Board Game News! – 27/06/2019

Board game publishers, and designers are gearing up for Gen Con. Which can only mean one thing. Board Game Geek’s preview page is up and running.

What games are you looking forward to?

You’ll find most of my interests in the previous Board Game News articles. But a quick recap:

  • Pipeline
  • Silver
  • Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North
  • Abomination: Heir of Frankenstein
  • Vindication
  • Sub Terra 2
  • Letter Jam
  • Detective Club
  • Artemis Project
  • Pandemic: Rapid Response

All aboard the hype train!

Normally, in this segment we talk about games that I’m personally looking forward to. For a change this week, here’s one that has my back arched up like an angry cat.

Clip Cut Parks by Renegade Games, is a roll and write game where by the looks of things you roll a dice, cut out squares with a pair of scissors, and then add them to your board.

There’s a reason I’ve never reviewed a legacy, or a Roland Wright game. So to combine them in such a fashion is the board game equivalent of telling me to jump into a pit full of needles. No thanks!

But I wish them all the best, and am interested to see how the wider board game community reacts.

For a bit of oddball news, Steam Sales are on again, meaning there’s no better time for you to add a couple of board game games to your library.

Some to get you going:

And some other games that use board game mechanics:

As we turn our attention to Kickstarter, one game stands out.

Middara.

A game whose first Kickstarter run delivered three years later than their original. Yet still no one has a bad thing to say about the game or the publisher. In case you’re looking for a large scale narrative dungeon crawler, this is the one you want to have a look at.

If on the other hand you just want to laugh with your friends. Monikers is back with a new SUSD expansion. In my review I said: ‘Monikers is great, it’s a smart game about dumb topics and works exceptionally well when paired with close friends.

I still stand by that!

Finally, if you have no friends, and just want to solve a puzzle in your cold damp basement like any well adjusted adult. Cryptx is the one for you. It reminds me a lot of the puzzle book Journal 29, and I’m interested to see what they can do with it.

In personal news, I’m trying to crush through the last three missions of Dawn of the Peacemakers. However, it’s mighty tempting to stop, as Pax Pamir came in yesterday, and I still need to play Escape Plan some more.

Oh goodness! Too many games. Eep!

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