New Games for February 11, 2022 - The Visceral Tiger and the Count of Doom

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:

        • Count of the Nine Estates
        • The Lady and the Tiger
        • Viscera


        The Lady and the Tiger

        Inspired by the classic short story “The Lady or the Tiger?” by Frank R. Stockton, each game offers a unique experience. Five amazing games, packed into just eighteen unique cards!

        If you want variety in a small package, you can’t go wrong with picking up The Lady and the Tiger. Whether you need a game for two, for 6, or for just yourself…there is an option in here that is sure to match the needs. Bidding, bluffing, deduction, and maze games fill out the lineup, with the solo being a puzzle. The games are all quick to learn and easy to play, letting you dive right in regardless of which of the five is calling your name - and the art on the cards is an absolute delight to look at when on the table. You won’t want to miss the value in this little package.



        In Viscera, two to six players take on the role of warriors competing in a tournament to rid a town of Monsters. Roll dice, win gems, and buy items to increase your chances of success. Let the hunt begin!

        When the game tells you that you’ll be facing down a tournament of monsters, it isn’t kidding. The game will have you spending gems to buy new items to equip or consume and then battling a monster from the row. There’s a lot of die faces that bring successful hits, but any misses cannot be rerolled so success if never guaranteed. Even more clever, perhaps, is the treatment of 6’s you keep, where 3 of them will earn you a gem that can later be spent in town…but each 6 is also a miss. Way to turn that expectation on its head! If you want a nice, relaxing experience of chucking dice yahtzee-style and slaying monsters, you won’t want to miss this one.


        Count of the Nine Estates

        As the Count of the small territory of the Nine Estates, you must build up the county into a powerful economic and cultural center. However, limited nearby resources force you to make difficult decisions. Can you earn the favor of the King?

        If you haven’t played anything by Scott Allen Czysz, you are missing out on a wonderful designer who creates some really fun and unique solo games. This one is no exception, taking the premise from Count of Nine and cranking it up a few notches and adding in extra cards to concern yourself with. Cards flip and rotate throughout the game, and provide both your resources to build structures as well as the structures you’ll be trying to build to score points. If you ever wanted to see a euro game of construction done in just a handful of cards and in a short span of time, this is the game that you’ll want to check out.

        Pick up all the new games here:



        Game of the Week: Doom Realm

        Your mission in each adventure is to locate and defeat the six enemies that dwell within the realm. Players roll four dice and must assign each of them to one of the four places on the adventure sheet (Movement, Enemies, Treasures, and Locations).

        One of my favorite elements in a roll-and-write is determining how to allocate the dice. In this case, you roll four and assign one to each of four categories…most of them making things stronger or more valuable around the map. The task is simple: move around the map and defeat all six enemies for the treasure they guard. However, it will be far more difficult in execution than it sounds. If you, too, enjoy the little puzzle of allocating dice across various areas each turn…then plunge on into the Doom Realm and give it a quest or two.


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



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