New games for December 18, 2020 - Bomber Tournament Folklore

Jason Tagmire

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:

    • Bomber Boys
    • Four Against Darkness: Tournament of the Dead Viscount
    • Mombatuk the Adventurer: Journey into the Underworld of Borneo’s Folklore

    This week's new games are all available at

    Bomber Boys

    Bomber Boys is a dice rolling, dice allocation and hand management game with a WWII theme. You are managing the crew of an Allied aircraft during a series of air operations. To win, you have to complete the mission and successfully bomb the target. The game comes with five missions of progressive difficulty.

    Well now, this one looks interesting. Every round you get to flip a card, which could be a useful item, an event to overcome, or an enemy to add to your combat area. With several missions in the game, there is some variety packaged in here beyond the idea of just blowing up planes and anti-air ground forces that are after you. There’s some luck, sure, but also some ways to make smart choices about the allocation of those dice. If you’ve played Pocket Landship, you have some idea about how that could be true, as sometimes where you place dice is more important than what you roll. I know I’ll be adding this to the never-ending PNP list of games to print and assemble. How about you?

    Four Against Darkness: Tournament of the Dead Viscount

    Mention of your exploits and achievements have spread all across Norindaal. The great Viscount is inviting you to his city for a special event. He is hosting a tournament. A competition of combat skill of the greatest adventurers all across the land. The reward is rulership of one of the towns under the Viscount’s control, the merchant town of Gadiel. If I were you, I would not refuse an invitation from him.

    A different approach on the usual Four Against Darkness recipe of gaming. For starters, you need both the main book and the Four Against the Abyss books. In this adventure, you don't map out or explore the city, as the feature is the tournament itself and you are able to roam the streets as you see fit. The difficulty of your opponent scales with your highest-level party member, and you are trying to win 4 rounds. Add in twists to the tournament, and you’ll find every battle plays a little differently. And as usual, you get more stuff from this game: Cursed magic items, mental disorders, major and minor injuries, new items, combat techniques, and recruitable characters. Yep, this one is a little different, but if sure to be an exciting play experience.

    Mombatuk the Adventurer: Journey into the Underworld of Borneo’s Folklore

    Some say when Mombatuk was a baby; his parents found a nest of a mythical Bugang bird and laid him under it for 10 days to cure his sickness. It did cure him as well as bestowing him with inhuman strength. Nevertheless, disaster struck when he is coming to manhood as his beloved Sumina is captured by the Evil Lord of the underworld “Pulan”. Now with a burning rage, he is on a mission to enter the underworld to save his bride to be from the clutches of the Evil “Pulan”!

    A roll-and-write adventure where you move along a path and make choices as to which direction you want to branch upon. Every movement brings an enemy encounter, providing no rest for your weary hero. However, advance to the end and you can save Sumina by defeating the final boss. This has an interesting mix of adventure and progression, without the need to do a lot of map drawing or fancy bookkeeping. This would be fun for a 20-30 minute session and would provide plenty of challenge for the player.

    Check out all of the new games here:


    Game of the Week: Villages

    A construct and conquer card game for 2-5 players ages 12 and up. Collect 3 cards of the same color and lay them down to build a village and score gold (points) for each one. If your opponents’ villages contain cards you want, you can challenge them to a one-on-one battle. Win, and you can steal a card and add it to your hand. The first player to make 100 gold pieces over multiple rounds is the winner.

    If you like games with player interaction and destruction, then you need Villages. Don’t let the 8-bit pixel artwork fool you, this game can be ruthless - as long as the players want to be. Your goals are simple: place villages with sets of 3 in a color, and you can add things like buildings or animals if you have the right townperson in there. However, what you want to do and when is a different matter entirely since anything you build could come under attack and you don’t want to lose all your hard-built cards...or do you? Also a factor is a bonus for being the first player to empty their hand for the round, which is a pretty hefty boost that might just encourage you to “help” an opponent by placing a card or two into their village, too.

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


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