Watch your Back: Week February 27 to March 5 (Part 2)
... let's continue with next week's launches, among which we have a eurogame, a co-op adventure and a card game.
The card game is called Worldbreakers: Advent of the Khanate and it is primarily a 2-player game. In the solo version, it pits you against the Mongolian princess Khutulun. You are playing as Marco Polo, rushing back to European courts to warn them about the upcoming barbarian invasion. You have a hand of cards consisting of events, followers and locations, and mythium as a resource. To play your cards, you must pay their cost in mythium.
The AI opponent does not have mythium or hand of cards: on her turn, you must instead reveal a card from the Orders deck and follow its instructions. Your goal is to fulfill the objective of the solo campaign. The game is launching on Kickstarter on March 1.
Personal opinion: Much as I love card games, this one is not for me because of the bot opponent.
Moving on to some euro goodness with Pilgrim: a 1-4 player tile and worker placement game in which you are an abbot building pilgrimage routes in Medieval England. You will be placing acolytes on Duty tiles and performing the associated actions, building roads, and giving alms. In the solo game, you will be playing against the Ab-bott by following special solo rules. It will launch on Gamefound on March 4.
Personal opinion: I love the theme of Pilgrim but, as usual, I'm not willing to go through the bot flow chart.
In the sci-fi adventure genre we have Earth Under Siege: Flashpoint, a 1-4 player cooperative game in which you play as an undercover team trying to defend Earth against the onslaught of alien forces. You will be doing skill checks by rolling dice to remain hidden, or facing the enemies you will be encountering on the map. Mitigation comes through the use of ability cards and weapons. Your goal is to go through a series of missions and complete the campaign. It is launching on Kickstarter on March 1.
Personal opinion: I own V-Commandos (now called V-Sabotage), so don't need another stealth game.