Martian Dice is a game that has 13 dice, a dice cup, and a set of rules where players will compete to get 13 points or more before another player to win the game.
The Dice are six sided dice that contain either a picture of a cow, chicken, human, tank, or laser. The play of the game starts by a player rolling all 13 dice at once. If the player rolls any tanks, they have to set those aside. Then they may choose to keep either, all chickens, cows, people, or lasers.
Chickens, Cows, and People are how you score points. For each one you keep you score one point. At any time you may bank your points and pass to the next player.
Why would you want to bank and pass? Remember those tanks I mentioned above? For each tank, you will need to, at some point, set aside lasers to offset the same number of tanks. If you do and you have points from the chickens, cows, or people, then you are safe.
However if at any time you have more tanks than lasers, you will not score any points for that round. That is the main reason you will probably want to not push your luck and continue to roll the dice, and pass.
This game can be played by 2 players or more. In a 2 player game, it took my wife and myself to complete it in less than 10 minutes. Of course the length can be shorter or longer depending on the luck of your dice rolls.
I would give this game a 9 out of 10. I like playing dice games in general. This game did not disappoint me. Hearing the dice shake up in the dice cup was awesome. Who doesn’t like hearing dice in shaker cups? The rules are well written, and the game is small enough that it can travel with you to any place, even take it to dinner out and play a quick game while you wait for your food!
Tastry Minstrel Games is running a contest to win a free copy of this game. To be entered for a chance to win a copy, use the widget below to be entered.
I received a review copy, thanks to Tomoson.com and Tasty Minstrel Games!