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Watch your Back: Week April 23 to 29

It's a quiet week ahead with just a couple (or three?) releases, let's check them out.


Ascendancy is a 1-4 player 4X game in which heroes of royal descent compete against their rivals for the throne.

According to the game description, it incorporates worker placement, engine building, push-your-luck, and some narrative. Characters are asymmetric and can be upgraded. The game can be played solo, co-op or competitively, and as a campaign or single scenarios. It is launching on Kickstarter on April 25.

Image source: BGG

Personal opinion: I'm not sure if this is actually launching, I checked their website and didn't see a launch date announcement so I'm only relying on what I saw on BGG. Given that the information is sparse, I can't really have an opinion. I saw some Midjourney-created artwork and was bummed a bit, but I get that it's a solution when money is tight.


Endeavor: Deep Sea is a 1-4 player economic game in which you are the head of a marine research institute studying the oceanic environment. It can be played solo, cooperatively or competitively, and comes with different scenarios.

Over the course of the game, you will move your submarine into new locations to interact with them, dive in to do research, publish journals, and upgrade your team members. It is launching on Gamefound on April 25.

Image source: BGG

Personal opinion: I suspect I may enjoy this. The theme and solo-friendliness are tempting me, so I'll take a look when it goes live.


If Zerbique is correct, the 1-3 player dungeon crawler Forgotten Depths is going to be reprinted and expanded. I couldn't find any information at all, however, so we'll see on April 25.

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