Everything’s for sale! Or, at least, that’s the idea behind Stefan Dorra’s For Sale: The Game of Property and Prosperity. In this fast-paced game of bidding and bluffing to get the highest-ranking properties, it isn’t how much you pay for the properties, it is how much you sell them for. Manage your money wisely during the bidding and property acquisition phase, then outsmart your rival tycoons during the selling phase. Be the richest real estate mogul at the end of the game to win!
While school might be the last thing you’re thinking about over the holidays, Medieval Academy provides an education that is a pleasure to attain. Over the course of six rounds, players will compete as squires attempting to impress their respective knights. Master the arts of jousts and tournaments, complete dangerous quests, and polish your education by drafting cards to strategically play. By the end, the best squire will be knighted by King Arthur, himself.
Fans of Betrayal at House on the Hill, Letters from White Chapel, and Fury of Dracula will want to closely examine Deception: Murder in Hong Kong. In the game, players find themselves in a scenario of intrigue and murder. One player is the murderer, secretly choosing their weapon and the evidence they leave behind. Another is the forensic scientist who holds the key to convicting the criminal, but is only able to express their knowledge through analysis of the scene. Everyone else plays investigators, interpreting the clues, all while the killer is among them.
What’s in the box? In Schrodinger’s Cats, the answer to that question is always indeterminate. A pseudo-scientific card game for two to six players, Schrodinger’s Cats has players running experiments, forming hypotheses, and trying to one-up each others research. Taking on the role of one of many cat physicists, like Isaac Mewton or Neil Degrasse Tabby, players will use their special abilities to prove their hypotheses and debunk those of other players.