Avengers Assemble! July had a Kickstarter delivery and inside the box was the large limited edition Battle Chest of Marvel Dice Throne. I had pledged for it back in November last year, and as I had waited that long I didn’t get it to the table until August. The box was big, I knew it was going to be, but fortunately a little bit smaller than I thought it might be. So, with a jiggle I can just about fit it on the Kallax with other games rather than dedicating a cube to it! Inside the box are eight superheroes to battle it out with. Each contained in their own GameTrayz box for easy set up.
The game was relatively straight forward to learn and my wife, George (11) and Harrison (14) got to grips with it pretty easily. We were slinging dice like chimpanzees in captivity throwing their poo. Pushing for Yahzee-esque rolls, powering up and changing die faces with our Critical Points in no time at all.
All match-ups have been close, and although I can see it happening, we haven’t encountered a tie yet. My youngest, Max (8), was desperate to play, so I teamed up with him for a learning game. He was a little young for it, but as a team we saw it through to the end. I will probably wait a year or two before I let him loose on his own.
Other than Thor vs Loki, superheroes brawling against each other doesn’t make much thematic sense. I know they did in Civil War, but only a couple of the playable characters featured in that movie. Don’t get me wrong the IP is nifty, but I’m not sure I enjoy it more than I would the original Season 1 and Season 2 characters. Perhaps, I should’ve resisted and just invested in the battle boxes of those instead! My wife and kids however, disagree. I’m pretty sure they love it more because of its super cool, super hero skin. To be honest, I forgot about my IP concerns when I saw the limited edition exclusive metal Mjölnir included with Thor’s pack. I was also pretty pleased to have invested in the card sleeves, as the backs of these are pretty epic!
All in all, I can see Marvel Dice Throne hitting the table a lot. It’s quick set-up, accessibility and brilliant styling will be a lure quite frequently! That’s why it has got the game of the month for August!
For clarity. We don’t get paid for our reviews. We purchased this game with our own money! Although we would rather not, this has not affected our review!