A game about solving a mystery in a game factory, solving puzzles with parts of board games? Be still my beating heart.
Game Category: Narrative & Story
Narrative and story games
Ever wanted to eliminate randomness in the combat in a crawler? How about adding tower defence elements? Ahh, got your attention now haven’t I? Buckle-up, Midhalla is a ride.
I’ve played through several hours of the included campaign now, and I’ve got to tell you, it actually lives up to the claim. Rogue Angels is Mass Effect: The Board Game in all but name.
Artisans of Splendent Vale gives us a watercolour world full of diverse, non-stereotyped, pastel protagonists, breathing fresh life into tired tropes.
If this is your first game of this sort, there’s a good chance that’s the first thing you said. There’s a ton of stuff in the box. Physical props, flyers, a beer mat, police reports, CCTV stills, and a bag with a code on it.
For such a simple action set to choose from, and with only three roles available in the entire game, Oath has no right to tickle your brain in the way it does.
Every so often a game comes along, and I think “That sounds like the name of a Black Metal concept album”, and this is one of them. Book of Skulls – Slayers of Eragoth wasn’t named this way accidentally, either.
Cogito Ergo Meeple are the brains behind the Philosophia titles Dare To Be Wise and Floating World, and the upcoming Sci-fi epic, Solar 175. I had the chance to grab some time with them to ask a few questions about the team, their games, and their taste in biscuits.
Lots of good things come in bags. I’m a big fan of crisps, for example. But now, now dear reader, you can get a whole freaking dungeon in a bag! Bag of Dungeon is a dungeon-crawler game from Gunpowder Studios, which, unsurprisingly, comes in a bag.
Roiks Raggy! People fall into one of two categories: those who can do a passable Scooby-Doo impression, and those who think they can. Whichever group you fall into, you’ll want to call upon your inner Scoob’ to get stuck into Scooby-Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion.