Bang! The Dice Game board game
Bang! The Dice Game board game

Bang! The Dice Game

In the Wild West, the eternal battle between the Law and the Outlaws keeps heating up. Suddenly, a rain of arrows darken the sky: it's an Indian attack! Are you bold enough to keep up with the Indians? Do you have the courage to challenge your fate? Can you expose and defeat the ruthless gunmen around you?

Experience all the excitement of BANG! - now with dice!

In BANG! The Dice Game, players take turns rolling the dice up to three times. The dice determine which actions that player can take on his turn. You must manage your dice rolls carefully to attack your enemies and avoid dangers and threats.

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  • Had lots of fun with this in the past but haven't played it in awhile.
  • Only played once and it seemed ok - need to give it a few more goes
  • For: Family, Gateway, PartyType: Social Deduction, Dice, Teams, Player Powers
  • Lots of fun
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My wife suggested a board game birthday party for me a few years back and I thought it sounded like fun. I had a friend that was into games and he brought #Bang! The Dice Game, #Forbidden Island, and #Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game.  I had never played any modern games up to that point but after that party I was hooked!

I've played all but #Circadians: First Light from that list and I own #King of Tokyo & #Sagrada.  My wife loves sagrada, mostly cause she usually beats me at it. 

King of Tokyo is good, my kids and nephews love it as they enjoy ganging up on Dad/uncle.

Pulsar 2849 is a great game but a little thinky, especially the first play.  I did much better on my 2nd play than my first, its definitly a game that is easier and better with more plays.  The first game can be a little rough. 

Roll for the Galaxy is a really nice game that I like better than Race for the Galaxy maybe cause I played it 2nd and had a base idea of how the game was suppose to be played.  I enjoy the dice manipulation and the guessing of who is taking what actions. 

Other good dice based games. 

  1. #Bang! The Dice Game - best with more than 3 though. 
  2. #Wasteland Express Delivery Service
  3. #Can't Stop
  4. #Dice Throne: Season One ReRolled or really anything Dice Throne works.
  5. #Troyes

Thanks for the review. I've looked at #BANG! and #Bang! The Dice Game a few times thinking they'd be good games for our families. I've also always passed because the theme doesn't really do anything for me. I'm not sure if this one is any better thematically, but I do like the fact there is no player elimination. I'll have to do some more research I think.

I've played most of the games on your want to play list (only one I haven't is Root).  Those are all really good games and a pretty wide cross section of the hobby.  Other games you may want to consider:

  1. #Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game - Co-op game with dice and a potential traitor mechanic.  Lots of fun with the right group.
  2. #King of Tokyo and #Bang!: The Dice Game are both light dice chuckers that are good time fillers. 
  3. #Dice Throne Season 1 or 2 are fun dice games that are competitive.
  4. If you like(d) Risk you should consider #Risk: Legacy  Requires a committed group of at least 4 to 5 but the game play and experiences are awesome.  Enjoyed it so much the first time around we are on our 2nd play through.

I played #Terraforming Mars w/ 3.  I won by 10 points.  Didn't do any card drafting since that tends to add a little bit of time to the game length and we have a pretty hard stop time.  I would have preferred drafting but my cards had pretty decent early synergy with my corporation which is always nice. 

Ended with 2 games of #Bang!: The Dice Game which I won neither of them.  The last game ended with us all dying on the Indian attack, which was a hilarious way to end the evening.

Bought #Patchwork for my mother for her birthday, taught it to her and promptly lost. She likes certain games and really doesn't like others so it's always nerve wracking bringing something to the table. Apart from only playing at 2 I still think it is one of the very best gateway games in existence.

Got in a four player game of #Mariposas. I was very concerned this game would be too light but we ordered it to support Elizabeth Hargrave. I was pleasantly surprised, action selection isn't a mechanism I particularly love, I feel like the only person on earth who thinks #Concordia is just an ok game, but this game surprised me. It is far from a heavy game but it does have a really cool decision space between trying to achieve goals, trying to collect sets for special abilities and trying to set yourself up to be able to make it back to the bottom of the board at the end of the game. It doesn't share much with #Wingspan but I do think it exists in a similar space of a game and theme that is appealing to non gamers and accessible but with interesting enough decisions for a heavier gamer. I was really pleasantly surprised by this one.

Played a two player game of #Everdell which is my wife's favorite, I like tableau builders but the mechanic in this game of going from feeling like you just don't have enough workers/actions to do anything to having a full city and resources and event cards etc is as good as any game, the snowball in this one when cards start comboing each other is great. Still looking for a house rule that better deals with the deck bloat and number of repeat cards but supposedly that will be addressed in the next expansion. It isn't my favorite game but one I always enjoy.

Played another two player game of #Pendulum on the advanced sides of the board. I really appreciate how unique this game is and what a puzzle it can be but, in my opinion, a change of pace from the typical decision making process I go through in a game. I really like this one as something different, still feeling out overall opinion on it. My big suprise has been that instead of the assymetric players giving some type of powerful advantage I find they all do a great job of disadvantaging different engine building methods and make you really puzzle around them. I really enjoyed that but do wonder if with more plays there will become a more prescribed way to play with each one and force a lot more intentional blocking amongst players as part of game strategy. 

Got in a first play of #Alma Mater which my wife was adament we get, she's a writer and wanted the book pieces even if the game didn't live up to its promise. I was concerned this would be a game that just wasn't particularly good at 2. While I still think it will shine at 3 the "dummy" player and deck were about as easy as it could get and made it an enjoyable game. The game worked much harder to be thematic than I expected and I really enjoyed every aspect of it but the research track, though i think that was my fault for not realizing that was something I'd want to mitigate with student pieces (they provide different engine building bonuses in the income phase of the game). The game has a variable market and real scarcity for both money and certain books and having a track that you need to move up to increase the value of your type of book but also being a MAJOR part of end game scoring that uses escalating amounts of already tight resources that allow you to perform the other actions in the game felt like an obstacle for the sake of an obstacle. I do think if you know this going in you can make decisions in the early game that make it less of an issue. 

We were able to see family and so played multiple games of #Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale and #Bang!: The Dice Game at 8 players. I am constantly looking for a game that is both accessible and has a great decision space at 8 players. Suggestions are always welcome!

Finally got in my first two plays of #Paladins of the West Kingdom. I haven't played #Architects of the West Kingdom but have played #Raiders of the North Sea and had heard so many good things about Paladins and was able to get a ding and dent copy and snatched it up. To me the decision space and game dynamics felt like a weird combination between #Orléans (colored worker spaces, workshops acting like tech tiles) and the track synergies of #Tapestry but a game I enjoy, so far, better than both. I had very little doubt this would be a game I would really enjoy but was surprised at how much. 

I've really only played 2 of them: #Bang!: The Dice Game, and #Western Legends. Western Legends has been a big hit with my group, and I even recently kickstarted the final expansion, Blood Money. As you know, , that game is a sandbox style game and is really fun and thematic, while also managing to be strategic at the same time. It's super fun to immerse yourself in the "cowboy ethos" and imagine what your character might actually do. Highly recommend that one if anyone is interested in the Western theme!

The look and feel reminds me of Bang!: The Dice Game.

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