GAME SPOTLIGHT: ZOMBICIDE INVADERS

Zombicide Invaders by @CMONGames is live on Kickstarter as we speak (ending May 5th) it is already 500% funded and going.  CMON Games has created other titles in the Zombicide series but in this particular sci-fi horror title, players work as a unit to survive waves of alien attackers on a distant space station. I’m excited to see the final game!

GAME SPOTLIGHT: HEROES WELCOME

Really cool game, by Marc LeBlanc and Eduardo Baraf, where players are merchants selling to good and evil heroes across the land of Smiteros. The kickstarter has surpassed it’s goal and there are only less than two days left to get your copy!

IMAGES: from the Heroes Welcome kickstarter page. 

GAME SPOTLIGHT: FOOD FIGHT!

Food Fight by @Cryptozoic is a bit of an older, hard-to-find game, but I really wanted to share it as it is one of the first “real” board/card games I ever played. I was drawn in by the characters created by @robbmommaerts and the visual design of the game but soon became obsessed with the card drafting mechanic. In this game players control armies of food that are fighting to be eaten at the decided meal. The first army to five victories wins the game!

GAME SPOTLIGHT: THORNWATCH

I’ve been watching (pun intended) this game for some time now. Thornwatch was created by @pennyarcade duo Mike Krahulik and Gerry Holkins and is being published by @lonesharkgames. Thornwatch is a board game RPG where the story/battles progress in panels like a comic strip. The players themselves take the roles of heroes of the Thornwatch – an ancient guard called on to protect the citizens of the Eyrewood from all the dark creatures and forces that lurk within. The kickstarter campaign ended successfully, but you can still sign up for updates here! – Can’t wait for the game release!

KEYMASTER GAMES

I’d like to shine a spotlight on one of my favorite game companies in the industry right now :@KeymasterGames. Keymaster Game has created  titles such as CAMPY CREATURES and most recently SPACE PARK. The thing I admire most about them is their design work. The founders have graphic design backgrounds which comes out in the projects they create. Keymaster Games works with clean design that one normally sees with executive branding or high end product design. The accompanied illustrations are always colourful, vibrant and sharp. Check out their catalog of titles here.

GAME SPOTLIGHT: LITTLE DROP OF POSION

This is a quick and fun little game that I had the pleasure of working on for Baksha Games. Players compete as rats and weasels to gain as many points as they can by poisoning their villainous King or the opposing vermin type. This game gets really good when players begin to poison each other out of plain spite and gain tactical advantage. Very simple but a lot of fun!

GAME SPOTLIGHT: TWILIGHT IMPERIUM

@ShutUpShow released a very nice summary video last year of the famously large game: Twilight Imperium. Twilight Imperium is currently in it’s 4th edition reprint, the latest published by @FFGames. I’ve been drawn to large games recently, although after reading into the rules on this one I think it may be hard to find a group to play with. That aside I really love the diplomatic stalemates that can arise during game play, making it very much a wargame, where war can hurt a player more than help.