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:
- Anthelion: The Chaos
- Harsh Shadows
- Mini House Flipper
This week's new games are all available at https://www.pnparcade.com/collections/new-games
Mini House Flipper
Run a successful house renovation business. Choose projects to take on, buy and sell materials at the right time, and employ specialists to help you complete projects on a budget. Can you keep your customers satisfied while maintaining a profit?
Flip cards, allocate resources and workers, and complete projects to improve your profit in the house. If you ever wanted to be in the home improvement business but couldn’t be trusted to swing a hammer, this game can help fulfill your secret desires. A fun little solo game, this one has only two rounds of play so you’ll be able to pull it out in small windows of time or play it again and again as you build a little career out of flipping houses. You also need to keep in mind things like customer satisfaction as you complete the home projects - after all, you want to make sure they will desire to live there when you’re done! With some objectives to shoot for, this game offers lots of variety and replay in a small package.
When you saw the code words Project Nightshade come across your desk, you insisted on the assignment… You were instantly reminded of the shadow operative who had slipped through the fingers of some of The Rigel Group’s best agents. Now it’s your chance to catch this criminal before it’s too late. As a master agent of the elite global task force, The Rigel Group, you expertly hunt down cunning spies and deadly double agents. You’ll need to use your wits, local intel and tools of the trade to lure the spy into your trap. Just be sure you’re the predator, and not the prey! This isn’t just any spy; one false move could end your mission… permanently.
Gather clues, chase the spy, and land an accusation that sticks to win. A fun little solo game where you move around a grid of cards, gather clue cards to spend on evidence, try to ditch the red herring, and make your way to the spy’s location in order to accuse them. Have the right evidence and no red herring? You win! Have the wrong evidence, including that red herring, and you lose. If you ever wanted to play Clue solo, or just like spy movies in general, this is definitely a game you won’t want to miss checking out!
Anthelion: Conclave of Power: The Chaos Expansion
In war, some are neutral not because they want peace, but because they want more chaos.
A small expansion to the game, it replaces the Neutral planet and faction with the cards of Chaos. This adds an element of chance into the game, as one might expect. Essentially it makes the Ejection have a chance of pushing the replacement character once toward your opponent, so use it wisely. While at first glance some of the character abilities might seem to be, well, chaotic, they do offer some interesting nuances that can help you to control the board state a little bit in unique ways. Definitely a must-have expansion to spice up a great game.
Check out all of the new games here: https://www.pnparcade.com/collections/new-games
Game of the Week: Fire in the Library
Despite the best efforts of you and your fellow Librarians. A fire threatens the sum of all human knowledge. You must save as many precious tomes from the flames as you can before the consuming inferno collapses the Library forever.
Fire in the Library is a press-your-luck game about saving books from being burned. Push the odds and channel your courage, earning Knowledge Points and Bravery Points, which are needed to win the game. The player with the highest combined point total when the game ends is the winner.
Let’s be honest, I’m the sort of person that would run into a burning house to save something silly like a book (or board game). So when I play Fire in the Library, I can imagine I am actually doing the selfless deed of saving important works of writing...but I am horrible with knowing when to push my luck and when to stop. Which is probably why I am bad at this game, yet I absolutely enjoy this game. If you haven’t tried it before, this one is sure to delight you, and it even has a pretty good solo mode in there. This scales up to 6 players, and is great for family, friends, spouses, and even children to enjoy together for a bit of fun pressing your luck trying to save some books. Plus, that art from Beth Sobel is absolutely stunning.
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!