It's New Game Friday! David Wiley (Cardboard Clash) is here to tell us about the new games.
Here’s what is new this week:
- Harsh Shadows
- Raging Wheels
This week's new games are all available at https://www.pnparcade.com/collections/new-games
[On kickstarter now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jasongreeno/harsh-shadows]
When you saw the code words Project Nightshade come across your desk, you insisted on the assignment… You were instantly reminded of the shadow operative who had slipped through the fingers of some of The Rigel Group’s best agents. Now it’s your chance to catch this criminal before it’s too late. As a master agent of the elite global task force, The Rigel Group, you expertly hunt down cunning spies and deadly double agents. You’ll need to use your wits, local intel and tools of the trade to lure the spy into your trap. Just be sure you’re the predator, and not the prey! This isn’t just any spy; one false move could end your mission… permanently.
Gather clues, chase the spy, and land an accusation that sticks to win. A fun little solo game where you move around a grid of cards, gather clue cards to spend on evidence, try to ditch the red herring, and make your way to the spy’s location in order to accuse them. Have the right evidence and no red herring? You win! Have the wrong evidence, including that red herring, and you lose. If you ever wanted to play Clue solo, or just like spy movies in general, this is definitely a game you won’t want to miss checking out!
The world has been devastated by several environmental catastrophes caused by pollution and neglect of mega corporations. The entire life of the planet has been spoiled in order to maintain the elite that would inevitably sink together. Holding the earth’s last resources, a new elite now plays with the lives of the people, promoting deadly sports in the ruins of the world. You are a driver in a car race where everything is allowed, and only who comes first will have food and pure water to survive for years to come in this dry and dead desert.
A small PNP production for you with the racing of cars in a post-apocalyptic world. The neat thing here is rolling two dice for every car on your turn, and moving the furthest behind car first, but only one die is your movement value. The other is the action you’ll execute on your space, so that means the best choice for movement may not always be the biggest number. Player cars can get eliminated if they take too much damage, and the finish line is close enough that it should always feel like a tight race.
Overkill - Season 1: Revenge of the Apes
Overkill is a competitive board game for two players. Each player controls 4 characters in a skirmish tactics battle.
An interesting skirmish game for two, as this has two game modes you can play: either to a certain number of kills, or a mode where the apes team is trying to get some floppy discs before the other team gets to a certain number of kills. In addition, there’s a leveling system as you rack up the kills, and if you happen to level up all four of your team members you automatically win regardless of the game mode. With really simple rules, this is a quick and easy title to get to the table.Check out all of the new games here: https://www.pnparcade.com/collections/new-games
Game of the Week: Agropolis - On sale for just $2!
Having developed dream cities in Sprawlopolis, it's now time to set your sights on the rolling countryside, where farm, ranches, and roads intermingle master plan, as ever, seems just out of reach.
Agropolis is a stand-alone expansion to Sprawlopolis, bringing the same card-laying, variable-scoring gameplay into a new setting: city blocks give way to orchards, wheat fields, livestock pens, and vineyards. As before, players draw three goal cards and then attempt to place cards one at a time to create a rural tableau that best satisfies those goals. New gameplay features help offset overly-powerful scoring combos and layer additional attributes onto certain types of terrain, providing even greater depth of gameplay without satisfying the original's signature elegance.
If you ever found yourself wishing Sprawlopolis was a little less major city and a little more countryside, this game is going to fit right in your barnyard. With rules you may already know but with a look that is a little more evocative of the countryside, us Midwesterners are going to enjoy this retheming of a great title. However, it isn’t just the look of the cards that are different here. No, there’s an additional “optional” rule of a Feed Fee to consider, based on the scoring cards that are used. All of them have some animals along the bottom, and some scoring cards can have you need additional points to win based on the animals represented on the cards. For those who truly love to lose (because Sprawlopolis was already impossible to win often anyway, right?), you can possibly give yourself a higher score to hit in order to secure victory. After all, life on the farm is not for the faint of heart.
Check out Game of the Week here: https://www.pnparcade.com/collections/game-of-the-week
See you next week with more information on our newest print and play games!