I like the character-specific dice, it adds a cool differentiation from many dice chucking games.
Publisher: Japanime Games
Designer: Seiji Kanai
Game Type: Dice
Game Type: Cooperative
Initial Year of Release: 2017
Age Range: 10+
Expected Playtime: 30 minutes
Number of Players: 1-4
Theme and What is it?
I like the character-specific dice, it adds a cool differentiation from many dice chucking games. The rest of the game is cards, and or nits. There is not much there, but it is all made with quality in mind.
One of my pet peeves is when a publisher makes a huge box, for a little game. It seems like a waste and does not take into account limited shelf space.
SAO has remedied that. This is a small game in a small box, that is made to feel big, rather than look big. The dice are normal dice, with specialty dice thrown in to differentiate characters. The box and cards are all done on a rather nice matte print.
Josh Hale is an avid TT gamer and loves the process of learning something new not by reading directions, but by playing through a round. He also is a single father and lawyer, so staying busy is never a problem.