New Games for May 17th, 2024 - Galactic Rescue of the Dead Cyber Siege

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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:
  • The Walking Dead: Surrounded
  • The Walking Dead: Surrounded, Under Siege Expansion

  • Gem Getter Galactic
  • Dangerous Space: Arthur, Rescue Mission


The Walking Dead: Surrounded

Night falls. The remnants of humanity scavenge for necessities amid the abandoned landscape of their former lives, their eyes always watching for the shambling hordes that are never far away. In the pockets where people still survive, hard choices must be made: where to go, what to do, and who to trust.

You know them, you love them, and now the hordes are coming to invade your table. With clever gameplay, you’ll be building out a map and earning a score based on survivors remaining at the end when you make it through the waves of Walkers. Trigger abilities, explore new areas, and occupy locations as you struggle to survive or, in some cases, try to avoid survival. The game comes with 18 scenarios to play, each with three scoring tiers of difficulty, offering a ton of replay in a small package. 


The Walking Dead: Surrounded, Under Siege Expansion

The more ground you cover, the more danger you find. The arrival of hard-eyed mercenaries promises a breakthrough against the surrounding threats, but only if you can keep everyone together long enough to make your escape.

A perfect expansion, adding in a few new cards, a few new scenarios to challenge you, and just a few new things to watch for on the cards. Mercenaries are pretty awesome, wiping out Walkers and scoring you points for each Walker they eliminate. Explosive containers have a risk-reward element, providing points if you surround their card before the end of the game, but costing points if you fail at that task. If you love having more variety in your gameplay, this expansion is a no-brainer to pick up and add to your collection.


Gem Getter Galactic

In Gem Getter Galactic, you and your friends run competing asteroid mines. Uncover the riches of deep space and balance the unique scoring conditions of each gem to become the gettingest Gem Getter in the galaxy!

A fun little roll-and-write with polyomino shapes being placed onto an asteroid mine. Each round players will only use one of the two patterns that match the dice rolled for the turn, drawing in the shape adjacent to another shape. The more gems you cover with these shapes, the better your points will be, and there’s bonuses available for filling rows, columns, and surrounding the unbreakable boulders in your mine. Collect elements to boost your scoring by having complete sets, and grab things like Uranium for special abilities to activate. With 8 unique asteroid maps, a campaign to explore, and more, you won’t want to miss out on Gem Getter Galactic.


Dangerous Space: Arthur, Rescue Mission

Arthur would prefer his fellow divers measure him by his record and prowess, instead of his lineage as heir to the moon Khiro.

18 turns. That’s the space of time you have to infiltrate The Grey Lotus and rescue the survivors within. This is a task that sounds easy, especially since none of your threats within can adjust your time, but your path through is littered with obstacles certain to slow you down. Unfortunately, you do need to mark matching numbers next to each survivor. That Vicious Leech could be your biggest enemy, since it makes you discard unused odd dice when it damages you, potentially bringing your best plans to ruin.


Game of the Week: Cyber-City on sale for just $4!

Explore the map, gather resources to upgrade your skills, and track down the cyber criminals of the city. Take on special missions you find on your path, and plan the best strategy to fulfill your assignment before time runs out.

An interesting blend of mechanics are at play in the game, as there’s a spatial element with the map and trying to not cross over an area already visited, an element of discovery as you search to flush out the cyber-criminals, a sense of progression through missions, and combat against those cyber-criminals. What it provides is a relatively quick-playing solo experience that can provide a fair amount of replay value along the way. If you like a little pressing of your luck, combined with unlocking new skills, and impressive artwork, then you won’t want to miss out on this one.

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

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