Escape the Nightmare
A frantic cooperative game about death and laughter.
After the success of Wizard’s Academy, art publisher 3DTotal and game designer Gregory Carslaw started looking for something to do while waiting for manufacturers and shipping companies to do their thing. They settled on challenging themselves to deliver an innovative, high quality card game for only £10.
Escape the Nightmare focuses rapidly trading thematic nightmares that force players to live with the side effects of their dreams. It features art from over 20 artists who have worked with 3DTotal before on the acclaimed Sketching from the Imagination series.
About the Game
In Escape the Nightmare you play as a group of friends trapped in a nightmare. You have all awoken in a fearsome landscape populated by your worst fears. One of them rises up, drinking in your anguish, and seeks to block your path, but you know that you must overcome it quickly. Something in here is after you. It’s coming. Run.
The game is played by trading nightmares with other players and attempting to form sets in order to defeat the wardens that have trapped you here. You must trade every few seconds or the thing pursuing you will catch up, but whenever you receive a card in trade it influences you. You may have difficulty communicating or trading with other players or you might be obliged to perform some action. Fail and doom your friends, succeed and buy another few precious seconds.
NOTE – This is for adults 18+
Number of Players: 3-8
Time Required: 10min
Recommended Ages: 18+
3DTotalGames Blog: http://3dtotalgames.com/
BGG page: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/183649/escape-nightmare
Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – The Game Design merit badge inspires Boy Scout Troop 107 to create “Walls – Changing Maze Game”
7 Days left on this one and unique as it’s a Boy Scout merit badge inspiration.
While working on the “Game Design” merit badge, Troop 107 came up with the rudiments of Walls. After completing the basic requirements for the game, the troop and its leader took it a step further and game-tested it with professionals in the industry. Because each game piece pivots, the game has over 100 trillion maze possibilities. The game comes with two sets of rules, with possibilities of many more game options.
Find the project here – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/111778715/walls-race-through-a-changing-maze
Boardgames in Blighty news – Victory Point Games Press Release – Wings for the Baron
It is 1916, and the First World War continues with no end in sight. With the war a bloody stalemate on the ground, the combatants have turned to their developing air forces to achieve victory.Wings for the Baron allows 3-5 players to take the role of German aeroplane manufacturers, supplying the machines needed to drive the Allied air forces from the skies and ensure German victory.
for all the details on Wings for the Baron.
And Now for something completely different – Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice inspires a fashion range at London Fashion Week
I kid you not! Luchador – Mexican Wrestling Dice is the inspiration for a fashion line created by Markus Lupfer for London Fashion Week. I and the Backspindle Games Boyz as well as artist MeowGod are so humbled and proud!
Talk about random and bizarre eh? But actually, its quite an honour to have my game inspire a fashion designer. The photo above is the line. Here is another with awesome Luchadores.
Here is a link to the article. Scroll down to the piece on Markus Lupfer. Cool eh?
It’s been a while since I saw a new release that was worth my attention, and I hope yours. Here you go…
Conquest at Kismet!
In the Kismet Sector of the Raccroc Galaxy, huge self-sustaining Motherships fight over control of the sector’s vast natural resources. But you have to get past other races in order to obtain it. Hailed by its alpha testers as the Magic: The Gathering of sci-fi, this game breaks traditional card game mechanics and rearranges them into something that feels new and fresh!
Conquest at Kismet, from new game designer Jay Vales, uses a lottery-like method of resolving battle, something that’s never been used in a card game before. This allows for a very small table footprint while having a healthy mix of tactics and luck.
for all the details on Conquest at Kismet.
Boardgames in Blighty News – Otherworld Games’ GenCon releases
7/18/2015 – San Francisco, CA – At GenCon 2015, Overworld Games will be releasing two additions to their line of hidden identity and deduction games with New Salem and Good Cop Bad Cop: Bombers and Traitors while demo’ing a third one that will be hitting Kickstarter right afterwards called Booze Barons. Booth: #2836.
New Salem ($34.99) is the next great social deduction game about Witches and Puritans attempting to escape the horror of the Salem Witch Trials that plays in under 45 minutes for 3-8 players. Drafting allows you and everyone around the table to play at the same time as you gain clues about who may be a witch. Then you put your “Hope” in the right players so you can put the witches on trial before the end of the game. It gives you a taste of what it may have felt like to be a participant in the Salem Witch Trials where you can expect to say “YOU’RE A WITCH!” more than once during the game. Whether you’re an honest puritan or secretly a witch, you’ll constantly be faced with a decision of whether to help your team or play selfishly. The art by Andrea Olgiati (Winter Tales) will make it a contender for Best Art of 2015. Check out the Press Kit for it or the How to Play Video by one of the designers.
Good Cop Bad Cop: Bombers and Traitors
The nominee for the Dice Tower’s Best Party Game of 2014, Good Cop Bad Cop, will be getting a new expansion at GenCon called Bombers and Traitors ($14.99). It adds in more equipment, two new roles (the Bomber and the Traitor), and expands it to 3-8 players. It’s the same Good Cop Bad Cop fun where you unravel the mystery of who is on your team and point guns at your friends, but the expansion also adds more opportunities for deduction and deception.
Just after GenCon on August 24th, the third game in this line, Booze Barons, will be hitting Kickstarter (preview link). This one takes place during the time of US Prohibition where you’re secretly bootlegging a specific type of booze as you try to make your mob the richest mob in town. There are always 3 teams (mobs) in the game so you’ll have to deduce who is on your team by the deliveries they make to the speakeasies around town. You can be confident in the pedigree of this game as it has been refined during playtesting at Protospiel Milwaukee, Protospiel Austin, Protospiel Houston, Protospiel San Jose, and Unpub 5.
About Overworld Games
Overworld Games is based in Sioux Falls, SD and San Francisco, CA. They specialize in light, social deduction games that have a high degree of player interaction. Questions? Contact email@example.com
Boardgames in Blighty News – Announcing Icarus, a New Game From Reiner Knizia and Victory Point Games
Currently available for pre-order only. (Est. ship date, 30 July).
New from Reiner Knizia, Icarus is a game for three to seven players who must don their wax-fastened wings to see who can soar the highest without being caught flying too close to the sun.
players draw one card each from seven different-colored decks and must bid an amount of one of those colors which they believe is less than the sum of every player’s card in that color. At some point bids, which must increase with each player, will reach so high that they are challenged! With a handy game mat and additional play variations included from the developers at Victory Point Games, we’re sure that Icarus
will find a happy landing among your gaming group!
How high can you fly?
Click here for more information on Icarus!