Best Dice Games with Rules (Games to Play This Weekend)

More often than not, there are a handful of viral board games for a game night that involve utilizing dice for an innumerable amount of reasons. Some games are based solely on the actual use of the dice!

Check out our list of awesome dice games for kids (or adults) below. They made the list for their art, theme, mechanics, and general fun level.

Nations: The Dice Game

Players roll dice to build and produce while attempting to create the strongest, most advanced civilization. This faster version has a solo mode option as well, for rainy nights.

Pirates vs. Ninjas

This is a quick, 15 minute game for two players. Pirates vs. Ninjas is the second game created within the AvA series that began with Army vs. Aliens.

Zombie Dice

In this zombie adventure, players take on the roles of zombies, while the dice set acts as your human victims.


Panamax puts players in the shoes of various shipping companies trying to push cargo and make the most money.


Well, it's hard to get super jazzed about stained glass, but it's easy to get hyped up for a game of Sagrada. It's possibly one of the prettiest dice games I've ever seen. And it's a ton of fun.


Blueprints is an excellent (and compact) game where players work to create buildings out of dice according to a secret blueprint they're given at the beginning of the game.

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