For fans of the original The Captain is Dead, it should come as no surprise that the Captain is still dead. Having jumped to warp and survived drifting through an asteroid belt, those aliens are hopping mad. This time they’re not just boarding the ship in little groups. They’ve taken over the shipped, trapped us in the infirmary and shut us out of our own computer systems. See if Fairway survives in this preview of The Captain is Dead: Episode 3, Lockdown.
This week Fairway takes a look at two great, related games from Daniel Solis and Action Phase Games: Kigi and Kigi’s spiritual successor and Kickstarted game, Kodama. Find out if Fairway is in line with tree spirits or if he demonstrates, again, he should not work with plants.
In this very special preview, Fairway takes TIGR to another galaxy and as he explores the new expansion to Scott Almes’s Tiny Epic Galaxy, Beyond the Black. See if Fairway is able to hire a trustworthy pilot to return him safely while he boldly goes… exploring.
It’s not Atkins v. South Beach. This fight is a serious one: vegetables v. meat. Broccoli v. Bacon. Life v. Death. Today, Fairway picks up Foodfighters by Kids Table Board Gaming and designers Josh Cappel and Helaina Cappel. Originally funded on Kickstarter, Fairway snagged this one up from his friendly local game shop.
He’s paid for his tickets and parked in lot ZYY a county over. Now, Unfairway gets to relive his Great Flags-attending, Roller Coaster Tycoon-playing youth in this preview of the theme-park-building game Unfair, currently on Kickstarter. Everyone keep your arms and legs inside the compartment at all times and… Enjoy the ride!
With a young daughter and son, a game about fairies and goblins is always welcome in the Fairway household. It should come as no surprise then that Game-O-Gami’s Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule is a huge hit. This week, Fairway picks the game up again and writes the review that should have been written years ago.
Fairway puts on his work gloves and safety goggles in this Kickstarter preview of Gadgeteers. Gadgeeters is a two- to three-player, bidding and bluffing by Letiman Games. Gadgeteers hits Kickstarter August 16th. Edit: It’s now live. Check it out! There’s also a bonus video review by Cassie at the end.
Fairway picks up another Kickstarter preview where he’s the master of colorful dragon hatching operation. In the words of the famous They Might Be Giants: 🎶 Roy G. Biv is a colorful man 🎶 And he proudly stands at the rainbow’s end (So you’ll see him) So follow Fairway to the end of the rainbow as he previews Underlings of Underwing, a color-theory game coming to Kickstarter in August by The Pericles Group. Underlings is a two- to six-player set collection and worker placement game with an educational twist using dragons and dragon eggs.
Fairway’s a lawyer, not a mechanical engineer. But this week, he takes on the machine-building, worker-placement game, Steam Works, by Tasty Minstrel Games and manages not to make any machines explode.
Resistance is futile. Resistor_ (don’t forget the underscore) is a quick, two-player romp through a 1980’s cyberwar. Players are one of two competing computer systems. Each system tries to annihilate the other by sending colored signals along the game’s ever-changing wired connections. Fairway reviews this Kickstarter-funded game.