“Alea iacta est!” – But you don’t need a degree in Latin to win a game of Ludix, a new dice game. If you know your Roman numerals you have a competitive advantage. But be careful, if you are unable to form a Roman number with the dice you risk losing all your points!
The Romans loved playing with dice as we know from countless archeological discoveries. In cooperation with the Swiss Museum of Games, Piatnik have developed a game for 2 to 6 players from the age of ten upwards that rewards courage and an ounce of mathematical skill.
Players take turns throwing the four dice. If you can form a valid Roman numeral with the symbols shown on the dice you have two possibilities: You either end your turn and note your score or you throw the four dice again. Points scored on the second throw are added on to the first score and you can again decide if you wish to continue or stop. Sometimes the dice offer several possibilities to form a number so players that are able to identify the highest possible number have an advantage. But watch out! If you are unable to form a number you will lose all points obtained during your turn. The game ends when one of the players reaches 300 points or more and the highest score winds Ludix.
Author: Niek Neuwahl
Age: From 10+
Players: 2 – 6
Duration: 10 – 15 min
Includes six language book of rules: Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Distributed by David Westnedge Ltd., London.