Button Men is a killer dice game for one or two players, the best abstract board game of 1999. And now, you can finally play it on your Apple iPhone or iPod Touch.
"Button Men is the best thing for iPhone since the app that simulates sliced bread!" - James Ernest, Button Men creator
What is Button Men?
Button Men is a quick-playing dice game for one or two players. You can play against another live player, or you can fight against the built-in AI.
Each Button Man has a unique mix of dice, including at least one die of variable size, called a “swing die.” For example, Avis is 4 4 10 12 X. Her “X” can be any size between 4 and 20.
Players start by rolling all of their dice, and the single lowest number goes first. After that, players take turns capturing each other’s dice using Power and Skill attacks.
POWER ATTACK: One of your dice shows a value equal to or higher than one of your opponent’s dice. Re-roll the attacking die, and capture the target die.
Each die is worth its size in points (for example, a d12 is worth 12 points). Dice that you keep are worth half their size (for example, your d12 is worth 6 to you). The goal is to score more points than your opponent by capturing, or keeping, more points.
SKILL ATTACK: Several of your dice add up exactly to the value on one of your opponent’s dice. Re-roll all attacking dice, and capture the target die.
The loser of each round can change his or her swing die, and the first player to win three rounds wins the match. It takes a great deal of strategy as well as good luck to win a game of Button Men.
Button Men won the Origins Award Best Abstract Board Game of 1999, and the paper version spawned dozens of expansions with hundreds of different characters. This edition includes 24 characters and special rules for Shadow Dice and Poison Dice, with expansions soon to come.
|For more information on the history and characters of the game, visit the Button Men page at Cheapass Games.|
• Single Player Mode
• Two Player Mode
• Original 12 "Soldier" & 6 "Vampyres"
• Standard, Poison and Shadow Dice
• 6 New Characters
• All New Artwork
• Bluetooth Enabled
Future Updates Will Have The Following
• Game Save/Replay
• Game Statistics
• Online Play
• Campaign Mode
• Character Expansion Packs
• New Rules and Die Types
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Genius. - ThirdIdea
Love this game. - Penguintoo
Polished, tight little strategy game. - Fabozz
Well executed and faithful to the excellent "manual" version. - jgarbers1
Perfect "port" of table game. - junkurchin
Makes you think. - FrogyB
Addictive!!! - AmadeusBlack
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