Get Bit!, a recent topic of Will Wheton’s Tabletop, is currently sending beach goers fleeing from the ocean. Playing like a reverse Guillotine, Get Bit! has players jockeying for position in order to be the last to be eaten by the shark. By the way, each of the players and the hungry shark are represented by legally distinct Legos, which means as each character is being chewed upon, they actually lose body parts. Play your cards right and you’ve escaped certain death. Fumble a a draw and you’re chum, chum.
For all those couples looking for a compelling two-player game with a healthy dose of strategy, it’s time to get into some Pink Hijinks. I’m sorry that sounds so dirty; there’s just no way to get around it. Anyway, Pink Hijinks is based off of the popular Looney Labs Pyramids game. In this version, players roll a special die which determines which pieces you move where. Ultimately, each player is attempting to fill their row entirely. Simple, but elegantly strategic.
Since we didn’t get to mention it last week, what with that whole Black Friday thing, we’ve got to talk about the Power Up! expansion for King of Tokyo. The popular, but constantly out-of-print, game receives this epic expansion which provides not only a new monster in the form of the kung-fu panda known as Pandakai, but also the ability to mutate your previous monsters into more powerful creatures.
Super Dungeon Explorer has just switched over to hard mode with three new monster expansion packs! First up is Caverns of Roxor, featuring the big baddie Roxor and all his twisted minions. Coming out at the same time are the The Rock Top Gang, a tough as granite band of rumblers, and Fireflow Denizens, a spicy hot selection of sizzling scoundrels. These expansions come with a combined total of 57 fully assembled miniatures along with all the stat cards and extras that make them work. If you are a lover of 16-bit RPGs, Super Dungeon Explorer is like your peanut butter and chocolate.