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:
- 12 Parsecs
- Doom Machine
- Four Against Darkness: Ravagers of Ruins
Game of the Week: Alert: All Hands on Deck
Your planet is under attack. Using your fleet you must defeat all incoming threat waves and save your planet. The game ends if you defeat 21 threat waves or if you lose all 3 ships. After that, you will calculate your high-score and acquire Pilot Rank. It is a solo game, played in hand, without a table. To defeat each wave, you need to use your ship’s actions to move and shoot threats. You can also collect power-ups and use ship’s special abilities!
This 18-card game from Designer Milan Zivkovic will be sure to please those with nostalgia for the shoot-em-up arcade games like Space Invaders, because you’ll be using your ships to try and survive the threats coming your way through basic actions, or special actions that you gain through power ups. Those familiar with Palm Island will feel at home with having power ups rotated out to the side for later use. The special thing here is the spatial aspect, moving via rotating your ship card 180 degrees or flipping it, each of which has your ship in a different position. This is important because you need to be aligned with the threats to fire and destroy them, you need to move through a power up space to collect it, and you can position yourself for the next wave of threats (you can see the current wave and the upcoming wave during gameplay). And there are major threats with 3 waves on the one card. Taking down your 2nd major threat will bring the game to a successful end, allowing you to tally up your final score. Failure will result in the destruction of your world which, in all probability, will go down in history as being Mostly Harmless anyway.
Check out Game of the Week here: https://www.pnparcade.com/collections/game-of-the-week
See you next week with more information on our newest print and play games!