Board games have replaced most of the productions computer, but enthusiasts of this type of entertainment does not disappear. He still nice to come back to the analog world in which we deal effectively with the game, and not just see it on the screen. It was established, however, a hybrid solution – Dice +.
Abbreviation, or a video review DICE +
Construction / quality
DICE + looks like a typical die, so that a bit overgrown. White walls are made of rubber, which likes to get dirty, while blue plastic skeleton already. This is undoubtedly a gadget of high quality, and all the elements are folded very well – the effect of ruining call only blue elements, which in some places look a little carelessly.Markings on the walls look a bit futuristic, especially that are highlighted in different colors. The side with the mark arrows can move to the side and underneath hides a micro USB port to charge the gadget. The whole construction is really solid and gives the impression that it can withstand a lot of board competitions, as well as quite a few falls off the table. size can be larger than the usual dice, but it's so little. Included is a nice bag to carry, with an equally nice microUSB cable for charging – this package will fit into a backpack, bag, purse or even your pocket.
The main use of DICE + board games and throws all kinds, and so this field should write down the best. Ankle turn on turning it 180 degrees. Once this is done, the walls of the flash on the blue numbers fields.Cube connects to the tablet wirelessly using Bluetooth. Pairing the iPad runs quickly, in addition you do not even ever go into the Bluetooth settings. Just that we have a module enabled on both devices, run the game, and the moment when you will be asked for the inclusion of the ankle, the rest will do the same. We could not determine what type of battery powers the DICE +, but the manufacturer says that a full charge is sufficient for 20 hours of continuous operation. This in turn translates into a long, long interval between charges – after playing 4 hours a day cube hold out nearly five days, but it would be a rather long sessions. In practice, we can not worry about charging even for two weeks, although you have to be careful – there is here no battery indicator. The fact that the battery is running out of hardware inform only as a last resort. Product Charge pushing the side wall with the number 1, or a small arrow – underneath it is a microUSB port. Cube has a number of modules, informing about its current location. Here we find an accelerometer, orientation sensor (rotation) and the touch sensor on all the walls.
It's time to answer the most important question – how to use it? At the beginning of the most downloaded app DICE + Games. In it you will find all the compatible games, but also the My Profile tab. There podejrzymy our progress in gaining achievements, similar to those such as the Game Center. For example, the reward we get for the first one hundred throws, or the one thrown sixes, but also one that unlocks the game on Christmas Eve, New Year, etc.While there is no physical ankle battery status indicator, so the DICE + Games we check battery percentage, total time spent with games, amount of points and how many throws have done so far. At the end he switches the cube in power-saving mode or turn on the precise control throws, as well as conduct a complete test of all functions – gyro sensor, circulation, loading and proximity sensors on each side.
Sparowaliśmy device application got married, so it's time to play something. A natural step would be to run some board games – DICE + Heroes sounds good. In fact, classical Chinese, but in a completely digital edition. Select the number of players and immediately move on the board. The ejection of 2, 4 or 6 will allow us to introduce a pawn to play, and each subsequent shot will mean traffic – unless we want to enter another. If another player's pawn standing on our field, we return to the start.Here we are able to see the main differences, besides the obvious, between real planszówkami and those on the tablet. First of all, mobile games offer a completely different way of presenting the action. Roll the dice, and the characters on the screen move, fight with each other and perform any other activities. Children will like it, though it can also be a step into the confines them to the next screen. In addition to the Chinese, he was here a number of games that have always liked – the specific rules and colorful, large game board, such as This Way Up, in which aliens move around the board and hijack vessels for their various animals. The preparation is also a lot of developed really concrete production, among which we find even karciankę. Rolling the dice is not the only option fun. We are here, after all the host of sensors that can be successfully used in other games than board games. The package is the starting position of the title Wings of Fire – an action game in which embodied the pilot combat aircraft of World War II. Here cube is already a joystick. DICE + hold up three and One to one another, and thus each swing mimics the movements of the rod. Touching the wall with the number 3 we remove the bomb, and holding of the resulting button will shoot a series of gun crew. Games that use dice in a similar way there is more. We would like everything to be free, but it is not. Some games include free full versions in which we can play at will – initially there are about eight, a few still waiting in the AppStore or Google Play. Other games are usually paid according to standard rates – 0.89, 1.79, or 2.69 euros, though these offer a much more fun.
DICE + is an interesting gadget that can offer lots of fun. Currently, there are over a dozen games, but you can see that in the preparation are also more. But the question remains whether the product will gain enough interest from the developers to the new positions popping up regularly, and most of them were more interesting. Rather hard to answer, but if things are rolled up like now, buying this futuristic dice does not prove a dead end.DICE + is made really solidly and simply makes an impression, so if we want to, we can also use it to play in a real board games. Here comes the next question – whether this form of entertainment is better than that on which part of us brought up? Znowuż – I can not say this clearly, because everything has its charm, its advantages and disadvantages. Tools pharmaceutical board games are definitely more mobile. If you want to play with your friends while backpackingowego jaunt out of town, packing the iPad or any other tablet and ankles practically does not take place in a backpack – you can not say on the box to the traditional game. In addition, the multitude of games and their unusual approach to board games will kill boredom longer. On the other hand, paper board games are quite different climate, we deal with each of their element, which also engage more – and it brings people together. For good cause, the tablet all confined to the penalty, the execution of some action on the screen, which usually involves just a single touch of, and behind. If the game does everything for us, the easier it may be too boring. I'm not talking now about the complete elimination of conversations about whose turn was the one who threw one who cheated, who did something wrong – Social aspects are still important in this type of entertainment. So what will the final verdict? DICE + is definitely a great gadget that can have an interesting future ahead. It offers a lot of features that are not yet fully utilized, and it seems that game developers are still wondering how to squeeze out the last juices. There remains only the question of price, which is 150 zloty – zł 149,99 accurately, so the manufacturer proudly uses the slogan "the perfect gift idea for less than 150 gold." It's a lot like a "normal" cube the game, but also not terribly much compared with other gadgets of this type. DICE + you buy directly from the manufacturer , which is after all located in Poland, specifically in Poznan.