Zendo, the rule guessing abstract game is finally getting an update and reprint. Zendo is an easy game to play, the active player will come up with a rule, like two pyramids must touch at the tip, and then the other players start building layouts tying to guess the rule. As the go along the rule maker will answer questions and let you know if you built something that satisfies the rule. Once someone figures out the rule they win.
When the Pyramid Arcade was announced and Kickstarted, everyone was clamoring for the game Zendo to be added to the list of games in the box. However, Looney Labs kept saying no, and then we found out that this was because they would reprint the game separately. And now we have a date to go with that, so look for the game to be back on store shelves in December of this year.
Wizkids has announced a new expansion to the Star Trek: Frontiers game, a re-theme and update to Mage Knight, called The Return of Khan. This expansion adds a whole new scenario to the game where Khan has returned and is looking to rule the galaxy with power he can steal from the Borg. It’s up to captains from across the Star Trek series, Picard, Kirk, Sisko, and more, to work together and stop him before he can complete his plans. This expansion you will give you all the tokens, tiles, and cards needed for this new scenario, as well as rules and tokens to be able to add a 5th player to the game. You can find this game on store shelves in November of this year, and you can head over to Wizkids’ website to read more about it.
Last from WizKids as well is the colorful euro style building game, Favelas. In this game you are building your own Favelas, a multi-level house painted all sorts of colors in order to beautify and rejuvenate the town. However there is a catch, the council over seeing this effort, and the one determining the point values, is notoriously fickle and will change their minds each year, changing the value of each color. So over three years in the game you will build up your town with colors that get you the most points before the council’s mood changes. The person with the most points at the end is the winner. Favelas looks like an interesting and colorful game, and it should arrive on store shelves in October of this year. Until then you can read more on Wizkids’ website.