Susumu Kawasaki

WizKids has two new games coming to shelves in March 2018, Spy Tricks and Letter Go!.

Spy Tricks is a new edition of the 3-4 player Japanese game Trick of Spy (2016) by designer Susumu Kawasaki (Traders of Osaka). Spy Tricks is essentially a trick taking card game, but players must use the information they gather to deduce the identity of the “secret document”, a face down card from the deck. Players then bet on what the secret document might be, trying to reserve guesses before the other players. Play rounds equal to the number of players, and highest score at the end wins.

In Letter Go!, players write words on their whiteboards, using letter cards available to all. However, the players only score their words under two conditions: They must claim letter cards before their opponents, and they must follow the rules on the changing “random ridiculous” rule cards. Letter Go! comes with 6 whiteboards, 26 double sided rule cards and 96 letter cards.

Traders of Osaka

Z-Man Games announced Traders of Osaka, a small box card game from designer Susumu Kawasaki.

“In charge of valuable cargo, you must deliver it from Osaka to Edo. But fierce competition and the Black Tide may sink your hopes for fortune!”

This reimplementation of Traders of Carthage has players competing as merchants in ancient Japan using set collection and hand management to score victory points.

Traders of Osaka is scheduled to release this summer. Check out the full announcement for more details and a look at the box and card art.