Games that are for two players exclusively always seem to catch my attention. The game can focus on the interactions between the two players instead of worrying about balance for multiple player ranges. Small box games also draw me in for being easy to travel with. Omen checks both of these boxes, and it has quite a history. The new take on Omen revamps some of the rules and offers the game to a wider audience. Let’s take a look at the base game.
If you haven’t herb of it, Mr. Cabbagehead’s Garden is a strange game. There’s no way around that. But it’s one that has been around for a while as a print and play, but now LudiCreations is bringing it to the hobby market. It’s a game where you’re a vegetable with a vegetable garden, but should you carrot all? Has this bean done before? Or are they producing a new and interesting game? Lettuce see.
Villages of Valeria is an engine building game with action selection that feels like part Race for the Galaxy, part Glory to Rome, but still feels like its own game. There’s a Landmarks expansion on Kickstarter now. Are these Landmarks worth visiting, or should you drive on by?
I’ve really been enjoying solitaire games lately, and I’ve always enjoyed the way that Button Shy Games creates big ideas in tiny packages. They create wallet games, usually just 18 cards, but the gameplay can be very impressive. Does Twin Stars meet expectations or does it end up in a black hole?
I really enjoy playing dice games, but I don’t ever tend to do particularly well. Mystic ScROLLs changes up the normal dice rolling, adding in real-time elements and expanding options. Is the game magical, or does it just seem a like a curse?
Tiny Epic Galaxies is a game where players roll dice and select actions to expand their faction’s influence in the galaxy faster than their opponents can. It’s a game I really enjoy for a number of reasons. The Beyond the Black expansion adds new options for players, including pilots and exploring unknown space. Let’s talk about the base game and the expansion.