Posted Friday, 24-Jul-2015
Orin Bishop has a treat for steampunks and fans of racing games with his new release Steampunk Rally.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Czech Games takes on the hack-and-slash RPG, a new Game of Thrones game, and Planet of the Apes gets a miniatures game.
Kingdom Rush, Sarah’s Vision, and the end of a major Kickstarter project – this week on the Board Game News Brief