I was enjoying my morning porch coffee and scrolling through the BGG site, and I came across a review/solo-playthrough from Liz Davidson of Beyond Solitaire, of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood of Venice.
My video game hobby has very much slowed down in the past year and a half thanks to tabletop gaming. I also am very much a fan of retro games (well from the PS3/WiiU and backward). I'm not an online gamer, and I can't stand updates and the constant "bigger and better" side of the business, vs building a huge library of games like the best systems used to do (Super Nintendo and PS2).
Sorry, I'm ranting... 🤣
Having said that, I am a huge fan of the Assassin's Creed series of games! Although I'll never have more since I refuse to purchase new systems (and that money needs to go to my tabletop hobby), I have all the Assassin's Creed games in the PS3 lineup. So when I saw that there is a tabletop version of this franchise... OMG!!!!!!
From a quick glance there's many things that made me IMMEDIATELY put this on my wishlist, aside from it being solo-able:
-Tons of minis
It's Assassin's Creed! Whoa!
Unfortunately, I feel like this one may not be easy to come by. I feel this is a niche market type game. And when I went to their website directly, it's not leading me to the actual purchase screen of the game itself... Strange.
In the meantime, I'll be keeping my eyes open...
aware of my surroundings...
like an assassin.
Thanks for the info everyone. Yesterday after posting I wrote Triton Noir to inquire about the game (because on their website it was bringing up nothing for me - I wanted to see the price, shipping etc). When they wrote back all they said was it was sold out in Canada right now, but there may be a reprinting and they would let me know. At that price though, I may just have to stick to the video games.
Speakin' of Video Gaming, have you seen this, Derek? It's a modern version of the family-friendly Intellivision. It comes in 5 different colors. Here's a Video of what some of the gameplay looks like.
Image Source: Intellivision.com
I still have my original Intellivision II (and the box!). It was my first Gaming Console.
Image Source: bensbargains
You'd slide a thin, plastic overlay over the keypad of the controllers, so you'd know which 'button' to press for any given game.
Image Source: 8-bitcentral
The Amico has an LCD display (or whatever digital tech it is) on the controller instead.
I hooked-up my Intellivision II to my modern TV last year, and the pixels were the size of Scrabble Tiles. I may have mentioned something to that effect here at ST already, but the ol' SCM (Swiss Cheese Memory) is kickin' in. 🙁
Liz's Beyond Solitaire Website is plain looking, but seems to have a fair amount of content. She supplied a lot of Solo Gaming Links, but I will remain loyal to Solitaire Times! 🙂
Hi Derek, please read the latest update of their KS project. Then keep an eye on the online shop and/or contact Triton Noir (in Montreal). You may not be able to find a bargain this time 😉
Not that I feel comfortable with helping you spending your money, but if it might make you happy, then I'm more than eager to comply: you can pre-order the game from the link on the KS page.
At least it works for me who lives in France.