W. Eric MartinUnited States
Dragon Island, an explorations game from Mike Fitzgerald and R&R Games. Here's an overview of the setting and gameplay:Quote:In Dragon Island, you and up to three other players take on the role of wizards cast away onto a seemingly deserted island. Players compete throughout their journey to gain as much treasure as possible, building up the island tile by double-sided tile. Discover exotic terrains, build special structures, manage your magical energy, and tame dragons!Mattel is joining the R-rated party game bandwagon with the Q3 2017 release of F*That!, which means "Forget that!" or possibly "Forgo that!" or something friendly along those lines. As for the gameplay, it goes like this:
Once the entire island has been discovered, your quest is over, and whoever has accumulated the most treasure wins!Quote:In F*That!, the active player each round is presented with an uncomfortable or unusual situation (e.g., You've just gone to the bathroom only to discover afterward that no toilet paper is available. What's an acceptable substitute?) along with five possible solutions for this situation (e.g., fashion magazine, pile of leaves, etc.). The active player tells everyone how many of the solutions they find acceptable, then everyone else simultaneously guesses which solutions that player might pick.• The Colonists designer Tim Puls is playtesting a cooperative two-player scenario in which you defend against zombie intruders. Do you want to see zombies in this world? Puls is polling BGG users on what they want to fight in their newly created villages. Leeches is not an option.
• In more definite happenings from Lookout Spiele, for SPIEL 2017 the publisher will release Riverboat by Michael Kiesling and an expansion for Isle of Skye from Alexander Pfister and Andreas Pelikan that currently bears the working title The Wanderer; Pfister notes that the expansion has both more of what's already in the game thanks to new landscape tiles and new scoring tiles, as well as a new game board element that provides a new way to score. He says, "With four people, it increases playing time by about ten minutes."
• To continue with the teasers for SPIEL 2017, Sit Down! has posted the following for Spiel des Jahres-nominated Magic Maze:
#MagicMaze expansion. Available @ Essen 2017? More than 10 new rules/components shown in those images #boardgames #spieldesjahres #j2s pic.twitter.com/8h1L69nq2p— Sit Down! (@SitDownGames) May 27, 2017
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New Game Round-up: Tile Your Way to Dragon Island, Expand Magic Maze, and Prepare to Say F*That!
03 Jun 2017
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