Last Week’s Gaming 22nd October 2018

Onirim’s Tiny Epic Chest Open Tournament

By the time you are reading this, I should be out and about Melbourne – maybe even have had a bit of video happening over on the Facebook page!

It was a hectic week last week with work and prepping for the trip, but there was still some time to play games 🙂

Tiny Epic Zombies

So the first game I played this week was a new one – Tiny Epic Zombies!  My Kickstarter copy arrived a couple of weeks ago, and it was our first chance to have a game.

We used Harl’s copy, and he set himself up as the Zombies in a One vs Cooperative round.

It was a long with a few false starts, but you expect that in a learning game.  We definitely had fun though, and we will be playing this again soon!

Tiny Epic Zombies
It may fit in a small box, but there is a lot happening in the latest from Scott Almes

Dead Man’s Chest

What was intended as a quick example of Dead Man’s Chest became a full game in very short order.

It was a great way to end the night, with four of us knocking out the game with teaching in about 10 minutes.

All of my previous thoughts hold – it’s quick and easy to teach, with the bluffing mechanics simple yet effective.

I thought really hard about asking Alpal if I could borrow a copy for PAX Aus, but I am more worried about losing the chest at the convention!

Another game with nothing much happening on the table, Dead Man's Chest is surprisingly tense

NES Open Tournament Golf

The NES Classics that were made available with Switch Online when the service went live last month.

With a lot of late nights recently I wanted to unwind with something.  And I knew that four new games had come out.  So I had a look.

NES Open Tournament Golf will not have me hooked for hours at a time, but it was a fun experience once I started to understand how to play it.  Frustrating by today’s standards maybe, but the elegant simplicity of NES Golf was much appreciated.

It was even a great look at the groundwork of some other golf games I used to enjoy, like Everybody’s Golf on the PSP!

Ugly and unintuitive by today's standards, muddling my way through 18 holes was nonetheless satisfying!

Onirim (Mobile)

So this one is one of those oversight games I have missed reporting on.  For some reason, mobile games that I play daily I just never thought of as playing a game – what a weird blind spot!

So a game I have been playing Onirim on the mobile for a long time now.  It’s an awesome solo card game, and if you have never played it before check it out for free on Android or iOS.

At its heart, Onirim is a set collection game where you try to match sets to unlock doors out of your dreams.  But be careful – nightmares and other things can hold you back!

The in-app purchases are for expansion content, which I very much enjoy.  But load up the base game and enjoy the great tutorial to see what you think for yourself!

All you have to do is match 3 colours on the track, without playing the same symbol twice in a row. A satisfying solo puzzle game.
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