ModCubes – A new gaming aid

I was flipping through Kickstarter a few months back, and a project happened to catch my eye.  That project was titled Modcube – Part Tokens, Part Dice, Fully Modular.  I decided to back it, and tossed in roughly $60 for two sets of tokens and cubes, planning on getting the ones that were created for Warhammer 40k infantry and vehicles.  Fast forward a few months, and they arrived in the mail!  Excited, I eagerly dug into the package, and assembled my 16 cubes.  Each cube can hold 6 different tokens.  After careful planning (actually it was just me thinking “Oh this could work.”), I snapped my 16 cubes together.  I had cubes with numbers showing how many wounds were taken, cubes showing what was rolled on the vehicle damage table, cubes showing if the unit needed to take a leadership test, and many other various useful status effects.

As you may remember, I brought them in to the Montgomery Mall one Saturday, and let Jay and Chris use them in their game.  In the middle of the game, Jay commented on how useful they were, which I call a big plus.

I rather enjoy these cubes, and highly recommend them to others.  They’re lightweight, durable, and can be rolled just like a normal 6-sided die.  The cubes and the tokens come in an enormous amount of colors, so you can easily choose your favorite color, or mix-and-match to get multicolor cubes.  They are very easy to customize with your own combination of tokens.  As of this current writing, not only do they have tokens for 40k infantry and vehicles, but they also have tokens for Star Wars: X-Wing, Infinity, Malifaux, Star Wars: Armada, Warhammer 40k mysterious objectives, Warmachine/Hordes, Star Wars: Imperial Assault, and D&D Attack Wing, so there’s a wide range of tokens.  On the downside is the fact that the colors can rub off on your hands if you handle the tokens themselves too much (Mine got a tad bit smudged as I was assembling them, but they’re still readable).

To sum it up, I’d give them a solid 9/10.  They will be selling them to the general public sometime in November at their site, www.modcube.com, so keep checking there to get yours!