Capital City is under attack! Tiny Epic Defenders of the realm assemble! Yes, Tiny Epic Defenders is a new tower defense game from Gamelyn Games out this weekend. In the game, players will work together to defend Capital City from attack by multiple hordes. These vile villains are encroaching from surrounding towns and must be stopped before they overrun those hamlets on their way to the main city. Study their patterns, strategize, and collect artifacts to help you fight them off!
The popular group storytelling/roleplaying-light board game, T.I.M.E. Stories, adds another expansion pack this weekend. A Prophecy of Dragons includes another ninety minute session for players to incorporate into the base game. In A Prophecy of Dragons, the time traveling adventures of the game that you control will actually be jumping dimensions, moving to a parallel universe where the middle ages were overrun with magic users. The world you encounter is drastically different from the one described in our history books.
Last week we had My Happy Farm. This week, we narrow that down to just Happy Pigs. A buying and selling family game, Happy Pigs is quick-to-learn and easy-to-play for ages ten and up. Players compete to purchase, raise, and sell their porcine livestock. Use funds to purchase baby pigs at the beginning of the game, feed them into adulthood, get them to reproduce, then sell the top choice piggies. Outside of the cutely designed pig tokens used in the game, Happy Pigs also has a special two player variant those farming inclined couples. And if pigs aren’t your bag, don’t worry because, for a limited time, each purchase comes with a special Penguins expansion.
Farming must be the theme for tonight, because La Granja is our next highlighted game. From Stronghold Games, La Granja finds players operating farms across the lake from the Spanish village of Esporles. Over six rounds, will maintain and grow their farm, hiring workers and adding new fields in order to grow produce that will be sold back to the residents of Esporles for a profit. Keep a close eye on the strategies of other players, however, as turn order can be effected by dice rolls in order to change the direction of the game.
Everyone loves a new Smash Up expansion, but, in this case, everyone actually contributed to a new Smash Up expansion. AEG put out a call for factions that fans would like to see incorporated into the popular card game, then chose the winners and released them in the It’s Your Fault expansion. If you’ve cruised around the Internet for a few short minutes, you might be able to guess the winners that ended up in this expansion. The four new factions include Sharks, Superheroes, Greek Myths, and Dragons!