Yes, the puns for this monthly post are running thin. However, the point remains – here’s four new board games to put on the credit card without telling your partner.
London: If you’ve been around this scene as long as I have there are a few names you can’t avoid: Uwe Rosenberg, Vlaada Chvatil, and Martin Wallace. I’m a big fan of the former two, but I’ve actually never played a Martin Wallace game. Which the more I think of it, the more bizarre the idea becomes. Then there’s Anton’s recommendation, his last one of Ethnos was a treat. I am very excited to add this one to my
shopping cart list.
Dale of Merchants: This is an interesting game, I don’t know too much about. Just that every thread I read about Kickstarter successes, this game gets a mention. The theme is what pushes it over the edge for me, it’s the cute anthropomorphic characters. I’m also, after Jump Drive, in the mood for some more card games, to see what else designers have gotten up to.
Vault Wars: This is another one of those games whose theme is what interests me, I just really like what I call fun fantasy. This game is based on Storage Wars and it seems there’s a lot of bluffing involved from the person trying to sell whatever is in the vault. While not the craziest in terms of complexity, it could lead to a lot of laughs. It’s also designed by Jonathan Gilmour who’s designed: Dead of Winter, and Dinosaur Island.
Fuse: Cooperative games have and will always be a staple of my collection. As I’m not huge on dice games, this one is a risk. Not to mention it’s real time, and both of the real time games in my collection (Escape: The Curse of the Temple, and Mountains of Madness) I’m only lukewarm on. However, it’s a risk I’m wanting to take. I want this board game to be the one that changes my mind about all these mechanics.
Now it’s over to you. What games are you looking forward to? It seems we’re in a bit of a lull for big releases – unless we’re talking Kickstarter. Looking forward to Gen Con.