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:
- Drawing Fire
- Super Slopes
- Dungeon Pages: Tomas, Callous Raider
Drawing Fire is a pen and paper skirmish wargame for one player. You will lead a small squad of soldiers on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. These rules are intentionally generic and could represent any small armed force in the 20th or 21st century from freedom fighters to professional soldiers.
A game that is simple in the process of the rules, but remarkably deep with what it can offer to the players. You’ll be making a squad of soldiers (or using the pregenerated ones in the game) to complete one of the many missions includes, and exploring terrain to try to find and complete your objectives before time runs out. A little bit of luck, mixed with some tactical decisions, will provide plenty of fun and replay value for this solitaire game package. Even if you aren’t big into wargaming, you might find it to be engaging and simple enough to enjoy having it hit the table.
It’s a fresh-powder day on the ski slopes! Pick the best routes down the mountain during the day to put together one final epic ski run at the end.
Another delightful game that uses just a few cards in an innovative manner. This time you’re skiing in several ways: the cards you can draft from are based on the different ski paths on them, and how you build your course with those cards also helps determine how you score. There’s a lot of little nuances, such as icons to collect - or avoid - as you build out your tableau to maximize your score. It also comes with a solo mode that’ll be easy to pilot, but a challenge to defeat.
Dungeon Pages: Tomas, Callous Raider
Parted from his crew, young Tomas found himself at a crossroads. On the one hand, he’d often dreamt of knighthood, but gold had always been his passion. When the Elder’s offered both, and said his ferret, Peanut, could stay, Tomas couldn’t say no.
I think the crew behind the game got tired of hearing how much cooler the dungeons were compared to the heroes, as Tomas gives us all a hero that we can be excited about! He get an extra use out of all relics, which can be a really handy thing to help your items go that extra mile - and they are fairly useful relics overall. The boss is a fun one in here, but the more exciting monster would be the Corrupt Shades which boost Evil Dice for every 3 you’ve marked. Note: you don’t want to mark a 3 if you can avoid it…
Game of the Week: Phantom Ink on sale for just $5!
Renowned Mediums race to figure out a secret object that their teammate - a Spirit - is trying to communicate. Mediums take turns asking their Spirits questions about the secret object.
If you love puzzling out clues with limited information, you’ll enjoy this one. Dividing into teams, players will be either Mediums (trying to guess the word) or Spirits (trying to get your team to guess a word). This is done through passing question cards to the Spirit, of which they keep one to answer and discard the other - and then start writing the answer one letter at a time until the Medium tells them to stop (or they finish the word). Since the other team might not know the question asked, the information written may or may not be valuable to helping them also uncover the correct word. See how in tune with your friends you are while playing a game that is certain to be a lot of fun to get to the table.
Check out Games 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!