Posted Wednesday, 8-Feb-2017
It’s an expansions edition of the BG News Brief! More content for Smash Up!, Mystic Vale, and Mice & Mystics; get a first look at GMT’s new title Apocalypse Road; and what’s hot on Kickstarter this week.
Prepared by Calvin Wong
Plaid Hat Games is giving away PDFs of the Lost Chapters scenarios for Mice & Mystics.
These scenarios for the co-operative game of mouse adventuring, previously only available via online purchase, are now completely free from the Plaid Hat website.
The first two require only the base set: Sorrow & Remembrance, while the 3rd scenario Portents of Importance require both the expansion Downwood Tales and the spin off aerial bird combat game, Tail Feathers.
All we know is the name, and that it involves druids – but Mystic Vale made a name for itself as the innovative game with the clear plastic cards when it released in the middle of last year.
The druids are said to be powerful, yet hurt themselves at the same time. You’ll know more when we know more.
Sick of boring race concepts like ‘crossing the finish line’ and ‘laps’? Apocalypse Road has you covered.
Cars in Apocalypse Road are all equipped with some degree of weapons, armor and electronics. These include: Machine Guns, Missile Launchers, Auto-Cannons, EMP Guns, Armor, Turrets, Mounts and Targeting Computers
Not to mention ramming, tracks with jumps and figure 8 intersections, and ‘some secret technologies.’
If this all intrigues you, you should go pre-order Apocalypse Road. The game will only be made if they reach 500 pre-orders.
The Shared Dream is a co-operative, modern fantasy game that looks like this.
Featuring gorgeous miniatures and art, a modern day setting, and a storytelling system inspired by RPGs, The Shared Dream is definitely worth a look.
SUPERHOT is a video game where time only moves when you do. Dodge bullets by standing still, beat out bad guys by seeing how they move and predict their attacks, and generally conduct violence.
The card game keeps the aesthetic and the difficulty while transforming it into a slim card game with a ton of replayability. Fan of the video game or not, it’s time to get Super Hot.
Finally we have In Tenebris Lux, a victorian horror dungeon crawler. Honestly, either you’re already completely sold or there’s nothing I can say.
Whether a Gunslinger having a moment of madness, or a Papal Knight exploring a Votive Hall, In Tenebris Lux (Translated: in darkness, light) looks awesome and you should definitely check it out.
Big in Japan, What Were We Thinking? and the Sheep faction come to the shuffle-fighting game of throwing factions together and battling it out.
(In fact, you can get the sheep faction right now, for free!)
‘Big in Japan’ features:
anime fighting girls, cute collectible critters that are totally not Pokémon, colorful fighters that are in no way Power Rangers, and Godzilla.
Published by BoardGamePrices.com
Can we fit all the photos we took at Spiel into this article? No. But we’ll sure try! Here’s your last look at the last day of the biggest board games show in the world.
The tiredness starts to take hold; but we press on toward Day 3! We’ve got dice! We’ve got minis! We’ve got mechs! It’s Spiel!