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PNP News July 15th, 2013 - August 31st, 2013 pt 2

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Hello everyone! This is the second of three posts that covers the PNP news of the last six weeks. Today I will be talking about 15 new games and the new Crowdfunded games. For more information about why this post was broken into three parts, see yesterday’s post for more detail.

On to the news!

New Games

The Crazy War by Rastapopoulos F. S. Williams
This is a two player game in which robots, ninjas, and other anachronisms battle in medieval England. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: The Crazy War
Image credit: Fiendish Williams

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Fireknife! by Peter Drake
This is a two to six player game in which Samoan Fire Knife Dancers compete to put on the best performance. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Fireknife!
Image credit: Peter Drake

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Luck of the Draw by Charlie Ecenbarger
This is a two player cowboy shootout game. Players roll dice to shoot but also draw a card to get random shot modifiers. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Luck of the Draw
Image credit: Chris Hansen (composite of images from game files)

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Accusation by Glendon Klassen and Brett Lowey
This is a two to four player political game in which players use simultaneous actions and bluffing to try and influence world events. The game can be found in the Web Links section on the game’s BGG page and purchased for $5.00.

From gallery of braingoodgames
Image credit: Glendon Klassen

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Baby's Room by Tom Van 't veld
This is a two to four player worker placement game in which players work together to decorate a nursery for a new baby. The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Baby's room
Image credit: Tom Van 't veld

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Power Rangers Megaforce: Mega Battles Game by Elliott Monroe
In this two to six player game, The Power Rangers have to battle the Insectoids. Lots of roll and move fun! The game is free and can be found in the files section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Power Rangers Megaforce: Mega Battles Game
Image credit: Elliott Monroe

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Last month, nine new games were released by a publisher called Good Little Games, which specializes in PNP Micro Games. Some of the games were new and others were reworkings of existing games. Some probably could go in the rethemed section, but to keep it simple, I’ve just listed them all here. All of the games have just a few cards and are very easy to build. The remainder of the New Games in this post can all be found at the Good Little Games website.

Bad Grandmas by Tony Boydell
This is a two player game in which grandma’s fight in a style somewhat similar to War. The game is free and can be found in the Web Links section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Bad Grandmas
Image credit: Brett J. Gilbert

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Combo by Michael Fox
This is a two to five player pattern building game. The game is free and can be found in the Web Links section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Combo
Image credit: Brett J. Gilbert

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Jest by Brett J. Gilbert
This is a three to four player set collection card game. The game is free and can be found in the Web Links section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Jest
Image credit: Brett J. Gilbert

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Muses by Adam Taylor
This is a solitaire game in which you are an artist trying to gain inspiration from the classical muses. The game is free and can be found in the Web Links section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Muses
Image credit: Brett J. Gilbert

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Shape Up! by Mo Holkar
This is a two player pattern building game in which players compete to arrange the highest scoring shapes. The game is free and can be found in the Web Links section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Shape Up!
Image credit: Mo Holkar

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The Empire Engine by Matthew Dunstan and Chris Marling
This is a two to four player programmed movement game. It is set in the year 1888 in a Steampunk universe. The game is free and can be found in the Web Links section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Empire Engine
Image credit: Brett J. Gilbert

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The Other Hat Trick by Brett J. Gilbert
In this three player game, magicians compete to perform the best tricks. The game is free and can be found in the Web Links section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: The Other Hat Trick
Image credit: Brett J. Gilbert

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Witch Hunt by Matt Green and Sam Mercer
In this three to six player game, villagers are hunting for witches - who are trying to stay hidden. The game won the Hidden Role / Bluffing PNP Contest which recently concluded. The game is free and can be found in the Web Links section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Witch Hunt
Image credit: Matt Green

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Zeppelin Derby by Todd Sanders
This is a two player racing game set in the Aether Captains Universe. It is based on an earlier game of the same name from the Aether Captains: Triad series. The game is free and can be found in the Web Links section on the game’s BGG page.

Board Game: Zeppelin Derby
Image credit: Brett J. Gilbert

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Crowdfunded Games

Codename: Oracle by Andrew J. Clark
Codename: Oracle is available on Kickstarter until Sept 17, 2013. The PNP Version is available for $10.00
In this two player game, players are psychics for the CIA or KGB and are trying to steal launch codes from each other using mental powers.

Board Game: Codename: Oracle
Image credit: Brent Cunningham

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Ghoulash by Mike Suchcicki
Ghoulash is available on Kickstarter until Sept 11, 2013. The PNP Version is available for $5.00.
The classic two player game is on Kickstarter to release a comic book set in the Ghoulash universe. The second half of the comic book will feature all new scenarios for the game.

Board Game: Ghoulash
Image credit: Mike Suchcicki

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Burning Suns by Emil Larsen
Burning Suns is available on Kickstarter until October 5, 2013. The PNP Version is available for £10.00 and includes 3D models.
This is a two to five player tactical 4X game. The game is very open ended - there are 343 possible empires that players can create.

Board Game: Burning Suns
Image credit: Emil Larsen

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Belle of the Ball by Daniel Solis
Belle of the Ball is available on Kickstarter until Sept 22, 2013. The PNP Version is available for free on the Kickstarter page.
This is a two player game in which players must invite the perfect mix of guests to their party. Players must be careful to invite people who will mix well with those already at the party so that everyone will have a great time.

Board Game: Belle of the Ball
Image credit: Dice Hate Me

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Neptune by Jason Glover
Neptune is available on Kickstarter until Sept 5, 2013. The PNP Version is available for $5.00
This is a two to four player trick taking card game using a rock paper scissors mechanic.

Board Game: Neptune
Image credit: Jason Glover

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Noble Blood by Marc Di Stefano
Noble Blood is available on Kickstarter until Sept 16, 2013. The PNP Version is available for $5.
This is a two to three player game in which vampire lords are trying to collect humans to feed their minions in order to gain power and influence.

Board Game: Noble Blood
Image credit: nice games

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Incredible Expeditions: Quest for Atlantis by Liz Spain
Incredible Expeditions: Quest for Atlantis is available on Kickstarter until Sept 16, 2013. The PNP Prototype Version is available for Free. Details here.
This is a one to five player deck building game set in a steampunk universe where explorers are facing challenges on the edge of the known world.

Board Game: Incredible Expeditions: Quest for Atlantis
Image credit: Cameron Hitch

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WarFields by Chris Green
WarFields is available on Kickstarter until Sept 29, 2013. The PNP Version is available for $1.00.
This is a two player fantasy fighting game in which you must finance a war to kill your opponent’s king.

Board Game: WarFields
Image credit: Chris Green

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Septikon: Uranium Wars by Konstantin Seleznev
Septikon: Uranium Wars is available on Kickstarter until Sept 25, 2013. The PNP Version is available for $10.00.
This is a two player game in which rival uranium miners in an asteroid belt must battle for places to mine while keeping their stations operational.

Board Game: Septikon: Uranium Wars
Image credit: Alexander Bulgakov

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Ad-Man! a Game of Advertising Mascots by Steven Robbins
Ad-Man! a Game of Advertising Mascots is available on kickstarter until October 1, 2013. The PNP Version is available for $5.00
This is a two to five player game in which ad executives are trying to match products to mascots that will help them sell.

Board Game: Ad-Man! a Game of Advertising Mascots
Image credit: Steven Robbins

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Sangoku by Mike Elliott
Sangoku is available on kickstarter until October 3, 2013. The PNP Prototype Version is available for free on the Kickstarter page.
In this two to five player set collection game, players create poker hands to summon warriors and beasts from The Three Realms.

Board Game: Sangoku
Image credit: Dann May

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That’s it for today. I’ll be back tomorrow with 15 more new games from last month plus the new Rethemed PNP games. Please let me know if I’ve missed anything and as always, please geekmail me with news that you’d like to see discussed in this blog.
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