We're a small, family-based business based in Chandler's Ford, near Winchester, in Hampshire. We publish our own original games as well as buy and sell vintage games in the Retroactive section of our website, where you will also find articles and resources about games of the past.
Our publishing philosophy can be summed up by an encounter at a recent UK Games Expo at Birmingham. On the Saturday morning a middle-aged man, having heard about Jurassic Wars, bought a copy. Later he came back, having played it with a friend at the Expo, and told us that our game was "Okay". On the Sunday afternoon, while we were packing up our stand, the man returned again, saying he had played Jurassic Wars with his children all Saturday evening. "The game came alive! The children loved it!" he enthused to us. "I enjoyed it so much more. I've changed my mind: it's a great game."
That's the best customer testimonial we've ever received because our goal is to publish games that bring people together, especially families - from young children to their grandparents. And it underlines an important moral about life: we often enjoy ourselves more when we are around others who are enjoying themselves, especially our children.
Our vision at Dice Maestro is create games with a difference and have business values that make a difference. Here are seven reasons to buy a Dice Maestro game:
In Aprli 2012 we launched Retroactive, an online store and resources for vintage and sought-after games. There are many reasons why vintage games are proving so popular. Maybe you're after a particular game from your childhood and want to replay with your own children; or maybe you want an original game that has long gone out of print; or maybe you're a collector who sees a game from a bygone decade more like an artefact of our cultural history. For example, the generation of our grandparents or great grandparents would have played with this 1920s Bezique set by Thomas de la Rue; and this Halma game by HP Gibson and Son would have tested the wits of players when Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne; and this first edition of Waddington's travel game GO was published before Concorde even made its test flight.
Go retroactive and enjoy the cultural replay!
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