Posted by James (admin) on 14th October 2014
The original Dice Town is a great little dice-rolling game of second-guessing your opponents. Desperados of Dice Town is set in the same setting but is a completely different game. Players each have 5 desperados (each a different type) who begin locked up in jail. During the game, players will free their desperados and start gaining money (and make other players lose money).
On their turn, a player rolls the 4 dice (with up to 2 re-rolls of any of the dice). Each dice has an ‘Action’ icon on 1 side and a character icon for each of the 5 different desperado character types (bad, ugly, brains, lady and boss) on the other 5 sides. Once they’ve finished rolling the dice, a player then chooses which action to take.
For each action icon rolled, the player can have any character who’s icon was also rolled take an action. For example, a player rolls 2 action icons, 1 bad character icon and 1 lady character icon – the player could either have the bad character act twice, the lady character act twice, or have both the bad and the lady characters act once each. If a character is in jail, an action moves them one step closer to escaping. If a character is free, an action makes all players lose money if their character of the same type are still in jail. Alternatively, instead of actions, a player can use 3 or 4 matching icons to draw cards which have special powers. Players also get a card if they roll rubbish too (4 different character icons and no action icon).
A player wins as soon as they have freed all of their desperados and has the most money. Read the rest of this entry »
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