Watch your Back: Week June 26 to July 2
Last week of June, and the pickings are relatively slim. Here's what we have.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Personal opinion: I never understood the fascination with train games, it's not my favourite means of transportation anyway.
Finally, the Drop Bears didn't drop last week as expected, they will launch on Kickstarter on June 28.