The Weekender: Sale Away Edition27 Apr 2018 4
Welcome to the latest edition of The Weekender, your weekly look at the best new games, sales, and updates. We've got a sale-heavy week for you, with lots of board games in particular on the cheap.
Oddmar (iOS Universal)
Attractive action-RPG platformer Oddmar follows its protagonist through Nordic lands on a Viking-inspired adventure. Oddmar is pressed into service defending the forest and the creatures that dwell within it in exchange for some seriously cool powers. Oddmar goes questing about, doing good and what not, in a bid to earn a place in Valhalla. The game is pretty to be sure, and well worth the time if you're not adverse to some fast-twitch game play!
Brew Town (iOS Universal and Android)
Start and grow your own craft brewery in the recently released Brew Town. You pick the hops, brew up your own recipes, bottle the beer, and sell it to customers. The game is all about efficiency and profit, as you look to improve your various brews and increase your profit per bottle. There's also a very cool art element where you design your own bottles and labels.
Brew Town is free-to-play with an in-game currency, bottle caps, that can be used to speed up your progress in the game. My take is that you don't need to speed anything up, so long as you aren't looking for hours-long play sessions, and I haven't encountered any sort of pay wall where progress grinds to a halt without more caps or any real urgency to progress faster than you see fit. What's more, the label design can keep you busy for a good stretch of time while waiting for other things.
Getting Over It (iOS Universal and Android)
Self-described as a "frustration simulator" Getting Over It is now out for Android gamers who hate themselves. Yes, the game was created for a certain kind of person…to hurt them. It is for those among us who like and must defeat killer challenges. The only goal is to climb a huge mountain using a hammer and while standing in a pot. Why are you standing in a pot and only using a hammer? To make it harder, of course. Progress isn't saved. Repetition is the norm. Watch the trailer before you buy. You've been warned.
Mordheim: Warband Skirmish is a multi-player, turn-based tactics game based on Game's Workshop's classic table-top adventure Mordheim. The city has been destroyed by a comet and you run a mercenary outfit competing with other mercenaries to scavenge the ruins.
The original Space Marshals was on sale last week, now it's time for the sequel to get at turn. Space Marshals 2 offers more tactical top-down action, more sneaking about for the element of surprise, and a lot more gear. If you liked the original, then grab the sequel.
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 centimetres. You can play solo against the AI or online with up to 8 players.
Asmodee Digital Board Games
Asmodee Digital has a big sale underway, with several games discounted. Here's the full list (all iOS games are universal):
- Mysterium $1.99 on iOS, $1.49 on Android
- Pandemic: The Board Game $1.99 on iOS and Android
- Colt Express $1.99 on iOS, $1.49 on Android
- Smash Up $2.99 on iOS, $2.49 on Android
- Splendor $2.99 on iOS, $1.99 on Android
- Twilight Struggle $3.99 on iOS, $2.99 on Android
- Agricola $3.99 on iOS
- Carcassonne $3.99 on Android
Asmodee has also introduced two (slightly) discounted packs of games on the App Store:
- Journey Pack for $11.99 includes Ticket to Ride, Ticket to Ride: First Journey, and Colt Express
- Versus Pack for $7.99 includes Splendor, Jaipur, and Potion Explosion
Classic post-apocalyptic RPG Planescape Torment got this special "enhanced edition" about a year ago with remastered music, updated graphics, and a new user interface. It's now at its lowest price ever, down from $10.
Naval Tactics (iOS Universal)
Digital board game Naval Tactics brings naval board gaming to your iOS device, or did until iOS 11 and the 64-bit requirement struck. Well, now it's back with a recent update to make the game iOS 11 compliant. The game offers both custom (sandbox) and historical missions with turn-based play.
The latest update to Mini Metro goes retro with visits to some of the iconic metros of the past. London 1960, New York City 1972, and Paris 1937 are all now available to play once you delivery 1000 passengers in the normal or extreme mode for these city's normal maps.
That's all for this week's round up. Seen anything else you like? Played the above? Let us know in the comments!