Three new games coming to you from Renegade Games

November 4, 2017 - 1:23am

First in this trio of new games from Renegade is a shrub viewing game called Topiary.  In this game, it is up to you to make sure your visitors have the best experience at the park by making sure they can see the most sculpted shrubs.  Play is simple in that you can either place a visitor, or rearrange some of the tiles in the park.  The tricky part comes in that the park starts out completely unknown with all the tiles face down, and you only have a grid of 5 x 5 tiles to place your visitors around.  Then there is the line of site rules where you can only see a bush of a higher number behind the one before it, so having a 5 bush at the start means you can't see any 4, 3, 2, or 1 bushes behind it.  All of these little rules and simple gameplay will make this game fun and easy to approach.  To find out more you can check out Renegade Games' website and look for its release in early 2018.

Next up is a game that won the Cardboard Edison award for 2017, and that is Castell, a game all about building human towers.  In Catalonia, Spain, they have a rather odd tradition of building the tallest human towers they can, called Castells, at many festivals throughout the year.  In the game of the same name you will be creating your team of Castellers, "visiting Catalonian cities, expanding your team of Castellers, learning tower-building skills, and showing off your tower-building prowess at local performances and festival competitions"(Renegade's website)  The player who is able to build the best towers throughout the game will emerge as the winner.  You can find out more information about the game here, and look for this award-winning game on store shelves in Q1 of 2018.

Lat of the three is the scary game of the bunch, and that is Lucidity: Six-Sided Nightmare.  This game was on Kickstarter not too long ago, and Renegade Games has decided to pick it up for wider distribution.  This game is a dice rolling push your luck game as you try to collect the most power in your dreams without being corrupted by the nightmares.  On your turn, you will roll dice to gain that power, but as you roll nightmare symbols they will build up, but you get more power the more of other symbols you get.  If you do get corrupted you then turn into the nightmare and have to fight other players and try to eliminate them.  At the end of the night, it will be the last dreamer or nightmare standing that will win the game.  You can find out more about the game on the Renegade Games' website, which includes a nice rules explanation from The Rules Girl and look for this to hit wide distribution in early 2018