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 Monster Factory
- Sellswords and Spellslingers
Welcome to Jurassico new hires! I was told you were all top notch scientists in the field of genetics. It will be your job to finish genetic codes for our dinosaurs so we can sell them for profit. We can get a little competitive here, the boss has promised extra money to the scientist that finishes each dinosaur first. Oh and try to ignore those people across the way at Embryonic Inc, they are always bribing our employees trying to get our secrets, you aren’t that type of person are you?
Why haven’t more dinosaur roll-and-write games been created? This one has you unlocking the DNA for multiple dinosaurs, aiming to be the first to get the required money. There’s ways to manipulate the dice, to ditch duplicates for quick cash, and competition to be the first to complete the unique dinosaurs since they pay out a bonus. With plenty to consider here, as you use two dice together to mark off a number and choose a color from those to mark off - there’s a lot of small decisions along the path to your victory as the genetic dino genius.
Sellswords and Spellslingers
This is a cooperative fantasy miniatures game for 1+ players. Participants do not compete against each other; each runs a party of adventurers. All characters try to complete a mission. The players’ goal is to keep their characters alive and see them grow, completing scenarios, killing monsters, and amassing treasure over a series of connected games.
Dust off your hordes of miniatures and grease your polyhedral dice, a new way to go on adventures - alone or with friends - has entered the fray. Tired of being stuck as the same-old-class that you’ve been rolling since 1999? Here’s your chance to expand your horizons, as each player gets to have their own party of heroes. Rules are here for everything you need to get started, including ten different scenarios and things to tie it all up into a campaign. If you want to get more 3D with your questing, this is a great option!
Micro Monster Factory
You are one of two mad scientists who started a lab in the sewers. Send your Minion to buy body parts and do dastardly deeds to create the most hideously cute monster your evil genius mind comes up with.
A quick little game for two, you’ll be competing against one other player to create the most monsters. With a little worker placement-esque mechanic, the ability to manipulate the pricing of items, and the chance to collect money based on completed monsters as a slight way to catch up, this game has a lot packed into a game that will be quick to learn and easy to play. If you like gathering resources to create things, but want something more than just getting wood and stone for buildings, try your hand at making some little monsters.
This week's new games are all available at https://www.pnparcade.com/collections/new-games
Game of the Week: Plague
Venture forth and do battle with your foes while trying not to contract the plague at the same time in this fast-paced trick taking card game. PLAGUE: The Card Game combines elements from classic trick-taking games like Spades and Black Maria and infuses rock-paper-scissors and a unique victory point scoring system that will have you both scratching your head and licking your lips.
The game takes place in a low-fantasy world much like Europe during the Dark Ages in which three major kingdoms are at war. These kingdoms are based loosely on real ones from that time period – but the war is the least of their concerns as a perilous and relentless plague is speading across the world. Now the kingdoms are being wiped out from all sides.
If you like unique takes on trick-taking games, this is the game for you. With a nice medieval theme, three suits that can trump specific other suits, and two special types of cards there’s plenty to consider when playing. Furthermore, the winning card from the trick is the one you score, which could be negative in value - and the higher cards are typically lower-scoring than the lower cards. The rules will feel familiar even to those who don’t play many board games, and could be a great way to bring in new players to the table.
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!