Out Now: Slim Jim Edition

By Nick Vigdahl 29 Sep 2017 3

This week's Out Now is something of a rarity around here: we're covering a kids game. Well, that's not entirely accurate. It's a kid-friendly, training-wheels edition of a popular board game. Speaking of popular, there's also a new content update for one of the biggest games around. Take a look and have a great weekend!

Ticket to Ride: First Journey (iPad and Android)

Ticket to Ride is one of the most popular board games in the world. It often serves as a bridge from super mainstream games like Monopoly to the great big world of tabletop options out there. Ticket to Ride: First Journey is built to be a young gamers first exposure to the classic track building game.

It’s made for players six years of age and older and First Journey simplifies the game rules. Decisions are reduced to the extent possible—you just draw two cards at the start of a turn rather than deciding whether you want face up cards—and focusing more on assembling the cards you need to build certain tracks.

I’ve played the standard version of the game with my younger kids and can definitely see where First Journey would help quite a bit. The Ticket to Ride digital game is a great recreation of the tabletop experience and First Journey is no exception. The game board is bright and inviting and gameplay is what you'd expect from the franchise. It's worth taking a look at if you want to start indoctrinating your kids into strategy games.

Pathfinder Adventures (iOS Universal and Android)

The next option is not a new game, but rather new content for an old favourite. Pathfinder Adventures just released A Fighter's Tale which is a new quest playable if Valeros is part of your party while running the Rise of the Runelords campaign. The quest takes a bit of a dive into Valeros’ past and includes a bunch of new stuff you can use during it and going forward. Here’s the list:

  • Access to Valeros (and his alt) on mobile platforms
  • 5 new scenarios
  • 1 new character
  • Tontelizi the Gnome Fighter
  • 26 new cards
  • 5 Villains
  • 4 Henchmen
  • 1 Monster
  • 3 Allies
  • 2 Armor
  • 5 items
  • 3 Spells
  • 3 Weapons
  • 4 new locations

A Fighter’s Tale will set you back $3 on iOS and Android.

A fighters Tale

Seen anything else you liked? Played either of the above? Let us know in the comments!

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