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Kickstarter Watch: shiny dice and others 02 December 2015

Because there is no such thing as "enough dice". (And some other stuff.)

Luma Dice are metal dice with embedded LEDs, activated by a basic accelerometer. Yes, the batteries are standard and replaceable. These run about £6 per die, but they get cheaper the more one orders, so if anyone else is interested, give me a shout soonish. They're available in various colours but I like the plain steel grey best. This one ends in January.

Also, there's Ako Dice II. This guy has done custom dice before, but I wasn't hugely impressed with the designs (the original Ako Dice are very pretty but hard to read at a glance); these are rather easier to roll (maybe too much so), but look very attractive, easy to read, and slightly strange. Also available in various colours, and I'm still havering about that. Looks like about £5 per die. This one ends in two weeks.

A new social deduction game, Secret Hitler, looks good even though one of the designers is the guy who came up with Cards Against Humanity. That's how impressed I am. I like this sort of game anyway; and I'm in a play-by-forum game of SH on BoardGameGeek at the moment, which is being distinctly enjoyable. Shut Up and Sit Down are bored with games like this that actually take a bit of time to play rather than being done in ten minutes, but what do they know? Ends in three weeks.

Bring Back MST3K will probably only make six episodes, but I very much enjoyed the original show and I think they have the right attitude towards making new stuff rather than slavishly following the old style. Ends in nine days.

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