Beer + games = perfect combination 😉 Dice Brewing is game published with help of crowdfunding by Polish company board&dice. It is nice and not that easy dice game with some great graphics and pretty good production quality.
Dice Brewing is unfortunately 4-player only which currently limits it’s playability with my group…At the start of game you are given 4 dice: yellow for light malt, black for dark malt, green for hops and blue for brewing skills.
Your goal (as a brewer) is to use dice to brew different types of beer and gain VP and/or other rewards i.e. more dice, gold, seeds etc. You can choose your recipe from 3 to 4 available for each player.
You can also buy some spices or special ingredients that added to beer will give you more VP’s or gold. Black market tokens offer you some extra actions like re-roll opponents dice, lock recipe or change dice value.
It all looks easy at first but there’s is a lot of decisions to make and I have already identified few people that will kill this game with their analysis paralysis 😉 On the other hand I have played it with my 8 year old son and it was surprisingly good and fun + educational (how beer is made). Cards looks very, very good and are decent quality, same with other components – it’s just good value for money.