New Games! 3/13/2020

THE SHINING

All work and no play…

You’ve traveled into the heart of the Rocky Mountains to take charge of the Overlook Hotel while it is closed for the winter — except you aren’t alone. The Hotel’s bloody history has made some of its past guests a permanent addition to the building, and with them come terrifying visions that begin to corrupt your mind. Snowed in, you desperately explore the rooms of the Hotel, attempting to gain enough willpower to withstand the evil influence around you. Worse still, one of you has already succumbed to the terrible forces of the Hotel and secretly acts to keep you here forever and ever…

The Shining is a suspenseful game of co-operation, deception, and terror!

 

 


7 SOULS

“It is our time, and we must rise up.”

In 7 Souls, originally announced as Rise of the Elder Gods, players will become the gods, vying for control over their supporters, from cultists and acolytes, to betrayers, prophets, and more. Controlling these weak human parasites in an effort to gather support, power and souls to feed their hunger and desire.

This beautifully creepy game for 1-6 players, taking only 30-40 minutes, will have players cheering and cursing as they compete with their sanity to outdo each other and corrupt the investigators! Time sensitive simultaneous action selection, “Callings” (secret objectives), “Blessings” (awards), and sacrificial altars help players focus their strategies while providing multiple paths to victory.

 

 


THE DEADLIES

GREED, PRIDE, WRATH… just three of the 7 Deadlies you will encounter in this devious little card game, themed on the 7 Deadly Sins. Do your best to rid yourself of them all, as soon as you can – while your opponents do their damnedest to fill your hand with more. Empty your hand three times to WIN – and become the ENVY of all your friends!

Object: Play as many cards as you can each turn, of the same Suit, Number value or a Straight of any length, trying to empty your hand as quickly as possible, while at the same time preventing your opponents from doing the same. The top most card of the set you play activates that suit’s ability, either helping you further or sandbagging your opponents.

Each time you successfully empty your hand (and manage to keep it empty until the end of the turn), your new starting hand will be two cards smaller than the previous time, as tracked by your Wickedness token. (6, 4, 2, 0) Empty your hand three times, and you WIN!

A nasty little card game for a hell of a good time.

 

 


STOP THIEF! 2ND EDITION

An alert pops up on your smartphone: A crime has just been committed! Grab your investigator’s license and your keen powers of deduction and hunt down the suspect. But watch out because you’re not the only private eye on the hunt, and only one of you can slap the cuffs on the suspect and claim the reward. Get enough reward money, and you can finally leave this rat race behind and retire to a sunny tropical beach in the Caribbean.

Stop Thief is a family game of logical deduction for 2-4 players. An invisible suspect commits a crime. Only the sounds they make give them away. Listen to the clues and figure out where they are hiding. Play cards from your unique deck to move around the board, sneak through a window, or even get a private tip. Once you have the suspect pinned down, swoop in and make the arrest.

The obvious first step in this restoration was taking the electronic device and turning it into an app. Doing that allows for better sound quality and a more dynamic platform for different modes of play. Next step was ditching the roll-and-move mechanism and, in general, stripping out some of the luck and adding in a healthy dose of strategy. By replacing the dice with decks of movement cards, it also allows asymmetrical decks, which increases the fun and replayability. Game effects were also added to the suspect cards to further spice things up.

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