Starship Samurai is the new game from Plaid Hat Games. It was available at the UK Games Expo to play and now the UK release date has been confirmed as early July.
Across the far reaches of the Lotus Galaxy, a civil war is waged by massive machines piloted by skilled warriors. Take your place as daimyo of one of the major clans and fight for your right to the title of Galactic Emperor in Starship Samurai, an epic new game of warring clans for two to four players.
In this war, you must use diplomacy to bring honor to your clan, earn the support of the lesser clans, and cement your claim to the throne. But when negotiation is not enough, you can launch massive fleets or deploy the most fearsome weapons the galaxy has ever known — the terrifying Samurai Mechs—to crush your enemies and seize key locations. Exert your influence and bring order out of chaos!
And more good news: We also received a new price which is quite a bit lower than before.
Raids, the UK Games Expo release from Iello, has arrived today.
In Raids, prepare your crew and steer your Longship to the best locations to discover the most treasure and earn the greatest glory.
Another player may have his sights set on the same location as you. Don’t hesitate to order your Vikings aboard his ship to threaten him and try to make him flee. Only one of you can leave with the treasures you’ve discovered!
The player with the most Glory points at the end of the fourth Voyage wins the game.
Joel from the Devon Dice Podcast was at the Expo and he has already published an unboxing video for the game:
One of our bestsellers at the UK Games Expo was Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg, the Kennerspiel des Jahres nominated game from Schmidt Spiele. We sold out at the Expo, but now the game is back in stock.
I can only recommend the game, it is a very good push-your-luck bag builder with very high variability in the setup so you should be able to play this a lot without getting bored.
Don’t believe me? Have a look at the new video overview from Boardgamegeek’s W. Eric Martin: