Boardgames in Blighty News – Reiner Knizia’s Planet Rush published by Victory Point Games
From the VPG press release –
In the best tradition of legendary game designer Reiner Knizia, Planet Rush is an engrossing Euro-style game of cunning bidding, building, and profit-taking for three to five clever gamers. Each player leads one of the five included corporate factions vying to contribute the most to the development of a newly-colonized planet through canny and competitive bidding on massive construction projects. The player scoring the cleverest combination of rewards for their efforts wins the game!
After playing Planet Rush here at Victory Point Games, we know that this fantastic design should find a great home on the tables of game enthusiasts everywhere. This embraceable, multi-player game is perfect for playing with friends, family, and game clubs. Simple to learn and very quick to teach, you will be scoring points with your gaming buddies in no time!
Boardgames in Blighty Essen 2016 News – You’ve heard of Terraforming Mars, but who are Fryx Games?
Shameless plug here – if you’ve been following Boardgames in Blighty for a while you may have noticed that I have reviewed previous fun games published by the Fryxelius Brothers.
I had the chance to meet these awesome guys a number of Essen’s ago and I loved their enthusiasm and as it happens, they’ve published a few really nice games, prior to Terraforming Mars, which was picked up by Stronghold Games, became a hit at GenCon and it remains top of the BGG hotness list as we enter Essen 2016 week. Sadly, I can’t attend but I hope to play Terraforming Mars at some point.
So if you are going to Essen this week, check out the Fryx Games stand and Terraforming Mars and tell Enoch Fryxselius and his brothers that I sent you to say hi. They deserve your accolades. Also, check out their previous games. Here are links to my previous reviews…
Fleets: The Pleaid Conflict
Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Moveable Type: The Card Game is a bargain on Kickstarter!
Just when you think you’ve seen a lot of the same old on Kickstarter, along comes a nice little surprise. Well here we find Moveable Type: The Card Game which looks like a nice little word game which looks like good social fun. And at 14 Euro for the core pack? A BARGAIN!
Check out the 16-Day project here.
From the project page…
Movable Type a is a pick-and-pass word game for families, friends, and word nuts! Features high interaction and simultaneous play!
Movable Type is a fully card-driven game. Your set will contain the following, packed in a fully illustrated tuckbox.
– 50 letter cards
– 5 round tracking cards
– 10 objective cards with author illustrations
– Full Rules
Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Cyberpunk fan? Check out Nightlancer!
I know that a lot of you are Cyberpunk fans and will know a lot more than I do but I have to say that Nightlancer from Adversity Games looks like a good one. It is now live on Kickstarter here.
The art looks very nice and I like that it sounds a bit like a tabletop rpg. Carrying out missions is always a tick of the right box for me and speaks to replay value. You will compete and at times may choose to cooperate with the other players which sounds interesting and fun.
The price seems fair and with free shipping in the US and UK as well as EU, US and Canada-friendly shipping Nightlancer should attract a lot of attention.
Keeping my eye on this one 🙂
Here is what you get:
These are prototypes but will give you an idea of the look.
Kickstarter news 25/5/14 – If I had the money I would have a look at…
LUCHADOR! Mexican Wrestling Dice 2nd edition – Backspindle Games
Shameless self-promotion time…
This project goes live on Tuesday so GET IN THERE!
The high-flying hit of Essen 2013 is back to create a hard-hitting second edition! Lay the smackdown on some of Lucha Libre’s finest!
Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice brings the flamboyant and colorful world of Lucha Libre Wrestling to your gaming table.
The first edition was launched last October at Spiel in Essen where it rose quickly into the top 30 on the Boardgamegeek GeekBuzz listings for most popular game, eventually finishing twenty-sixth out of over 600 new releases at the event.
That first edition is now close to selling out and we’ve been listening to the exciting feedback from Luchador! players around the world as well as working with the designer Mark Rivera to make the game even better.
I will put up the Kickstarter link on Tuesday when it goes live
Alexander vs. Persia: Battleground Historical Warfare – YourMove Games
Having played and enjoyed previous sets in the Battleground Historical Warfare series, this is a slam dunk winner definitely worth your pledge if you like war games.
Recreate Alexander’s invasions of the Persian Empire using the Battleground Fantasy Warfare system.
Take up the mantle of command of the most famous war in history. Become Alexander as he conquers the largest empire in the world or lead the mighty Persian army in hurling back that upstart princeling from a backwater kingdom.
Alexander vs Persia is the second historical expansion for the award-winning Battleground system. This product include two new factions: Alexander’s army of Macedonian pikemen, cavalry, & Greek allies vs the Persian forces levied from every corner of the empire. Each faction has its own units, unique faction abilities, and a deck of Command Cards.
Alexander vs Persia is fully compatible with all Battleground historical and fantasy armies. Hannibal’s infantry can face Alexander’s Companions to see which is history’s greatest general. Bring the thousand nations of Persia crashing down on Scipio’s legions. Or have Alexander’s army invade the Dwarven homelands and battle the nightmarish Undead hordes.