Like dice games? Try Wurfeltod

I don’t often play dice games, and I downloaded Wurfeltod for only one reason: It was developed by Brian Etheridge, a friend of mine.

Brian’s an impressive guy. At the moment, he and his family are living in Indonesia, where he works in information technology for Freeport-McMoRan. He and his wife are raising two young children. The younger of the two was born in Singapore, and a third child, also to be born in Singapore, is expected in July. Despite a demanding home and professional life, Brian also found time to develop Wurfeltod as an app for iPhones, iPod touches and iPads.

The game is simple. You play with six electronic die, and you get 20 throws. As you throw the die, you’re working to obtain a specified list of combinations, such as any pair, any two pair, three 3’s, three successive pairs, etc. The more difficult a combination is to achieve, the higher the point value rewarded to you. Each time you hit a combination, you receive the assigned point value, and the combination is deleted from the list. If you fail to achieve any combination left on your list, you have to record a Wurfeltod, which results in a deduction of points from your score. The object of the game is to achieve the highest score possible.

It costs only 99 cents, and it provides good fun while you’re whiling away time in an airport or trying to fall asleep. Give it a try; you can learn more here.

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