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New & Upcoming Board Games for August 2015

Posted Friday, 24-Jul-2015

Contributed by Andrew Knighton

 

Steampunk Rally

Orin Bishop has a treat for steampunks and fans of racing games with his new release Steampunk Rally.

 

Who wouldn't want to drive a car like that?
Who wouldn’t want to drive a car like that?

 

Each round of this building and racing game starts with a card draft, as you decide what parts to add to the mad invention that you’re going to drive.  Then comes the racing, as you dodge obstacles and try to keep your roadster in one piece on the way to the finish line.

 

Mysterium

Expected to hit stores after GenCon, the English language version of Mysterium will give American players access to one of the most interesting games of recent years.

 

Mysterium
Mysterium

 

One player takes on the role of a ghost, and the rest of you the investigators seeking to solve their murder.  The ghost provides clues by showing the detectives cryptic picture cards, in a Dixit-like mechanic where the aim is to read meaning into the images.

 

Suburbia 5★

Suburbia gets an expansion with Suburbia 5 from Ted Alspach.

 

Suburbia 5 Star adds a fifth player to the game.
Suburbia 5 Star adds a fifth player to the game.

 

Extra playing pieces expand the game of suburban development to allow five players.  There are also 50 new building cards and a new resource to manage, so if you enjoy the game of urban planning then you’ll get a chance to try something new.

 

Good Cop, Bad Cop: Bombers and Traitors

There’s also an expansion for hidden identity game Good Cop, Bad Cop, in which you spend the game trying to work out who’s on which side.

 

good cop
Are you feeling lucky, punk?

In Good Cop, Bad Cop: Bombers and Traitors, as well as good and bad cops looking to take out the opposing leaders, you can now play a traitor trying to survive or a bomber looking to die before the leader.  As with all hidden identity games, the fun lies in the confusion and chaos, of which there should be plenty.

 

Eldritch Horror: Strange Remnants

Fans of cooperative Cthulhu game Eldritch Horror can expect more things man was not meant to know with the Strange Remnants expansion.

 

All those years of archaeological theory, and it turns out the Elder Gods made Eater Island.
All those years of archaeological theory, and it turns out the Elder Gods made Eater Island.

 

Adding new locations, quests, spells and assets, it’s creates more variety in the game of saving humanity in the face of overwhelming odds. And who wouldn’t want that? Apart from Cthulhu, of course.

 

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