Even though I missed by FLGS’s board game night this week, I still managed to get a few games in! Trudi, Blake and I found the time to try one cooperative game that got a lot of buzz and one competitive game that just hit the shelves late last month.
The Grizzled is a cooperative game that supports 2-5 players who take on the roles of WWI soldiers in the trenches of Europe. Through the careful balance of playing Threat cards from their hands the players attempt to navigate the horrors of the war without exposing themselves to too much of any single threat. The deck of cards in the game contains Trials Cards that are divided into Threat Cards and Hard Knock Cards. First, the Threat Cards:
I’ve played several new games lately and as per the usual I am sharing some of them with you! As always this article serves as a sort of mini-review for multiple games at once, and I hope you find the information within useful when considering what games to play/buy next!
I had been looking forward to playing Dice City since I first heard about it way earlier in 2015, and I have been very happy with the game so far! Recently Sergio and I sat down to play it head to head as we built our cities, vying for control of the proud nation of Rolldovia! *music starts* “Hail! Hail, Rolldovia! A laaannndddd I didn’t make uuuupppp!!!” Also, if you get that joke then you’re awesome!
Dice City is one of the upcoming games I am most excited about right now. I love the artwork and the playful look that the game has, and I love dice! Dice City, by AEG and Artipia Games, will be available for pickup at Essen and available in stores soon. The art style, to me, is reminiscent of Imperial Settlers, the game that has my favorite artwork of any board game ever, and the components look great because of it!
As usual, GNR is a mixture of dates, times and locations. I will dispense with the dates entirely because I honestly can’t remember and I doubt anyone cares too much. This edition of Game Night Report is ignoring all of the games that I mention/play on a regular basis, and focuses instead on four games that I had never played before. I do not own three of them at this time (at this time being the operative phrase), but the last entry I DO own; there will be a review posted of it very soon!
The Jester’s Court
The first entry is from International Tabletop Day. The other entries from The Jester’s Court weren’t on Tabletop Day, but instead at various other times.
Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island