New Games for Nov 12, 2021 - Iberian Union Bandadas on Watch

Jason Tagmire

It's New Game Friday! David Wiley (Cardboard Clash) is here to tell us about the new games.

First up a Black Friday sneak peek!

Mindburners: Into the Void (18 card game) debuts ONLY at PNP Arcade on Black Friday! Plus all the fun DICETOWERS, SALES and GIFT CARD GIVEAWAYS of course! 

Here’s what is new this week:

        • Bandada
        • Biomas Iberia
        • Union Station



        Birds have escaped from the local zoo and it’s up to you to get them back. Attract the birds to your personal bandadas by putting out different types of food. Some birds want a variety of food while others only like a single type. Can you strike the right balance?

        I know what you’re thinking. I was, too. This isn’t quite like Wingspan, even though there are food dice, bird cards, and card abilities. Like Wingspan, it does feature some fun bird-themed artwork on the cards but this is a unique game on its own. You play exactly four rounds with a friend (or against a solo AI), and each round both players draft a card from the common pool and score it, and then will score all of their birds again at the end of each round. Which means the dice manipulation in this game is vital, both for maximizing your own point potential but also to slow down your frenemy across the table. This one is sure to be fast and fun, and comes with two variant additions and three different optional modes of play to allow you to tailor the fun to what you enjoy. This is also on Kickstarter now, where you can go to see even more about this little game.


        Union Station

        From the turn of the 20th century, Chicago’s Union Station rose to prominence as one of the busiest and most used train station hubs in the United States. At one point, five railroad companies each owned stock in the Chicago Union Station Co, collaborating to build the greatest train station at the time.

        A delightful train game that lovers of the 18XX genre will love, and even those who haven’t played train games can learn and enjoy. This one has you take one of three actions, all with the intent of making the most money by the end of the game. To do this you’ll invest in one or more train companies, lay tracks in the company to help them reach their desired destinations, or sell shares while they are peak profit to cash in on their growth and success. This looks to be a game that will take a fraction of the time as those 18XX games tend to run, so this could be a great way to dip your toe in to see if you like the economical delights of manipulating train companies.


        Biomas Iberia

        You are in charge of the repopulation of various biomes of the Iberian Peninsula with its most characteristic fauna: lynx, wolves and brown bears. Each animal has its preferences, if you respect them, meet the objectives of the game and manage to place more animals than your opponent in the biomes, you will earn affinity points. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game is the winner!

        Vie for control over the biomes in this little game. You’ll be playing animals into the biomes on the table, trying to trigger special abilities and scoring conditions. With three different animal types - numbered 1-6 - each having unique text to pay attention on while playing them into the biomes that match their cards. This is sure to be a nice, fun little game for two players that is certain to delight couples and friends who like quick, thinky games with some area control and maximizing how you play your cards.


        Pick up all the new games here:



        Game of the Week: Set a Watch


        The Kingdom is in grave danger. Powerful enemies are conspiring to resurrect the vile and powerful Unhallowed that your party has just slain. Now you, the mighty adventurers of the land, must visit these summoning locations and defeat the hordes of creatures behind this evil plot. It falls to four mighty adventurers, each of whom has a unique set of skills, to band together once more to vanquish this evil before the Unhallowed consume the world in darkness.


        A delightful little game packed with massive gameplay and meaningful decisions, Set a Watch took the solo gaming community by storm when it was released. I remember everyone raving about it, and now I can understand why. Unlike most dungeon crawlers, in this one you’re choosing one party member to stay behind at camp for each location while the others deal with the lineup of monsters. This decision makes the game, as there’s pros and cons for bringing each of them to fight the monsters, and undefeated monsters will not only affect your party now, but you’ll face them at the end again. If you like small games with awesome decision-making won’t want to miss Set a Watch.


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




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