|TOWER OF CHAOS|
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The Tower of Chaos is an innovative, whimsical and fun dice rolling machine from WorldWorks Games. Halt forever the tragedies of lost dice, miniatures bowling and terrain jostling as you watch the dice tumble through the mechanism and into the lower tray. The suspense mounts as this randomizing menace spits out your dice onto the glaring eye of chaos! The exterior graphics make a dandy evil temple too!! Easy to build, fun to use and inexpensive, add the Power of the Tower to your next game session.
Bruce Moffatt said:
This was my first WWG purchase. The instructions are clear and concise and the finished product is strong, attractive and durable, even after several years of dice chucking. The options provided are limited to an alternate colour set (red) and extra tentacles to enhance the look of the tower.
My only criticism of this design is that the tray is too small for a throw of more than 2-3 dice at one time. Not so good for games like Heroscape and other skull/shield combat systems.
For the pocket money price, this is an excellent product.
Review Posted: October 19, 2011
Asher Caswell said:
As my first purchase from world works games, I started off with something cheap and I can definately say I was impressed.
Review Posted: September 18, 2011
Jason Picheo said:
Great little addition to any gaming table. Works with all dice including D6. We even use it for Monopoly. No more scurrying under the table for overthrown dice. A must have for Axis and Allies.
Review Posted: June 3, 2009
Warren Sistrom said:
Virtually all of the shots on the website are of the green version of the tower. I choose to make the “red” version, which is exactly the same design in different colours.
I really liked the overprinting of the design into the glue tabs meaning it looks much better when parts don’t quite line up. WWG should keep doing this with other sets.
The extra tentacles were also good; maybe there could have been more alternate parts (like alternate bumpers, etc)
The instructions were well illustrated with photos, clear and comprehensive. This was both good and bad. While there was no doubt what I needed to do they would have wasted too much paper and ink to print so there were lots trips back and forth between the PC and my construction area to double check I was doing the right thing. A summary instructions with just a few diagrams instead of pictures would have been nice to print out.
The glue tabs were large and appropriate areas reinforced. Several “hidden” tabs (where they folded inside other folds) looked so neat I decided to use this technique in two other places on the modem where I was not instructed. The two places I selected, joining the top piece and the roll tray to the sides looked good in the end but turned out to be far the most difficult parts of construction, so it seems the right choice was made on the standard model.
The only mistake I found in the model was a tab on the bottom of the roll board to connect to the dice tray should be a reverse side score and fold, and was not marked as such.
Strangely seeing how much I head seen about this in the WWG beginners guide, online tutorials, samples and forums there was no mention of edging in this product.
I edged mine anyway in a combo of brown and green. All the red and purple pens I had were far too bright to match.
Does actually it work?
Testing with a standard 6-sided die showed it was producing random results and despite best efforts of placing or throwing die in an attempt to rig the roll. Also had no problems with any die escaping the dice tray. So it performs as required.
One question I cannot answer is how durable will the tower be over the long term. It feels very solid so I imagine probably good. The first thing to go may be the ink on the roll surface. Durability after a certain level is not a really concern, you can always print a new one if your first wears out.
The design, while not perfect, is very good and strong and relatively easy to construct. If you need a dice tower that’s cheep and relatively easy and fast to construct then this kit could be for you. However I suspect for most people this may become an amusing novelty that rarely gets used in the long term. Also though one of the cheapest WWG sets I don’t think it offers value for money in comparison to other WWG sets.
So unless you know you really need a dice tower, spend a bit more I get one of their other sets. Now what will I get next? How about ….
Review Posted: July 6, 2006
Robert Luhrman said:
World Works Games finally decided to listen to its customers about a Dice Tower.
Another great set by Paul Senior. For only a few dollars you can create one for each member of your gaming group.
I finished building mine last night and I love it. I have built others out of cardboard or shoe boxes. This is a high quality product that has an pinball type slide, so you can watch the dice bounce down, getting random rolls over and over again.
This is a must for any player, DM or wargamer. No more dice knocking down the troops or interfearing with your play. (Also keeps the felines at bay).
Review Posted: May 25, 2006