New Games for March 3rd, 2023 - Kaikoro Cleric Combos Carrot Chains

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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:

  • Kaikoro: Roll & Write
  • Potato, Carrot, Tomato
  • Combopolis II & III
  • Dungeon Pages: Amador, Woodward Cleric, in The Hungry Isles

Kaikoro: Roll & Write

In Kaikoro, players must defeat five fearsome Kaijus before their city is destroyed. Attack the Kaijus to get points, power and crystals from them, which will help you improve your chances of winning. Finish the game before the other players to unleash the nuclear warhead and damage them every turn, or defend your city until the last moment and try to get as many points as you can. It's up to you!

If you’re looking for something a little more competitive in your roll and write games, you might want to check out Kaikoro. This one has players fending off kaiju monsters that are moving in toward the city, except that as you defeat them the rest move even quicker along their tracks. You’re all working with the same pool of die rolls, but how you choose to use them could differ drastically based upon what you’ve already done and what you’re trying to accomplish. There’s a slight race in here, too, as once a person has successfully defeated all five of their monsters, everyone else will take a damage each round. 


Potato, Carrot, Tomato

Get ready to till the soil and sow the seeds of success! In our new single player tile laying game, you will become a master farmer, harvesting crops for the most points possible. Carrots, tomatoes, and potatoes are the crops of choice, and your goal is to cultivate the most fertile fields and maximizing your harvest. With easy to learn gameplay this game will challenge you, test your skills, and bring out the farmer in you! So grab your tools, get ready to get your hands dirty, and become the top farmer in the land.

If you enjoy solitaire tile-laying puzzles, this game is sure to check all the right boxes. Build your garden by trying to match the seeds together to score points. Once you hit a threshold of points, the game ends and you flip the remaining cards to see how many bonus points each seed type will be scoring for you. This one is sure to be a fast one to get to the table, making it a prime candidate for rapid-fire repeat plays in one sitting. While my wife is busy planting and cultivating seeds inside our house, I’ll be planting them with this fun little game.


Combopolis II & III

With your team's careful guidance, the city and the countryside are expanding and converging. With everything growing at a breakneck pace, you are now tasked with managing the entire region!

A lot of folks really love the series of games that started with Sprawlopolis, and now that there’s more of them coming out there’s got to be a good way to combine them, right? Enter Combopolis! With the 2nd one here, you are able to combine Sprawlopolis with Naturopolis, and the 3rd one lets you run Agropolis and Naturopolis. With both of these, you get a special starting card that features terrain from both games, you pull a scoring card from each of the two games and a 3rd comes at random from the expansion, and instead of passing cards you draw a card from each deck, playing 1 and discarding the other. A nice, elegant way to integrate multiple games into one fun experience.


Dungeon Pages: Amador, Woodward Cleric, in The Hungry Isles

Formerly an apprentice in a secluded village, Amador stumbled onto a caravan of city folk. The travelers were in need of healing and regaled the young man with stories of adventure. The wanderlust set in then, and Amador’s been traveling ever since.

I don’t know how these continue to be so fun and interesting, but this one might just outdo itself. There’s a lot of fun things about the character, including his Beacon of Light ability that can let you add two die values together. The monsters are fascinating, with a nice aquatic theme before facing down a Ninja boss within the Crypt. And the locale - the Hungry Isles - is perfectly fitting for the vibe the rest of this set provides.


Game of the Week: Food Chain Island on sale for just $2!

On this forgotten island in a tiny corner of the ocean the animals are hungry! Your goal is to influence the wildlife - and arrange their meals - so there is only one animal left!

If you like a clever puzzle for your solitaire experience,  this game is bound to delight with its gameplay (as much as its artwork!). Can you get the ultimate victory with only one animal remaining of the 16? Each animal can eat the animals up to 3 numbers below its value (all listed on the card), meaning with every move you make to eat an animal, you reduce your options as well as create open space on the grid. This one feels like the sort of game you’d play - and fail at - a dozen times in one sitting as you try to figure out how to move the animals optimally - each play will be different, and every animal has special powers that trigger as they devour.

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

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