My Account
Your cart is currently empty.
Shop by Age Shop by Players Kids Family Strategy Card Party Puzzles Toys Extras
Funagain Points System Funagain Membership System Ashland, Oregon Eugene, Oregon Facebook
Button Men: Diceland: Deep White Sea
Get Funagain Points by submitting media! Full details, including content license, are available here.
You must be logged in to your account to submit media. Please click here to log in or create a free account.
Store:  Family Games, 2-Player Games
Series:  Diceland, Button Men
Theme:  Fighting
Format:  Dice Games

Button Men: Diceland: Deep White Sea

Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title [], usually because it's out of print.

Notify me if/when this item becomes available:
(you will be asked to log in first)

Ages Play Time Players
10+ 10 minutes 2

Manufacturer(s): Cheapass Games

Please Login to use shopping lists.

Product Description

A mean little dice game for two players, you need: one button for each player (included), and several polyhedral dice.

Product Information

  • Manufacturer(s): Cheapass Games

  • Year: 2002

  • Players: 2

  • Time: 10 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 60 grams

  • In order to play Button Men: Diceland: Deep White Sea, you will have to provide several polyhedral dice

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4 in 4 reviews

Sort reviews by:

Hey, want'a fight
January 05, 2004

This is an amazingly complex strategy game for such a simple concept. My only disappointment is that is that there havent been any new buttons made in awhile. The game goes very quickly (a best of five takes 5 min) and the art work is good. Different sets introduce dice with special rules, adding to the intrigue. You are just getting a button with some numbers on it, and you have to buy the dice separately, but it is well worth it.

by Chris G
confusing, but fun, battle to the death
October 28, 2003

the rules to this game take a little getting used to, but the fact that if you were to run into someone else wearing a button, and you both had a bunch of dice, you could battle each other to the death, is an intriguing concept. the sad thing is, i never run into anyone else wearing a button. *sigh*

Brilliantly innovative, but another concept game.
April 21, 2001

Button Men: Winner of the Origins award for best abstract board game. That's all well and good, but as James Ernest himself said when accepting the award, 'Where's the board?'

In all honesty, despite how much I enjoy Button Men, it is one of the few Cheapass products which I don't consider to be worth the money paid. The reasoning is simple: for about $4.00 you're getting 10 numbers and a picture. The buttons are not required to play. In fact, in tournaments, people often use Button Men which they don't actually own. The real appeal is that, when you buy the buttons, you (presumably) wear them, advertising to the world, 'I play Button Men! Challenge me, those who would dare!'

I like the game, though, and it has a subtle but complex system of probability which makes it both strategic and random. The rules and statistics for each button are available freely on the net over at the official 'Beat People Up' site (URL: ), so the only real reasons to actually buy the buttons are 1) To support James Ernest, and 2) To get and wear the beautiful artwork. And it is incredible artwork.

Show all 4 reviews >

Other Resources for Button Men: Diceland: Deep White Sea:

Board Game Geek is an incredible compilation of information about board and card games with many descriptions, photographs, reviews, session reports, and other commentary.