There’s been a lot of “bidding” and “auction games lately. The general idea is that players use some form of currency to outbid your opponents to win a thing and score more points. In a departure from the more traditional bidding game, Fairway picks up Highest Bidder which introduces programmed actions into the bidding framework.
It would be his luck to live long enough to see man conquer interstallar space… only to be stuck on the worst ship in the Universe. Today, Fairway picks up the cooperative game Eriath: The Worst Ship in the Universe. See if Fairway and friends are able to keep this hunk of junk spaceworthy or whether his space adventures are doomed.
There are many paths that lead into the Indie Jungle – the “self-publishing” path, the “crowdfunding” path, the “pitch to a publisher” path and even the “print-on-demand” path. However, there is another path that many new game designers often overlook, one that can be uniquely fun, creatively challenging and infinitely rewarding…the “game design contest” path.
“Can you hear me now?” “Can you hear me now?” Today, Fairway picks up an abstract strategy game that the Verizon guy can love, Nodes. See if Fairway can find a signal in the middle of a wide open space or whether his opponent’s communication systems were better.
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, Dan asks the creator of the Super HACK Override Kickstarter campaign about the game, using Send From China, and the super-fast delivery option with The Game Crafter. Find out whether Dan’s bank account also got hacked while you’re at it.
Fairway loved Frogger growing up. There’s something lovable about the idea of a frog trying to cross a road only to drown (?) in a river. Today, Fairway picks up what feels like the board game equivalent of Frogger, Highway to Shell, by Concrete Canoe Games.
Well, Fairway officially reviews his first golf game this week as he checks out the highly entertaining, card-flicking dexterity game, Table Golf, by Zagix LLC. Unlike real golf, there’s no hushed audience or silence from your friends when you’re playing this game. Find out how Fairway fairs in this ferociously difficult (for him) dexterity game.