I doesn’t actually take a lot of rules to create a great game. A very small set of simple rules plus one minimal twist is all it takes. A minimal twist like requiring you to predict the future. Welcome to Wizard.Read more
What is your name? – Sir Meepalot.
What is your quest? – The search for the Holy Grail.
What is the poker hand you need to beat me? – I don’t know tha AAARRRGGH!
And it is through the magic of the internet that you have been reading this text in Monty Python voices inside your head. Oh, you wanted to know about Shadows over Camelot?
If there’s anything everyone knows about Lemmings, it’s that they have suicidal tendencies and enjoy the occasional long walk towards a short cliff. That’s what six scientists thought when making a bet about whose lemmings would leap further. Initially, the rodents proved more sane than the scientists in question, but a few generations of genetic tampering later, the Lemmings were happily leaping. Or being eaten by eagles, dead is dead.Read more
Do you like the Chinese Ghost Story movies? How about cooperative games? Now roll this to things into one, how does that sound? Ghost Stories is exactly that: you defend a small village from the forces of Wu-Feng who is about to rise from the dead.Read more
Sometimes, game expansion are best when they change nothing at all. If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it, as they say.
Is this nugget of wisdom true for Dixit 2?
Mord im Arosa is a very, very unusual mystery game. There is no deduction element at all and neither are you supposed to hide your identity. Instead, the whole game is about listening where the clue cubes land in the tower when they are dropped in.
Unusual? Yes. Fun? Find out.
Space is big. Big and empty. That’s what our science teachers told us. It’s also dead – and deadly – wrong. Wherever our exploration vessel shows up, nasty things are just waiting to blow us up. To get back in one piece, all players have to cooperate and deal with a tight time limit while the computer is yelling at them about everything going wrong.Read more
Welcome to the Wild West! You might not want to get to comfortable on your horse and take some cover behind that barrel there, the west is particularly wild today. Not only is everyone shooting everyone else, no one is even sure who is on their side. But in a real Western, that matters less than putting lead in the air, so get shooting.Read more
Caravelas takes you back to the age of exploration, when courageous men crossed the oceans in rather unsafe ways in search for wealth and glory.Read more
Havana is a card game with some extra goodies. The goal is to restore the city of Havana to its pre-revolution glory. Action cards are a valuable resource because, once discarded, they only come back when you used them all. Turn order play a big role and is not easy to manage. And worst of all, it’s tied to the actions you can take.Read more