hidden agenda

Indie Boards and Cards just let loose some new information about current games and upcoming games.  The first two announcements are simply the official release of Aeon’s End, and the reprint of Kodama being back of store shelves.  But that isn’t what is interesting, what is interesting is that they just wrapped up a Kickstarter for their next social deduction type game called Abandon Planet.  In Abandon Planet you are trying to escape the planet as meteors rain down from the sky, destroying anything and everything in their path, including eventually the Earth itself.  So you have to hop into your rocket and try to collect all the supplies you need to make the interplanetary jump to safety.  The problem is, you won’t be able to collect everything on your own, so you will have to form alliances with others to get the materials you need, but be careful, betrayal is not uncommon when your very lives are on the line!  Each turn you will play a card to indicate which direction you will go, then you will pick up parts at the new location, or steal parts from other players.  After that a meteor will come down and destroy things, where that happens is random but one person will know each round, and they can tell the other players, if they want to.  So keeps your friends close and keep an eye on your enemies and you just might survive.  Kickstarter delivery isn’t expected until March 2017, so you most likely won’t see this on store shelves until the 2nd quarter of 2017.

The last bit of news is that Indie Boards and Cards just submitted their Resistance App to both the Apple and Android app markets for approval.  What this app will do is narrate the the game for you, and out of the gate it will support Resistance, Hidden Agenda, and even Avalon.  But what makes this app truly special is that they also included functionality for AI players so if you have less than 5 people, you can still play the game with the app picking up the empty seats!  Australia and New Zealand will see the app first in order to finish debugging and testing the app, then the rest of the globe will get it soon after.

roar-a-saurus

Essen is around the corner and Indie Boards and Cards will have some special editions of their games.   Coup: Reformation, Dragon Slayer, The Resistance: Hostile Intent & Hidden Agenda, and Flash Point: Honor & Duty will each of their Kickstarter Edition available.  Roar-a-Saurus will also be available and it was just funded on Kickstarter on September 16 for $19,161 of a $1,000 goal.

Indie Boards and Cards will return to Hall 3, booth 3N102 and are looking for volunteers…

We also still need a few good game demonstrators for the show. If you can work with us for at least a full day (or two half days), please send me an email at contact@indieboardsandcards.com – knowledge of German & English is preferred. Be sure to include when you can work in the booth, and the games that you are comfortable teaching.

dead of winter pieces

As reported by Plaid Hat Games (PHG), Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game will be arriving to those that pre-ordered it very, very soon!  In addition, the Crossroad Card Creator is now live on Plaid Hat’s website.  Crossroad cards are a key element of their new game.  At the start of every player’s turn, the previous player will draw a Crossroads card.  On this card are some conditions and at any time during the active player’s turn, if these conditions are met, the game pauses and some choices have to be made.  The creator was mentioned a few times on PHG’s podcast during the development of Dead of Winter and it is very exciting that players will have such fantastic customization to this and future Crossroads games.

Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game is designed by Jonathan Gilmour and Isaac Vega.  This game of survival features co-operative play with a possible betrayer however, each player will have their own agenda.