Posted Wednesday, 25-Jul-2018
Investigate cases using the real world as your guide, play an RPG in the world of The Resistance, and meet the Founders of Gloomhaven in this week’s news brief.
Pieced together from clues by Calvin Wong
Detective (available for pre-order now) breaks the fourth wall by incorporating real-world knowledge into the game. Players must use Google Maps, web searches, Wikipedia, or any other source of knowledge in order to solve the cases – as well as a game-specific database accessible online filled with clues and info.
As app-driven gaming pushes forward, it was only a matter of time before reality itself became part of the game. Personally, we can’t wait to see where this goes.
A city-building game set in the Gloomhaven universe, Founders of Gloomhaven is a resource management, tile-laying board game – it is not an expansion, nor is Gloomhaven required to play it.
After a successful Kickstarter, the game is now reaching backer’s hands and its retail contingent is being deployed to shelves. You can pick up your pre-order now if you’ve been hearing about Gloomhaven forever but aren’t sure that a dungeon crawl is quite your speed.
We don’t usually cover RPGs on here but The Resistance is such a huge piece of gaming that we figure some of you might be interested.
The RPG itself is currently in beta testing with a release due in December. You can find out more at the website.
The second edition lights up the galaxy with new minis, new streamlined rules, new player trays, and, well… everything really. Eclipse has stayed consistently in the top 50 on BGG and is the most well-regarded sci-fi eurogame of all time. Check it out if you’re into that kind of thing – personally I can never get enough space game.
Smash, bash, and crash your way through this two player fighting game where you try and string powerful combos together. Late pledges are currently still available, so if you’re looking for a classic arcade fighter fix, hit up Combo Fighter.
The heist has gone south and the cops are crawling over the city. How much of the stash can you escape with? Featuring a wonderfully retro aesthetic and competitive gameplay, there’s no honor among thieves with every criminal for themselves.
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