2021-04-23 Dice Games

24 Dice Games for Fantastic Family Fun

Dice games are the best way to let the good times roll! From traditional classics like Yahtzee all the way through to modern masterpieces like King of Tokyo, dice games have always been a great source of educational fun.

Boosting a range of skills from matching, math, and dexterity through to probability, planning, and risk assessment, dice games are ideal edutainment for kids of all ages – and grown-ups, too!

1. King of Tokyo


A motley crew of monsters are on the rampage in the Japanese capital, but only one can be the King of Tokyo! A multiple award winner, this light strategy dice game is guaranteed to give you endless hours of fierce family fun. With two paths to victory, you must choose your tactics well – and react to your opponents’ game plans. Will you aim to smash the city first? Or will you try to crush your opponents in the hopes of being the last monster standing? Either way, there can be only one king!

Ages: 8+

Players: 2-6

2. Pandemic: The Cure – Dice Game


If you’re going to save the world, you’re going to have to learn to work together! Unlike most dice games, Pandemic: The Cure – Dice Game forces players to collaborate on a collective goal – saving humanity. Through research, sharing knowledge, and administering treatments, players fight to stave off 4 outbreaks of deadly disease. Teaching teamwork, critical thinking skills, and scientific methodology, it’s a nail-biting educational rollercoaster ride! So, get your lab coats on – the survival of the human race depends on you!

Ages: 8+

Players: 2-6

3. Rory’s Story Cubes


With Rory’s Story Cubes, everyone has a story to tell! To start this incredibly creative dice game, you roll a set of 9 dice. Each die has 6 unique images – like an alien, a sheep, a bridge, or a speech bubble. You then have to use your imagination to tell a story connecting these images. You can also get expansion packs and theme-based sets like voyages, actions, and even Doctor Who. With Rory’s Story Cubes, the tales roll right off your tongue!

Ages: 8+

Players: 1+

4. Bang! The Dice Game


Bang! brings a new meaning to the phrase “shooting dice”! This awesome tactical battler pits a sheriff and his deputies against a secret crew of outlaws and renegades. The goal is to kill or protect the sheriff. The catch? We all know the sheriff, but nobody knows who the bad guys are. Roll dice to shoot others or drink a health-restoring beer. But watch out for flying arrows and dangerous dynamite! With elements of strategy, analysis, and deception, this really is the wildest game in all the West!

Ages: 13+

Players: 3-8

5. Yahtzee


Roll back the years with this most classic of classic dice games! Yahtzee is a 13-round game of probability, strategy, and luck. You’re looking for high-scoring combos, but don’t forget – you have to fill in a score at the end of the round. Choosing which lines to fill in can turn the tide of the game, so choose carefully. As popular today as ever, Yahtzee is a must for any game collection.

Ages: 8+

Players: 1+

6. Dicecapades


For a wacky night of fun-filled dicing, you can’t beat Dicecapades. With a huge variety of dice games, trivia questions, and artistic and physical challenges, it’s got something for everyone. Name Beatles songs, make dice towers, speed-draw pictures, and more! With adaptable rules, it’s a cast-iron funfest for kids and adults alike!

Ages: 12+

Players: 2-6

7. Z-Man Games Blueprints


Put on your hard hat… and your thinking cap – you’re going to need them both! Blueprints is a clever game with lots of twists and turns. You play as an architect, following secret blueprints and aiming to build the most valuable building. Battle it out for best building and daring construction awards, and earn enough points to be crowned architect of the year. With different scoring systems based on design, color, and project completion, there are truckloads of tactical opportunities and many paths to victory. So, roll up your sleeves and build your way to victory!

Ages: 14+

Players: 2-4

8. Jax Doodle Dice


The dice game with oodles of doodles! Jax Doodle Dice is a fun game for the whole family with 65 cards and 6 doodle dice. The goal is to be first to collect 6 cards (1 of each color) whose doodles match the shapes you roll. Success requires strategy – and a slice of luck. Each card has a doodle and an explanation written in English, French, and Spanish. This makes it great for language learning, especially if you add your own house rules. Earning rave reviews all over the world, it’s a guaranteed winner for gamers of all ages.

Ages: 6+

Players: 2-6

9. Roll for the Galaxy


Ever wanted to be a galactic overlord? Now you can with Roll for the Galaxy! Strategy is everything in this tough tactical battle. Each round is a gamble. Do you play it safe and sacrifice a die to activate a game phase – or do you gamble that someone else will? Goals shift throughout a game, too. Do you need to focus on exploring, developing technology, settling new planets, producing goods, or shipping them? Do you cash in for more money or consume for victory points? With so many options and paths to victory, this heavy strategy game will provide hours of entertainment for years on end. It may just be the greatest dice game in the galaxy!

Ages: 14+

Players: 2-6

10. Tenzi


Tenzi is fun-omenal speed rolling dice game gets 10/10 for adaptability! Unlike most dice games, it isn’t turn-based. Each player rolls like crazy, working towards a full house of matching dice. There are loads of possible variations, too. It’s fun for four – but if you want more, just get a second set (or the Tenzi Party Pack) and you’re ready to roll!

Ages: 8+

Players: 2-4 (or more with two packs)

11. ThinkFun Math Dice


Math has never been so much fun! Boost your budding Euclids’ mental arithmetic with ThinkFun Math Dice. Roll and add the numbers on the two 12-sided dice. The goal is to be the first person to reach that target by using the three numbers rolled on the 6-sided dice. You can use addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and even powers. A junior version (ages 6+) is also available for strengthening mental addition and subtraction. If you’re looking for an addictive educational puzzler, you can count on ThinkFun’s Math Dice!

Ages: 8+

Players: 2+

12. Dragonwood – A Game of Dice and Daring


In the enchanted forest of Dragonwood live a hoard of fearsome creatures. Have you got what it takes to venture inside and tame the mighty beasts within? Capture goblins, flaming ants, unicorns, and more by fighting, stomping, or screaming them down. Choose your tactics and enhancements wisely – you’ll need to be both clever and strong to take down a dragon! With beautiful illustrations, fun-filled gameplay, and tremendous replayability, Dragonwood is a surefire winner for any family.

Ages: 8+

Players: 2-4

13. Qwixx


Looking for a fast-paced fun-filled family dice game? Qwixx is an awesome speedy roller that is just the right balance between chance and light strategy. With each roll of the dice affecting everyone’s game plan, there’s no waiting around. Choose your options wisely and gather as many points as you can before you get locked out! The tables turn quick with Qwixx!

Ages: 8+

Players: 2-5

14. Age of War


Feudal Japan has descended into chaos. The Land of the Rising Sun requires a great leader to once again unify the nation. Could it be you? Age of War is a swift dice game, in which players compete to seize control of castles and clans – and the empire. Roll your dice to reveal katanas, cavalry, and daimyo. Build your power base, defeat your foes, and rise to the rank of shogun in this epic game of conquest!

Ages: 14+

Players: 2-6

15. Word Shout


This really is a word game worth shouting about! Word Shout is a fun, frantic dice-centered word game. Simply roll the 10 letter dice, find words, shout them out, and snatch the letters. Score points for each word. This highly active game is also very adaptable. Why not try making your own rules (e.g. more points for longer words; find as many words as you can in 30 seconds)? Coming with a handy plastic click case, this is an ideal game for family vacations. Do you have what it takes to be the wordy winner?

Ages: 8+

Players: 2-4

16. Liar’s Dice


Put on your poker face and get thinking! Liar’s Dice is a quick-moving dice game for the quick-witted. This set comes with a beautifully designed box and tumblers. The game boosts mathematical skills like estimation and probability as players try to work out what dice have been rolled. The perfect combination of learning, luck, and bluff, Liar’s Dice is ideal for home or travel. And that’s the truth!

Ages: 3+

Players: 2-6

17. Flash! The Lightning Fast Game


Flash! is a lightning fast dice game for all the family. Race to complete the 8 scoring challenges first, picking up points along the way. It requires quick wits and quicker fingers. It’s electrifying fun for family nights in, and it comes with a handy travel pouch for road trips, too. So, what are you waiting for? Time to get rolling!

Ages: 7+

Players: 2-6

18. Roll for It Deluxe Edition


If you want that card, you’re going to have to roll for it! Roll for It Deluxe Edition is a beautifully designed light strategy game for the whole family. Players battle it out for the most valuable cards and reach the magic number of 40. Teaching allocation, probability, and risk assessment, this highly enjoyable roller is one of the best dice games for kids on the market.

Ages: 8+

Players: 2-8

19. Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men


Ready for a truly Marvelous challenge? This Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men starter set gives you everything you need to get battling. Genuinely tactical, it offers an immersive, highly replayable strategic duel. The idea is to build up the strength of your band of superheroes and take down your opponent. With tons of awesome expansion packs, this is a super-powerful dice game!

Ages: 14+

Players: 2

20. Dungeon Roll


A treasure chest filled with pure gold! Dungeon Roll is a push-your-luck game of bravery, wit, and fortune. Venture into the dragon’s dungeon in the quest for treasure and experience. But beware – the further you go, the greater the chance that the dragon will strike! All in all, it’s a fun adventure certain to entertain game-playing knight after knight!

Ages: 8+

Players: 1-4

21. Dice City


Your Lordship, your city needs your guidance! Dice City is a strategic city-building dice game – and it’s tons of fun. Your ultimate goal is to earn the most victory points, but there are loads of options along the way. Construct buildings, train armies, export goods, defeat bandits, attack opponents… Each choice is another potential path to victory. Choose wisely and your city can grow to be the strongest in all of Rolldovia! Highly recommended!

Ages: 14+

Players: 1-4

22. Zombie Dice


With Zombie Dice, you play as a zombie, and you seek out brains. Brains. Braaaains! More braaaains! Ahem… sorry! Roll the human dice and keep rolling, grabbing as many brains as you can. But look out! Humans can have shotguns as well as brains, and if you get hit by 3 blasts, you’re out. Zombies may shuffle slowly, but this game is lightning fast. Great fun for a ghoulish game night!

Ages: 10+

Players: 2+

23. Fill or Bust


Easy to learn and highly addictive, Fill or Bust is a push-your-luck point-building dice game for young and old alike. Roll 1s, 5s, or combos to rack up points – and pull cards that can bring bonuses or spell disaster! Will you play it safe and fill in your points, or will you go for bust?

Ages: 9+

Players: 2+

24. Nada


Nada (Spanish for “nothing”) is a fun and frantic dice matching game. Comes with 36 orange and white dice with cute pictures on each face. Look for pairs, say what you see, and grab them. If there are no pairs, shout “Nada!” and grab all the dice. But be careful – if you’re wrong, you’ll pay the price. So, get ready to go loco for Nada, amigos!

Ages: 7+

Players: 2-4

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