Pair-of-Dice Games' Summer Sale
Until further notice, we are having a 25% off sale of all of the games we sell on our site! Click here to take advantage!
Expanding the Pair-of-Dice Brand
The Pair-of-Dice brand debuted in 2001 as a way to showcase and self-publish games. Over the years we published 12 games using the Pair-of-Dice brand and wound up having two games published via larger companies, Chopstick Dexterity MegaChallenge 3000 by Mayday Games and Warp 6 by Magellan Games.
Now in 2017, after a game design hiatus, I've decided to use the Pair-of-Dice brand to also showcase my other creative endeavors as well. All of the Pair-of-Dice Games that are available for sale are still available, but I am now also showcasing my writing, media productions, print and web design, podcasting, and other endeavors.
If you like the creativity and joy that Pair-of-Dice Games has brought you, I invite you to check out the other projects I've been working on over the years. And as always, please enjoy your stay in Pair-of-Dice.
Current Status of Pair-of-Dice Games
I'm sure that people have noticed that I haven't recently been very active recently. designing games. I haven't been designing games as I have a lot less time on my hands after the birth of my daughter in 2011! I will be keeping the site up and fulfilling any orders that come in so long as supplies last. In fact, Warp 6 just sold out today. Right now the only version in print is the Russian Edition from Magellan Games.
I will continue maintaining the site for orders for the foreseeable future, although I have no current plans for developing games.
Call Mayday for Chopstick Dexterity MegaChallenge 3000
I'm proud to announce that I've licensed Chopstick Dexterity MegaChallenge 3000 to Mayday Games. You can get the game at Mayday Games' site. They are now the only place to get CDMC3000. The production is gorgeous and the Mayday folks were great to work with. It's worth checking out even if you have the original version. Go there and order it now!
What's Warp 6 in Russian?
A while ago, we were contacted by a Russian company called Magellan Games interested in making a Russian edition of Warp 6, and now it's here! To get a copy for the comrade in your life, go here to buy the Russian Edition from Magellan Games. Pair-of-Dice still retains the rights to publish Warp 6 in English (and any other language other than Russian!).
Blogging About Running Pair-of-Dice
Recently, Greg Lam blogged on BoardGameGeek about running Pair-of-Dice games in a post titled "How to Run a Game Company Out of Your Closet". The post details the process of creating games and the day to day filling of orders and maintaining inventory. Check out the post for a candid look inside Pair-of-Dice Games.
Download the New R.U.M.B.L. Player Screens
For anyone who has purchased a copy of R.U.M.B.L., we've just posted a new secrecy screen/player aid here. The screen is more stable than the previous screen, and the player aid robot explanations are done graphically instead of through written instructions as in the previous version.
Now presenting: R.U.M.B.L
Pair-of-Dice Games is proud to present it's next game, R.U.M.B.L (or
RoboUltimateMechaBattleLeague). R.U.M.B.L. is a two player game in which each
player controls a team of robots over three rounds in a futuristic sport which
is a cross between Sumo and Demolition Derby. Each robot has a different
ability: Some fly, some push, some explode. It's up to each player to decide
when to deploy the robots on his or her team. R.U.M.B.L. is a fast, fun two
player game of simultaneous programming and futuristic sport.
A complete sample game in PDF format:
The game will first be available at BoardGameGeekcon in Dallas, TX on November
17-21. Shortly thereafter, it will be available at our web site and other
So, are you ready to R.U.M.B.L.?
Two New Restaurant Row Files Posted
Two new Restaurant Row player aid files have been created and posted. First is a Sample Game that illustrates a typical game for learning purposes. Next is an official variant called the Neighborhood Variant, which keeps the makeup of the customer tokens in the game constant which makes long range planning easier.
Web Site Redesign
We have just redesigned the web site to make it more functional, readable, and attractive. What do you think? Let us know at email@example.com A free game will go to the first to spot the video easter egg on the site.
Prices Change for Pair-of-Dice Games
We are making some small price changes to the retail cost of our games to better reflect the manufacturing costs of each game. The changes will be as follows:
We regret the necessity of this price increase, but we have made the changes as small as possible.
Going to BoardGameGeek Con
I'll be headed to BoardGameGeek Con from November 19-22. This will be my first time at this particular convention. I don't have a set agenda, though I'll be selling some games at the Flea Market and participating in The Spiel's Wits & Wagers tournament. If you are heading there yourself, drop me a line at info [at] pair-of-dice.com.
Play Warp 6 at Boardspace.net
Boardspace.net, which previously implemented a free online version of Knockabout, has added Warp 6 to its assortment of abstract games. Players can play with other humans or versus a computer in Warp 6's two player version. Check it out at www.boardspace.net.
Restaurant Row: Now Open
Pair-of-Dice Games' latest game is now available. Go to the game page to make your order. Also, see our Special Debut Prix Fixe offer. Buy Restaurant Row, and you can buy another game for just $5.
Restaurant Row: Now Taking Reservations
Pair-of-Dice Games' latest game is now taking reservations. The games will be shipped starting on 9/6/09, but you can make your orders now. Buy the game before 9/5/09, and you can save $5 from the regular price. Go to the game page for more information. Also, see our Special Debut Prix Fixe offer. Buy Restaurant Row, and you can buy another game for just $5.
Coming Soon: Restaurant Row
Pair-of-Dice Games is pleased to announce that it will be releasing it's latest and most ambitious game to date, Restaurant Row. The game is a Euro-style game in which each player takes control of a restaurant in hopes of becoming the top restaurant in the neighborhood by the time the neighborhood matures into a foodie destination.
For a detailed preview, download the pdf here.
For preview images of the game, see the online gallery here.
After you've done that, please vote on the pre-release interest poll on BoardGameGeek. Your input there is very important!
Knockabout Tournament at Boardspace.net
Boardspace.net, which has recently implemented an online version of Knockabout, is holding a tournament online beginning on January 15, 2009. To sweeten the pot, Pair-of-Dice Games will send the winner of the tournament a copy of Knockabout, Warp 6, and Chopstick Dexterity MegaChallenge 3000. Register Here.
Pair-of-Dice Games moves
Pair-of-Dice Games has moved it's physical address. From now on, you can reach us via snailmail at 112 Union Park Street, #2, Boston, MA 02118. The phone number remains 617-451-5051 and the email remains firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play Knockabout Online at Boardspace.net
Dave Dyer from Boardspace.net asked me recently if he could create an online version of Knockabout to his site. I said all right, and much faster than I could have expected, he created a working version of Knockabout with player versus player and player versus computer versions. The computer version is decent, and the implementation is quite nifty. Check it out at www.boardspace.net.
Pair-of-Dice Games Exhibits at Origins
Greg Lam at Pair-of-Dice Games exhibited his games at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH from June 25-29, 2008. This was the first time that Pair-of-Dice had a vendor's table at a major convention, demoing and selling copies of the games to gaming enthusiasts from around the world. The game fair is the second largest gaming convention in the United States, attracting over 15,000 attendees over the five days of the convention.
During the convention, Greg also interviewed with the gaming podcasts The Spiel and The Vintage Gamer over the course of the weekend. The interviews will air in coming episodes, along with a longer interview with the podcast Boardgame Babylon that Greg participated in last fall for their "Stories of Self-Publishing" series.
Pair-of-Dice sold nearly $1,000 in games over the four days.
Knockabout Featured on The Spiel
Pair-of-Dice Games' strategic dice game Knockabout was featured in the popular gaming podcast, The Spiel. The podcast, originating from Indianapolis, IN, featured the game in an episode called "The Short List", in which the two hosts Stephen Conway and Dave Coulson played and briefly reviewed a selection of games of which Knockabout was included. The podcast can be downloaded at http://www.thespiel.net/?q=node/234.
Some excerpts of the discussion of Knockabout:
"A huge amount of strategy to picking a die... A great little game... much more depth than we thought it was going to have... Strategically complex though it seemed really easy... Definitely a lot more strategy than meets the eye."
Knockabout is the second game to be reviewed by The Spiel. First was Marvin Marvel's Marvelous Marble Machine in Episode 25, You Look Marbelous! in March 2007.
Updates to the Chopstick Game: Free Downloads
Several additions and changes have been made to the Chopstick Game from its original forms. First, 10 new tokens have been added to the game which include wild card color tokens, tokens which call for picking up specific numbers of any item, and an "All" token in which players try to pick up as many items as possible.
Also, the wood dyeing process has been improved, so that the colors of the items are deeper and more distinct.
Finally, a new Final Victory Stage solo game has been added to the package. This is available as a free downloadable PDF for those interested.
With all of these changes to the basic game, we will offer a Chopstick Update package of the 10 new tokens, newly dyed items, updated rules, and the Final Victory Stage printed on card stock paper for the nominal fee of $2.00. Go to the Chopstick Game update page to order.
Offers Free Print & Play Games
With Pagoda recently going out of print, Pair-of-Dice Games has decided to offer three of its games as free print and play games. You can download the rules, boards, and components of Pagoda, Rock, Paper, Scissors, and The Triangle Game. Rock, Paper, Scissors will continue to be offered as a game for sale as well.
Receives Media Mentions
has made a splash in the news.
First, Chopstick Dexterity MegaChallenge
3000 was featured in the Sidekick
section of the Boston Globe on
October 16, 2006. The same day,
Warp 6 was reviewed on the Norweigian games web site, Brettspillguiden.
We think it's a fairly good review,
but we can't actually read it.
Anyone able to translate?
Finally, we've published
a Boardgamegeek Geeklist taking
a behind-the-scenes look at the
publication of our games, called Behind
the Bits: The Pair-of-Dice Games
"DVD Commentary Track"
Our Newest Game:
is proud to present our newest
Dexterity MegaChallenge 3000,
a dexterity game like none other.
To celebrate the release of this
game, we are making a special
offer that you won't want
the Pair-of-Dice Customer Survey
In an effort to
get to know our customers, we
ask you to take the first Pair-of-Dice
Survey. It shouldn't take
too long, and we are not asking
for any personal information.
Just what you think about our
games, and gaming in general.
Note: The results of this poll
may affect future game publications.
New Pricing Structure for Pair-of-Dice
better reflect the costs of production,
Pair-of-Dice Games will be adjusting
its pricing structure effective
immediately. After recently analyzing
the cost involved in producing
each game, it became clear that
while some games were properly
priced, other games needed it's
priced adjusted. In addition,
a new combination package of Warp
6 and Knockabout, called The
Dice Combo, will be offered
at a price almost $10 lower than
the cost of buying each game separately..
However, we will
longtime customers a chance to buy games at the old prices.
We will accept orders at the old
prices using the printed brochures
that were included in the packaging
of our games up until the end
of the summer. Any orders post-marked
by 8/31/2006 using the old brochures'
order forms will be accepted.
This offer is good only for mail
orders, not for the web.
Games Reviewed by Tom Vasel
Pair-of-Dice Games, Marvin
Marvel's Marvelous Marble Machine, Knockabout,
6, were reviewed by Tom Vasel,
the internet's leading board game
reviewer and co-host of the gaming
podcast The Dice Tower. The verdict?
Tom liked two of the games very
much, but not the third. Which
game didn't he like? You'll have
to read it to see.
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