First up, a quick note. We will be closed on Monday February 9th for Family Day (Aka we want to play games with our families. D’aww.)
Two big orders arrived today, got a few games we’ve been waiting to get back in for a while now. (Smash Up, Survive, Ticket to Ride) Who cares about that though? I’m totally stoked about all the new games that we are carrying now, including a few from Tabletop Season 3.
Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game, soon to be featured on Tabletop, it’s a story-centric game about surviving through a harsh winter in an apocalyptic world. The survivors are all dealing with their own psychological imperatives, but must still find a way to work together to fight off outside threats, resolve crises, find food and supplies, and keep the colony’s morale up.
Robot Turtles, a game about teaching programming to preschoolers. I could not be more excited about this game. Kids just seem to take to it like candy without even realizing they are actually learning the fundamentals of Computer Science.
Kingdom Builder, this game started its life as a potential sequel for Dominion (my favourite game) so you know it’s going to be good. To me it kind of feels like what Catan would be if it had been designed by Donald X. Vaccarino. It’ll be shown on Tabletop but not until June 🙁
Roll for the Galaxy, a dice version of the already very popular Race for the Galaxy. They managed to capture the feel of the original game fantastically well.
Escape Big Box: The Curse of the Temple, If Indiana Jones was a board game. ‘Nuff said.
Sheriff of Nottingham, Another Tabletop game (The episode aired today actually, go check it out!) that simulates the exciting world of Customs Inspections! Each turn one player will step into the shoes of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Players declare goods they wish to bring into the city, and which goods they will secretly store in their burlap sack. The Sheriff must then determine who gets into the city with their goods, who gets inspected, and who may have their goods confiscated.