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Tumblin-Dice is the tabletop game that combines the skill of shuffleboard and the luck of dice for hours of fun. Try to land your dice on the highest scores -- or aim at your opponents to knock them off the board! Tumblin-Dice is made with a beautiful birch wood surface and heirloom-quality craftsmanship. The hardwood two-piece board is easy to set up. Dry-erase score sheets are built right into the board. The game has simple rules and is fun for all ages.
This is a great family game as well as an awesome game in the grade school classroom. It can be modified with polyhedral dice to reinforce addition and multiplication skills. Additionally, it can be played a variety of different ways. If my wife and I want a longer game, we will play to a certain target score like 300 or 500 points. If we want a short game, we'll play 4 rounds, as the rules are written, and see who scored the most.
I run a board games club at my high school and this is a terrific game to get kids interested in what we play. With a number of easy to learn games, some being kinesthetic and others more intellectual, my students are able to find a variety of stimulating options for play.
I agree that the dice can roll off tables and that a backboard is needed but that is a minor problem that doesn't really detract from the playability of this game.
Simple rules + variety of ways to play + educational value = five stars!
A friend and I stopped by to try this out at Flatcon this weekend. It only takes about 5 minutes to play a complete 'game' but we were there for nearly 2 hours. This is a highly addictive game! Very simple play rules, each player rolls four dice on the tiered game board, trying to move down to the lowest tier for maximum score without rolling off the board completely. A nice balance of dice-throwing skill and luck in the dice rolls themselves, with the added uncertainty that, since the dice all stay on the board until everyone has thrown four dice, early throws are likely to get knocked off before they have a chance to score! A lot of fun with just two players; the board becomes much more dangerous when 4 or more are playing. The game comes with 4 sets of 4 dice, but you can easily extend to 6 players. We found that sharp-cornered dice were easier to work with than rounded ones. The only imperfection I saw was that it really needs a backboard to avoid scattering dice all over the room -- the demo-er had one he had made himself. Also helps to have a towel underneath the board to help contain dice that roll off the board. This would play well with both children and adults.