Watch your Back: Week February 19 to 25
Things are running smoothly with three new releases scheduled for next week: two games and one expansion. Let's take a look.
D-Day Dice (Second Edition): Reinforcements is the latest expansion for the 1-4 player dice rolling wargame D-Day Dice (Second Edition).
It adds 10 new units from different nations to help the Allies advance along the beaches of Normandy. These units can substitute the ones included in the base game. The Kickstarter launch is on either February 21 or 23 (I see different dates on BGG and Facebook).
Personal opinion: This expansion seems to be a good way to refresh D-Day Dice, if you've played through the content. I don't have the game but I think most people like it.
Agueda: City of Umbrellas is a 1-5 player tile laying game in which you decorate the Portuguese city of Agueda with umbrellas in order to attract tourists.
In each round, you select one, two, or three umbrella tokens from the market, and place them on your board to gradually reveal the pieces of a mural. The revelation of the mural will unlock tourist meeples which in turn help you score points. In the solo mode, you are trying to beat the score of an AI opponent. It is launching on Kickstarter on February 21.
Personal opinion: A very colourful game with nice components but not my style.
And the last one for today is Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Legends. This is a 1-4 player cooperative dice and hand management game in which you play as street fighters going against their rivals.
Both hero and enemy minis are placed on map boards. On your turn, you play two cards from your hand which determine what you are going to do: e.g. attack, or move and attack. You then roll your dice to perform the actions, and reveal a card from the enemy deck to activate the enemies. It is launching on Kickstarter on February 21.
Personal opinion: Doesn't look bad for a fighting game but I remember being interested in Contra: The Board Game for this type of game instead. I wonder if that one ever hit the stores, I'll go check.