The Weekender: You Win or You Die Edition19 Oct 2018 0
Welcome to the Weekender, your weekly look at the best new games, sales, and updates. We've got a ton of great sales this week as well as a couple nice new gaming options.
In case you missed it, we had a couple of cool new reviews drop as well, SEGA Pocket Club Manager, and the newly released Reigns: Game of Thrones (more info below). We also dropped a new list looking at the best games to play with two people, whether together or over the internet.
Richard also revived his compendium of top free games for our android readers.
Reigns: Game of Thrones (iOS Universal and Android) (Review)
Odds are good this game needs little introduction. Reigns invented a genre with its clever swipe to choose mechanics and compelling gameplay that has you play a monarch and balance the needs of four different groups under your rule. Piss any one of them off too much and it could all come toppling down. Much like HBO's epic series Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice series, where more than one ruler has made choices that led to an unfortunate and untimely end.
The two are now combined with Reigns: Game of Thrones, where you can rule the uncomfortable Iron Throne as Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Sansa Start, and others. You'll need brains, wit, and cunning to be a player and not a piece in this game as you seek to balance complex relationships and get your way. The game explores all kinds of new scenarios by using Melisandre's visions as the narrative device. Reigns: Game of Thrones also features a soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi, who does the music for the show as well. Check out our review for more on this one.
Indian Summer (iOS Universal and Android)
A particularly warm fall sounds good right about now. If your fall is anything but warm as well you can at least pretend with Digidice's latest game Indian Summer. It's a follow up to Uwe Rosenberg's Cottage Garden and the second game in the trilogy. This one is for more experienced players but still presents a calm and colorful experience where players help do fall's work by filling the forest floor with colorful piles of leaves and earn points in so doing. You earn extra points for discovering animals and collecting berries, nuts, mushrooms, and feathers. The game offers single-player and online, asynchronous multiplayer.
Sentinels of the Multiverse (Review) (iOS Universal and Android): $.99 on iOS
The excellent hero-versus-villains card game Sentinels of the Multiverse is just a buck for the base game.
Bardbarian (Review) (iOS Universal and Android): $1.99 on iOS
Real-time-strategy game Bardbarian features Brad the Bardbarian who gathers warriors to lead around defending his village from waves of tower-defense-like attacks.
Baldur's Gate (Review) (iOS Universal and Android): $1.99
Overhaul games is moving it's games through the sale cycle, this week it's super old-school RPG Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition's turn, down from $9.99 to just two bucks.
Talisman: The Horus Heresy (Review) (iOS Universal and Android): $1.99
Also $1.99 this week is classic strategy wargame Talisman: Horus Heresy. It's on sale now and again but this is the lowest it's been since early this year.
Tsuro - The Game of the Path (Review) (iOS Universal and Android): $2.99 on iOS
Tsuro - The Game of the Path is a great tabletop to digital conversion. Your goal is to lay tiles to create as long of an unending path as possible across the game board and as measured in actual centimeters. You can play solo against the AI or online with up to 8 players.
Beholder (Review) (iOS Universal and Android): $2.99
If you're ready to make some tough choices in a grim, dystopian future, now's your chance. Beholder, a game where you run an apartment building and must spy on and rat out your unpatriotic neighbors or face the consequences of disloyalty, is also on sale.
The Quest Games
Classic role-playing game The Quest and the Islands of Ice and Fire expansion are both on sale. Check out our five-star review of The Quest and then get going with some old-school adventuring.
- The Quest (iOS Universal and Android): $3.99 down from $7.99
- The Quest Islands of Ice and Fire (iOS Universal and Android): $1.99 down from $3.99
Seen anything else you liked? Played any of the above? Let us know in the comments!