Because of irony, Why First? seems like the ideal game to discuss at the outset of New Game Stuff. Resembling the now out-of-print Magical Athlete racing game, Why First? favors those who come in second. Players will lay down movement cards to propel them around the track, but will have to strategically attempt to lag behind other players in hopes of coming in second.
Put on your black eye shadow and run an electric current through your hair to get your Tim Burton on! The Nightmare Before Christmas edition of Munchkin is here! In a ghoulish twist on the classic game, players will arm themselves with a vampire teddy, the Mayor’s badge, and bat hat, and charge into battle on Santa’s sleigh. Become a citizen of Halloween Town, Christmas Town, Thanksgiving Town, or Easter Town. Try to banish foes such as Oogie Boogie, Doctor Finkelstein, and Lock, Shock, and Barrel!
You may want to stay away from pyres, but outside of that The Village Crone from Fireside Games (Castle Panic) can be a rewarding experience. Ever wanted to put a curse on an annoying acquaintance? Ever wanted to get ahead in life through magical means? Well, The Village Crone satisfies those urges. A worker placement and resource management game at its core, one to six players will attempt to met certain win conditions by mixing potions and cursing townsfolk.
The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game expands its characters options this weekend with two new character decks. First up, is the Paladin Class Deck, which includes a new version of Seelah and two brand new Paladin characters. Second, we have the Monk Class Deck which also includes a new version of Sajan plus two other Monk characters. Finally, the fifth Adventure Deck for the Wrath of the Righteous adventure path, which is the penultimate deck.
TMG had a hit with the dungeon crawl dice game, Dungeon Roll, and now they’ve taken that formula and applied it to a push-your-luck format. For two to six players, Dungeon of Fortune approximates a descent into a traditional dungeon, full of loot. Players will compete with each other to collect great shares of gold and coins, that will increase the deeper you go.
Arguably the most shiny expansion for the Firefly board game yet, Kalidasa is the second rim space expansion set to be released. In this expansion, players will receive a new section of gameboard that physically extends the game’s play area. As well, a new ship model called The Operative’s Corvette is included alongside two new contacts (Magistrate Higgins and Fanty and Mingo).