Title: Popcorn Dice
Designed By: A. J. Porfirio
Published By: Van Ryder Games
Player Count: 2-6
Time to Play: 10-10 Minutes
Looking for a game to pair with your movie nights? We have just the match for you! Today we will be looking at Popcorn Dice by Van Ryder Games. In this cute, little push your luck game, players work to be the first to pop a set amount of popcorn. But push your luck too far and you will bust with burned pieces.
How to Play:
Popcorn Dice is extremely simple to learn to play. The goal of Popcorn Dice is to be the first player to get to 30 points.
Players will take turns one at a time and continue in clockwise order once they have finished their turn. All players will get an equal number of turns so it does not matter who goes first.
On a player's turn, they shake the dice in the popcorn bucket and then roll them. At that point, players will check their results and make sure they do not have four burnt popcorns. If they do, their turn is over, if not they can determine if they wish to roll again. Each unpopped kernel gets put back in the bucket, each single popped kernel is worth one point, and double popped pieces are either worth two points or can be used to cancel out a burnt popcorn rolled that turn. If they get all the popcorn popped without getting a burned piece, it is considered a perfect pop and that player automatically wins!
If a player wishes to roll again, they leave out all burned and popped pieces and just put the kernels back into the bucket. They roll again and repeat this process until they either burn or stop. If a player does not bust, total up the popped kernels and that is their score for the round.
Play until one player reaches 30. Each player gets an equal number of turns so finish the round if needed and the highest scoring player wins.
What's purr-ty cool:
Popcorn dice could not be easier to teach. It is also language-independent. This makes it a great choice for families with young kids or non-English speakers.
The theme and components are cute and could very well be paired with a movie night. We love the use of a popcorn bucket as the dice shaker. Popcorn Dice is quick enough that you could play a round while waiting for your actual movie night popcorn to finish cooking.
If you were like us and wondered how you can store popcorn dice without the risk of dice rolling out, it does have a clear plastic topper that clicks on so the dice are safe when stored away or carried. The dice are also nice and chunky which makes them fun to play with!
Popcorn Dice is a good way to introduce new gamers to push your luck-style games. Popcorn Dice is highly luck-dependent and is also good for gamers who do not like strategy games. There is a little amount of strategy when it comes to pushing your luck, but mostly Popcorn Dice is luck-based.
Popcorn Dice makes the purrfect quick game for those looking for something simple and cute!
The cat's meow:
"Love the dice! My only problem with Popcorn Dice is that I cannot fit in the box." - Pudgy Cat
Disclosure: Pudgy Cat Games was provided a copy of this game in exchange for a review, however, this review reflects the honest thoughts of the author.