Hello Gamers, welcome to the final countdown before the taxman rings the bell! We’ve got just a few new games this week, but I want to first announce that we have set a date for our next shop tournament, get ready to throw down some camels and goods in Jaipur on Sunday, May 5, starting at 1pm! Many have tried this great 2-player card game, and now will be your chance to prove your merchanty worth. For once I have no desire to enter our competition because I NEVER WIN JAIPUR! I’m having a series of tests run to figure out why, but the results won’t be back for some time. And no, I don’t want to hear your professional opinions, it was hard enough to share this painful personal fact with you, but I’m told its the first step toward healing.
This week we received only a few brand new ones. First, the expansions. 7 Wonders has a new Wonders Pack, with 4 new Wonder boards, including a revised Mannekin Pis board that should be more useful for those not at a pub. As I write this, we are out of stock, but more should arrive next week; if you want one, let us know so we can lock it in. Finally back in print are add-ons for the game Survive: Escape from Atlantis, a fun aggressive survival game. We now have copies of the 5-6 player expansion, the Giant Squid expansion, and the Dolphins and DiveDice expansion.
City of Remnants: Plaid Hat Productions has snuck out a new one, I remember reading about this some time ago but was completely surprised to see it show up this week. Each player controls a gang of aggressive criminals fighting for territory within an alien infested city. This game has a whole mix of mechanics, including dice and card combat, an interesting take on deckbuilding, area control with building construction, bidding, and resource management. This is a tactical and combative game with a refreshing mix of existing game mechanics. It makes me want to take a break from the stuffy eurogames and call up my old high school buddies for a good old fashioned dudes-on-a-map good time.
String Railway: Railroads are an incredibly popular theme for games, there is something universally satisfying about watching your rail empire grow. With String Railway, your empire will end up looking like the remnants of a cat party because you will literally be using pieces of string as your rail lines. Sounds like a crazy elementary school project, but it also makes perfect sense. Look for it in the sewing aisle.
Have a great weekend everyone.