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:
- Adventure of D
- RATS: High Tea At Sea
Game of the Week: Banned Books
It is the hope of every literary character that their tale will inspire people for generations to come. But how can people be inspired by your story if it’s on the banned books list? Your story MUST be told, and it's time for you to take matters into your own hands!
Banned Books is a solo game featuring ousted literary characters fighting back against the Powers-That-Be to restore their books to the shelves. Each turn you will select actions that will progress your agenda track, hamper the agenda tracks of the Powers, utilize your characters unique abilities or manipulate your tableau. If you can advance your progress token quickly enough to convince 2 of the 3 Powers-That-Be to remove your book from the banned list, you win. But if the majority of the Powers advance their tokens and make up their minds first, or drain your characters stamina, you will be banished from shelves forever!
While Liberation is my favorite 2-player game from Button Shy, this Banned Books happens to be my favorite solo title from them (yes, even more than Chain Mail!) Literary lovers like myself will delight in the assortment of major characters who all have one thing in common: their books were banned at some point. This one has some really clever action selection, and a challenging puzzle requiring careful manipulation of things to make sure you are progressing toward your goals while not letting the opponent get too far ahead. You can learn this one in about 5 minutes, play it within 15, and keep on coming back for more. Bonus points if you want to start a book club to read the books featured in the game.
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!