Fans of Isle of Skye, the tile-laying game published by Lookout Games, were understandably thrilled to hear that Digidiced will be releasing an app version of it sometime in 2018.
To whet the whistles of those who have been salivating for more information, Digidiced released a screenshot of the game, and it definitely looks like it’s going to be a winner, at least graphically. It also highlights the interface they are developing for the game, and it looks pretty interesting as well. They are looking for input on how the interface looks, so give them a shout with your thoughts.
Digidiced has made many well-regarded boardgame apps, such as Terra Mystica, Patchwork, Cottage Garden, Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small, Le Havre: Inland Port, and Bohnanza: the Duel. With that track record, fans can be forgiven their enthusiasm.
Keep an eye on the Digidiced home page or follow them on Twitter for more information as it’s announced. Isle of Skye is scheduled to be released in Q2 2018.
Convention season is coming and so of course the game announcements are going to start ramping up. We have five new announcements in this article to go through so lets get cracking.
First is the latest from Wizkids and that is DiceBot MegaFun, a real time dice game of robot combat. In the game you will be rolling dice to try and scavenge weapons from the junkyard to outfit your robot with. Then, once you have the weapons you desire you will start attacking your opponents, hoping they don’t have a defense for the weapon you choose. Manage you get through their defenses and you will damage then, cause enough damage and they will be eliminated! Last one standing is the winner. Look for this to be released in June.
Next is a new game from Osprey Games called Star Cartel, which as you can guess from the title is a game all about trading goods in space. In the game you are trying to make your goods worth the most, but in order for the value of goods to go up you have to trade them to the Cartel. But you can’t score what you don’t have so you have to be careful how much you let go. You will also be able to upgrade your ship to better protect your investments and hope you have the most valuable stash by the end of the game. Look for this on store shelves in July of this year.
Ultra Pro is continuing to ramp up it’s game offerings with a new abstract strategy game called Zircles. This game has a bit of a Blokus feel to it in that you have triangle pieces of differing arrangements and sizes. On your turn you place down a piece trying to complete the circles at the corners of the triangles. As you complete circles you will get points, and once someone has played all their pieces, any you have left will count against you. Whoever has the highest score at the end is the winner. Zircles will be released in July of this year.
Lastly we have two releases coming from Rio Grande Games, first is an expansion to the time travel game Temporum called Temporum: Alternate Realities. What the expansion does is double the amount of cards in the box, giving you 48 new places to time travel to and 60 more player cards that you can use. It also comes with all the needed chits for the new zones, but overall just gives you more variety and options in playing the game. Look for this to arrive in June of this year.
And finally, we have the last game we will talk about, Bohnanza: The Duel, bringing the classic bean growing card game into the two player realm. The game remains mostly the same except now instead of trading for beans, you gift them to your opponent, hopefully to their detriment. But since it’s a gift you can reject it, but rejecting it means you have to offer your own gift in return. Other new additions include bonus cards that give you gold when you complete them, and the ability to plant different beans in the same field. So if you are a fan of the original but wish it was two players, this will definitely fill that need. Look for this at your local store in May of this year.