Board Gaming wise, it was Escape the Dark Express Negotiator with Dragons.
Last week’s games article has fallen victim to the IT gremlins, but it’s not going to stop me talking about them here!
This was one of my first Restoration Games experiences, and it lives up to their guidelines of ‘Make Games Great’ and ‘Do Good Works’.
Downforce is a car racing game that has everyone in the running to win, making it a fun and quick game to play and teach, with different mechanics available to help streamline play.
Watch out for a review of Downforce soon 🙂
Remember those old heist movies? Why remember them, when you can play them!
Colt Express is a simple but surprisingly deep program action game for up to 6 players. Each player has a character with a special ability, and everyone is trying to rob the same train at the same time!
The goal is simple, end up with more loot than everyone else. But watch out for that Sheriff, he will make your life hard. Now I have a group familiar with the base game, a review will be coming after the expansions have had a play as well.
This week was just for me though, and Connor E. Ogden managed to beat me 3 out of 4.
My only real issue with Hostage Negotiator is the space required to play it. At home, it’s a great escape that tests your logic and pushes your luck. Get ready for more on this game in the near future 🙂
Escape the Dark Castle
When I am working on a PC for more than 12 hours a day, coming home to a video game or screen sometimes doesn’t cut it. I might want to play a game, but the thought of even sitting on the PS4 or the Switch shows me another screen, or needs more brain than I want to invest.
As reviewed and played on the site before, Escape the Dark Castle is a great solo or multiplayer escape game. With setup being only shuffling some cards, I spent a good couple of hours trying to get through the final boss with only 2 characters (solo is just impossible!).
Still a challenge and a heap of fun, Escape the Dark Castle is still on the quick access shelf.
Dragon’s Breath was a quick game Alpal showed me, and it’s a heap of fun.
As we discussed in the HABA Blatherings, HABA has a history of quick simple fun for everyone. Classifying them as ‘Kid’s Games’ can be dangerous, as there are a lot of things aimed at younger children that I have no patience for.
HABA seems to find that magical sweet spot where a game is designed for young kids, but adults have just as much fun playing the games as well!
Destiny 2 Forsaken
I ran around, shot some things, collected some things, in short – I played Destiny.
With the Forsaken release last week, jumping in to see the changes was always on the cards.
Destiny 2 has me in a weird place now. If you like games like Call of Duty or Battlefield, it’s now probably more for you. But for me and other ‘casuals’, the Forsaken moniker seemed to be well named.
Check out my Forsaken review here.
Just starting the second round of Chapters for my party, Octopath Traveler is a game I will be picking up and putting down for the foreseeable future.
I think I am starting to hit the ‘grind’ of the RPG, but I still want to make sure. I think my primary party is starting to form, but another 10 or so hours will test this.
If you have a Switch and enjoy old-school turn-based RPGs, do yourself a favour and just grab the Octopath Traveler demo from the eShop. If you fall in love with the game, the progress you made transfers to the full game – it’s well worth your time.