by Alexander "A Giant Hamster Ball is Totally a Superpower" Smith
Superfight! is the kind of game that pits a kindergarden class that breathes fire and has jetpacks against a blimp-riding octopus armed with pepper spray. Each player lays down cards and argues why their crazy combination wins. Argue about silly things like how not having slept for three days is beneficial in a fight; we certainly have.
The Game is a cooperative card game where players must work together to play out all of their cards by placing cards that are higher than the card in the ascending pile or lower than the card in the descending pile. The catch is that players may not reveal exactly which cards they have in hand. We almost beat the game when we played it in the store, and we're gonna keep on trying until we finally can!
The Grizzled is a cooperative card game set in the trenches of World War I. The team must complete their mission by handling the threats played each turn. Each player chooses which card to play, and if too many of the same card is played, the team fails the mission. What's brilliant about this game is how it is played in total silence, forcing players to trust each others' judgement.
The Builders: Antiquity is a game where you will hire workers and assign them to complete marvelous monuments of the ancient world! We had a lot of fun with The Builders: Middle Ages, so we're really excited about this one.
Tiny Epic Galaxies is a game that hinges on your ability to aquire planets though investing in resources, colonizing planets, and upgrading their facilities though selective dice rolling. This game follows some of the same mechanics found in Tiny Epic Kingdoms, but puts a new spin on them, making the game much bigger than the tiny box it comes in.
6 nimmt! is a trick taking card game where you want to take as few points as possible. Each player is dealt ten cards, and each round they'll select a card to play. Players will then place a card in the pile that is closest in value to their card, going in order of lowest value to highest value. If that makes the pile too big, that player must take the whole thing!
The Marvel Avengers Metal Earth models are here, and they look excellent. Now you can build Iron Man, War Machine, Captain America's Shield, or Thor's Hammer. I can't wait to see if they do more!
Pokémon BREAKthrough is a new expansion that takes the game of Pokémon to the next level...literally! One of the most exciting features is the addition of a new type of evolution to the game: Pokémon BREAK. BREAK cards are laid on top of a normal card, bolstering its hit points and giving it a new attack. These golden versions of the pokémon you know and love look stunning and are sure to be much desired by fans, much like EX pokémon.
In other news, we've received a restock of Codenames. When we first got Codenames, we had shelves in the back filled with preorders, and the ones out on the floor were snatched up soon after. We also have received a restock of Saboteur after what feels like a year. If you've been looking for these games, we now have them again, so stop on by!
New demos: The Game