Pandasaurus Games announces 4 new games for October

September 11, 2020 - 4:05pm

Pandasaurus Games has announced four exciting new games coming in the month of October: 2 card games, a noteworthy childrens’ game, and a jurassic theology piece.

“It may be called The Game: Quick and Easy, but winning is anything but.”

The first of these is The Game, Quick & Easy from designer Steffan Benndorf. The original The Game (2015) is a cooperative, limited communication game, in which players place numbered cards in ascending and descending lines. In Quick & Easy, this formula is made, well, quicker and easier. Now, the deck of cards consists of numbers 1-10 in 6 different colors. 2-5 players need to add cards to a single pile, playing cards with the same or increasing numbers. The kicker is that a card with the same color as the pile can be of any value, essentially “resetting” the counter. If the players can get rid of all their cards, they win The Game, Quick and Easy. Look for this entry level cooperative card game October 14.

Pandasaurus is releasing another Steffan Benndorf card game, Ohanami. Featuring stunning Japanese inspired art from Christian Opperer, Ohanami has cards numbered from 1-120 in four different colors. 2-4 players play one card from a hand of 10, then pass the rest. Played cards must fit into one of 3 lines, always in numerical order, although one can add to the front or back of a line. At the end of round one, only blue cards score. At the end of round two, blue and green cards score, and at the end of the game all 4 colors score. However, the cards that score the most frequently score the lowest points. Will you go for the frequently scoring low point strategy, or try to dominate the late game? Ohanami hits retail stores October 28.

“How far does Robbi roll in about four seconds? Well, that depends on how quickly he moves!”

Robots (Wir sind die Roboter) from designer Reinhard Staupe (The Game Extreme, David and Goliath) was nominated for the 2020 Kinderspiel des Jahres. Robots is a cooperative limited communication game reminiscent of The Mind for 2-6 players. One player is the robot, is given a choice of slow, medium and fast targets on a track. For instance, they may pick slow speed, which gives the wrench as a target. The robot player then watches the picture of the tracks, a winding line filled with target objects. The robot then says “beep”, and mentally moves the robot in their mind at the speed they picked. Once the robot “reaches” their target object, they “beep” again. The remaining players need to guess where the robot has ended, given only how much time it took. Robots has both cooperative and competitive modes, and will be available on October 14.

“How do you make an ecosystem flourish with just enough of every life form in the chain to supply you with dinosaurs to dominate the lands? Resources are scarce, animals can go extinct in an area, and everyone must eat to survive — so moves must be cunning. Life hangs in the balance...”

Finally, Gods Love Dinosaurs from designer Kasper Lapp (Magic Maze) is a tile placement and area control game for 2-5 players. Players take on the roles of gods, creating an ecosystem with a sustainable food chain of predator and prey animals. Players need to carefully manage who is eating and who will be eaten in order to keep the most impressive dinosaurs. Look for Gods Love Dinosaurs on store shelves October 21.

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