Playing board games is fun, studying the rules in detail not always.

What comes for some of us as the necessary evil, became already much easier due to great Youtube ‘how to play’ videos. And the next evolution in learning how to play a game is already on the horizon – Dized the tabletop game app.

Dized logo

Founded by a successful Indigogo campaign end of 2017, the Dized app is now in closed beta and the first test is more than promising!

The vision

Build the ultimate companion app for board games: forget reading the rulebook, play right out of the box!

The reality

At the moment, the app only allows to view one game tutorial and it’s too early for a final review, but there is huge potential that Dized will be “The ultimate companion app for board games”. Times are over to read pages over pages of rules and descriptions. Just start the app and play right out of the box!”

Blood Rage played with Dized
Blood Rage played with Dized

How it works

Once you have downloaded and installed the free Dized app from either the iOS or Android app stores, you need to create an account and log in (at the moment limited to backers only). What tutorials exactly you will get as a free user needs to be confirmed, but you will be able to purchase credits to unlock tutorials for games of your choice. Once unlocked, you can download the Interactive Tutorials and the Rule Look-Up Tool. With both installed on your phone or tablet, you can start the game night without ever reading the rule book.

Just follow the step by step guide to set up the game, learn how to play by following the animated steps and enjoy a new game while doing it.

Scythe tutorial in Dized
Scythe tutorial in Dized

Current games on the beta app list (Feb 2018) are:

  • Kingdomino (already fully working)
  • Carcassonne
  • 7 Wonders
  • Blood Rage
  • Bang! The Dice Game
  • Rising Sun
  • Ice Cool
  • Munchkin
  • Arcane Academy
  • Scythe (I can’t wait to get my hands on this one, so I can skip reading the rulebook!)
  • Queendomino
  • Potion Explosion
  • King of Tokyo
  • Champions of Midgard
  • Race to the North Pole

Current thoughts

I backed the project last year as I liked the general idea and don’t enjoy reading rules too much. After watching the Kingdomino tutorial and look-up rules, I am sold and can’t wait for the official launch in August 2018. It will make it so much easier to get started with a new game and the interactivity makes it actually fun to play along. The Kingdomino voice actor is great, the animations are playful and to the point and if you still get lost, just look up the problem and will be back on your quest in no time.

“I am sold and can’t wait for the official launch.”

Check out the website for further details and some videos.

Let us know in the comments if you are as excited as I am about this cool app.

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