The German version of the dice game Dice Throne is being crowdfunded at the Spieleschmiede - and it is successful. Almost three quarters of the financing amount has already been raised by around 300 supporters to make the project a success. It is therefore very likely that the campaign will ultimately reach the target market of 72.000 euros.

With Dice Throne, Roxley Games had a Kickstarter success at the time: they only wanted to collect 15.000 US dollars in order to be able to implement the fantasy dice game. In the end, over 3.600 backers invested a total of more than 180.000 US dollars. But that's not all: Dice Throne - Season Two was far more successful - the campaign brought in over 730.000 US dollars, the equivalent of a little over 600.000 euros.

Dice Throne: Grimspire is putting together packages

Compared to the Kickstarter sums, the crowdfunding campaign of the game company of the game offensive almost looks like a low-budget project. Nevertheless: fans have taken the pricing as an occasion for criticism. The basic game is too expensive, it was said several times on social media; The “all-in” package is more attractive in terms of price, but many fans have decided not to support the game for the fun it offers.

You can argue about taste, but there is a reason for the price: “In the Dice Throne shop, a hero box currently costs 25 US dollars - the latest, Treant vs Ninja Rerolled even costs 28 US dollars,” says crowdfunding project manager Sven Göhlich. Grimspire is also targeting 25 euros as an RRP per box.

Otherwise it is basically more of a 'David versus Goliath' price war, which you can hardly win at the Spieleschmiede: “There is no question that a Kickstarter, in which almost 8.000 people participate, ensures a better circulation, with which we cannot compete ”Explains Sven Göhlich. But: "The all-in level is extremely attractive in terms of price."

Frank Noack explained why this is so in a comment: The production is very special and the quantities and constellations of the articles and the quantities of articles are set rather rigidly so that the project can work at all. “Especially the many special cubes cause a lot of headache. That's why everything only works seasonally and, if possible, in such a way that many people also use both seasons, because in the end it has to be produced in the right proportion ”.

Roxley Games initially had quality concerns. Grimspire should take care of the localization first. This is related to the lack of “adventures”, because crowdfunding could also follow if the swarm financing is successful. “We'll see when Adventures comes to the forge, unfortunately I can't say that yet,” said Sven Göhlich on Facebook.

Around 70.000 euros have to be collected in order to produce the German version of Dice Throne. Image: Grimspire / Roxley Games

Around 70.000 euros have to be collected in order to produce the German version of Dice Throne. Image: Grimspire / Roxley Games

Even if some critics describe Dice Throne as a “better trick”, the game is comparatively well received overall. At Boardgamegeek, for example, the average rating is 7.8.

Dice Throne is a fast, strategic game in which two to six players, ages eight and up, compete against each other with their characters using dice and the tactical use of their cards. Depending on the number of players, it is possible to play 1 against 1, 2 against 2, 3 against 3 or everyone against everyone in the arena.

The focus is on the characters - divided into seasons: Each character plays differently and has individual skills and attacks that players can activate by combining the different dice. By playing cards you can manipulate thrown dice, trigger status effects or your abilities in the course of the game

And then there is the “Battle Chest” as a lure. In the Spieleschmiede, the deluxe box could be realized if enough supporters join in, as the minimum number of copies is very high, reveals the project website. However, one does not give a value in numbers, not even when asked. At least on this point it remains exciting: “The improvement target will be made public as soon as the financing target has been reached,” says project manager Göhlich.

The dice game costs 90 euros each for season 1 or 2, an all-in package costs as part of the Dice Throne crowdfunding campaign 179 euros. For 479 euros there is an all-round carefree package that includes all 16 heroes, card sleeves and 20 playmats. Currently over 50.000 euros of the required 72.000 euros have already been generated through the campaign.

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