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June 27, 2013

Dwarven Miner strikes gold on tabletop

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the game uses custom dice and perhaps the lone downside of the game is that the gamer will need to apply the stickers to the dice before playing the first time. When I visited the company's booth on the final day of Origins and I was pleased to see that the demo copy they had used throughout the convention still had the stickers intact, so they wear well.
This is a game with a large number of strategic and tactical decisions, though those choices don't serve to overly complicate the rules or slow game play to any great degree. Those decisions include how far to push your luck in rolling the dice and which patrons to attempt to outfit from the three cards that are in hand.
This also is a game that will lend itself to expansions to give even more variety down the road.
Gameplay is around 30 to 40 minutes for up to four players. The box suggests ages 12 and up, though I believe that younger players than that could handle the rules and strategy.
Dwarven Miner is one of my favorite finds at Origins. My advice to those who are going to GenCon in Indy in August would be to go by the booth and get a demo. For those not making the trip, visit the company website at: http://ratherdashinggames.com/
Normally working in the mines isn't a glorious occupation. It is almost never this much fun. Dwarven Miner will be on my tabletop quite often in the future.

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