New Games for July 9, 2021 - Chunky Abandons for a Day

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:

        • The Abandons
        • Chunky Fighters Giga
        • King For A Day

        The Abandons

        Have you ever felt like someone was calling you but nobody was there? A voice deep within the crevices of your mind that you typically give little attention. You felt that voice this morning, but this time, it was clear - it was calling you! The voice became loud enough to gnaw at your sanity, yet you need to find out where it’s coming from.

        If you like having a sense of exploration in your games, this one is for you. If you want the dungeon crawl experience without the hassle of monsters and managing a party, you’ll be delighted at trying to venture through the chambers in The Abandons. A quick and simple game, your premise is simply to reach the exit at the bottom of the deck. However, the further you explore the higher the odds of getting trapped within...


        King for a Day


        The story is told of Arleon, a land across the sea, filled with rolling hills, lush forests and majestic mountains. After many long years of war, the great clans of Arleon turned their hearts toward peace. But when it was later decided that a Ruler should be chosen to lead all the people, rumors of strife again spread from village to village. From which clan could one Ruler be selected? Would not any choice spur the others to revolt?


        A game that is part hidden auction, part economic building game - this unique spin has everyone take the role of king a few times during the game where you accept offers for the special deal of the round. After that exchange is made, everyone gets to buy cards, build buildings, and produce resources to use in the following rounds. Seriously, if you wish Agricola had player interaction beyond blocking a space on a board, this is going to be your long as you have 3-5 players.


        Chunky Fighters Giga


        In Chunky Fighters, humorous characters fight it out in an all-or-nothing brawl. Players choose their fighters, then roll them to determine hit points and weapons. Each fighter is composed of four dice — head, body, legs, and weapon — along with a unique special ability card. Combat involves rolling damage and hit location dice. As fighters take damage, you rotate their body parts to show the remaining hit points until they're finally destroyed.

        In addition to the standard attack, players can choose to change weapons, perform first aid, disarm an opponent, or make called shots for increased damage. Be the last fighter standing to win the game!

        Chunky Fighters Giga features four new fighters to add to your army:

        •     Mermaid
        • Ninja
        • Valkyrie
        • Thief

        Who doesn’t like more of a good thing? This expansion contains everything you need to add four more fighters to your collection, along with a tuck box to store those fighters. The mermaid can make another fighter unable to block for as long as the mermaid remains in play. The ninja has two unblockable attacks, making him extra deadly even without the mermaid’s presence. The valkyrie can invoke Ragnarok, making the rest of the game played using only the strong hit die. And the thief can trade his bag die with another fighter’s weapon die - so long as the fighter can be disarmed. Add these unique fighters to your collection!

        This week's new games are all available at


         Game of the Week: Roll Estate

        Roll Estate is a love letter to the classics, where you’ll roll and write your way to wealth in a race to become the richest entrepreneur! Roll the dice three times to acquire loads of rental property, open bold new businesses, try your luck with some risky investments, and perhaps even win the lottery! Can you turn five dice into cool cash?

        When you think classic, what comes to mind? If the answer wasn’t Roll Estate, it will be after you play this one. Capitalizing on the popularity of roll-and-writes isn’t a bad thing, right? This game has a definite classic feel while also being fresh, fun, and challenging to players. The best thing is that it can be played alone, or with up to 5 others, and has several options for score sheets. With a relatively small rulebook, you’ll be up and rolling in no time! 

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


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