Square Shooters cards-on-dice could be the most overdue gaming invention of all time. Dice pre-date written history. Playing cards have been “in play” for more than 1,000 years. These patented dice produce every card face from a standard deck (including 2 jokers) on the 54 surfaces of nine special dice. The dice are patented with the ability to achieve the goals of games like poker and rummy: every 4-of-a-kind, rummy run, straight flush and royal flush.
Heartland Consumer Products — a Cleveland-area company — has already published one game that features the dice. But beyond the game design opportunities are endless. We have the chance to re-write playing card history using dice. Our belief is that it’s best to “open source” the design of games and let a thousand flowers bloom.
Our session would be an introduction to this new platform, a review of our online game design forum, and an open discussion about game design possibilities.