Howdy again folks. Today we’re rolling dice, claiming cards, and vying to be the first player with 40 points. Today, we’re going to Roll for it! This a dice game where players each have 6 dice to spend. They’re trying to claim cards by matching the dice they roll to the cards. This game comes in three different boxes. A red box, a purple box, and a deluxe box. The red and purple boxes are essentially the same game, but have different color sets to dice and different points cards. The deluxe box comes as both the red and purple boxes combined with the points cards having different art work. If you have just one box it plays 2-4 players, if you have both boxes it plays 2-8 players. This is a dice rolling game.
Roll for it! Comes in a red or purple box. Both have 4 sets of dice in different colors, 30 points cards, and the rules. The size of the box is about the same of two decks of cards right next to each other. The cards vary in points from 2, 5, 10, and 15. 2 points requires 2 of your dice, 5 points requires 3 of your dice, 10 points requires 4 of your dice, and 15 points requires all 6 of your dice. So you can see, the harder it is to get, the more points you get for the card.
Set up the deck in the middle of the table. Draw 3 cards and lay them out for everyone to see next to the deck. These are the point cards available to everyone.
Game play goes like this. First person rolls all 6 dice. Then, if they can match all the dice on a card with the dice from their roll, they can claim that card. If you only got some of the dice on a card, you can place your dice next to the card and try your next turn.
Then play goes to the next player and so forth. When it gets to your turn again, you roll only the dice you have. If you’re trying for a card, and have 3 dice on it from your last turn, you then have 3 dice to roll this turn. So this is where the decision making comes into play. You don’t want to spread out your dice on different cards and not have enough to finish that card. If you get to a point where you don’t want to try for a card anymore, you can pick up ALL your dice from ALL cards to start fresh. You can’t pick and choose what dice to remove, it’s all or nothing. If someone gets a card you were trying for before your turn, those dice return to your dice pool. This goes on until someone hits 40 points.
This is a fun light game. I don’t know if I’d call it a filler game, because depending on players it could take a while to end. This was an easy game to explain and has a real simple mechanic. My grandma was able to pick this one up fast. I’d recommend this to anyone that’s tired of Yahtzee and wants to try another dice game. Personally, I’m a big fan of rolling dice. It might have been because of my D&D or Warhammer 40K days, but there’s noting more satisfying than rolling dice and getting what you need. I have both the Red and Purple box so we can play with up to 8 people. I’m able to fit box sets in one box. I would also recommend using a dice tray with this game so the dice aren’t falling all over the place.