Tournament of the Mythic Kingdoms - Late Pledges

Game Updates (Oct 19)

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 18-Oct-12 | 16 comments

Game Updates on BoardGaming.com

Upcoming Games

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective
Asmodee, Kosmos, Sleuth Publications | 2012 Q4 (November)

Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar
Rio Grande Games | 2012 Q4 (November)

Talisman: The City Expansion
Fantasy Flight Games | 2013 Q1

Recently Released

Farmageddon
5th Street Games

Rune Age: Oath and Anvil {expansion}
Fantasy Flight Games

Talisman: The Blood Moon Expansion
Fantasy Flight Games

Empires of the Void
Red Raven Games

Released Before 2012

Runebound: second edition
Fantasy Flight Games

Runebound: The Frozen Wastes {expansion}
Fantasy Flight Games

Cutthroat Caverns
Smirk & Dagger Games

Cutthroat Caverns: Deeper & Darker {expansion}
Smirk & Dagger Games

Cutthroat Caverns: Relics and Ruin {expansion}
Smirk & Dagger Games

Cutthroat Caverns: Tombs and Tomes {expansion}
Smirk & Dagger Games

Dungeoneer: Tomb of the Lich Lord
Atlas Games

Battleball
Milton Bradley

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Are there more games coming up? I haven’t seen classics like Diplomacy or Civilization listed yet. I would also like to see games like 1830 and Antiquity (and Europa Universalis, but that’s a long shot ;-)).

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I REALLY need to get off my butt and play some new games and write some reviews! So many good games, so many I need to try out!

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Ooh, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective sounds good. I’ll keep an eye out for that.

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I play purple
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Baron / Baroness

Not sure where to post this so it will get attention, but Sidibaba is showing as a pending release. I own it and have played it so it obviously is out. I’d love to write a review on it but cannot because it is showing as unreleased.

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@Wind Land

Likewise, lol!

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If you like the Cutthroat Caverns series check out Smirk and Daggers earlier games such as Run for Your Life Candyman and Shootin’ Ladders.

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I think it’s fine – that’s how I count Heroscape and the avalanche waiting to happen that’s on top of my bookcases right now. 🙂

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Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective is one of the best deductive games ever made, and it’s coming back… looking great! I highly recommend this game for anyone who loves deduction games.

Be careful of Cutthroat Caverns. My group loves RPGs, and simply hates the “almost-an-rpg” nature of this game. I have known people who love it, but I’d try it first to make sure (if you can). The quality of the components is good, art is good, concept is unique, and there are multiple expansions if it turns out you like it… including an expansion that makes it a bit more rpg-like with campaign storylines. We just couldn’t get into it, because it’s more of a single path kill-kill-kill game. It can be very tactical as you try to help others just enough… before letting them die towards the end.

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Awesome, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective. Probably the best mystery game around.

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Canada

Seven items for me, but only three games. Is it wrong of me, when figuring out how big my collection is, to count Runebound and its 29 expansions as one game? 😛

Tzolk’in, Talisman: The City and Empires of the Void are all ones I’ll be looking at too.

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Have Runebound and Cutthroat Caverns. Runebound has so many expansions (item decks, different scenarios with creatures, plus the big box expansions [none of the 3 I have are listed]). Cutthroat Caverns is neat in theory, but it’s not entirely my cup of tea (maybe partly because we play it rarely and always end up with rules questions).

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I play purple
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Lots of fantasy-themed games this week. Haven’t played any of these, yet, though Farmageddon is on the counter ready to go. 🙂

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Cutthroat Caverns sounds the most interesting to me out of this group. Thanks for the info Andy!!

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Ah, Cutthroat Caverns, excellent game (with the correct group – awful game experience with the wrong group).

It’s semi-cooperative but there is only one winner, but everyone can lose. This means you need to work together as a team for much of the game to ensure it’s possible to win (defeat enough monsters), but you want to be the person getting the most points (kills), so you can alter what other people have done to try and help yourself. The monsters have vastly different abilities and ways to beat them, keeping the game challenging and interesting.

These types of games can be great fun if the whole group is ok with single winner or all loser results. It becomes terrible when there are people in the group that decide they can’t win anymore, and if they can’t win, they won’t help because they don’t want someone else to win. Then, the game becomes fun for no one. Thankfully, seeing someone do this once makes it easy to put them on a list to never play semi-cooperative games with again.

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@coltsfan76

which is the one game that looked the most interesting to me. 🙂 I look forward to reading your review (whenever you get to post one)

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Only own 1 game this time: Farmageddon.

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