If you’ve always longed for the day when you could enjoy Spirits of the Rice Patty in a faster and more streamlined experience then APE Games has news for you. Rice Dice brings all the fun and strategic decision making of it’s larger relative in a fraction of the game play time. The game is for one to five players, ages 10+, plays in 30-45 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $25.00 when it arrives in May.
From APE Games:
In Rice Dice, a streamlined version of Spirits of the Rice Paddy, you roll the custom dice and choose one action based on the results: add rice paddy cards to your field, run water through your paddies, assign laborers to plant and harvest, or add weeds to opponents’ fields.
Harvesting gains players rice, which is essential to win, but paddies with weeds produce less rice, so it’s essential to assign laborers to keep paddies clean. A harvested paddy can once again be flooded using a water action, and then the cycle of planting, draining, weeding, and harvesting begins again. The first player to collect 100 rice (via harvesting or other special abilities) wins!
Like Spirits of the Rice Paddy, Rice Dice rewards a player’s ability to optimize the process of flooding, planting, weeding, and harvesting—but it plays in just a fraction of the time!