With the amazing, ongoing success of cooperative game Pandemic, it’s no surprise that there are not only a number of expansions but also a few spin-off games with a similar theme and sharing the name. Pandemic: The Cure is one such game, it recreates the classic Pandemic as a dice game: lighter and faster but with all the original’s elements still there.Read more
I imagine that sometimes the pitch for a new board game must sound a lot like the pitch for the weird blockbuster movie of a year. “It’s a Patience game, only you can play it with friends and it’s about rescuing people from the Titanic.” It probably wasn’t an easy sale, but here it is: SOS Titanic, the multiplayer solitaire game with superpowers.Read more
A very unique card game in more than one way. You’re not only holding your cards the wrong way around, you’ll also be thinking about how you communicate in completely new ways. That’s not bad for a game that only takes 25 cards in the right order to win.Read more
The city of Arkham just doesn’t get a break. When it’s not monsters in the street, it’s a Great Old One at the museum. And it’s the same people that have to mop up the mess again and play YAHTZEE AGAINST CTHULHU!
Yeah, sounds weird, I know. But bear with me, it’s actually a lot of fun.
Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island
Beign shipwrecked is bad. Being shipwrecked on a deserted island is worse. Being shipwrecked on the Cursed Island? That sounds like trouble. Enough trouble, actually, that we should all work together. And here we are in Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island, a cooperative adventure game.Read more
Cooperative and Competitive Games
Cooperative games are a very recent phenomenon: games where all players win or all players lose, no one has to feel slighted by the end of the game. A more peaceful pastime than competitive games for sure, but where does the tension come from without opposing players? Find out more about cooperative games in this week’s Meeplepedia.Read more
Escape: The Curse of the Temple
Year2012PublisherQueen GamesAuthorKristian Amundsen ØstbyPlayers1 – 5Age8 – 199Time10StrategyLuckInteractionComponents & DesignComplexityScore The noise is deafening as the floor under our feet collapses.[…]Read more
The Master Wizards all told you, don’t mess with Baba Yaga. But of course you wouldn’t listen, she is only one witch, what could she possibly do to you. And now you find yourself in the Wilderness, a few days missing from your memory and horribly disfigured, with parts of your body shrunken and grown completely out of proportion. And not in a way that you’d find advantageous. Your only way back to full humanoidity goes through Baba Yaga.Read more
Everything is peaceful in the small town in New England. Nothing bad has happened yet this week. But it’s only monday, 2:00 am. And there we go, a gate to another world opens, monsters start pouring out. The inhabitants of Arkham suffer through a lot, if anything bad happens, it happens to them. Every time. They feel the Arkham Horror.Read more
Every night when you go to sleep, your mind gets lost in the Dream Labyrinth. It will wander there for a while and then get back to you in time to wake up. Unless, of course, you are one of the Dreamwalker, for them it’s a fight to return every night, having to find the eight oneiric doors first, chased by nightmares. And they are all alone – or sometimes with one more companion – with the risk of never waking up.Read more