For the stressed Numenara game masters out there, Monte Cook Games has released a product that will ease the set-up process. The Numenera Cypher Chest contains three card decks intended to speed up play and game prep. One deck contains 120 Cypher cards, twenty of which are different devices, while the other one hundred are power upgrades for them. The second deck is full of commonly encountered creatures. And deck three is an XP deck that eases the challenge of keeping track of stats.
Anyone looking for vibrantly designed family board games that could ease new players into more complicated resource management games should check out Hotel Tycoon. A kid friendly resource management-lite game, Hotel Tycoon has players purchasing and developing hotels, with each represented by a plastic, three dimensional building miniature, in order to attain the most money.
The north is filled with two things: lumberjacks and Sasquatches. Flapjacks and Sasquatches plays off of this fact, by pitting the two against each other, as they are natural enemies. Players are competing to chop down the most trees, marked in the game by tree cards and chop tokens, but beware the dreaded Sasquatch, as he may attack at a moment’s notice!
Another entry in the 8-bit influenced card game series, Pixel Tactics 3, like its predecessors, is entirely stand-alone! So, if you wish, you can add it to either of the previous releases, but that is not necessary to be able to play it. As for how the game works, players will select hero cards from a limited amount of options, construct a deck out of them, then pit them against their opponent. Where the strategy lies is in using the right hero, in the right way, for the right situation.
The great pirate captain Madame Ching has enlisted you, a trusted captain among her pirate army, to sail out and capture the most booty, will you succeed? Each player controls a different captain, each attempting to waylay unsuspecting ships, outrun fellow players, and acquire new skills. Working your way across the board, part of the strategy comes in choosing to push on to Hong Kong or return to Madame Ching first.
Another Bestiary hardcover has been released and that means another Pathfinder Pawns Bestiary Box is here. The Bestiary Box 4, as usual, is the most cost and time efficient way to visually enhance your next Pathfinder game. This gigantic box contains over 300 individual tokens, fully illustrated with a creature, and accompanying bases.