It’s the summer holidays, but it looks like nobody has told this to the board game publishers. They keep on releasing game after game, which means that this week we are expecting fourteen new games/expansions:
We also had hoped for an arrival early this week of the reprint of Cthulhu Wars, but unfortunately, it is stuck in customs and will need a few more days. Hopefully, by the end of the week, we should know more about the exact release date.
Dice Forge is a development game featuring innovative mechanics based on dice with removable faces. In this dice crafting game, players build their own dice. Roll your dice, manage your resources, complete ordeals before your opponents and explore multiple winning strategies.
In Kronia, favor tokens are placed in three different temples, then players will make secret offers to these temples over the course of twelve rounds. Everyone starts with the same offer cards, so they must anticipate which Gods other players want to please. Deciding when to spend the more appealing offers and when to hold off can be the difference. In the end, the player with the most points from their favor tokens will be chosen to lead the nation into the future.
Anyone who has seen the classic film The Godfather most certainly remembers it. Its iconic scenes and one-liners are imbedded in popular culture and even the American language since its release in 1972. Oddly, despite the obvious drawing power of the film, until recently there have been no games based on it. Designers afraid to cross the Don, perhaps? As the film passed the 40-year mark, though, a few designers have drawn on Coppola’s masterpiece. Most recently, Eric Lang has tried his hand. But is this an offer that can’t be refused? Or are you better off just taking the cannoli?