Quarriors dice game Dice game manufacturer: WizKids Games Number of players: 2-4 Ages: 11yrs+ Time: 30 mins
Love deck building games, but hate shuffling those worn out cards? Quarriors changes the rules with its many dice replacing the cards and exciting fast-paced game play. Glorious!
The game and gameplay
Quarriors is a 2-4 player dice collection game, based off of Dominion's deck building mechanics. The dice can provide you with "Quiddity" (the game's currency), spells, or creatures that can help you on your glorious mission of gathering glory points for the sake of being the first player to gloriously reach the glorious winning score as marked on the glorious "Glory Tracker." Glorious!
Each player starts with a coloured dice bag and a scoring marker for the Glory Tracker. Glorious!
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Glory is scored at the beginning of that player's turn if they have a creature in play. Then 6 dice are drawn from their dice bag and rolled, resolving the effects of the results. (Note that if there are less then 6 dice in the bag, any remaining dice are drawn and then previously used dice are replaced in the bag and mixed.
Finally dice are drawn until you have 6 in total). Any Quiddity rolled can be used to buy a dice from what's available that game, and to summon creatures that are rolled that turn.
Creatures have 1 to 3 levels and each level has its own stats and/or powers. Glorious!
Spell effects that are rolled can be set aside for later use or immediately resolved. These can lead to dice being drawn or re-rolled, additional Quiddity, Stat boosts for your creatures, or even the means to destroy another player's creature. Glorious!
Once you're done summoning creatures, you then attack each other player's creatures, comparing the total attack vs the total defense of the involved creatures. Defending creatures may be destroyed this way, and therefore not score. Play passes to the next player when the combat is done. Glorious!
The high luck value in Quarriors takes away from the strategy normally found in deck-building games, and becomes more about improving your odds by buying the best die available that turn. Long term considerations go out the window with each and every roll.
Pros and cons
No constant card shuffling!
Good artwork on the game's information cards.
Very luck-based. Both the luck of the draw and the luck of the die roll.
A turn off if you buy several powerful creatures over the course of the game, and not roll any.
In spite of the lack of strategic planning, Quarriors dice game is fun. Good artwork and humorous theme completes this glorious experience. 4 glorious glory points out of 5. Glorious!
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