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New Game Round-up: Roll the Dice in La Granja: No Siesta, Prepare to Flick Up Tomahawks, and Rattle, Battle on an Angry Ocean

W. Eric Martin
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• On Brettspiel News, Daniel Krause has posted an overview of Matthias Cramer's revised version of Glen More following test games at Ratinger Spieletagen (a weekend gaming event) in March 2016. Krause notes that the design is still being developed, with the main change being a switch from three rounds of play with scoring at the end of each round to the inclusion of character tiles that trigger a scoring when acquired; in addition to this predetermined scoring, the player who takes the tile can choose whether to score chieftains, whisky, or tiles.

• Christoph Post of Brettspielbox also posted about Ratinger Spieletagen, and in addition to talking about "Glen More 2" (which is not the final name), he highlighted La Granja: No Siesta from Andreas Odendahl, which will be coming out from ADC Blackfire Entertainment and Stronghold Games. Here's an overview of that game from the designer:

In La Granja: No Siesta, a standalone dice game following up the boardgame La Granja, players need to collect resources to cross them off on their scoring sheet in order to get the most victory points. They can hire helpers to use their special effects. They build a barn to store goods and sometimes they need to have a little time off and have a siesta!

The dice game singles out the dice mechanism from the board game and transfers it into a much lighter game. Every round the players roll the dice and draft them until everybody has at least three dice to score.

Once a player completes the siesta track, the game comes to an end. Whoever collected resources in the most effective way wins!
• In a mid-March 2016 post, I covered some of the forthcoming items from Portal Games, including something for Ignacy Trzewiczek's Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot. Well, turns out that European distributor ADC Blackfire Entertainment lists a Gen Con 2016 release date for something titled Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot: Scenario Pack – Angry Ocean. Portal Games has declined to share any info about this item right now.

Pretzel Games has announced a second expansion for Gaëtan Beaujannot and Jean Yves Monpertuis' Flick 'em Up!, with Flick'em Up!: Red Rock Tomahawk scheduled to debut at Gen Con 2016. Here's an overview of this expansion, followed by a teaser video:

The infamous Cooper clan has begun taking over small villages. Those villages, however, belong to the Native Americans who are armed with bows and tomahawks and ready to defend their land in five exciting scenarios — but they best be careful around the Cooper clan's new weapon: the relentless Gatling gun...
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