New games for April 24, 2020 - The Hot Dungeon Diner

Jason Tagmire

It's New Game Friday! And David Wiley (Cardboard Clash) is here to tell us about the new games.

Here’s what is new this week:

  • Dungeon Ball: Legend
  • Hot Dogs
  • The Lucky Penny Diner

This week's new games are all available at

But first! A quick interruption. Roll Estate is up for Board Game Geek's Golden Geek Awards for Best Print & Play. Check out the selection of games and vote here:

Dungeon Ball Legend

Dungeon Ball Legend can be played in two modes: Exhibition (one game) or Season (six games). In each game, you’ll attempt to guide your team to victory by scoring more points than your opponent, and you’ll try to rack up as many highlights as possible to gain votes in the race to win the Hegzug Trophy (it’s kind of like the Heisman…)

Every Orc and Kobold dreams of progressing from their local Punt, Pass, and Kick program to the big leagues of Dungeon Ball. Now you can manage a team and try to outplay the competition to rack up the most points, either in a standalone game experience or through a connected season of games. Knowing how to maximize the cards drawn to advance the ball and earn style points for the Hegzug trophy isn’t going to be easy. But if you put in your offseason workouts, things should come together least as nice as it can be for an orc.

The Lucky Penny Diner

Hey, thanks for picking up a shift or two! It’s been busy; guests have been coming at all hours of the day and night to warm their frozen feet and fill up on fries, burgers, and our famous fruit pies. As you can see there are no tables, just the row of barstools there. Guests are everyone’s responsibility. We don’t split tips here - the person who’s served a guest the most food will get everything. Pay attention to what they like, and they’ll tip well. Well, I think that’s it...go talk to Gus in the back and he’ll get you an apron and paper hat. Welcome aboard!

If you always wanted to serve food at a diner, here’s your chance. You’ll finally have some use for those pennies you’ve been saving, too, as they get used as tokens in the game to mark your tips earned. Compete to serve the most food to guests as they come in to the diner - tie with someone? Whoever served them first takes the guest. Once all of the guests have been cycled through, the game comes to an end and, depending on how you did, you might be victorious. The neat thing here? Some customers pay more based on how many courses they are fed, so even if you won’t win a customer you can play some food on them to try and minimize what the opponent earns.

Hot Dogs and Expansion

It’s time for the annual Coney Island Hot Dog Show where competitors worldwide will compete for the coveted title of Wurst in Show!


Race against other players to construct the desired toppings in the desired order for a hot dog. With six different dogs to design in the base game, and two more added in the expansion, there’s a lot of hot dogs to dig here. Try to amass the most points possible before everyone has a chance to be the chef - but watch out! Winning a round makes the next one a little harder, as your earned hot dog provides an unique handicap for the player.

Check out the new games here:

Game of the Week: Four Against Darkness

Four Against Darkness is a solitaire dungeon-delving game. No miniatures are needed. All you need is the book, a pencil, two six-sided dice, and grid paper.

You choose four character types from the classic classes (warrior, wizard, rogue, halfling, dwarf, barbarian, cleric, elf), equip them, and start adventuring in dungeons created by dice rolls and your choices. When you enter a room, you generate its content on a series of random tables. You will meet monsters, fight them, hopefully defeat them (or decide that discretion is the better part of valor!), you’ll manage your resources (healing, spells, life points, equipment), grab treasure, dodge traps, find clues, and even accept quests from the monsters you meet. Your characters can level up and become better at what they do, but it will not be easy.

Here it is, folks. The base game for Four Against Darkness. If you’ve been holding off on trying this one, now is the time to sharpen your swords..or pencils, and dive into the dungeon for some solitaire adventure. While you might question if an elf is a class or a race, the game itself has enough fans to be certified as a solitaire must-try and is unlike most games you might experience out there. Plus, if you get hooked, there’s only about a bajillion supplements out there. So while your wallet won’t thank you for getting hooked, you can enter the world of 4AD knowing there’s tons of adventure and new classes out there to discover after the core experience.

Check out Game of the Week here:

See you next week with more information on our newest print and play games!


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