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Six Games that uses dice for conflict

Six Games that uses dice for conflict
Come on! Let's fight. Using dice is one way to solving conflict in tabletop gaming. Dice has been around for ages in board gaming. I remember growing up on Dungeon & Dragons rolling a variety of dice depending on the weapon I was using against mythical foes with high Armor Class. 20 sided dice, 8-sided dice, 10-sided dice, 4-sided dice and the iconic and commonly using 6-sided dice. Most board games uses the 6-sided dice because it is very common and thus cost the least to produce. 

Game Mechanic: Variable Player Powers

Game Mechanic: Variable Player Powers
Variable Player powers is a mechanic that grants different abilities and/or paths to victory to the players. So in a game, each player will control...

Tiny Epic Defenders: 2nd Edition Play through

Tiny Epic Defenders: 2nd Edition Play through
Join me as I take you through a  play through of Tiny Epic Defenders, 2nd Edition. A tower defense game designed by Scott Acmes from Gamelyn Games.

Game Mechanic: Engine Building

Game Mechanic: Engine Building
  The game mechanic "Engine building" is where a player builds up a system that can generate resources, game currency, or victory points. It can...

A great experience at Metatopia

A great experience at Metatopia
Metatopia was a great convention located at the Hyatt Regency in Morristown, NJ. This is a convention for game designers to playtest their games they are developing. I went there as a player and not as a designer. I wanted to learn how it is done. I took many different seminars, played many games that are still in development, and met many people who are up and coming designers and those involved with the industry.

Game Mechanic: Card Drafting

Game Mechanic: Card Drafting
A card drafting game is a game that uses card drafting is where players take a card from a limited pool or collection to add to their hand. The car...

Game Mechanic: Action Point Allowance System

Game Mechanic: Action Point Allowance System
A popular game mechanic is the Action Point Alliance System. It's a common and simple mechanic. Each turn you get a number of actions you can use. ...

Game Mechanic: Resource Management

Game Mechanic: Resource Management
In a resource management game, the main mechanic is for the player to collect resources that can be used to build things, upgrade, or accomplish the goals of the game.

Game Mechanic: Worker Placement

Game Mechanic: Worker Placement
The game mechanic Worker Placement or more precisely Action Drafting requires you select an action that is available to all players in a game. It is the most popular of the Euro-style games.

Shuffle Building Defined

Shuffle Building Defined
Another game mechanic that is called shuffle building. Some could say it is an off shoot of deck building mechanic that is very popular.

Dice Rolling

Dice Rolling
Dice rolling games has been around for centuries. Basically you roll dice and get results by chance. You have no control of the outcome. It's a random element of the game which makes it unpredictable and exciting.