New Games for March 18, 2022 - Confusing Chain Date Dungeon Simulator

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:

        • Confusing Lands
        • Dungeons of Kards
        • Double Date Simulator 

        Double Date Simulator

        Double Date Simulator is an 18 card microgame for 2-4 people in which players take on the role of hyper-powered matchmaking algorithms and compete to see who can most successfully organize one of the most elusive of social gatherings, the double date!

        An interesting premise here, and it seems like it should work really well in the 18-card format. There are two sets of cards, L cards and R cards, and they pair together to form a date. Each round you’ll end up with two of each, and they will have symbols matching and come together to show what you score that round. This looks to be a fast and fun game, for those who like fast, fun, and portable games with some interesting drafting decisions. Kudos for the extra variant option added in here for the 2-player experience to make it a little more cut-throat for those who like really competitive 2-player games.

        Confusing Lands

        Confusing Lands is a microgame for 2 players in which each player creates their own wacky floating landscape!

        Beyond the delightful artwork on here, which is colorful and a bit whimsical in feel, this game comes with a really fun twist that I haven’t seen in the card-laying games before. This is similar to games like Circle the Wagons or Sprawlopolis, where you are placing cards on top of existing - and in this the card DOES have to overlap some of the card. The neat twist here comes from the scoring conditions, which are what give you a chance to score points in your landscape BUT also give you a -10 to your score at the end of the game. So that scoring condition better darn well be worth at least 11 points, or you might as well just try and cover it up. That’s the sort of decision I think is fun, especially when faced with taking a card later in the round.

        Dungeons of Kards

        52 Card Deck, with a Dungeons&Dragons, Heroquest RPG style you get into direct action: monsters, items, heroes and dungeons can play from 1 to 4 players or 2 against 2, games from 10 to 50min. The coolest thing is that it becomes expandable by acquiring 2 Decks. Increasing possibilities: more monsters, more items, increased dungeon and game play for up to 8 players.

        If you like the ability to expand a game you enjoy, the Dungeon of Kards is a great one to look into. Providing a card-based dungeon crawl experience, you have a variety of colored cards to help sort them out based on usage. Perhaps the neatest thing about this, apart from the incredibly portability based on size, is that you’re never left out of combat based on location - so no more missing out on that killing blow just because something spawned on the opposite side of the map!


        Pick up all the new games here:




        Game of the Week: Chain Mail


        Welcome to Earthshine. A world that has been literally torn open by a giant meteor. The chasm that it formed has become a new world for exploration, adventure and danger. Form your party of adventurers and tackle the endless quests below the surface.


        If you haven’t tried Chain Mail, this is an exciting game with a party of heroes going on varied quests. The neatest thing here is the unique characters and how their cubes are manipulated each turn to determine the actions available - managing that well is half the fun, as you go questing and defeat vile monsters. The game expands with Adventure Kits, which provide new goodies such as new maps, characters, monsters, and missions to give a highly replayable game system that can be different - in small ways or big - every time you sit down to play the game.

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



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