Spinning out of the popular cooperative card game, Onirim, Sylvion is another one to two player card game that requires players to work together. A tower defense game, Sylvion requires players to construct a deck of cards that can successfully fight off slowly approaching rows of villain cards. The edition of the game Pulp currently has in stock not only contains the base game, but also two expansions.
From IDW (yes, those cats that publish comics) comes a new dice rolling, card game called Trap! From Jeffrey Neil Bellinger, the designer of Killer Bunnies, Trap! has players using their memory and a handful of quirky cards to ensnare the biggest set of creatures they can over the course of five furiously frantic rounds. Currently, the game comes in two versions, Zany Zombies and Nimble Ninjas. Each version has players collecting zombies and ninjas, respectively, but both include a “link and lock” card that allows players to combine them.
Open Sesame, also from IDW, is a press-your-luck card game of high-stakes memorization and deduction by world-renowned game designer and multi-Spiel des Jahres winner, Antoine Bauza (7 Wonders, Takenoko, Tokaido, Rampage, Hanabi). Take turns alternating between the role of Ali Baba or one of the thieves raiding the Cave of Treasures. As Ali Baba you’ll steal treasure from the cave until you’re trapped or you flee, and as the thieves, it’s your job to carefully observe and recite exactly what it is that Ali is attempting to escape with.
From one folktale to another, the newest addition to the popular, family-friendly Tales and Games series is Little Red Riding Hood. In the game, players will work together to help Little Red Riding Hood reach grandma’s cottage before the wolf sticks his nose where it’s not welcome! Choose from two modes of play, either everyone works together or one player plays as the wolf and the other team plays as Little Red Riding Hood and friends. And, as always, along with the game is a written booklet telling the Red Riding Hood tale.
Dark Gothic: Colonial Horror is a stand-alone expansion for the Dark Gothic Deck Building Game. It can be mixed in with the original Dark Gothic game to add new mechanics and greater variety, or it can be played on its own as a two to three player game that plays at a faster clip. In Dark Gothic, each player takes on the role of a unique monster-hunting hero, collecting allies and gear to aid them in their journeys while they root out evil and hunt supernatural creatures back to their lairs.
Introducing a new way to purchase the highly popular city building game, Machi Koro! Machi Koro Deluxe is a new printing of the original, base game that comes shipped inside a collector’s tin case. As well, this edition of the game contains the expansion sets Millionaire’s Row and Harbor.
Flying Frog‘s supernatural Western board game Shadows of Brimstone (you might know it as the honking huge Western game instead) receives its first expansion set this weekend. Caverns of Cynder adds an entire “other world” set of map tiles, creatures, and threats for the intrepid players to adventure through. The Caverns are lava filled, dilapidated mines that are teeming with lava creatures (represented by a new set of miniatures). An added adventure pits the heroes against a horde of lava creatures who are attempting to cross a bridge into the real world. They must be stopped at all costs!
Force Friday opened the floodgates for Force Awakens product, and this weekend the popular miniature battle game X-Wing reacts to that marketing machine. The X-Wing: The Force Awakens starter kit is out this weekend, including the traditional one X-Wing and two Tie Fighters. However, these ships have a completely different set of stats and abilities, as they are from thirty years in the future of a galaxy far, far away. This starter set also has cards for characters from the new franchise, even including the lovable BB-8. So, make your decision: The Resistance of The First Order!