The best games where you can re-roll or lock dice 🎲 2024

Looking for a really good game where you can re-roll or lock dice 🎲? Then we have just the thing for you: The list with the best re-roll & lock games 2024.

What are re-roll & lock games?

In games on this list, dice can be re-rolled - or they can be locked to prevent re-rolling.

Examples of games where dice can be re-rolled or locked

Yahtzee is an early example of this mechanism. But many newer games also incorporate the idea of "locking", where certain dice cannot be re-rolled, as in That's Pretty Clever, Zombie Dice, or Escape: The Curse of the Temple.

List of the best games 2024 where you can re-roll or lock dice 🎲

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 209 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. That's Pretty Clever!

    All details for the board game That's Pretty Clever! and similar games

    That's Pretty Clever is a strategic dice game where players must make thoughtful choices to optimize their score. The game's title, Ganz schön clever in German, aptly describes the need for cleverness and tactical thinking.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for That's Pretty Clever!
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. King of Tokyo

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    King of Tokyo is a game where players take on the roles of mutant monsters, robots, and aliens, all competing to become the sole King of Tokyo.

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    More details for King of Tokyo
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. King of Tokyo: Monster Box

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. BANG! The Dice Game

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    BANG! The Dice Game transports players to the U.S. wild west, where the classic confrontation between the law and outlaws unfolds with an added threat of Indian attacks. This dice game adaptation retains the essence of the original Bang! card game while introducing new dynamics and challenges.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for BANG! The Dice Game
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Escape: The Curse of the Temple

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    Escape: The Curse of the Temple is a cooperative, real-time board game that offers an exhilarating and unique gaming experience. The game's theme centers around players working together to escape a cursed temple before it collapses.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 1.

    More details for Escape: The Curse of the Temple
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Escape: The Curse of the Temple

    • YouTube Review for the game "Escape: The Curse of the Temple" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Spots

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Under Falling Skies

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    Under Falling Skies is a solo board game with a focus on strategic defense against an alien invasion. It features a multi-mission campaign where players defend cities from extraterrestrial threats.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    More details for Under Falling Skies
    • 1 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. King of the Dice

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Pickomino

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    Pickomino is a lively, dice-based game by renowned designer Reiner Knizia, suitable for players aged 8 and up. It involves a mix of luck and strategy, centered around chickens trying to acquire fried worms.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Pickomino
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Dice Throne: Season One

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    Dice Throne: Season One is a dynamic and engaging dice-rolling combat game that offers a rich blend of strategy and luck, appealing to players who enjoy fast-paced, tactical gameplay with a touch of unpredictability.

    More details for Dice Throne: Season One
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Tiny Epic Galaxies

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    In Tiny Epic Galaxies, each player commands a galactic empire, striving to expand their influence by acquiring contested planets and strengthening their cosmic armada. The game features an innovative dice-rolling combo mechanic, where the number of rolled dice corresponds to your galaxy's strength. These dice display symbols representing actions such as spaceship movement, resource acquisition, and the advancement of political or economic influence over newly discovered planets.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tiny Epic Galaxies
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Tiny Epic Galaxies

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tiny Epic Galaxies" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  12. Cubitos

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    Cubitos presents a thrilling and colorful dice-racing game where players engage in the annual Cube Cup race, balancing strategy and luck to emerge as the champion.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Cubitos
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Pandemic: The Cure

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    Pandemic: The Cure is a dice-based adaptation of the popular Pandemic board game. It offers a quicker setup and playtime while retaining the core theme of disease control and teamwork.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Pandemic: The Cure
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Twice as Clever!

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    Twice as Clever! (original title: Doppelt so clever) is a dice-based strategy game that builds on the mechanics introduced in its predecessor, Ganz schön clever. This game offers new challenges and additional strategic layers, providing an engaging experience for both fans of the original game and newcomers.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Twice as Clever!
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Age of War

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    Age of War is a fast-paced dice game centered on conquest and strategy, set in feudal Japan. The game is designed for quick play and involves capturing castles, managing resources, and strategic planning.

    More details for Age of War
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Breakdancing Meeples

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Dice Town

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    Dice Town is a lively game where players step into the wild west with five poker dice and eight dollars in hand. Each turn, you'll assemble a poker hand from your dice rolls, vying for control of various key locations in Dice Town, each offering unique actions.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Dice Town
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age

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    Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age is a captivating dice game that immerses players in the task of building and advancing their civilizations. This game combines elements of luck, strategy, and resource management, making it an engaging experience for players who enjoy civilization-building themes.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Würfel Bohnanza

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. King of New York

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    King of New York is a fast-paced, standalone board game designed by Richard Garfield, which builds upon the ideas of its predecessor, King of Tokyo. Players step into the roles of giant monsters vying for supremacy in the bustling metropolis of New York City. The objective is to be the first to accumulate 20 victory points (VPs) or to be the last monster standing in this thrilling city-destroying battle.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for King of New York
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Zombie Dice

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    Zombie Dice is a fast-paced, easy-to-learn dice game that encapsulates the thrill of being a zombie hungry for brains. It's a game of risk and reward, where players push their luck to devour as many brains as possible.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Zombie Dice
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Piraten Kapern

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Dice Hunters of Therion

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Clever Cubed

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    Clever Cubed, also known as Clever hoch drei, builds on the intriguing dice mechanics of its predecessors, Ganz schön clever and Doppelt so clever, introducing fresh categories and strategic layers that invite both seasoned players and newcomers.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Clever Cubed
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Tiny Epic Galaxies BLAST OFF!

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Nations: The Dice Game

    All details for the board game Nations: The Dice Game and similar games

    Nations: The Dice Game is a fast-paced, dice-driven game that captures the essence of civilization-building. Designed for 1-4 players, it condenses the expansive experience of the original Nations board game into a more streamlined and quicker format, ideal for players looking for a shorter playtime without sacrificing strategic depth.

    More details for Nations: The Dice Game
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Nations: The Dice Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nations: The Dice Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Wonder Book

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Wonder Book
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Martian Dice

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    Martian Dice offers a light-hearted and engaging dice game where you play as Martians on a mission to abduct Earth's inhabitants. The goal is simple: collect as many Chickens, Cows, and Humans as possible while avoiding the planet's military defenses. It's a game of risk, reward, and strategy packaged in quick, fun turns perfect for family game night or as a warm-up for a longer gaming session.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Martian Dice
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. D-Day Dice (Second Edition)

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Ra: The Dice Game

    All details for the board game Ra: The Dice Game and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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