Nate Bivins

In many Eastern cultures, the Milky Way galaxy is known as The Silver River, which is the setting of this full-featured 4X game. It’s designed for 2-4 players who play as one of the 8 civilizations, who each have their own strengths, weaknesses, and abilities. The Silver River is designed by Nate Bivins (known for Sundae Split), and Robert Burke (co-designer of Draco Magi). Expect the game to play in 90-160 mins, depending on the number of players.

There are 4 Ages where players complete public and personal objectives, build wonders, do domestic investments, and other smaller tasks to gain accomplishments which translate into Victory Points. There is also an anomaly at Sagittarius A where deadly, moon-sized monsters can emerge which need to be taken down.

Pledge levels are available for the core game by itself, or the core game and the expansion which increases the player count to 5 and adds 2 new races and upgraded components. The Kickstarter project is currently at around 50% of its funding goal, will end on Friday, April 5th, 2019, with project fulfillment expected in January of 2020. You can see a preview and live-play-through recently done by the Dice Tower team for more information.

The first dessert themed game Renegade Games has announced is Sundae Split, being designed Nate Bivins and in partnership with Foxtrot Games.  The game will feature excellent art by Rehana Khan and use the underutilized ‘I split, you choose’ mechanic.  In the game you want to create the best sundae, but before you can add toppings you have to give your opponents toppings to add to their sundaes.  So on your turn you create piles of toppings comprised of things like sprinkles, whipped cream, and cherries, but also with less desirable things like vegetables.  At the end of the game you will score based on your mix of toppings and the highest score will be the winner.  You can look for this tasty looking game on shelves in November, and head on over to the Renegade Games website to read more about it.

But maybe you aren’t in the mood for ice cream, maybe you want some pie?  Well Renegade Games still has you covered with their other November release,  Pie Town: Spies, Lies, and Apple Pies.  This is a dice worker placement games by new designer Daniel Fremgen, and will feature a bit of deduction as well.  In the game dice are used as workers that begin on level 1 and are slowly upgraded throughout the game.  But the recipe you use is a closely guarded secret, and if anyone else knew it you would be ruined!  So in the game you are tyring to fool your opponents on what your secret recipe is, while trying to figure out theirs.  Become the best pie shop in town to be the winner!  You can find out more information on Renegade Games’ website.