New Game: Meadow

Meadow is a new game from Rebel Studio. With 184 unique watercolor illustrated cards, a main board, 2 double-sided campfire boards, this set collection game takes players into the world of nature on an imaginary trek. A game of Meadow consists of 6 – 8 rounds (depending on the number of players) with 4 turns per round. Players will place their path tokens on either the main board or the campfire board. Placing in an unoccupied notch on the main board gains the player cards to their hand and the ability to play a card into their meadow or surrounding area. Placing in an unoccupied notch on the campfire board gains a special action and the ability to fulfill a bonus goal. The player with the most valuable collection of cards in their meadow and surrounding area plus any bonus points from fulfilled goals at the end of the game is the winner. – – 1 to 4 players – – 60 to 90 minutes.

Your collection of nature cards consists of:

  • Ground cards – illustrate ecosystems that are connected with the habitats of various types of animals, plants and fungi. These represent the lowest level of your meadow, have no victory point value, and are for placing Observation cards on. You can have up to 10 Ground cards creating up to 10 columns of cards.
  • Observation cards – present types of animals, plants, fungi, and human made creations. These have a card symbol, requirement symbol(s), victory point value and are placed in your meadow on top of Ground cards or other Observation cards that meet its requirement. When placed on top of an existing Observation card it covers up the previous cards’ card symbol. Only the top layer cards will have active symbols.
  • Landscape cards- illustrate the landscape on a players’ trek. These have a victory point value and are placed in your surrounding area above your meadow that meet the cards’ requirement.
  • Discovery cards – represent souvenirs and mementos found during the trek. These are worth victory points and are placed in your surrounding area above your meadow that meet the cards’ requirement.

Players are not able to rearrange their collection of cards once they are placed in their meadow and surrounding area. Some Observation cards require that 2 types of Ground cards be adjacent to each other in order to place the card. Therefore, having multiple starting columns of the right Ground cards and choosing which Observation cards to take and when to place them is the challenge.

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Games Back In Stock

Back in stock this week are Aftermath, Archaeology: The New Expedition, Comanauts, Carcassonne: Count, King, & Robber, Carcassonne: Inns & Catherdrals, Carcassonne: Traders & Builders, Happy Little Dinosaurs, and Welcome To The Moon.

  • Aftermath – A cooperative adventure book game.  Players take on the role of small critters struggling to survive and thrive in a big, dangerous world. – – 1 to 4 players – – 60 to 120 minutes game play
  • Archaeology: The New Expedition – A press-your-luck, set collection card game. Collect and sell treasures for a profit, but don’t get too greedy or you risk losing it all. – – 2 to 5 players – – 20 minutes game play
  • Comanauts – Another in Plaid Hat Games cooperative adventure book games. Players will work together to uncover the secrets of Dr. Strobal’s subconscious in order to revive him from his coma. They will follow his inner child across eleven different Comazones. – – 2 to 4 players – – 90 to 120 minutes game play
  • Carcassonne Expansions: 2 to 6 players – – 30 to 45 minutes game play
    • Expansion 6: Count, King, & Robber – Choose to rule the city or patrol the roads to gain bonus points with the King and the Robber, respectively. The Count can take over features another player commands. And with the Cultists, monks can be challenged in neighboring abbeys. Complete your shrine first and deny points to the other players.
    • Expansion 2: Traders & Builders – Build faster than ever and score even more points. The builder allows you to place another tile immediately after you add a Land tile to a road or city that your builder occupies. Pigs enhances the value of any farmers you have in the same field. Twenty-four Land tiles feature new landscape elements that alter the way some basic features operate.
    • Expansion 1: Inns & Cathedrals – Eighteen Land tiles comprising of Inns and Cathedrals will make your cities and roads more valuable, unless they are left incomplete. Jolly giant followers are worth two normal followers that help you secure features and keep their points to yourself.
  • Happy Little Dinosaurs – A card game where players are dinosaurs trying to avoid natural, predatory, and emotional disasters while dodging Meteors. Each player’s player board provides their Dinosaur character, Escape Route to track your points, and Disaster Area for any Disaster cards received. Each round, a Disaster card will be flipped over revealing a disaster. Each player will simultaneously play a point card from their hand in hopes of collecting points and avoiding the disaster. High point value gets to move along their Escape Route, while low point value receives the disaster card. Adjustments to your point value can be made from dinosaur traits, point card effects, and instant card effects. First player to 50 points or is the last dinosaur standing wins. – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 to 60 minutes game play
  • Welcome To The Moon – An evolving and narrative flip and write game containing 8 different adventures that form a complete story with an increasing difficulty level. There are two modes of play: Evolving Campaign and Adventure. – – 1 to 6 players – – 25 to 30 minutes game play
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New Game: The Guild of Merchant Explorers

The Guild of Merchant Explorers is an exploration of the Kingdom of Tigome.  In each game players will use a set of action cards to push out from a central city on their player map in various directions on different terrain types: mountains, deserts, plains and seas.  The objective is to accumulate the most points.  Exploring certain areas on the map will yield points.  In addition, there will be 3 goal cards drawn before the game starts to set public objectives.  The first player to meet an objective will receive 10 points.  Those meeting that objective later will receive 5 points. Those objectives may involve exploring trading posts, or towers, or shipwrecks.  – – 1 to 4 players – – 45 minutes game play

The game is played over 4 ages.  Each age takes place over several turns equal to the number of cards in the Exploration Deck. Players take turns simultaneously, placing explorers on spaces on their map according to the revealed explore card. Explorers must be placed adjacent to villages, the capital space, or previously placed explorers, and as players discover more villages, they can begin their journey each age from any of these new villages.   Special cards will be drawn in each of the first 3 ages that give each player a unique and powerful additional action that can be used in each age.  At the end of the 4th age the player with the most points wins.

The Guild of Merchant Explorers includes 4 different types of player maps.  All players use the same map in a game, but there are 4 types to choose from.  Some of them have slight rules variations to enhance the replayability of the game. 

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Big Box Version: Port Royal

This big box version of Port Royal brings back a great push-your-luck pirate game.  Players race to 12 points to win.  On each turn they will flip over cards from a large draw deck.  In the deck are pirate, ships and other action cards.  If a player draws two ships flying the same flag they go bust and all drawn cards go to the discard pile.  When a player decides to stop and collect booty they can choose to pay for pirates and the points or abilities that come with them. Or they can take ships and the money that comes with them.  Once they have chosen, each other player has the option to buy or take one of the remaining cards.  If they do, they must pay the active player one coin.  So, draw as many cards as you can so you have good options and other players will pay you to add to your good fortune.  – – 1 to 5 players – – 20 to 50 minutes game play

Port Royal Big Box with new graphics and art, brings a simpler variant for new players, contract cards to add a whole new element to the game, and a 5-chapter story version.

Port Royal Big Box
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New Game: Brian Boru

New from Osprey Games is Brian Boru: High King of Ireland, an area control game that is driven by trick taking. – – 3 to 5 players – – 60 to 90 minutes

Each round players will draft cards and then play them during a trick taking round.  The winner of a trick will be able to claim a city on the board that was designated before the tricks were taken.  Then every player who did not win the trick will be able to take an action based on the card they played that did not win.  Winning tricks is important, but so is losing the right tricks with the right cards.  Losing with high cards gives more benefits than losing with low cards.  In any case it is a race to control territory, to marry the right royalty and to support the church.  Those are all different ways to score points.  The new king of Ireland will be the player with the most points.

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Games Back In Stock

Back in stock and on the shelf are Ark Nova, The Crew: Quest for Planet Nine, and Survive: Escape from Atlantis.

  • Ark Nova – Plan and design your own modern, scientifically managed zoo. Striving to make the most successful zoological establishment, you will build enclosures, accommodate animals, and support conservation projects to ensure the preservation of animal species. – – 1 to 4 players – – 90 to 150 minutes game time
  • The Crew: Quest for Planet Nine – Cooperative card game. With a new twist on trick-tacking, players will work together to complete 50 different missions spanning the solar system in order to win.  Each mission has a unique win condition.  Game play uses common mechanics like tricks and following suit and increases in difficulty as the game progresses. – – 2 to 5 players – – 20 minutes game time
  • Survive: Escape From Atlantis – Cutthroat game where players seek to evacuate their pieces from an island that is breaking up while remembering where their highest-valued pieces are located to maximize their score. Players can either swim or use boats to travel but must avoid sea serpents, whales and sharks on their way to safety. – – 2 to 4 players – – 45 to 60 minutes game time
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New Game: Furnace

New from Arcane Wonders is Furnace, an engine-building game with an auction mechanic. – – 2 to 4 players – – 30 to 60 minutes game time

Set in the 19th century, players are the capitalists building their industrial revolution corporations. Through the auction bid phase, players build a bunch of factories and crank them up to produce resources and points.  Each round a series of factories are available to buy at auction.  Each player has 4 bid discs numbered 1 to 4.  These will get placed on the factories in order to obtain permanent ownership or for the use of that company. Whoever places the highest numbered bid on a factory card gains permanent ownership of it for the remainder of the game.  Everyone else who placed a bid on that factory gets that card’s specified compensation, either resources or a production effect times the number on their bid token.  Once the bidding is over, each player gets to crank up all of their factories to generate additional resources and points.  After 4 rounds the player with the most points wins.  This one is going to be easy to learn and get to the table, but it will be challenging to figure out how to generate points more efficiently than everyone else.

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New Game: Tenpenny Parks

New from Thunderworks Games is Tenpenny Parks, a game of building the coolest amusement park.  Players will gather points along the way by building amusements and concessions.  They can then advertise their amusements for additional points.  There are three tracks to move up on to score additional points at game end.  The tracks measure thrill, awe and joy.  In addition, there are secret goal cards to be scored.  The various rides and concessions will provide the way to move up the tracks.  Each player will have 3 workers to use in each of the five rounds.  Workers are placed to purchase the amusements and concessions or to change their player board to allow for additional amusements to be placed.  The amusements have polyomino shapes with specific rules on how they can be placed.  In this game money will be tight and placing your amusement tiles will be critical to success.  The player with the most points will be the winner.  – – 1 to 4 players – – to 75 minutes game time

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Games Back In Stock

Back in stock this week are Wild Space, Now Or Never, Undaunted, and Qwirkle.

  • Wild Space – A set collection card game about getting the best crew of talented and good-looking animals to explore the universe.  The cute card art and the relatively short play time, 30 minutes, belie the tactical nature of the game.  Cards can be used in multiple ways. Scoring comes from a variety of different combinations. – – 1 to 5 players – – 30 minutes game time
  • Now Or Never – The third in the storybook game series by Red Raven Games.  It features great game components, plenty of decisions, and two different modes of play: a Standard mode and a Story mode. Players will use one of the four asymmetrical hero characters to explore a fantasy map and compete to build up their own section of the village. – – 1 to 4 players – – 45 minutes per player game time
  • Undaunted – A 2-player campaign-driven deck-building game of tactical World War II combat played in 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Qwirkle – A tile-laying game of matching colors and shapes. Score points by building rows and columns of tiles that share a common shape or color. – – 2 to 4 players – – 45 minutes game time
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New Game: Ark Nova

Also new in this week is Ark Nova, a big game with a lot going on. In Ark Nova players will plan and design their own modern, scientifically managed zoo. Striving to make the most successful zoological establishment, each player will build enclosures, accommodate animals, and support conservation projects to ensure the preservation of animal species. – – 1 to 4 players – – 90 to 150 minutes game time

Gathering diverse animals increases the attractiveness of your zoo, advancing you on the Appeal track and generating higher revenues. Likewise, careful stewardship of the animals allows you to support conservation projects, such as breeding programs, that lead to your advancement on the Conservation track and corresponding bonuses. These two tracks progress in opposite directions – if your counters meet, the game ends. Whoever achieves the best combination of appeal and conservation has built the most successful zoo and wins the game.

At the heart of Ark Nova are 255 cards featuring animals, specialists, unique enclosures, and conservation projects, each with a particular ability. Use them to increase the appeal and scientific reputation of your zoo and to collect conservation points. each player has a set of action cards, which you will use and upgrade to carry out your plans.

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