Good news for fans of the wonderful, card drafting game Sushi Go! Sushi Go Party boasts 181 cards versus the 108 cards in the original game, and new menu tiles that allow each game to be unique. It will also include a game board and pawns. Read more about Sushi Go Party by visiting the Gamewright website here.
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:
Check out these great-looking Kickstarter games just waiting for our support! As always click on the title at the beginning of each entry, or the link at the end of each, to visit the respective game’s Kickstarter page!
Jynx is a hilarious new card game, inspired by games like Contract Rummy, Cards Against Humanity, and Secret Hitler. Players have to perform silly acts to prevent each other from winning the game. The 154 card deck, that encompasses a minimalist aesthetic, is made for 2-6 players, ages seven and older. The game is made up of seven card combinations called “chapters” each with a unique set of rules. The first to complete all seven chapters wins, or if two people complete them at the same time, the player with the least amount of points wins.
Today while doing some last minute christmas shopping, I came across a subscription box for gamers! The box is called Battle Bin, and for those of you that have heard of LootCrate or NerdBlock – this is essentially the same thing but centered around tabletop, card, and board games! Each month they have a theme, and the box contains an assortment of games and accessories built around that theme. The subscription is $30 per month, or they have some prepay deals such as a year for $300. This is a perfect gift idea for a gamer that you’re just not sure what to get them. Based on the last two boxes, and the reviews online it seems like they are delivering some good stuff for the price (November’s box touted a $75 value) and it is still purchasable on their website with a list of what was included. December’s box is centered around Star Realms, and includes an exclusive play mat that can only be found through Battle Bin, and you can still get yours if you subscribe by December 21st! Check them out here!
Data and Destiny
Sergio, who recently relinquished control of the Stay on Target article to Shon, is planning a new article that centers around the living card game, Android: Netrunner. This is a game that I too enjoy, and I am looking forward to his new project on the FDR website! For anyone else who enjoys this great, asymmetrical I am happy to share with our readers the next deluxe expansion for the game, Data and Destiny. From the Fantasy Flight Games website:
“In the world of Android: Netrunner, knowledge is just about everything, and no one has more or better access to the knowledge that humanity has collected and stored on the network than info-giant NBN. After all, not only does NBN boast the most pervasive data network ever imagined, it literally controls the infrastructure, media, and messages that define modern society. Accordingly, amid the 165 cards from Data and Destiny (three copies each of fifty-five different cards), you’ll find a wealth of new media-focused assets, agendas, and resources. You’ll be selectively targeted by new advertisements and tagged by new ice as NBN launches the initiatives of three new divisions, each of which rolls out with a new identity card.”
To those who are yet unfamiliar with the game, and who enjoy strategic, 1v1 card games and deck building, I highly recommend you check Android: Netrunner out. Fantasy Flight made a great introductory video for the game and you can view it by clicking here and then clicking on the ‘Tutorial’ tab of the page!
The last few weeks have been filled with some great gaming for me, despite being incredibly busy at work! I got to play a game recently featured on Tabletop for the first time, a few classics, some all-time favorites, and a game that I have been looking forward to for a very, very long time! Here are a few of my gaming adventures from the very recent past!
The Jester’s Court
My very good friends and owners of my FLGS, Sean and Trudy, asked if I’d be interested in helping out during a game night for a local Big Brothers Big Sisters organization called Partners. It was my day off so naturally I told them I’d be happy to!
Below are showcase videos of all four Star Realms: Crisis expansion packs. Each of the four videos features the cards from the individual expansion packs; Heroes, Events, Fleets & Fortresses, and Bases & Battleships.