Essen is soon to be upon us and so companies are letting us in on what is coming, and Czech Games Edition is bringing some good ones. First, and to no one’s suprise, will be the release of the latest edition of Codenames called Codenames Pictures. It plays just like it’s predecessor with the difference being that you now have pictures instead of words on each of the cards.
Next is a new game from Filip Neduk called Adrenaline, which is an arena battle type game set in the future. In the game you will choose your character to play in the arena, once there you will grab guns and other equipment to enable you to fight the other players. One nice balancing mechanic to the game is that when you are hit, you take damage but also get faster. Combat is billed as fast and diceless so it should be a fun game to play.
- In Startup Funding, players get a chance to customize the initial resources in their laboratories.
- The Busy Days expansion makes each round different by offering new rewards (and new costs!) on the order spaces.
- The Royal Encyclopedia is an entirely new venue for publishing your research.
- And in The Golem Project, players have the challenge of animating a creature made from magic and clay.
This will bring some new challenges and complexity to the game for veteran players.
Last thing to note is that CGE will also be showcasing the latest app expansion for Galaxy Trucker, Alien Technologies, as well as the progress they are making on their Through the Ages and Codenames apps.