Ninja Dice: Review by The Dice Tower

Although this a little old, I’m playing catch-up, so. Here’s the review by Tom Vasel of The Dice Tower.

tl;dr version: “A good game, but with the Location Cards, great game!”

Ninja Dice: Kage Masters Kickstarter

Ninja Dice, my first commercial game published by GreenBrier Games, has been doing *very* well. Well enough in fact that I had been working on a new supplement for it, and it’s now on Kickstarter!

Ninja Dice: Kage Masters are a collection of Ninja Masters, each with their own character card and matching custom and unique Threat die. Each master has their own unique powers and abilities.

Ninja Dice: Kage Masters's video poster

The campaign also comes with a bunch of neat stretch goals and add-ons, including re-releases of the various promos, metal Master Ninja dice, additional Location cards, and more!

Check it out and pledge if you want to expand the world of Ninja Dice!

Ninja Dice completed!

So the Kickstarter for Ninja Dice finished a month ago. We made a good showing!

The game was funded at 221% which is pretty good. We hit a couple of well-needed stretch goals: the addition of special location cards, plastic coins, and more.

Hopefully the game will ship in March to April.

I learned a lot from the process. Most of the work was done by Greenbrier, of course. I mean, I designed it, but those guys ran the Kickstarter.

I’m still a little drained. It was a 40+ day campaign so it was pretty crazy tracking it every day.

Well, on to the next few games!


Ninja Dice Blurb

Got a small blurb mention on at

“As we mingled and talked with developers and publishers alike, we noticed some really great game concepts such as Ninja Dice by Rocco Privetera of Mighty Fist Games and MERC MAYHEM by Andrew Federspiel.”

Excitement builds!

Review of Ninja Dice by MarcoWarGamer

This is the Kickstarter paid preview video review of Ninja Dice done by MarcoWarGamer, a YouTube board game reviewer. His specialty is war games and hard core board games but he does other types and here he takes a shot at my little game.

I can’t be happier!

First Ninja Dice Print and Play review

Our first review of Ninja Dice is up on BoardGameGeek!

Ninja Dice – first review up!

Someone I sent a review copy of Ninja Dice (one of the early Print and Play versions from 2012) posted a review on! Very exciting. My first real review of the game online!

Click here to jump to the review.

Playtest Pictures!

Here are a few shots of Ninja Dice in a local playtest game in NYC! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Game time for four players was about 60 minutes (including several rounds of instructions as players joined). I, of course, came in last place.



New Wooden Ninja Dice

Here’s a picture of the wooden dice sets I’ve been making. The tube is slightly smaller and the dice are smaller than the indented ones. I make sure to cover the labels in a ton of clear-coat applications (at least 6) so you’ll get a bunch of plays out of them. These are usually the ones I send out for review copies to folks as a “I can’t Print and Play but want to try anyway can I have it free” option, mostly because they are cheaper and easier to ship.

If you are a professional reviewer I’ll still send the indented dice version.


Ninja Dice review copies!

I’m assembling a bunch of copies of Ninja Dice for review purposes. If you have a blog, or a podcast or a website, or… I dunno, a tumblr? Or make a convincing argument…or you have a playtesters group.

You know – just make a decent reason for me to build you a free copy and mail it to you. Right now I’m just tickled folks want to try it.

I actually ordered some blank wood cubes to make some playtest copies with. They aren’t Indented Dice but are a lot cheaper! We’ll see how they come up.

Anyway, if you want one for a review, email me at and I’ll see if I can bang one together for you. Make sure to link where it is you do your reviews.