To celebrate, the BANG! 10th Anniversary edition of the base game has come riding into town. Unlike the base version of the game, this edition comes with a number of additional extras that enhance gameplay. Wooden bullets and premium player boards organize the life totals and card arrangement, respectively. Also included are a “Most Wanted” rogues gallery of character cards from the various expansions for the game, which include two cards from the Valley of Shadows expansion which was only released in the Czech Republic. A completely new character is also held within the metal confines of the box, one featuring a cowgirl. Giddy on it, liddle doggies.
Rule one is: Don’t let the natives get restless!
In Archipelago the colonists players control have to walk a tightrope of resource management and worker placement, while also carefully choosing to side with or backstab their opponents. As you mine Carribean settlement for resources, you must also transform these natural commodities into cash by selling them at market or overseas in the homeland. Construction of temples, markets, and whole cities must also be carefully balanced as to not leave the natives unsatisfied or organized because they will rise up. And though that may sound like a way to unseat your opponent, a violent uprising will end the game for everyone, so it’s in your best interest to quell them as they sprout up.
Core Worlds receives its first expansion set this weekend in Galactic Orders. Alliances are beginning to form in this galaxy-spanning war, a development that has brought in various Galactic Orders represented by oversized cards. Each Order possesses unique abilities, all of which are laid out clearly on their adjoining card. As players utilize cards with faction distinctions on them, they in turn place their faction tokens onto Galactic Order cards, either to gain points at the end of the game or activate the Galactic Order abilities for your benefit. If you’ve ever been party to any galactic politics (and who hasn’t?), you’ll realize that Core Worlds: Galactic Orders recreates such discussions perfectly.
Judging from the box description, Panic On Wall Street! will have you punching your friends in their faces with glee. Sounds amazing to me! A party game unlike any other, Panic On Wall Street! has players yelling across each other to win intense bidding wars, attempting to collect the most money possible. Use speculation! Use intimidation! Use force! Use a large mallet to smack others in the naughty bits! Warning, the application of alcohol may result in bloody murder.