Monday, February 27, 2017

New Arrivals 2/27/2017

by Alexander "More Toppings!" Smith

New York Slice is a pizza dividing game for 2-6 players. Players will take turns slicing the 'za and taking whatever section was left by the other players. Using these slices players can score points by collecting the most slices with a particular topping, eating individual slices for points, or assembling sets that match one of the 14 "Today's Specials" that grant special abilities. Be prepared to crave some delicious pizza pie when you play this game, we learned that harsh lesson when we played Sushi Go!

Raise your Goblets is a 2-12 player hidden information game where you play a noble in a court of poisoners. Players take turns adding wine, poison, or antidote into their goblets and passing their cups around. Do you have the mental acuity to keep track of the which goblets are safe and which are poisoned? Special role cards such as Chamberlain Cyanide or Cardinal Arsenic will grant players unique abilities that will help keep their cups slightly less lethal, making the game dynamic and incredibly replayable.

Coal Baron: the Great Card Game is a card-based worker placement game for 2-4 players. This portable version has distilled all of the action and excitement from the original Coal Baron with a plethora of strategies for players to explore. Will you focus on taking train cars, or will you grab valuable coal? Do you want to use your low-value workers first, or is it worth it to use higher-valued workers to take a certain action again? Or maybe you'll want to grab objectives and invest in company stocks. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of this game, and I'm sure you will be too.

Fields of Arle is a game for 1-2 players by Uwe Rosenberg of Agricola fame. This strategic worker placement game will have you managing an estate and crafting materials that will help you expand. There is a lot going on in this game, with actions for almost anything you could do on a farm. If you're a fan of Euro games and want something meaty to play alone or with a friend, this is a great choice.

Around the World in 80 Days is an easy to learn game for 2-6 players about making your way around the world by any means necessary. Players can spend money to speed up their journey, but you'll have to manage your cash if you want to have enough to make it all the way. To make matters more complicated, 50,000 pounds were stolen from the Bank of England just as you left and you'll have to shake off suspicion before you make your way back home.

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