Sutakku, designed by Curt Covert and published by Smirk and Dagger Games, is a push your luck dice game with a Japanese veneer. It is set to be released in August.

It’s straightforward: roll three dice, keep two as long as you keep getting the same numbers or higher. Stop when you want. Lose them all if you can’t keep dice. The number of your dice times the last number kept is your round score. Gain a bonus for certain challenges, such as rolling against high numbers or keeping all twelve dice.

On the one hand, you can save $25 and play with any twelve dice, really. On the other hand, you wouldn’t get nifty 3/4″ dice with Japanese script, dice bag, stacking board, rules, and scorepads, and you wouldn’t be supporting the guys who brought us Shootin’ Ladders, the game that crosses Chutes and Ladders, gingerbread men with guns, and chainsaws.