Blasting through the Spiel Essen 2023 small box noise like a double-barreled shotgun comes a new game from the double-barrel surnamed Phil Walker-Harding.
Game Complexity: Light
When is a city-builder, not a city-builder? When it’s an engine-builder. Point City is a quick, bright, and easy game about building a city.
Deep dive is a quick, light, push-your-luck game which takes a minute to teach and fifteen minutes to play
Diatoms. We all know what they are, right? Yeah, of course we do, but just in case anyone doesn’t, let me explain.
Malum Hortus is a cooperative game where you play nymphs, lured to a beautiful garden to frolic, or do whatever it is when nymphs have a few hours to kill. Some weeding, maybe?
Cadaver is a quick, easy, set-collection game with a generous helping of take-that thrown in for good measure
how about a new trick-taking game where you expressly have to not follow suit? Do I have your interest now?
Crumbs is a lovely puzzle with the feel of something like Kitchen Rush, but without the pressure of the real-time elements.
I wonder how you’re meant to say the name of this game. Do I turn up to my local game group and say “Hey guys, who wants to play KAPOW!?”. I’d scare the crap out of them.
The alternate drafting is really interesting and adds a nice little squeeze of tension, drizzled over the top of the game.