I enjoy a variety of games from highly strategic to chaotic and silly. Fantasy Realms falls somewhere in between with many unique cards and lots of combos for points. Now there’s a Star Trek and a Marvel take on the game template. Let’s talk about these follow-ups and how they match up.
Machi Koro is a very light and cute tableau building game that was released in 2012. Riding on the wave of other legacy games, Machi Koro Legacy was released in 2019. Is this more fun than the original, or is it just too machi? (Warning – this review contains some spoilers for the Legacy version of the game)
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle – Defence Against the Dark Arts is one of the longest game names in a while. Does the game play feel solid, or is it as long and drawn out as the title?
I’m a big fan of roll and write games. They’re light, quick, and offer a lot of options to players. Flip and draw games are similar, using cards instead of dice. Does Cartographers stand out on the sprawling field of games, or does it simply blend into a fold and disappear?
Incoming Transmission is up on Kickstarter for another round of backing, trying to take last year’s successfully funded game and make it bigger and better. The combination of hidden intention, light programmatic movement, and cooperative goals makes for a unique experience. Let’s see if it has the lasting power to reach out to the stars or is just some local broadcast.