Like the iconic video game, Space Invaders Dice! pits players against an uncountable horde of attacking space aliens. Using custom laser and attack dice, the players try to destroy as many invaders as possible, scoring points for each invader wiped out and earning big bonuses for taking out the elusive ufos. Space Invaders Dice! includes both solitaire and multi-player versions.
The game comes with 13 custom dice, 80 scoring cards, and rules in both English and Spanish. Space Invaders Dice! was designed by Daryl Andrews (Back to the Future: OUTATIME, Caffeine Rush), with project direction from Zack Krnavek. The game is intended for 1 to 4 players. Games take about 20 minutes to play. MSRP is $16.99.
Turn One opened in 2015 as a supplier of game accessories, including card sleeves, dice, and playmats. After eight months as a direct-to-consumer supplier, they began selling into trade distribution. The company already had a license for dice featuring Space Invaders themes and graphics, which led to the decision to produce a game based on the arcade classic. Space Invaders Dice! is Turn One’s first game.
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