Hitler Must Die Black Orchestra might finally see a release date in 2016. This is a mid-weight euro style game with dice rolling and cards that has players playing high-ranking officials in the Reich, plotting the assassination of Adolf Hitler.
The game begins by choosing an historic figure involved in the conspiracy against Hitler. Your motivation will start out low, limiting your options. However, you might soon become more motivated (through cards, other players or certain spaces). Then you will be able to use your special ability, activate plots and even become suicidal (necessary for some plots). You will also begin at a low level of suspicion. However, certain events and actions will raise this level. The Gestapo will make routine sweeps, and any players with high suspicion will be arrested and interrogated (possibly resulting in other players being arrested). If you are all arrested or if the Gestapo finds your secret papers, you lose.This is a co-op game where players will work together to try and keep their suspicion levels low. They'll be drawing and playing cards, moving around, and sharing cards to try and get themselves in the right place, at the right time, with the right stuff.
To win, players must collect a plot card and fulfill all necessary requirements listed (such as having Hitler be in a certain space and possessing certain items--detonator & fuse, etc.). The active player may then attempt the plot by rolling the indicated dice, including all additional modifiers and helping cards. The total needed is the combination of Hitler's military support and security. If the roll is equal to or higher than this total, the players win! If not, suspicion goes off the charts and bad things happen.I'm not typically a fan of co-op games, but I'm entirely not opposed to them if they're constructed well - and I trust duBarry to build a strong co-op experience. The fact that this supports solo play (which co-ops often do) is also a strong draw for me.