Rio Grande Games has announced 3 new games coming to game stores in Q1 2018.
Broadhorns has 2-4 players take on the role of St Louis merchants, moving cargo down the Mississippi River in the early 1800s. Players need to buy their boat (the titular “Broadhorn”) and cargo, and will get a greater return on their investment the further down the river they travel. Cargo can be sold anywhere along the way, and new cargo and passengers can be picked up. Cargo can be perishable, and players may want a smaller, faster boat to bring delicate apples, pork or flour further on the river for more profit. The game lasts for a number of trips over the course of a year, with changing seasons playing havoc with travel.
Rob N Run is a cooperative game for 2-5 players. Each round, one player acts as the “boss”, giving his accomplices hints and the necessary tools to best crack safes, rob the gold, get away to the airport and claim the prize. Players need to hurry, but be careful not to be caught by the police on their grand heist.
Transatlantic is a new board game from eminent designer Mac Gerdts, whose credits include Concordia, Antike, Imperial, and many others. Transatlantic takes place in the shipping boom of the late 1800s and early 1900s, and has 2-5 players running their own shipping lines, moving mail, passengers and freight. Actions are card driven, and players can accumulate new action cards as the game progresses. Transatlantic promises to be a high strategy economic game with low luck and tough decisions.