The Clever Quacks win the Tournament and Throne
Big new game week this week – including a game I have been trying to get a hold on for a while now.
The move is still happening (still have a few boxes left to unpack and then sorting games wise), so does real life Tetris count as a game? I think I should start thinking of it that way!
Anyway, what I have been playing this week:
Quacks of Quedlinburg
I have been trying to play this for a year, and I finally have a copy of it!
Take the randomness of Potion Explosion and the combo building of That’s Pretty Clever, and you have Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018 winner Quacks of Quedlinburg.
Alpal and I had a game, and as expected it was a heap of fun. It can be a light push your luck or a deep card counting quest, but either way, I can see many people enjoying it!
Expect to hear more about Quacks of Quedlinburg over the coming weeks.
Tournament of Towers
Another Alpal special that I would probably not look twice at, Tournament of Towers was a heap of fun to play.
Anyone that has played Junk Art will feel at home. You have to make the best possible tower and score the most points to win – simple, right?
But mash in the card drafting of 7 Wonders and the random downside element of any Arkham Mythos Effect, and you have a game that just cannot be played the same way twice.
Oh, and full disclosure – the amazing tower I built and photographed doesn’t count. I built it after I had thoroughly knocked everything down 😀
Dice Throne: Season 2
I have heard bits of pieces about Dice Throne, including grumblings that Season 2 wasn’t anything special.
Well, Alpal grabbed a hero pack (specifically the Samurai and Gunslinger) and taught it to me last week.
I don’t think it deserves any real grumblings.
Essentially combat Yahtzee, with standard TCG/LCG mechanics like abilities and instants. Coming from the back of Netrunner and Arkham Horror, I thought Dice Throne was a fun two player mix and a great way to introduce players to the TCG/LCG format.
I’m going to grab more hero packs, so expect a review in the future 🙂
Ganz Schon Clever/That’s Pretty Clever
I have been hearing a lot about Ganz Shon Clever/That’s Pretty Clever over the last couple of months, and I finally got a physical copy just before the move began.
I still haven’t really given the physical copy a good workout yet, but the app and website have been given a thrashing over the last couple of weeks, and now I am ready to review it!
For today, know that if you enjoy building combos from dice combinations this is a great game for you, but come back Friday for the full review!