Diceland (dice game)

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Diceland
Designer(s)

James Ernest

Toivo Rovainen
Publisher(s) Cheapass Games
Players 2-5
Age range 10+
Setup time 2 minutes
Playing time 20 minutes

Diceland is a tabletop game played with collectible sets of dice designed by Toivo Rovainen and James Ernest and released in 2002 by Cheapass Games.[1] Players roll paper cut-out octahedral dice into a combat arena.[2] The dice are then used in the same way as miniatures - they can be moved around the arena and attack other dice.[1]

The original Diceland set was Diceland: Deep White Sea, released in 2002.[1] It was followed in 2003 by four more sets: Diceland: Ogre,[3][4] Diceland: Space[5][6] (two sets, Terrans vs. Urluquai and Garthans vs. Muktians), and Diceland: Extra Space, and in 2005 with Diceland: Cyburg and Diceland: Dragons. There is also a set of Button Men using characters from the Deep White Sea setting. In addition to all of these sets, there are three regular-sized and one oversized promotional dice; the 2005 summer promo die features characters from the webcomic Penny Arcade.

Awards[edit]

Diceland won the 2002 Origins Vanguard Award.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pook, Matthew (2002-06-07). "Pyramid Pick: Diceland: Deep White Sea". Pyramid (online) (Steve Jackson Games). Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  2. ^ Siegel, Scott Jon (2007-06-29). "Off the Grid reviews Diceland". joystiq.com. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  3. ^ Appelcline, Shannon (2004-04-07). "Review of Diceland: Ogre". RPGnet. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  4. ^ Pook, Matthew (2003-08-03). "Pyramid Review: Diceland: Ogre". Pyramid (online) (Steve Jackson Games). Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  5. ^ Appelcline, Shannon (2003-10-29). "Review of Diceland: Space". RPGnet. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  6. ^ Vetromile, Andy (2003-06-13). "Pyramid Review: Diceland: Space". Pyramid (online) (Steve Jackson Games). Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  7. ^ "Origins Award Winners (2002)". Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design. Archived from the original on 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2007-10-14. 

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