Players are in for a tactile thrill  in the new push-your-luck Lovecraftian-inspired dice game Tower of Madness, from Smirk & Dagger Games.

The Tower of Madness is a 3D clock tower where players take the role of investigators, attempting to navigate the otherworldly tentacles as they face challenges at various locations. Each location as a dice challenge, and if players fail, they must remove a tentacle from the tower, and the tentacles are holding up a variety of colored marbles (like Kerplunk). Some of the marbles will contribute to madness, some will summon the dread Cthulhu, but others will represent discoveries, or forbidden knowledge that allows access to spell cards. Players will need to manage a slow, controlled fall over the course of the game to get the marbles they need to win.  

The box includes, a 15-inch tower with plastic base, 30 9-inch tentacle sticks, 40 marbles, 5 custom dice, 54 cards (locations, spells, investigators), and 5 investigator boards.  The game is for 3 – 5 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 40 – 60 minutes. MSRP has not been finalized, but will be in the $50 - $60 range. Release is planned for June.

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