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:
- Card Rails
- Postcard Games: Series 1
- Tiki Totem
This week's new games are all available at https://www.pnparcade.com/collections/new-games
Card Rails is a 3-5 player, 20-30 minute cube rails game played on a deck of cards. Instead of giving you a predesignated map, players together create the landscape of the game they are playing, blocking others and bettering their own positions, all while making the tough decision to keep a card for future financial gain or to garner an immediate reward.
Absurdly simple in concept, delightfully crunchy in decision space. Like another train game from Travis Hill (Penny Rails), this one is almost certain to be filled with interesting choices and plenty of attempts to both advance your own point-scoring efforts while slowing down your opponent. Just like Penny Rails, this is certain to be a great entry point for those who do not play train games (like me) and allow you to invest in train companies without the need to invest an entire afternoon. He’s making only 100 physical copies, so if you want a copy this is the way to get it. Warning: you’ll need 3-5 victims total to play this game.
Postcard Games: Series 1
Better than a letter, these games are exciting to send or receive in the mail! Each of the four games offers a unique experience to share with friends or family. These games can all be mailed with a regular stamp. Send your friends and family some joy and support the USPS in the process. :)
Four very different games bundled together, with a solo game, a pair of 2-player games, and one that supports 2-9 players. Miseries of the Night is a solo roll & write game where you try to slay unseen terrors in the night and should be able to get completed in 10-15 minutes. Cyberwolves is a 2-9 player micro-game with RPG elements where one person takes on running the adventure for everyone else - the catch is that it only last three rounds to complete the mission or die trying. Joust a Flesh Wound is a fast-playing dueling game about jousting, and uses some secret information and rock-paper-scissors mechanics as you try to unhorse your opponent. And Treasures of Microlandia is a deduction game for two as you try to dig up their treasure before they dig up yours - taking turns asking a question about its location or attempting to guess its location.
Tiki Totem is a 2 player worshiper placement, totem building game.
Players try to create the best tiki totem and score the most points to win the game. Game ends if one of the players reached their max totem height or if there are no valid moves left. Players score their totems after this and the winner is the player with the most points.
Check out all of the new games here: https://www.pnparcade.com/collections/new-games
Game of the Week: Surrealist Dinner Party
You’re hosting a dinner party! You’ve each invited your six favorite Surrealist artists and writers, and you are responsible for keeping your guests happy and sending them home sated. That’s easier said than done, though, because these Surrealists are colorful characters, and each one has a different checklist of things they need out of the evening.
A dining delight full of writers and artists with varying tastes. Turns are simple, choosing from one of four actions to conduct, and you are trying to collect as many tokens matching a guest’s card as possible - each one banking a point when they get sent home. Sure the please dinner guests and wine & dine folks alike, this game for 2-4 players has ample room for interacting with opponents, a simple set collection mechanic that isn’t going to be as easy to execute as you’d like, and plenty of guest abilities to make the experience unique as you parse through what you can trigger this game.
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!