What do you get when you take planetary terraforming and tile placement? Nope, probably not the game you’re thinking about. Today, Fairway takes a look at a recently delivered Kickstarter game about terraforming a distant planet: Landed.
The smell of fresh cut grass and well-watered gardens. Large bushes in the shape of Tyrannosaurus Rex. Errr… yep. That’s just a normal day in the life of Fairway: horticultural artist extraordinaire. Or at least, that’s his favorite tiles in the game Topiary by Fever Games and by designer Danny Devine.
In episode 60 we visit the West and work our way around a circle, drafting cards to build our own boomtown. Can you earn the most Prosperity Points to make your town the best here boomtown this West has seen?
In episode 59, we go scavenging for food, fuel, and ways to stay alive in the 2-6 player game Maximum Apocalypse from Rock Manor Games.
In today’s preview, Fairway tries really hard to avoid making multiplying-rabbit jokes as he burrows into Rabbit Island. See if Fairway can successfully lead his fluffle (or is it herd) of rabbits to victory in this 4X game coming to Kickstarter in February.
Fairway sends his ships to sea today in this review of a recent Kickstarter delivery from Grey Gnome Games, Virgin Seas.
Fairway controls a team of wizards in a ridiculously dangerous cave filled with other wizards and two hungry, but easily manipulated dragons. Yep. Today he’s reviewing Dragon Dodge, a two-player spell-casting and tiling laying game.
I’m not sure if it has more to do with science or the stunning crimson vistas, but lately it seems like everyone is packing their bags for Mars. The red planet has been a beacon for human imagination for years, from Robert Heinlein’s The Green Hills of Earth to NASA’s push to the stars. Novelist Andy Weir stranded us on Mars in 2011, an adventure echoed four years later in Ridley Scott’s big screen adaptation of The Martian. Now game designer Jacob Fryxelius has set his sights on the planet as well, asking players to spend a couple hours bringing life and sustainability to the fourth rock from the Sun.
Interview with Cardboard Fortress duo, Anthony Amato and Nicole Kline, on their latest game Lazer Ryderz. Prepare yourself for a blast of 80s nostalgia!
“Hey, that’s not nice. No pushing.” “But that’s the game!” “Fine. Let me toss you and see how much you like it.” “Wee!” Today, Fairway picks up Tiny Swords: Tactics a tile placement, combat game with adorable pixel art and plenty of pushing, shoving, and tossing fun.