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Go to the DC Comics: Dice Masters Justice League page
38 out of 43 gamers thought this was helpful

Overview: Dice Masters: DC Justice League is a two player game where you build and control a team of superheroes and/or supervillains represented as dice. This makes it a dice building game very similar to the deck building games that are on the market now with dice instead of cards.

Introduction: Dice Masters has been around for a few years now. It all started with Quarriors. I just discovered it and got involved when the DC characters became available. There are other themes available like Marvel and D & D. There are organized Wizkids tournaments(OP) around at select game stores and conventions.

Gameplay: The object of the game is to reduce your opponents life down to zero. In a full game, tournament style, you start with a maximum of 20 life. To do this you need to build up a team of 8 characters/equipment cards. There are plenty to pick from to play in any number of styles. The cards range from common starters to super rare in collectible value. Each character and equipment cards have several different cards with different abilities to chose from. Then you need a few dice that match the cards you have chosen, up to a maximum of 20. You also need to pick out two basic action cards and add to your team. They will get dice as well. You also get 8 sidekick dice. These are what you will start the game with in your dice bag.

Now you are ready to play a game. First player takes 4 random sidekick dice out of their dice bag and rolls them. You get one reroll if you need to. Then you get to buy a die off of one of your cards. That and the dice you spent to buy the character die go to a used pile to be used at a later time. Then a battle can begin against your opponent if you have any characters fielded. You simply match attack values on the dice to the defense values on opponents characters assigned to block the attack. That is the general idea. If any attackers get through unblocked, you get to reduce your opponents life by the attack values.

So after several turns you now have some character dice and maybe an action die or two in your dice bag along with the sidekick dice. The character dice have 3 sides that produce energy and 3 sides that produce the character that can be fielded for a battle. So now you can play powerful characters to battle or defend with. The sidekick dice have five energy sides and one character side. The energy is what is used to buy dice with.

This games comes with plenty of strategy. From choosing a team that works well together and the right amount of dice, to being able to counter your opponents plans to whether you want to play offensively or defensively. Every turn, do you want to attack or wait to be attacked!

Pros:
-This is for gamers who love to collect all of a set.
-Games are short, less that one hour.
-The custom dice are amazing!
-The artwork is mostly amazing.
-This game is 100% replayable all day long.

Cons:
-This may not be for gamers who love to collect all of a set. It will get expensive, even though booster packs of 2 cards with a matching die retail for 99 cents.
-I think there is a bit of a learning curve. The rules are not as clear as they could be. I watched a lot of videos after reading the rules several times.
-Storage can become an issue, where to put all these unused dice!

Conclusion: I love this game! I am a huge DC superhero fan and I was also a huge fan of the Overpower CCG. Dice Masters is just like Overpower in game play but with dice instead of cards. The whole concept is genius using a die for energy or a character depending on the roll. If you are any kind of superhero/villain fan you need to have this in your collection of games.

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Go to the Star Trek Deck Building Game: The Next Generation page
13 out of 28 gamers thought this was helpful

Like Star Trek? Then this game and the two expansions must be added to your collection. These games put you right in the middle of the action, just like watching one of the movies. You get to recruit crew from many races into your deck and then onto your bridge. Many of these characters add to your ships stats. You get to do missions and conquer events for victory points. You get to acquire new and better ships for your crew to use. There are several different scenarios to use in a game to mix things up. There is even a co-op game available against The Borg! This game is full of action. The two TNG games can even be combined for up to nine players. Although this will increase each players down time if no battles come up. And it is even more fun on the custom playmat. I recommend it for everyone! It will make you a Star Trek fan if you are not one yet!

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Go to the Mage Knight Board Game page
58 out of 109 gamers thought this was helpful

What a great game with many elements to deal with. There is a little bit of deck building. There is a little bit of map building. There is a little bit of exploring. There is a little bit more in the combat area with all kinds of creatures and monsters to defeat. There is a unique scoring system that has you leveling up for new skills and shields for more lets say military people to help you on your journey. The game even goes from day to night with different tasks to pick from for each. There are very nice full color figures to represent each mage in the game. Overall, all these and other elements mesh together very nicely to make a very enjoyable game without all the resource management of the Euro-games.

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Go to the LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck Building Game page
19 out of 45 gamers thought this was helpful

This game does share the same deck building mechanic as DC Comics DBG, but that is where the similarity ends. This game is full of welcome and nasty surprises. I will not spoil them and tell you what they are. The pictures from first movie on the cards are awesome. This game will be getting a lot of playing time with my family group and my friends group. DC Comics DBG deserves a little rest. A must have for deck building & LOTR fans alike.

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Go to the DC Comics: Deck-Building Game page

DC Comics: Deck-Building Game

56 out of 79 gamers thought this was helpful

This is my first deck building game and I absolutely love it. The DC comics theme has a slight influence on me though! Superman is my mentor! Play is very simple. After reading the rules you will probably not have to go back to them for any rulings. I love the game mechanic of a main deck and a line up of cards on the table and three other decks in play. There is not a lot of beating up your fellow players although defeating some villians and adding them to your deck to play later can give you that option. The super-villians do must of the beatings!

The game starts out a little slow as you slowly build your deck each turn from the cards in the lineup. I think this just increases the suspense of the game. After a few turns the players start to interact with each other a bit more with their card plays.

This game has many things I like. For instance you can sleeve the cards in the deck with cheap sleeves from Wal-Mart. It is a short game averaging maybe 60 minutes. Set up time is very short as well. Also very easy to teach and newbies will not be frustrated playing it their first time. I will be playing this game till the sleeves wear out and need replaced!! Play it today!

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