Game Spotlight: Dicey Dungeons

This is the next video in a new LearningWorks for Kids series, Game Spotlight! In each video, we are highlighting some great games both old and new and defining the key executive functions that can be strengthened through play. This video will focus on the game Dicey Dungeons. Click below to watch the video and learn more. The transcript is also provided below for your convenience. 

Welcome to LearningWorks for Kids Game spotlights! This is a series where we go over New and popular video games and talk about how you can use the skills you learn in-game in the real world! It’s Evan here from LearningWorks for Kids and if you like what you see consider hitting that thumbs up button. Also, subscribe to the channel and click that notification bell so you know when more videos post like this! If you want to learn more about these sorts of skills, or are interested in a class, look at LW4K.com to see our self-guided classes. These classes were created to help guide children into thinking about the skills they use in-game, and how to bring them over to the real world!

Today we are going to be talking about a game where luck is everything! We are talking about the rogue-like game Dicey Dungeons! This is a game where players are turned into dice and then pitted against Lady Luck herself to see if they can escape her dungeon and win their heart’s desire…do dice have hearts? Each die is a different class and comes with different abilities? Want to hack and slash your way through the dungeons? The Warrior might be your best bet. Want to get complicated and brew up some spells? Give the social-media obsessed Witch a try. When the player enters a level of the dungeon, they see a map with a few options for traveling. Sometimes you will encounter health apples, sometimes a merchant will appear to sell you additional healing or attack items. And sometimes you have no choice but to fight one of the game’s many bizarre enemies. Combat uses randomly generated six-sided dice. You use the numbers on the dice to pay the cost on attacks, healing spells, status effects, and other types of alterations. Reaching your limit break will allow you to perform a special action that can really help out in a tough battle. Completing certain parts of the game will help unlock other dice characters with different levels of complexity. If you want to give the dice a roll and press your luck, definitely give Dicey Dungeons a try. 

This game is a great way for players to practice their flexibility skills. Because each die is a different class with different abilities, there are so many ways to play through this game. And because the classes increase in complexity, there are characters to play as a beginner and ones to try when you feel more comfortable with how the game works. For players who want to just play a few rounds and see how they feel, the Warrior is the best option. 

This game is also a great way for players to practice their planning skills. The enemies that the player encounters will have varying abilities and HP, meaning that the player will need to use their planning skills to take them down as quickly as possible. The amount of dice you receive at the beginning of your turn is finite, meaning that the player really needs to look at what they have available to attack, heal, or readjust their stats before taking action. Again, for players who want to get comfortable with the game and how to plan out, give the Warrior or the Thief a good run before moving on to the more complex characters.

What class is your favorite in Dicey Dungeons?  Let me know down below what you think. I myself am partial to the Witch and the Robot. Also again, if you liked the video hit the like button. It helps the channel out significantly. We also go live Wednesdays, come check it out and chat with us about new and popular games that are coming out. Until next time, check out our other content at LW4K.com

 


 

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