What it is
Marvel battle dice is a game that uses small figures, which are placed inside dice, and then rolled. There are currently 69 of these figures from the first Set, and can be purchased in battle booster packs, or the starter set.
The figures can be purchased in booster packs (listed above), or in the starter sets. The booster packs contain 3 random battle figures, and also comes with one battle dice. The starter set comes with 6 figures, two of which are secret figures. There are also battle dice launchers, which are large sized versions of the Fantastic Four’s Thing (comics), and The Hulk.
The game works by placing the figures (approximately 1″ inch) in the battle dice, which have certain attributes by popping the dice open. When the dice are rolled, the player with the lower dice roll goes first. They select an attribute on the character, and use them to battle the other figure(s). Then the attributes take place, and so on and so forth, and the player with a certain roll wins, etc. Currently, there are 23 different dice. The attributes are: Intelligence, Strength, Speed, Durability, Energy, and Fighting Skills. Attributes are measured on a 0-6 scale, 6 being the highest. Characters are ranked points; in most tournaments teams cannot exceed 30 points making figures like Dark Phoenix too expensive to use. A comprehensive explanation can be found at any of the first two links in the links section.
Marvel Set 1
In January Playmates released the first set consisting such characters as: Captain America, Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus, Professor X, Psylocke, Dark Phoenix, Apocalypse, Cyclops, Sentinel, Magneto etc. There are also “Clear” forms of the characters that “re-arrange” their abilities. Three characters were left out of production and are currently tournament prizes: She-Hulk, Silver Surfer, and Red Skull. The only other promotional characters from Set 1 are Stealth Wolverine and Spider-Man.
Marvel Set 2
In July Playmates will release the second series. This set includes the popular Galactus, Phoenix, Storm, Pyro, Scarlet Spider, Vision, Juggernaut, Omega Red, Scarlet Witch, Electro, Green Goblin, Kingpin, etc.
DC Set 1
The first DC Set will be released in the Fall and includes characters like Starfire and Superman.
- Official Website http://www.marvelbattledice.com/
- Excellent Fan-Site http://www.popdice.com/