Email list being formed
are forming a playtest announcements
list which will do two things:
- Announce playtesting
dates in the Boston area.
prototype rules to games in
development for feedback, editing,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Change for Pair-of-Dice Games
Games is now located on 72 Waltham
Street, Boston, MA 02118. We can
be reached at 617-451-5051.
designers interviewed by Fair
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.
ways to help Pair-of-Dice Games
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.
Buy our games,
2. Play them with random people,
especially at conventions
3. Review our games at boardgamegeek.com
4. Send a brief review to Counter
Magazine (27 Cameron Way,
Bdge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8QD,
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,
us and volunteer for our occasional
now have a HexNut
support page. In general,
if you email us questions, we
will extend the support page to
Pair-of-Dice Games make the Games
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
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.
discontinued, volume shipping
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.
6 now offered as a two- or three-player
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
Pair-of-Dice to obtain the
new dice for a nominal fee. Note:
The copies of this game recently
shipped to FunAgain.com are the
three-player only version.
6, Knockabout now available on
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.
gets its first print review in
British gaming journal, Counter,
is the first print publication
to review one of our games in
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.
Game now out of print
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
Designer Becomes Finalist
in National Game Design Contest
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.
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
2004-2005 News ° See