25 de dezembro de 2020
XCOM utilizes a board game, miniatures and a companion digital app to pit players playing the role of XCOM agents against invading aliens. Allocate resources, address threats and fight to the death in this extremely fast-paced board game. Primordial Soup Expansion adds the ability to play five or six players. In Primordial Soup, players are amoebas trying to divide and multiply at the beginning of time. Power cards allow for customized moves and creativity is a must for survival. Medina puts three or four players in charge of building up the old city of Medina.
The game comes with 200 detailed wooden pieces that players will place on the board to develop a unique and beautiful city every RPG Games time. Points are scored for certain placement and construction strategies. Flagon and the Dragon is a game that can accommodate up to eight players.
Everyone is a hero at the local pub when a fight breaks out. Using cards and a unique timing element, players fight to earn the most points before the guards show up. Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space is a card game for two to eight players. A human crew aboard a failing ship must fight off an alien presence in complete darkness. CV is a game for two to four players about building a personal life resume. Should you get married, work as an artist, have children or be lazy? Purchase cards from a common pool to build your personal history.
The players then select one card from their hand to correspond with each die. As cards are revealed, players will move around the island, collecting loot and possibly battling each other if they end on the same space. It’s been over a decade since Days of Wonder released this Pirate themed board game. In Pirate’s Cove, each player is trying to become the most feared pirates in the seas. The game is played over 12 turns, and each turn a player must decide which of the game’s six islands their pirate will visit. Pirate’s Cove is filled with Days of Wonder’s patented easy-to-learn rules and high quality components.
My favorite aspect has to be all the customization options players have for their ship. Jamaica is a race game where the players must race around the island of Jamaica, fighting and looting as they go. Each player has a hand of 3 cards, and the first player rolls two dice.
Published by the always impressive guys at Space Cowboys, Black Fleet give each player control over a pirate ship, a merchant ship, and shared control over the royal navy. During the game, players will be using their merchant to deliver goods around the board, their pirate to attack other player’s merchants, and the royal navy ships to attack other player’s pirates. The three unique ships help to make Black Fleet both highly entertaining and also quite a unique gaming experience. It’s a unique dice game where players drop piles of dice into the box lid and see where fate takes them. Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot has some fantastic components, including custom dice, die cut upgrade tokens, and thematic artwork. The gameplay has players playing through a few rounds of dropping dice, fighting merchant ships, and upgrading their Galleon while in port. Definitely unique, I’ve enjoyed Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot quite a bit since I picked it up last summer.