Each year after GenCon comes the flood of great new games. There are so many this week that we’ll go over them in sections.
New to the Game Library
In Pantone, the Game, players use Pantone color swatches to create character images for the other players to guess for points. This game is really fun and creative. Can you represent Santa Clause with just color? How about Marge Simpson?
Paper Tales is a simultaneous drafting card game. Each turn, players draft five units that they then recruit into their kingdom — assuming that they can pay. These choices determine the players ability to shine in battle, generate great income, construct dominant buildings, and earn legend points to win.
Kids and Family Games
Braintopia Kids and Braintopia Beyond are additions to the amazing Braintopia game you’ve probably seen. Test your speed with eight new puzzles and 2 additional players!
Get Packing is a puzzle game that will send
your neurons on vacation. Take all the items named on the card and place
them inside the suitcase. The goal is simple: Be the fastest to
complete your card and close your suitcase correctly!
In Minerva, it’s the Roman Empire, an Empire so large and powerful its fame remains still today. In order to keep its vast territories under control, the Roman Empire sent out state managers to exercise its policies.
In Cataclysm, a Second World War it’s the 1930s and the world is still recovering from the Great War and the Great Depression that followed it. A second world war can break out at any time. Can you stop it? Will you start it? Better yet, can you win it?
In Warsaw City of Ruins (previously published as Capitol), players jointly build Warsaw over six epochs, from when Warsaw first became the capital at the end of the 16th century through modern times. Each player creates their own district of the city. At the end of each of the six epochs, districts give income and victory points to their owners. After six rounds, whoever has the most points wins.
Everything can be labeled, categorized, sorted by topics, or given a
tag. Cities can be big or small, movies can be funny or boring, people
can be geeks or politicians…but how good are YOU at tagging the world?
In TAGS, you have only 15 seconds to come up
with at least one fitting answer. Withstand the time pressure, collect
the most marbles, and become the winner of this quick and zany game for 2
to 4 players, which can also be played in teams with 4-12 players.
Doppelgänger is a hidden role game where each player takes the role of an intrepid adventurer who will help the group overcome great perils. However, some among them are conniving doppelgängers who work against the party to bring their downfall.
In Startups, there are six companies that will change the world as we know it! You can be part of their success and be a investor. Try to become rich by making the right decisions. Only the one biggest investor can get money out of each company.
New Brews on Tap! Pumpkin Spice Cider and Octoberfest
It’s that time of year to enjoy something warm and earthy – even in a cold, bubbly beverage! We have two new brews on tap.
Lazy Boy Brewing, Everett, WA
This fall ale is perfect for cuddling up with a nice game! It’s not too dark or rich – surprisingly light for an Octoberfest. Check out the Lazy Boy Brewing website!
Seattle Cider Company, Seattle, WA
Pumpkin Spice Cider
I love this cider. It’s not too spicy, nor is it too pumpkin-y. It’s really delicious! From Seattle Cider Company’s website: “This semi-sweet cider is copper in color and perfect for fall. Fermented with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, it offers hints of the season’s favorite spices followed by just a touch of pumpkin.”