the “Cheese Phase”.  A player may do any combination of the three choices if their number is rolled more than once in a roll.  Once all cards are drawn and each player gets their points, game play continues to the left.

Note: A player may only have one “active” Mouse and/or Cheese card at a time. A player can have multiple Rat cards played “on” them at a time.

Rat Cards:  Play Rat cards “on” an opponent, in which case the effect hurts that player.

  • Dirty Rat: Move 1 space instead of 2 when you roll your number.
  • Lab Rat: Lose all of your un-played Rat cards.
  • Rat in the Hat: You cannot move if your number is rolled by other players.
  • Sewer Rat: Go back 5 spaces.
  • Fat Rat: Roll 1 less die.
  • Alley Rat: Steal a revealed Cheese card.
  • Pack Rat: Steal a Mouse card from a player.                                 
  • Rat Attack: Shuffle all Mice cards back in the deck.

Mice Cards:  Play Mice cards to help you.

  • Three Blind Mice: On your roll when you roll 3’s you get move 2 spaces.
  • Mice on Ice: Move 1 space if you DON’T roll your number.
  • Mighty Mouse: If you roll your number, pick up a cheese card.  (In addition to other draws, must be above 25 points to “activate” the cheese card)
  • House Mouse: Move 2 spaces if another player rolls your number.
  • Nice Mice: Move 3 spaces if you roll your number.
  • Dice Mice: Roll an extra die (up to a max of 6).
  • Twice Mice: Roll twice on your turn(s).
  • Mouse Trap: If a player gives you a Rat card, reveal this card and they must play it on themselves.

Cheese Cards: Once a player moves twenty-five (25) spaces, a player may begin to collect Cheese cards.  Players collect Cheese cards face down and may reveal them only once they want to try and gain those points.  Cheese cards display a point value.  Once the card is revealed, that player must roll two (2) or more of that number (the point value) to gain those points.  Once the points are earned, the Cheese card is placed on the bottom of the Cheese card pile.

  • Cheddar Cheese: Move 2 Spaces
  • American Cheese: Move 3 Spaces
  • Swiss Cheese: Move 4 Spaces
  • Romano Cheese: Move 5 Spaces

THIS IS A GAME REVIEW FROM OUR FRIEND TIM AT GREY ELEPHANT GMAES! HE PLAYED THE GAME WITH HIS FAMILY A FEW TIMES, AND THIS IS A RECORDING OF ONE OF THOSE TIMES! PLEASE NOTE!!! THE GAME IN THIS VIDEO IS OUR PROTOTYPE, THE ACTUAL GAME WILL LOOK VERY DIFFERENT! 

THIS A REVIEW FROM NEIL FROM BOARD GAMES WITH THE FAMILY ALL THW AY FROM ENGLAND!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X9D7KFnf_0

“Mice & Dice is a great game for all ages that’s easy to pick up, but has a lot of room for trying to forge a plan; definitely one to break out at family game night.”

- Josh Neiman: Victory Point Games - Lead Game Developer  http://victorypointgames.com/

"Mice and Dice is a great great game with a ton of player interaction, my game group played it over and over for the entire game night.. Which was 4hrs long, the hallmark of a great game is replayability and M&D has that it spades. It is awesome con queso"

- Frank Zazanis: General Nonsense Games - Game Designer http://www.generalnonsensegames.com/

"Let me start off by saying, if you are a kid or an adult, there is something to this game...These guys just love games, and your family will love it to. My future father in law, two other adults and the designers played the game (no children) the first time, and it was a blast!"

- Eric Bryan Seuthe: Monkey Finger Games - www.monkeyfingergames.com

Risks and challenges

The distribution and sales challenge is very difficult for Mice & Dice. We will need funds to: place our initial order with our manufacturer, build our brand through marketing and advertising, attend industry trade shows, and pay our distributor to ship the game to all of you!
From there we will look to sell the game to retailers and distributors We hope to get the game to families who have children and love to play family-fun games!

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    FAT RAT!!! - Receive THREE Copies of Mice & Dice, a personal phone call of thanks from the Stagliano twins, and become an official sponsor of the game to be listed and displayed in the Mice & Dice Rule book, forever!

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    PACK RAT!!! - Power in Numbers! Pledge $200 and get 10 copies of Mice & Dice! GREAT for schools, birthday parties or gifts! This includes shipping in the US!!!

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    DIRTY RATS!!! - Have a founders dinner with the Stags in Los Angeles at a restaurant of YOUR CHOICE. You and up to three friends can ask questions about the game...or The Bachelor/ette/pad!!!

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    THE BIG CHEESE - HOME TOWN DATE!!! WE will fly YOU and 3 THREE FRIENDS out to LA for the weekend, put you up in a hotel...host a game night with our friends from the show....take you surfing...AND take you to the location of the Bachelor Mansion.

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