Watch your Back: Week June 19 to 25

This is going to be a quick post since, as far as I know, there's just one soloable game launching next week. Let's check it out.


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You may remember Matthew Aslin from his previous solo design, The Ratcatcher. He is now coming back with Drop Bears: Survival Series, Chapter 1: a cooperative adventure game set in the Australian Bush. The mention of a series in the title is hinting at more games like this to come, we'll see.


Drop bears look like big bloodthirsty koalas, and they are going to attack a group of campers visiting the national parks. Characters can move and explore tiles, rest and heal wounds, or search for any useful items. If a camper dies, they are replaced by a new one, but if too many are devoured, you lose. It is launching on Kickstarter on June 21.

Image source: BGG

Personal opinion: This looks like an okay game. Not bad, but nothing special either. I remember Zerbique strongly disliking The Ratcatcher, although this one may be more fun. I would prefer more variety in the enemies, and I'm not too keen on the idea of replacing a camper with another, I like to get attached to the characters I'm playing.

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