New Games for October 22, 2021 - Gift of Bridge City Heroic Kittens

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:

        • Bridge City Poker
        • Gift of Tulips
        • Kleptokittens

        Bridge City Poker


        You’ll race against your opponents by playing an individual card or sets of cards in an attempt to be the first to get rid of your cards. But beware: you have more than the other players to worry about! The constantly shrinking draw pile can end the round before you have a chance to. From finding the best card combinations to play or cleverly managing your hand, find your path to victory with Bridge City Poker!


        A trick-taking game that is pretty unique, as you’re trying to shed your entire hand over the course of the trick/meld. You get rewarded by drawing cards if you cannot play into the meld, which obviously isn’t the ideal. You are able to shed all cards of a single suit during each trick - letting you get a step closer to emptying that hand. There’s also power cards that can reshape things in drastic ways. If you enjoy the classic trick-taking genre of games, this one offers some really neat twists on the genre that you won’t want to miss.




        Cheeky kittens collecting treasures - a 2-6 player memory game with “push your luck” elements for ages 5+


        You’re probably also familiar with the game of memory, yes? Like Memory, you’re trying to make matches of cards in order to score points, gain end game multipliers, and more. However, there’s two real intriguing aspects of this game which take things to a new level - cute kitten artwork aside! First, there’s a timer of 30 second where you can continue flipping cards during your turn. The more pairs of treasures that you find, the more points you earn. Finding catnip provides those bonus multipliers and don’t require pairing to earn. However, there are also the dreadful water bottle cards in the mix: flip one of those and your turn is over...and you keep only the last pair of treasures (if any) that were flipped and lose any revealed catnip. So it is a timed Memory game with cute art, and an interesting way to press your luck that makes this perfect for almost any age.


        Gift of Tulips


        In Gift of Tulips, tulip enthusiasts explore Amsterdam’s Tulip Festival to build colorful bouquets and give tulips to their friends.


        Don’t let the floral theme fool you, there’s some room for some really interesting gameplay inside of this little card game. You’ll take two actions each turn, and you can’t do the same action twice. You have three options to choose from, so you’ll see a lot of the same actions occurring - some of them will score you points now and others will score points later. However, there’s also ways to adjust what points will be scored for each type at the end of the game - and since you can add cards toward that end scoring criteria...and choose to play it face-down - you can really mess with someone’s plans while furthering your own agenda.  This promises to be fast and entertaining fun - something that comes as little surprise to me considering the publisher of this one.


        Pick up all the new games here:




        Game of the Week: Dungeon Hero: Volume I

        Dungeon Hero is a simple, fast, solitaire RPG game in a print-and-play "zine" format.

        Create a hero using eight defining characteristics, like Archer of the Realm or Chainmail or Stealthy.  Assign them dice ranging from d12 to d6. Note your Health and Stamina levels, and then select an adventure 'zine.

        Print out the three 8-page booklets (two adventures and the core rules), create your character, and off you go. Roll against dungeon traits to try and beat the dungeon and score based upon how much treasure you finish with. It promises to be fast, integrates story elements, and is expandable with two more volumes available each containing four more adventures. If you want something and portable, this might be worth checking out! And bonus points if you remember a time when Zines were all the rage!

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




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