It’s amazing how much we rely on our sense of sight. Most of the information we get about the outside world is via our eyes. So, when that is taken away, our other senses must really work overtime. And for someone who is used to sight and suddenly loses it, it can be incredibly disorienting. But it’s into this dark world that you will delve into in Nyctophobia, a new board game coming this August from Pandasaurus.
I mean… really now… who wouldn’t want their own dinosaur? I know I’d want a whole park’s worth. And while I’m no geneticist, I can live vicariously through games like Dinosaur Island. Pandasaurus Games is running a new Kickstarter campaign for the game, which has been sold out ever since it hit store shelves. Now’s your chance to get it, along with lots of exclusives and extras.
Many of us, growing up (or even now), wish we could go visit a dinosaur theme park. I mean, how cool would it be if Jurassic Park were a real thing (minus all the people getting killed and eaten, of course)? I think the only thing cooler would be being the one in charge of the park. And that’s what you’ll be in Duelosaur Island, a new stand-alone Dinosaur Island spin-off game from Pandasaurus Games.
*runs around with arms over my head*
Alright, let’s do this thing!
Today we have: Tulip Bubble, Nuked, Wasteland Express Delivery Service, Brutal Kingdom, Dwarven Smithy, Crows, Sticky Chameleons, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures, Haspelknecht: The Ruhr Valley, Rumbleslam, Game Toppers, Quantum, and Samurai Gardener.
We all love getting new games right when they’re made available. Everyone wants to be the first gamer on their block with the new hotness, after all. The best way to do that is to put your name down for a pre-order. Even better is if you can pick up your game at a convention. Well, Pandasaurus Games is letting you do that with Coaster Park. Pre-orders are being taken now. And if you’ll be at Essen, you can pick up your game at the show.
I don’t like going to amusement parks. It’s just not my thing. Mostly, that’s because I don’t like roller coasters. I get motion sickness pretty bad. However, that doesn’t meant that I can’t enjoy games like Coaster Park, a new board game announced by Pandasaurus Games. I’ll happily sit at and play a game based on roller coasters. And this isn’t just some cards you’re playing, but actual 3D pieces as you make a real roller coaster.
One of my favorite Deftones songs is now a hit board game on Kickstarter. *gets handed a note* … Apparently this game has nothing to do with the Deftones.
But still, it’s a hit game up on Kickstarter. In Minerva, players take on the role of city managers in the Roman Empire. It’s your job to develop your city by building up its military might, cultural centers, and public spaces. The player with the best city at the end will win the favor of the goddess Minerva, herself.
Hey kids. I see from my friends feed that quite a lot of you are headed to Chicago for Adepticon. I really wish I was going. I would be, but there’s a bunch of proofing projects that are coming along, and I know how you gamers get if you have to wait even an extra day to get your games. 😉
Anyway, if you’re on the road or the plane or the pogostick, you’re going to need to keep your energy up. So here’s a bunch of bite-sized gaming stories to tide you over until you can get to Portillo’s.
Today on the platter we have: Higher Grounds is Gearing Up for their Dhovaine Kickstarter, Privateer Press Bringing Nemo Bust To Adepticon, Killbox Games Running Frazetta Miniatures Kickstarter, Reichguard Knights Medieval Miniatures On Kickstarter, Early Imperial Roman Legionaries Available From Victrix, Hannibal & Hamilcar Coming To Kickstarter Next Month, Treasure Island reached Full Captain Kickstarter News, Dark Art Miniatures Releases British Motor Platoon Passenger Trays, Khurasan releases Southeast Asian baggage elephants, Win A Copy of the Outlands Rulebook, Casual Game Revolution Posts Top 5 Takeaways from GAMA Trade Show 2017, The Third Law: Kickstarter date confirmed, Acheson Creations Releases Megatherium (Giant Sloth), Weapon Platform Weapons Now Available Separately from Kromlech, The Iron Crows and other Dwarves of Kazhuk Izril, and Final Days For Dinosaur Island on Kickstarter.
Who wouldn’t want a dinosaur of their very own? I know I’d want one, or a couple dozen. In Dinosaur Island, players don’t just get one dinosaur, but a whole park worth. Just make sure your enclosures have enough room for your charges, and some security, or your concession patrons might turn into concessions.
The game is up on Kickstarter now.
Got a couple pieces of new from Pandasaurus and IDW for you at the moment. They’ve got a new, stand-alone game that’s part of the Machi Koro family, as well as a whole new game release, Starfall, designed by Scott Almes.
Gamers love to be the first ones to get a new game. To be the first one on the block with the new hotness is a badge of honor. Well, if you want to be the first one to get yourself a copy of Wasteland Express Delivery Service, you can put in your pre-order now. You’ll also get some cool, exclusive stuff.
Well, once more, the world has come to an end. Damnit, Carl! We’ve talked about this! Now we need to start a business as delivery drivers, taking food, water, and guns to the few remaining outposts of humanity. Of course, seeing as this is a post-apocalyptic world, there’s all sorts of raiders and bandits who want that stuff for themselves, and so they’re going to try and take it from us. Good thing we can practice our strategy by playing Wasteland Express Delivery Service.
Though board games have been around for… well… thousands of years, there’s always different mechanics and innovations that are being made. Sure, we’ve got the melding of the tabletlop and the technical with some games integrating tablets and so forth. But sometimes you see a bit of a different mechanic that’s all within the game box. Such is the case with Pirates of the 7 Seas, now available from IDW and Pandasaurus.
You know, Pirates and Ninjas seem to get a lot of the attention, but what about vikings? Everyone loves vikings. They kick ass! Not to say that they’re entirely underrepresented in gaming, but it’s always good to see them getting to the forefront. As such, IDW Games and Pandasaurus Games have come out with a new edition of Fire & Axe that’s available now.
Shut Up & Sit Down lets us know their thoughts on Tammany Hall.
The game, not necessarily the political system of New York.
The one’s based on the other, so you do still get some of both.
From the post:
This week, Paul looks at the notorious Tammany Hall, a game all about the not-entirely-pleasant, not-completely-wholesome New York political machine that was cranking its way through the second half of the 19th Century.
Is it a cynical game for cynical times? Perhaps, but the reprint was certainly a terrific Kickstarter success. The much more important question is… just how good is Tammany Hall?
Here’s your answer!
Pandasaurus Games has a pair of new board games coming out next month: Great Fire of London and New Amsterdam.
From the announcement:
Pandasaurus Games is proud to announce two releases that will be available in stores this November.
New Amsterdam and Great Fire of London are two excellent games that your game collection won’t be available without.