“Mutants is an innovative deck-builder where players lead a
team of genetically modified gladiators. Starting with a fully symmetric hand
of cards, players have 5 rounds to breed the best possible gladiators from
their assymetric, uniquely crafted, gene pool and impose their strategy on the
– the Card Game is a successful
November 2018 Kickstarter Project from producer Lucky Duck Games and designers Sen-Foong Lim (Belfort) and Jessey Wright (Kingdom
Rush: Rift in Time). In this 2-4 player deck builder, players mix and match
genetics starting with the same cards, but shopping within an asymmetric “gene
pool” market. Each player’s gene pool can be pre-constructed or drafted, and the
4 included pre-constructed sets allow easy start to play. Players each get a
hand of 6 cards, and the round ends when players run out of cards. Cards can have
deploy effects which activate when the card is played, and leave effects for
when a card is pushed out of the player board. On a turn players get one of 3
actions: Breed allows players to gain a new card for battle this round. Incubate
saves a card for battle next round. Deploy plays a card from a player’s hand to
their active mutant slot. Games last 5 rounds, after which players score points
for mutants “frozen” into their archives.
“Welcome to Kingdom Rush, where you and your allies must work together to fend off the furious onslaught of the mysterious Time Mage! Command Heroes and build Towers to defend the realm by placing damage tiles to attack your enemies and deploying soldiers to hold back the ever-advancing horde. Be careful, though! The Time Mage’s portals are wreaking havoc, causing all of the Towers to warp in and out of existence! Will you play your Towers to defend the Kingdom, or will you pass them to your compatriots so that the Towers can be upgraded? The decision is yours!”[source]
To win each game, players need to close all of the Time Mage’s portals while in combat with waves of their minions. Each player controls a hero who has asymmetric abilities. The heroes have different basic attacks, damage types, and special abilities that are acquired during a scenario. Players can choose between a ranger, a mage, a fire elemental, and a hammer-wielding brute. In the campaign, the Time Mage needs to be stopped before he achieves world domination. Campaign scenarios increase in difficulty as progress is made by adding new types of enemies and bosses. Estimated play time is 45-90 mins.
The Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time Kickstarter project has a Knight Pledge which includes the core game but the King Pledge includes the Deluxe Edition. The campaign has already handily surpassed its funding goal with over 3600 backers and the campaign is set to end on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019. Estimated delivery for this project is in April of 2020.
IDW Games gives players
a chance to play their favorite villain in Gotham City in Batman The Animated Series: Rogues Gallery. Each player then goes
on crime sprees, steal powerful upgrades and recruit nefarious accomplices to accomplish
their master plan and be the first to defeat Batman.
Designed by Sen-Foong
and Junk Art)
Wright, Batman The Animated Series:
Rogues Gallery is a push your luck game, which is certainly the case
anytime you go up against the Batman. Artwork
by comic artists Chris Fenoglio, Jack Lawrence, Dario Brizuela, and Marcelo
Ferreira will delight fans of the original Batman The Animated Series cartoon.
Batman The Animated
Series: Rogues Gallery plays 3-5 players, ages 12+, in 30-45 minutes. Contents include a Bat Signal board, 11
Villain player sheets, 7 Common dice, 4 Power dice, 3 Batman cards, 8 Advanced
Hero cards, 16 Basic Hero cards, 29 Upgrade cards, 37 Accomplice cards, 35
Scheme tokens, 18 Lucky Coin tokens, 5 Power tokens, a Bat Signal token, and
Rulebook. Pre-orders are not available until the end of March. Look for Batman
The Animated Series: Rogues Gallery in stores on 5 June 2019.