Late last night at the NWWBW forums, J decreed a game design challenge. The challenge - Create a game that only uses D6 dice. Challenge accepted sir.
Beat by Beat
# of Players: 2+
Objective: have the most dice in your pool by the end of six rounds
Materials Needed: 6D6 per player
Rules: All players roll their dice pool at the same time. once rolled, arrange your dice in numerical order, highest to lowest (not really needed, but its a courtesy for the person you are about to beat). Players then take turns taking dice in any combination provided it follows this brilliant chart:
6 Beats 1
5 Beats 2
4 Beats 3
Example of a Round:
Right, so the cat and I roll our dice Elwyn (the cat) rolls a 6,6,5,5,4,2 and I role a 4,4,2,1,1,1 (as pictured above). Whoever has the fewest dice at the beginning of the round goes first. Being the first round of play, naturally you hold a dance off to determine who goes first. I will let the cat go first since this is his first time playing.
Elwyn decides to play a 6, which beats my 1, so he takes my 1 and along with his 6 he puts them to the side. these dice are out of play now until the next round.
My turn, the highest dice I have is a 4 (which beats a 3) but the cat does not have a 3. Instead, I play a 4 and a 1 to make a 5 (because 4+1=5) and take his 2.
Elwyns turn, He has a 6 which beats a 1, but instead decides he wants to play a 4. 4 beats 3, but I don’t have a 3. instead he takes my 2 and 1 (because 2+1=3)
My turn, but I can’t do anything since I only have a 4. Elwyn can’t go again because he only has a 6,5,5. Round ends.
So, after one round, My cat has 8 dice to my 4. This is upsetting because the cat is beating me at my own game. I would go first during round 2 because I have fewer dice, and this continues for 5 more rounds (6 total) or until one player has all the dice in their dice pool.
Ok, your turn. Make your dice game and post it here. Also, I don’t know what is going on with the photos and why they are so long. May be just the template I’m using. It is what it is.