Factory 42 takes the standard Euro worker-placement formula of ‘get stuff, make different stuff, get points for the new stuff’ and adds some pretty radical twists.
Game Length: Long (90+ mins)
A game about solving a mystery in a game factory, solving puzzles with parts of board games? Be still my beating heart.
Conquer all before you, or Gilgamesh your way out of trouble. Ancient Civilizations of the Middle East lets you do both.
Daaaaam! Literally, dam, because that’s what you’re building in Barrage – dams. Also conduits, powerhouses and elevations, but ‘Coooonduit!’ doesn’t have quite the same ring.
Barcelona is the latest Euro game from Board&Dice. It’s a mixture of tile-placement and action-selection, and while that sounds like a relatively easy mixture to cope with, there are a lot of things going on
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.
Visitors of three different kinds enter the game at the plaza, and it’s your job to bring them towards your gallery and away from the galleries of your rivals. Think of it like a connoisseur version of Hungry Hungry Hippos.
Artisans of Splendent Vale gives us a watercolour world full of diverse, non-stereotyped, pastel protagonists, breathing fresh life into tired tropes.
Revive picks the things it wants to do – and there are a lot of them – and does each of them really well. Is it enough to revive the interests of those of you bored-to-death of Euros full of mechanisms?