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May 8, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Turn One Gaming brings a 1978 arcade game to tabletop with Space Invaders Dice!

Space Invaders Dice!
Just when you thought arcade games required pixels, game companies are re-imagining classic video games for tabletop gaming.
As much as I love video games and arcades, I still have a lot of love for board games. My son and I will go from the Wii U and PS4 to a raucous game of Zombie Dice or Adventure Time Monopoly. I've saved my original Atari 2600 games as well as board games from my childhood and we play 'em all.

Space Invaders Dice! Gaming should be diverse! We go from Croquet on the front lawn to local Super Street Fighter IV battles on our 2DS's. Retro gaming is still evolving and growing. It's not just about finding dusty game carts at yard sales. Retro games are returning in the form of comics and board games of varying types.

Space Invaders Re-imagined Via Tabletop Dice

Turn One Gaming Supplies is reviving 1978's Space Invaders arcade game as a dice game! Space Invaders Dice! comes with 13 custom dice and a pad of score sheets that really track progress through the game. Solo play is possible or you can add up to three friends.

While a dice game may not have the increasing manic heartbeat as invaders descend closer to your demise, we think it's cool to take the concept and create a different experience from it. Games like this excite me because they bring back memories and breath new life into a decades old Taito arcade game. This brings such games to a new stage of relevance.

They are running a per-order on their website. Take a look and see if this is your kind of game. Below is a video which will give you a better idea of how the game works and the way the dice relate to the scorecard.


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