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dungeon busters

Mayday Games is known for their commitment to family friendly, filler games like Click Clack Lumberjack and Get BitDungeon Busters is the next game in the line and brings with it the fun of looting a dungeon, or the peril of making your opponents pay for their greed!

In Dungeon Busters, the players take the role of heroes exploring dungeons and defeating monsters in search of treasures. In order to defeat a monster, every player simultaneously plays a card face-down then all reveal. If two or more players play the same value, they are all ignored. If players are defeated, the player who played the lowest value should return some treasures as a penalty. If players defeat the monster, players divide rewards but the player who played the lowest card gets the best reward!

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Dungeon Busters shares an element with Get Bit but the semi-cooperative nature is sure to create some exciting and unexpected outcomes.  There are videos reviews and rules explanations on the Kickstarter page.  With only five days left, this game has funded well beyond its goal and is currently knocking out stretch goals.  Be sure to check it out and see if it’s a fit for your family.

thiefs market 2

Tasty Minstrel Games announces a brand new dice game from Dave Chalker (Get Bit) called Thief’s Market.  On each turn in this fast dice game, 3-5 players will roll the dice and take turns claiming what they want from the dice pool as loot (or stealing from each other).  After all players have loot, they then are able to purchase useful cards with special abilities using any “gems” claimed.  “Yellow coin sacks” provide currency to be used later in the form of “wild gems”, and purple masks provide players with victory points.  Set in the same thematic world as Harbour and features the art of Rob Lundy.

TMG plans to begin its Kickstarter project for Thief’s Market in January of 2016.  TMG states: “Our goal is to be able to deliver the game to you via Send From China (with double-bubble protection like on Harbour) straight from China to arrive 6-8 before GenCon so that we can comfortably release the game at GenCon 2016 (and hopefully sell tons there).”

Watch for this project on Kickstarter over the next month.