Push Your Luck Games

Blue Orange Games, publisher of games like Spot It! and Doodle Quest, will be releasing 4 games through April and May.

The games releasing in April:

Sushi Draft

This is a card drafting game where players aim to score the most points by eating the most of different types of sushi. Each turn, you will choose one of your sushi cards to eat, pick a card to keep keep in your hand, and pass the rest to the next player. This will continue until each player eats five sushi. Each player collects score chips after each round and the player with the most points at the end of the game wins. The game is for 3-5 players, ages 8 and up, and plays in 15-20 minutes.

Components:

  • 32 Sushi cards
  • 18 Score chips
  • 1 Rules book

Attila

This is a chess-like abstract game for 2 players, ages 7 and up. In this game each player is trying to trap the other by scorching the earth with flaming arrows and strategically positioning their troops in a way that leaves the opponent’s troops with nowhere else to run.

Components:

  • 6 Knight Tokens
  • 14 Scorched Earth tiles
  • 2 Small game boards
  • 2 Large game boards

The games releasing in May:

Armadora

The objective of this game is for 2-4 players, ages 8 and up, to steal the biggest portion of gold from the dwarven mines. The play time is about 30 minutes long, and players will be able to choose from 5 of the classic fantasy archetypes: orcs, goblins, wizards, and elves.

Components:

  • 64 Warrior tokens
  • 4 Reinforcement tokens
  • 6 Special power tokens
  • 40 gold cubes
  • 32 Palisades
  • 4 Games screens
  • 1 Game board

Dragon Run

This is a press-your-luck game, designed by Bruno Cathala, in which players are going through a dungeon in hopes of being the one with the most gold in the end. In each turn you will have thee actions to choose from:

  1. Charge: blindly into a room that may contain treasure or the dragon.
  2. Sneak: throw some treasure to distract the dragon, and try to hide in the shadows.
  3. Cry like a baby: Stay where you are and surrender some of your treasure for the rest of the turn.

In order to win you not only have to have the most gold in the end, but you must also escape the dungeon unscathed. The game is for 2-5 players, ages 8 and up, and it plays in 15 minutes.

Components:

  • 10 Location cards
  • 28 Treasure cards
  • 1 Ten-sided die
  • 1 Dragon tile
  • 1 Dragon token
  • 7 Character cards

 

Greenbrier Games has launched their next Kickstarter “Ninja Dice: Kage Masters” designed by Rocco Privetera.  This followup to the original Ninja Dice takes you from just being rival gangs of equally skilled ninja’s to possessing unique sets of skills that will set each player apart from their opponents.

A Kage (pronounced “COG-AY”, not “cage”!) is an elite ninja, the leader of his or her village, and master of the clan’s hidden techniques. Each kage has their own kage die and character card, complete with special abilities unique to that kage. The kage dice are a seamless addition to the original game rules, yet they add many layers of engaging fun to the gameplay!

This expansion should add a good bit of strategy in how you decide to roll your dice since you will have unique abilities which are constantly in play.  This should add some spice to what is already a pretty fun game.  The base game having received fairly positive reviews including Tom Vasel’s review here.

with a goal of $10,000 this project has already past that goal with $12k+ at the time of printing.  This campaign has about 24 days left and a number of stretch goal to go through including some upgraded components and some exclusives this should be a good campaign to get behind if you like a nice light push your luck style dice game.

For all of the details and to pledge your support head over to the Kickstarter campaign page here.