The Eagle vs. the Bear
Defcon Dice pits two players in a battle to claim dice before their opponent. Each player has a single action to either claim a die or modify the die. Players must carefully decide when to change dice and when to claim them. Players may also sacrifice dice, keeping any player from claiming them.
The game is played in a series of three rounds. The round ends when there are no more dice to claim, either because players claimed them all – or some have been discarded.
Each round, players refill their hands back up to six cards, meaning any remaining cards in a player’s hand hang around until they can eventually claim a die to get rid of them.
Stratagem of War
This luck-based game has a surprising amount of strategy all wrapped up in a quick fifteen to thirty-minute game.
Defcon Dice was designed for two players. However, with the released expansion, up to four players can slug it out in a battle royale or tournament-style game.
Set in the cold war, players will play as either the United States or the Soviet Union. The Cold War backdrop provides the cards’ flavor and design ascetics. However, it does not affect the game’s mechanics in any way.
Cooler heads will prevail.
Just as with the Cold War, Defcon Dice has ended. When Andak acquired Button Man Gaming’s catalog, we were forced to make difficult decisions. Defcon Dice required a custom-built box, and we’ve run out of inventory on the boxes. The last remaining decks are available as-is, with no box.