Okay, that’s obviously an April Fool’s joke, but one that’s not far off. Pulp has been getting barraged lately with cat themed games, including a couple this weekend. First up, is Here, Kitty, Kitty! In the game, your neighborhood is overrun with cuddly, furry felines, which means that everyone is in a frenzy to kidnap them. Players take turns playing cards that move cats from the center of the table into their house marker. Beware, though, because some cards can also steal cats from inside others’ houses.
Cat game number two, is Tem Purr A, a push-your-luck game about glutinous cats. Taking place at an all cat Japanese eating contest, Tem Purr A has three to seven players laying down numbered cards to try and out-eat other players. However, other players can shove food down your throat and possibly cause you indigestion. Even worse, pushing your luck too far can lead to death.
Our final cat game (though we have plenty of other human games) is the newest Adventure Time Card Wars collector’s pack. Much beloved, Fionna and Cake finally receive their own decks! Like other collector’s packs, Fionna and Cake comes with two completely built forty card decks, each centered around one of the titular characters. Fans of Adventure Time who have never played Card Wars need not worry, the Fionna and Cake collector’s pack provides everything new players need to begin.
Head on down Mexico way with the Pax Porfiriana Collector’s Edition. Set before the Mexican Revolution, Pax Porfiriana is a competitive experience for one to six players, where everyone is attempting to take control of the country, using resources to tip the balance of power in their favor. Use Pancho Villa’s bandits, political allies, pesos, and more to manipulate your way to the top. This version of the game not only expands the experience for up to six players, but also includes two new gaming boards to help organize everything.
From the makers of Smash-Up and more, AEG, comes Greedy Greedy Goblins. A fast moving tile-laying game, Greedy Greedy Goblins is a competitive game, but one that has players drawing and laying tiles simultaneously. Tiles are drawn and placed face down on each player’s respective cave board, then, once the tiles are depleted, players commence using dynamite and other tokens to mine their cave for loot. If the name didn’t clue you in, the wealthiest goblin wins.
Before the next season premieres, brush up on your Game of Thrones knowledge with Fantasy Flight‘s new Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game. Set up similar to Trivial Pursuit, Game of Thrones: The Trivia Game includes over 1200 cards, each with house-centric sets of questions from seasons one to four. Players will have to ascend their way to the Iron Throne by answering particular progressions of house related questions to move up the board and attain glory.
Eminent Domain claims plenty of territory this weekend with not one, but two releases. Eminent Domain: Exotica is an expansion for the base game that includes thirty tokens that present new technologies, a promo pack that allows players to combine Exotica with Escalation, and optional scenarios. Eminent Domain: Battlecruisers, the second release, is a completely stand-alone card game set in the universe. Designed to be played in twenty minutes with three to five players, Battlecruisers is a bluffing game where cards that are played one turn can still effect the outcome a turn later.
We began with cute, cuddly kittens and we wrap up with terrifying, blood-curdling xenomorphs. AVP: The Hunt Begins is a ton of miniatures, tiles, tokens, and gaming goodness set in the Aliens/Predator universe. Players take control of either Alien, Predator, or Ultra Marine forces, navigating a dangerous space station. Each force is gunning for the other, with all of them represented by detailed miniatures. A gorgeously designed, intricate experience, AVP: The Hunt Begins is essential for any avid fan of the franchise needs to own.
Star Wars. Fantasy Flight. Rebellion. It’s freaking huge. You know you want it. Outside of that, Star Wars: Rebellion is a massive miniature war game that pits the Empire and Rebellion forces against each other across a galaxy far, far away. Both forces are represented by carefully crafted miniatures of the Death Star, Star Destroyers, A-Wings, X-Wings, and much, much more. Balance your forces, choose how to deploy them, and dominate or free the galaxy. The choice is yours.