Dice Throne Season Two Review

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Dice Throne S2 - Roxley Games $89
Dice Throne Season 2 Review - Cover

Game title: Dice Throne Season Two

Game description: A heart-pumping, fast-playing game of skilled card play & dice manipulation that will have your game nights cheering!

Overall
4.7
  • Play (Mechanics)
  • Presentation (Art/Quality)
  • Plan (Rules)

Summary

Back in March of last year, Mike took a look at Dice Throne Season One with a very favorable outcome. Now I’ve gotten my hands on the Season Two Battle Chest so I can see what’s new and if the game keeps its luster a year, and 8 new characters, later.

Pros

Fast-paced, exciting gameplay

Familiar, easy-to-learn rules

Gorgeous artwork

Cons

Character boards do not match those from Season 1

Full Dice Throne Season Two Review

Back in March of last year, Mike took a look at Dice Throne Season One with a very favorable outcome. Now I’ve gotten my hands on the Season Two Battle Chest so I can see what’s new and if the game keeps its luster a year, and 8 new characters, later.

Let’s just cut straight to the chase. Dice Throne Season One was amazing. Dice Throne Season Two is doubly so. The Battle Chest? Out of this world. While Season Two will be available at retail in 4 different packs, each containing two characters, the Battle Chest is a premium collection that contains all 8 characters in a gigantic box as seen below.

Dice Throne Season Two Review - Battle Chest
Dice Throne Season Two Battle Chest

Everything in Season Two has gotten an upgrade from Season 1. Each character comes in it’s own Game Trayz box containing a tri-fold Character Board, a deck of cards, health dial, CP counter, tokens, and dice. The care taken with this new set is evident, and little graphical treatments and layout changes bring an bit more polish to everything than Season One had.

The core rules of Dice Throne haven’t changed. You’re still rolling dice trying to active your different abilities while supplementing play with cards. The goal is still to reduce your opponent to 0 Hit Points. The new characters, however, have some REALLY interesting abilities. The Huntress has her faithful tiger to boost her attacks and absorb damage. The Vampire Lord can collect Blood Tokens to use for varying effects. The Cursed Pirate has doubloons for buffing/debuffing, but they can curse her, flipping her Character Board to its Cursed side.

Each of the 8 new characters are varied, exciting to play as, yet still pretty balanced against each other and the characters from Season 1. Want to play the Barbarian, Season 1’s most accessible hero, against the Artificer, Season Two’s most complicated character? You’ve still got a shot. That’s part of what Dice Throne so amazing. There’s something for every player’s level of skill that gives them a fair shot at victory.

Dice Throne has quickly become a favorite in our house, and I find myself constantly cursing my wife’s ability to play as she crushes me again, and again, and again. It’s OK, though. It’s so much fun to play and I always find myself looking forward to the next game…and to Season 3.

A copy of Dice Throne Season Two was provided free for review by Roxley Games

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