GoDice - Smart Connected Dice
Game apps can be quick and convenient, but holding real dice in my hand is so much more satisfying. As much as I enjoy the sound and feel of rolling dice, sometimes I just grab my phone because it slows things down when I have to tally the score. And I can only play so many times before I run out sheets. The perfect marriage would be having dice that did the calculating for me, without using all of that paper.
GoDice is a set of physical dice that connect via Bluetooth to a companion app that knows exactly when each die is taken, shaken, rolled, and what number comes out. Their case is also their charger, and you can even get polyhedral shells that fit over the standard d6 dice.
There are several pledge options, depending on how many dice you want, and which kind. All have very reasonable shipping. A Starter Kit is only $59, the Basic Kit is $69, the Pro Kit is $79. The Gamer Kit (with six d20 shells) is $99. The D&D Kit, which includes all the games and accessories plus a full set of shells for RPG dice, is also $99. Check out the campaign before it ends on January 16, 2020.
GoDice have internal sensors that let the dice know the results of the roll, and they sync real-time with the application. There are 10 games available in the Kickstarter, and GoDice have an open API so that creators can configure it and connect to their own applications.
The design of GoDice is sleek and modern. Everything not only looks good, but it's functional. For example, the case is also the charging station. 10 seconds of charge provides an hour of gameplay.
GoDice come with between 5 and 10 games, depending on the pledge level. Play with your friends online, or have people over for a game night.
The d20 shells open up a world of possibilities for RPG games, especially with how many games are played online on virtual tabletops and in video chat. My husband is currently playing in 3 online games, and this facet of the GoDice was one of the things that most excited me. Rolling real dice and having the results shared onscreen would be fantastic.
But they didn't stop there. GoDice just released an update with d24 shells that give d4, d8, and d12 results, and d20 shells that give d10, d10%, and d20 results.
GoDice keep stats and analyze your games. They can tell you the average and best score.
Want to know who's the Yatzy master of the house? GoDice let you create a group to track everyone's stats.
GoDice can also help you make smart decisions in-game by showing you the odds for different rolls.
More on Kickstarter
There's lots more to see on Kickstarter, with several different package options and accessories like a tablet stand and dice cup, so be sure to check it out before it ends on January 16, 2020.