RA The Dice Game

Start Time: Thursday 8:00 PM
Location:Grand Ballroom F 15
Game Master(s): Nicholas Lauman
Game System:Board game
Duration:1 1/2 hours
Player Max:4
Signed up:2
Track(s):Board Games
Event Type:Game
Experience Level:Beginner
Age group:Over 10 - Parental supervision not required

 - The Dice Game takes all the major thematic elements of "Ra" and uses them very creatively in a dice game. Pharaohs, The Nile, Civilizations, and Monuments as well as the occasional catastrophe are all here.

Instead of auctions, the core mechanism of Ra, each player rolls 5 dice and can reroll any of them up to two times. The five dice have identical sides, but different colors - the die color matters in some occasions (eg. a player can't claim purple civilization square with a green die). Then, according to the roll, the player claims some squares on the central board (civilizations, monuments, Niles etc.) or moves the Ra figure, which determines the remaining time in Epoch. One die side is a joker and can be used as any other side, as long as one of the other dice actually shows the mentioned other side.