BUTTON MEN is a two-player strategy dice game about beating people up. Players take turns rolling and capturing each other’s dice. Originally released in 1999, BUTTON MEN is being rebooted as a deluxe card and dice game via a Kickstarter launching on Tuesday, April 25th!
HOW TO PLAY BUTTON MEN
“Avis is an expert chainsaw dueler and ice sculptor, and she likes to beat people up.”
So began the fable of BUTTON MEN, named the best Abstract Board Game of the year when it released in 1999. The game was originally sold as two-packs of 2.25″ pin-back buttons. There were several expansions from us, as well as licensed expansions based on Lunch Money, Legend of the Five Rings, Girl Genius, Sailor Moon, Dork Tower, and many more. There were hundreds of characters.
Now we’re pleased to offer you the full rules along with some printable BUTTON MEN trading cards from back in the day to augment your BUTTON MEN collection!
First, download and print the rules.
- BUTTON MEN Rulebook (PDF, 981 KB)
You can print your favorite artwork from the trading cards below (completely free), buy your favorite sets printed on high-quality playing card stock from DriveThruCards, or back the BUTTON MEN Kickstarter launching on Tuesday, April 25th!
BUTTON MEN: SOLDIERS (original set)
BUTTON MEN: VAMPYRES (first expansion)
Button Men: BROM (By James Ernest and Nick Sauer, artwork by Brom)
BUTTON MEN: FIGHTBALL (Released in 2003 as “Take Five”)
BUTTON MEN: SAMURAI