Sunday, June 21, 2020

Game Arrivals: June 19th



Some new things hit the shelves from this week's game arrivals.





The Isle Of Cats
The City of Games
Full of colorful components including kitty cat figures and fish and basket tokens, The Isle Of Cats is a medium-weight board game that combines tile placement with card drafting.  It is a competitive game for 1 to 4 players and plays in 60 to 90 minutes.  A family mode variant provides a 30 to 60 minute game.

In The Isle of Cats, each player has a boat that they will fill with rescued cats and treasures taken from an island.  Cats and treasures are represented by tiles of different shapes that will be placed onto a player's boat. Each cat is represented by one of five families.  It is important to remember that cat families prefer to be together.  Players will draft cards to explore the island where they will rescue the cats, get treasures, collect different types of baskets and collect lessons. Players will use their limited supply of fish to lure cats into baskets in order to get the cats onto their boat.  Fulfilling lessons provides additional ways to score more points.

The Isle Of Cats


Remember keep cats with their families, complete lessons, and leave enough room to place the next thing on your boat.

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Azul - Crystal Mosiac
Next Move Games

Azul: Crystal Mosiac is an expansion to base game Azul, a colorful tile laying game.  The Crystal Mosiac expansion provides new designed double-sided player boards offering new challenges.  Also included is a set of board overlays.  This is to ensure that your tiles will not get accidentally bumped out of place.

Azul - Crystal Mosiac



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Succulent
Renegade Games
Get your gardening proverbial green thumb out for Renegade Games' new game, Succulent.  This is a 2 to 4 player tile laying game with elements resource management and set collection that plays in 45 to 60 minutes.

The center game board is made up of 8 modular garden plots depicting flowers and water droplets.  Two of these boards will be face up and the remaining face down at the start of the game.  Each player will have a greenhouse, a gardener token represented by color and garden tool, plus flower tokens in their player color, and two starting flower beds.  Flower beds will get placed into the central garden which will gain the player flower cuttings and hopefully water droplets.  Flower cuttings are used to fulfill projects worth victory points.  Water droplets can be used to help fulfill projects and any large droplets in a player's  greenhouse at the end of the game can also be worth victory points.  During the game when the last water droplet in the central garden is covered by a garden bed, one of the other face down garden plots will be flipped over.  At the end of the game, the player with the most points wins.

Succulent


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Horrified
Ravensburger

Horrified is a cooperative board game for 1 to 5 players that plays in 60 minutes.  Players must work together to defeat classic movie monsters - The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dracula, The Mummy, Wolfman, Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein, and The Invisible Man.  In a standard game you and your fellow players go up against three of the six monsters.  For an easier game play take on only one or two monsters, or make it more challenging and take on 4 or more.  Each monster will have it's own unique objectives that must be met in order to defeat it.  To help you and your fellow players achieve success in defeating the monsters, you'll each chose a character to play each with their own set of attributes.
Horrified
Can your team of heroes defeat the monsters before they defeat you!  Put your skills to the test.
Haa


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Hats
ThunderGryph Games
Lucky Duck Games
You have an invitation at 5 pm at the Mad Hatter's garden for what you expect to be a lovely tea party.  But the Mad Hatter has something else in mind... it's time to play a game - a game of Hats.

Hats is a set collection card game for 2 to 4 players that plays in 20 to 30 minutes. Players compete to acquire the most outstanding hats by exchanging cards in hand with cards on the tea table board. The player who most recently ate a cookie will start the game.  Each card exchange influences how each hat is scored. Players also compete for the one and only chocolate cookie. It awards 5 bonus points to the player with the most different types of hats in their collection.  Naturally, at the end of the game, the player with the highest score will be declared the maddest!


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