New Games for August 26, 2022 - Slingshot Tales and Ghost Tacos

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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:

  • Chimichangas and Tacos
  • Slingshot
  • Tales from the Adventurer’s Guild

Chimichangas and Tacos

Let’s taco bout making tasty Taquitos, Nachos, Quesadillas, Enchiladas, Burritos, and of course…Chimichangas! Grab chips to reveal your ingredients, then fill, wrap, fry, and top your way to the most delicious meals on the menu.

This food-themed game is bound to build an appetite as you’re competing to score the most points in fulfilling recipe cards. The nice thing is you grab two chips each round and choose one to keep, putting the other one back face-down, so there’s a chance for some Memory-style play and a way to ditch at least something you might not be able to use. There’s some pressing your luck here, as you want to complete as many recipes as you can by the end without having too many incomplete, that way you can maximize your score. So grab some street tacos and get this game to the table.



The annual Kylar System race has arrived. Only the Finest pilots have dared to enter. But, who is the best racer in the Galaxy? Strap in and work your way through the system. Complete each Planet’s orbital requirements and slingshot to victory!

One of the fun things about a race game is seeing how the game scales to assist a person who is behind. This one has crystals, which sometimes are dropped, and can be picked up when moving past the planet, and they let the player trigger certain powers on their pilot. Apart from that, it is partly a game of rolling well to match symbols, and partly about making good choices on which dice to keep as you’re rolling yahtzee-style. A fun theme doesn’t hurt, either, as who wouldn’t want to slingshot around planets in an interstellar race?


Tales from the Adventurer’s Guild

Adventure calls. A ready-to-run hex-crawl campaign for 1 to 3 players.This book only requires Four Against Darkness but also provides many interactions with other titles.

It seems like there’s not much new to say about these: Four Against Darkness is a game you probably already know about, and if you’re playing it you are probably already excited for more content. This particular supplement is interesting, as it gives you the obvious addition of an Adventurer’s Guild to include in your game. You’ll get the expected trove of new treasures, spells, monsters,and rules for new things like Stealth and Gambling. But don’t sleep on the addition of nine new thematic dungeons, which will surely give you something to do until the inevitable next release.


Game of the Week: Sensor Ghosts

Sensor Ghosts is a quick, light and challenging cooperative puzzle game for 1-4 players. You have escaped the virus ridden space station and the clutches of the computer in Assembly, but now you must navigate you ship through an asteroid field to safely reach Earth. However, the computer has hacked your sensors meaning not everything is as it seems. Sensor Ghosts is the thematic sequel to Assembly but a completely standalone game. Using your good judgement and careful planning, will you outwit the computer and traverse the asteroid field or will you die trying?

This is the brand new game, set after the events of Assembly. One thing I loved about Assembly was the backstory it had and the thematic touches they delicately insert into the game. That same care is present here, with a nice little narrative as to how it fits into the Assemblyverse of things from Wren Games. In this one, you are scanning tiles and moving your ship along the path to try and reach your destination. However, things can and will change on you in unexpected ways as you navigate the trickery of space. The thing I like most about this game, just like Assembly, is that it is a quick-playing game that exercises my brain in challenging ways while providing a clear win/loss condition to meet.

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

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