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Button Men (1999) is an abstract game designed by James Earnest. Players choose characters, whose speed, strength, and dice type are represented by polyhedral dice. Players roll dice and take turns trying to capture all their opponent's dice.

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Is there a definitive list of Button Men rules?

There are many, many Button Men dice rules. I'm trying to find a list of them with easy to understand examples. I'm not new to the game, but I keep coming across dice I've never heard of (like Rage ...
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Is there a best character in Button Men? Is there a worst character?

Button Men is a free Print&Play game for 2 players. Each player chooses a character card, and the polyhedral dice associated with that character, and takes turns trying to capture their opponent's ...
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Does Avis or Iago have a better chance of winning a match?

In my quest to find the answer to this question, I have decided to start smaller. The rules of Button Men are here, and the characters are listed below. Avis: d4, d4, d10, d12, dX (where X is d4, d6, ...
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Is there an optimal swing die value for Changeling VS Iago?

Button Men is played until one player wins 3 rounds. For the first round, Swing Dice selection is done in secret. On following rounds, only the player that lost the round is allowed to change it's ...
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If two fighter's dice all come up with the same numbers, but one character rolls fewer dice, who goes first?

If Iago faces Changeling, and their results are: Iago: 1, 1, 1, 1 Changeling: 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 The rules say the following (emphasis mine): To Begin: Roll all of your fighter’s dice, and arrange ...