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Watch your Back: Week June 26 to July 2

Last week of June, and the pickings are relatively slim. Here's what we have.


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Button Shy Games is doing a reprint campaign of a few fan favourites. So far only Tides and Spaceshipped have been confirmed, the rest will be revealed when it goes live on Gamefound on June 28.


Tides is a 1-2 player set collection and drafting game in which you are gathering pebbles, shells etc. from a beach to use in your craft projects. You will be drafting items from the low tide row, and scoring cards from the high tide row in order to gain the most VP.

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Spaceshipped is a solitaire space trading game in which you are buying and selling resources, upgrading your ship, and trying to avoid space pirates. Over the course of the game you will be facing events and trading in the market with the aim of buying 2 crystals before the enemy does.


Personal opinion: So far I haven't found a Button Shy game that I enjoy, although I haven't tried these two. Shipping won't be EU-friendly anyway which makes it an easy pass.


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Summit: The Board Game is getting its final expansion called Sanity. Your goal in the base game is to survive a mountain climbing expedition. It can be played competitively or co-op/solo.


In each round you have to face events and manage your resources in order for at least one climber to reach the top. In the new expansion, you will also have to make sure you don't suffer a mental breakdown. It is launching on Gamefound on June 28.

Image source: BGG

Personal opinion: I remember being interested in this game in the past but hadn't backed because it was expensive? I'm not sure. I'll take another look now although I'm not too keen on the madness-themed expansion.


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Another expansion launching on Kickstarter on June 28 is a new map pack for Mini Express. Mini Express is a 1-5 player train game in which you are building routes and buying stock shares in the 19th century American West. In the solo mode you are playing against a bot. The new map pack shows Taiwan and the United Kingdom, and comes with a new ruleset.

Image source: BGG

Personal opinion: I never understood the fascination with train games, it's not my favourite means of transportation anyway.


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Finally, the Drop Bears didn't drop last week as expected, they will launch on Kickstarter on June 28.



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JW
JW
Jul 10, 2022

Once this posts reaches 100 irrelevant comments, it's going to self-destruct. So close 😱

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JW
JW
Jul 10, 2022
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Yes, please let's never let him out of the Lounge again.

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The Master Of Sinanju
The Master Of Sinanju
Jul 07, 2022

The Button Shy Reprint campaign has just a couple of days to run....

My offer to send games to anyone in Europe who wants them still stands. The prices would be ....

One Game = £16

Two Games = £28

Three Games = £48

Four Games = £60

Five Games = £72

That's for your choice of any of the six games on offer, add-ons and expansions would change things, but easily sorted and that would be the total cost, to you (via paypal), including shipping to wherever.....


So if anyone wants a game or two let me know asap......😁

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JW
JW
Jul 07, 2022
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Very kind offer. Let's try this. 👍🏻

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Zerbique
Zerbique
Jun 28, 2022

Three other games have launched today.


Snap Ship Tactics is a skirmish game involving customizable space ships (and you can customize the minis too!). KS link.



Stonewall Uprising is deck-building game where you are fighting for the LGBTQ+ community's civil rights from the 1960s to the 1980s. They won't tell you it's solo, but there is a solo variant in the rulebook. KS link.



Finally, Company of Heroes, the board game adaptation of the WWII-focused RTS video game, is getting a new edition, featuring solo play (and tons and tons of minis apparently). KS link.



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Zerbique
Zerbique
Jun 29, 2022
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I do think the toy factor is pretty amazing here!


Sadly, I have absolutely no interest in skirmish games (nor in minis, by the way, but I find it cool nonetheless).

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The Button Shy reprint campaign announced SpaceShipped, Revolver Noir and Wonder Tales as the starting lineup for the campaign - Tides has not been confirmed for inclusion in this campaign.

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Cadet Stimpy
Cadet Stimpy
Jul 01, 2022
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All of ya probably know by now, but the games in the ButtonShy reprint campaign are currently:


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Zerbique
Zerbique
Jun 28, 2022

Maid Knight Saga will launch on KS on June 28. Here is the prelaunch link.


The game was initially a 3-6 players one so I have no clue how the solo game will work out. In the game, you're joining the Royal Academy and have three years to become the best version of yourself - which, in practice, means you want to push your stats to the max. You must choose (through drafting) between attending class lessons or participating in other activities, and will purchase items to help you along the way.



As an enthusiast collector of localized Japanese games, I will very likely get this one, provided I have at least minimal interest in the gameplay, and the price…

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Cadet Stimpy
Cadet Stimpy
Jul 01, 2022
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LOL! MoS, we have a Spam Museum in Minnesota.


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