New Games for January 5th, 2024 - Exoship Dojo features Dangerous Nomadic DNGN

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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:

  • Micro Dojo: Loyalty & Deceit
  • ExoShip
  • Dangerous Space Core Set
  • Dangerous Space Year-Long Adventure
  • Dungeon Pages: Overland Adventures Sheet 1: Thaden, Solitary Nomad
  • The Last Lighthouse Kickstarter Preview


Micro Dojo: Loyalty & Deceit

Your hard work in Micro Dojo not only drew the eye of the Shogun, but also th attention of two rival clans that try to claim the town for their own. The Shinchoku clan bring progress and prosperity, whilst the Tsuyo clan cultivate power and corruption. Pledge your loyalty, earn favour, and help your chosen clan come to power.

This expansion looks to take the original game of Micro Dojo and crank things to eleven in all the right ways. There are new buildings, providing expanded options with the new nuance of vying for the favor of one of the two clans - you can balance between them, of course, but there’s some strong incentive to lean into one or the other to reach the top of a track. Objectives give you goals to try and vie for against your opponent, and the board even comes with an extended game to have things last a little longer and introduces some new movement abilities. Whether you’re new to Micro Dojo, or an experienced player looking to expand what you already love, this looks to be a must-have expansion to enhance an excellent game.



The massive starship La Oruga was designed to carry thousands of people to the distant exoplanet Mariposa, establishing the first human base outside our solar system. This trip will take nearly 200 years to complete, with several generations of crew and passengers being born, living, and dying before arrival. However, the ship’s government, The Directorate, has become increasingly authoritarian and resistant to change - even as it becomes clear that the destination planet is already inhabited with intelligent life. You are the head of Rift, a resistance movement trying to convince enough founders to seize control of the ship and change its destination.

A delightful little solo puzzle of a game where you are flipping and moving cards to try and gain the necessary points before your ship reaches a destination. You have a lot of neat ways to try and manipulate and set yourself up for future rounds, although the cards also have a clever aging mechanic where the oldest card(s) each round leave play. All of this makes it so you have to consider card placement, which side it is on, and how long you have before that hard work is for naught. If you like fast solo games with some clever choices to make, don’t miss out on this one.


Dangerous Space Core Set

Jump into the far future where eager ship jumpers try their luck at salvaging derelict starships.

Don’t miss out on your chance to snag the core set for the new Dangerous Space. This has four character/map/mission combos to try out and enjoy. Manage your path through tech trees for the characters to allow you to upgrade your skills to suit what you need in the moment to overcome what is in front of you. Complete your mission based upon your chosen character, and try to survive even when the odds are stacked against you. Each of these four feel unique, not only due to differing characters but also their missions provided.


Dangerous Space Year-Long Adventure

Jump into the far future where eager ship jumpers try their luck at salvaging derelict starships.

Whether you’ve joined along for the previous year’s fun with Dungeon Pages, or if this is your first plunge, there’s no better time than now to lock in Dangerous Space. Like Dungeon Pages, this will provide a weekly sheet with a character and a map to play through, letting you have access to fresh content weekly for the entire year! This time around it has a sci-fi theme, as well as tech trees for the characters to allow you to upgrade your skills to suit what you need in the moment to overcome what is in front of you. You might just find that this is the best money you can spend on a solo game for your table in 2024!


Dungeon Pages: Overland Adventures Sheet 1: Thaden, Solitary Nomad

The townsfolk leave Thaden to his own devices. That way they won’t have to listen to the young heartfoot say, I told you so, about the bad stuff rising from the earth.

A new year and a new look for the epic adventure within Dungeon Pages. Long-time players from last year will notice some of the new design changes, including some side quests to try and complete and a pair of abilities to choose from instead of only one. The challenge remains the same: venture into the depths and defeat the boss, and this one is potentially brutal. There are Snare traps littered throughout, and his damage is boosted for every one that isn’t marked. Keep the fun of the Dungeon Pages going for your new year and check out this new installment.

The Last Lighthouse Kickstarter Preview

The Last Lighthouse, a solo game of defending a lonely lighthouse from your own nightmares and the darkness that comes along with them, is live on Kickstarter! It's the 6th game in the simply solo series by .

ou can also check out the Kickstarter Preview PNP here for free.


Game of the Week: DNGN on sale for just $2!

DNGN is a 1-2 player, diceless dungeon crawler with a minimalist style and branching campaigns. Players each take control of an Adventurer, and work together to explore dungeons, defeat monsters, and complete missions, using an innovative stamina assignment system to plan their actions each turn. Over a series of missions the Adventurers will increase and customize their abilities, improve their skills, and purchase new equipment, to be able to take on the greater threats to come, and make decisions affecting the party’s path through the campaign.

If you enjoy dungeon crawls with relatively simple rules but tons of room for clever gameplay decisions, you won’t want to miss out on this game. With a 9-mission campaign and more to come in expansions, this is exactly the sort of game that will beg to hit your table often as you enjoy its minimalist approach to design - letting the gameplay itself shine as the focal point for the players. If you love the idea of games like Gloomhaven but can’t commit to the long game sessions and extremely long arc, something like DNGN might be exactly what you’ve been looking for in a game.


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

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