New Games for September 24, 2021 - The Dreadful Fairy War

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:

        • Fairy Bucks
        • Four Against Darkness - The Dreadful Dozen
        • Turf War

        Four Against Darkness: The Dreadful Dozen


        This book describes unusual monsters that you haven’t seen anywhere else. Each monster in the book has an illustration, a background story, a detailed description of its abilities, and Story Hooks that will tell you how to use it in your games. 


        If you want monsters, you’ll have some delightful monsters to include from here. Some of these are unique in labeling, meaning they can only be encountered and killed once in your campaign. Think Dracula, right? There can be other vampires, but only one named biggie. There are also legacy monsters, which gets stronger every time you encounter it until it gets killed. Talk about fun, right? Add in a Beast Bulletin, where your adventurers can learn about newly-discovered/rare creatures and ways to deal with them. It reminds me a lot of FFXII and the hunts that you can undertake - something that is sure to spice up the 4AD experience.


        Turf War


        Turf War is a tableau-building card game where rival neighbors race to prove that their yard is the best on the block.


        We all aspire to watch grass grow, right? Right? Well, you’ll be cultivating your own 3x3 yard in this little game, trying to win over the neighbors to prove that you, in fact, have the best yard on the block. The game is pretty mechanically simple, letting you either play a card during your turn - activating the played card and every card showing in your yard - or you work to earn money and buy a card from the market. How you make all of that function is up to you - and the pressure is on to do it better than the other family across the way. After all, if you don’t have the best yard then you might as well have the worst one, right? And no one wants that...


        Fairy Bucks


        Once upon a time the economy in Fairyland took a turn for the worst. In an effort to raise a little cash, the King decided it was wise to offer some of Fairyland’s most beloved treasures to the general public. Bid wisely in the tricky Fairyland auctions and you could be living happily ever after.


        You had it all going for you. That stack of Fairy Bucks was burning a hole in your cloak and you were going to bid high and win. Except something unexpected happened: you forgot you had to win the same auction twice to get the card. Oops. What do you expect in a chaotic game with fairies, am I right? Not only that, but you can Poof yourself out of any auction, even one you were winning, in order to preserve your hard-earned Fairy Bucks. However, just keep in mind they won’t let you try to win it again once you disappear like that. You might keep that cash, but they ain’t no fools in Fairyland.


        Pick up all the new games here:

         Game of the Week: Interceptor for just $1

        Government officials are plotting to undermine democracy! They need to exchange documents and money in secret, but a pair of investigative journalists are getting suspicious of their activities. Will the intrepid reporters be able to expose the corruption before it's too late?

        Remember games of Mastermind where you needed to crack the code? Well, this is kinda similar in that you can instantly win in this 4-player game. You divide into pairs and each team makes a code with their arrangement of cards. Since there’s only two sides to the card, that shouldn’t be too hard, right? One side is trying to match the orientation of the other team’s cards in order to get those cards. However, if you can guess the signal the other team is using, you can instantly win. If you like bluffing and code-cracking, this might be a great fit when you have exactly 4 players.

        Check out Game of the Week here:

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




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