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Playtest Email list being formed

We are forming a playtest announcements list which will do two things:

  1. Announce playtesting dates in the Boston area.
  2. Distribute prototype rules to games in development for feedback, editing, and brainstorming.

This will be an announcement list, not a discussion list, so you don't have to worry about lots of email traffic in your inbox. To join this list, send an email to

Address Change for Pair-of-Dice Games

Pair-of-Dice Games is now located on 72 Waltham Street, Boston, MA 02118. We can be reached at 617-451-5051.


Pair-of-Dice designers interviewed by Fair Play Games
2/12/2003, a small retail site which carries Pair-of-Dice's games, recently conducted an interview with the three Pair-of-Dice Games designers. The interview can be viewed here.


Eight ways to help Pair-of-Dice Games

A small games company needs all the help it can get. If you like our games and want to see us thrive, here are eight simple ways in which you can help us, most of which don't even involve sending us sums of money.

1. Buy our games, obviously.
2. Play them with random people, especially at conventions or gaming groups.
3. Review our games at and
4. Send a brief review to Counter Magazine (27 Cameron Way, Bdge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8QD, Scotland)
5. While you're at it, send us your reviews.
6. Tell your local games store about us.
7. See our list of games in development and tell us which ones appeal to you.
8. If you are in the Boston area, email us and volunteer for our occasional playtesting sessions.


HexNut Support Page

We now have a HexNut support page. In general, if you email us questions, we will extend the support page to answer them!


Two Pair-of-Dice Games make the Games 100

We are pleased to announce that two Pair-of-Dice Games made the Games 100 listing for 2003 of top games of the year. The list will be available in the December issue of Games, and is also online at

The two games, Warp 6 and Knockabout, are both listed in the Abstract Games category. Warp 6 is the runner up in the category, while Knockabout is third.


Ubertube discontinued, volume shipping discount instituted

Pair-of-Dice Games has discontinued its Ubertube and Super-Ubertube packages. In its place, we are pleased to offer free shipping to all orders of $50.00 or more.


Warp 6 now offered as a two- or three-player game

Pair-of-Dice Games has changed the contents of Warp 6, adding six additional dice to make it playable as a two or three player game. Due to the extra dice, we've raised the price of this game $1, to $14.95. Anyone who has bought an original version of Warp 6 and would like the extra dice should contact Pair-of-Dice to obtain the new dice for a nominal fee. Note: The copies of this game recently shipped to are the three-player only version.


Warp 6, Knockabout now available on

Warp 6 and Knockabout are now available on the national games retail site FunAgain is the premiere games reseller on the web and an official affiliate of Games Magazine.

Pair-of-Dice gets its first print review in Counter Magazine

The British gaming journal, Counter, is the first print publication to review one of our games in Issue 17, June 2002. The review, written by Larry Levy, called Knockabout "A real rarity - an abstract game I like!" See our Reviews page for the complete review.


Triangle Game now out of print

Pair-of-Dice's first game ever produced, The Triangle Game, has sold out of its first printing. We will be keeping its information and support pages online, and may do another printing if there is interest.

Pair-of-Dice Designer Becomes Finalist
in National Game Design Contest
6/2/2002 and the Strategy Gaming Society and Abstract Games Magazine sponsored the 2002 Unequal Forces Board Game Design Competition. They received about 50 entries with a wide array of mechanics, themes, and complexity, and have selected 11 finalists, including Pair-of-Dice Games Designer Luke Weisman. The winner will be announced shortly.

The goal was simple: design a great two-player game with unequal forces using pieces most people are likely to have around the house. But achieving that goal was anything but simple. A great game of unequal forces is exceedingly difficult to design.

Luke's game is called "Gobbler". It involves one player who controls two pieces called the Gobblers which move like knights in chess. The Gobblers attempt to eat the 60 pieces controlled by the other player, called the Littles.

To read more about the game and the contest, see the article on the Unequal Forces Contest Finalists.

Update: The winner of the contest was Jorge Gomez Arrausi's game Unlur. To see more about this game, see the article on the Unequal Forces Contest Winner

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