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Dice Legacy (2021) is a city-building simulation game where dice represent your civilians. You roll the dice and then place the skill that lands face-up on the map to gather resources, expand your outpost, or fight hostile invaders in real time. It combines chance-based dice rolls with staple city-building mechanics to reveal how the game is deciding your progress.

You're initially given five six-sided dice representing peasants under your rule. Each one has various actions shown on the faces: gathering crops, mining for resources, building new buildings and so on. You roll them each turn and place each one to perform their face-up action on specific areas of the map. In this way, you build out your settlement, increase your population and gain new classes of civilians, each with different abilities. You also encounter hostile tribesmen, who you defeat in strategic fights.

However, with each roll of the dice their stamina decreases so you have to refresh them at the tavern regularly. This extra layer adds a risk-reward strategy as you want to keep all dice in play, but to do so risks losing them and diminishing your power. You can also combine and experiment on dice to enhance their abilities or make them more strongly favour landing on a specific face. Then there are the changing seasons that affects play, as winter stops crops from growing and freezes your civilians if they stay out for too long.

The result is a deeply tactical game that wears its stats on its sleeve. You can always see exactly how you are doing and what the odds of success are by how many dice you have and what you have rolled. Unlike other games where this isn't seen, you can use this to play the game how you want.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Dice Legacy 22 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 22 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Simulation and World Building game with Adventure, Fighting, Role-Play and Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 9 hours to complete. To complete the first scenario, which acts as the main game, takes on average 6 hours, but to complete all the different scenarios with all the different leaders will take far longer. After completing the story once, you unlock extra modes, which modify the gameplay, for example, by making it always winter or making the crops grow slower. Different leaders, which change the game's mechanics more subtly, requiring you to discover strategies that mitigate or take advantage of these changes, can also be unlocked.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Implied Violence.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up.


Dice Legacy usually costs £13.49.

Dice Legacy

Steam Store PC £13.49
Switch Store Switch -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
There is extra content you can buy which adds a new dice class: cultists. It also adds an associated game mode and new mechanics. 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 09/09/2021

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Simulation, World Building (Adventure, Fighting, Role-Play and Strategy)

Accessibility: 20 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Day and Night, Dice, Grid and Weather

Developer: Destiny Bit (@DestinyBit)

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