We have some really great new games this week! A little something for everyone from tea parties to WWII and everything in between.
Pikoko is a trick-taking game with a few fun twists. Players can’t see their own hand of cards AND play the cards of the person on their left! Crazy!!
5 Minute Marvel is the Marvel version of the fun, fast-paced 5 Minute Dungeon. Players choose Marvel Characters to work together to take out all of the bad guys in just 5 minutes!
Cheerio, Old Mate! In Dinosaur Tea Party players assume accents to ask questions of other players in order to determine their names. It’s a rollicking deduction game that’s always fun. Available to play from our Game Library!
Lost Cities: Rivals features gameplay familiar from other titles in the Lost Cities series. Players will collect colored expedition cards and place them in ascending order in personal expeditions, possibly placing wager cards before beginning an expedition in order to increase its value. The primary difference in this title compared to others is that you must win auctions in order to place cards in your expeditions.
The Lady and the Tiger is five games in one!
Doors: A 2-player deduction game by Peter C. Hayward. Favor: A 2-4 player auction game by Allysha Tulk and Kevin Carmichael. Hoard: A solo game by Ken Maher. Labyrinth: A 2-player maze game by Philip Tootill. Traps: A 2-6 player bluffing game by JR Honeycutt.
As an architect in Welcome To…, you want to build the best new town in the United States of the 1950s by adding resources to a pool, hiring employees, and more. Similar to dice games like Yahtzee, except it doesn’t use dice, but instead uses cards.
Nyctophobia, which means “fear of the dark”,
is a cooperative game of survival in which up to four players must work
together to escape a maniacal predator chasing them in a pitch-black
forest. But there’s a wrinkle: Would-be survivors play the game with
blackout glasses. Players cannot see the board and have to rely on touch
to navigate their way to safety. So, are you afraid of the dark?
Dunkirk: France 1940 is a block wargame
designed by Doug Bryant. The game allows you to refight the German
invasion of France, and the low countries in May and June of 1940.
Based on the fifth and final season of the animated series, Samurai Jack: Back to the Past
picks up the title character’s mission to return to the era before the
reign of his adversary, the evil demon Aku. Jack’s friends accompany him
along a path, comprised of various locations from the series, to defeat
villains and finish with the most honor. Winning requires utilizing
allies, traits, and weapons while guarding Jack’s sanity, taking players
on an unpredictable ride that mirrors the story-rich episodes revered
by critics and loved by fans.
Samurai Jack: Back to the Past features custom sculpted figures for Jack, Aku, Ashi, and more characters from the series.
As you might expect, Rick and Morty: The Pickle Rick Game is based on the “Pickle Rick” episode of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty.
One player plays as Pickle Rick as he tries to escape a heavily armed
compound, while the other player takes on the roles of both the Russians
and Jaguar as they try to stop him. The Pickle Rick player uses weapons
cards to dole out damage and Air Vents to get out of jams as they try
to get to the rooftop. The game includes both Pickle Rick and Jaguar
miniatures that are moved across a dynamic board made up of tiles that
are constantly being added, rotated, and flipped.
Ultimate Werewolf Legacy uses gameplay similar to Ultimate Werewolf,
but you no longer have single standalone games as players and the
village itself have attributes that are retained between games, with
events that take place in the first games having effects that ripple
through remaining games.
Smash Up: Oops, You Did It Again is a standalone two-player-only game that can also be used as an expansion for other Smash Up titles. The four factions to be included in this set are Vikings, Cowboys, Samurai, and Egyptians.
Imhotep: A New Dynasty adds five new places, fourteen market cards, seven god cards, four chariots, and 56 tiles to the Imhotep base game. God cards let players predict the progress of different buildings, with them being rewarded at the end of the game if they’re correct and otherwise being punished.
You can now enjoy more Sagrada by adding up to 2 extra players! This expansion introduces the Private Dice Pool boards for smooth gameplay through 6 players. Also includes new private objectives, tools, and window pattern cards.
Munchkin Starfinder combines the roleplaying, backstabbing action of classic Munchkin with the lasers, alien planets, starships, and adorably deadly skittermanders from the Starfinder Roleplaying Game! Defeat The Swarm and loot the universe in Munchkin Starfinder!
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.”