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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.


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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