Two New Releases from Brain Games: Ice Cool 2 and Pyramid of Pengqueen

July 8, 2018 - 10:06am
Brain Games announces two new releases this fall. First is Pyramid of Pengqueen. Pyramid of Pengqueen, originally published in 2008, is a family game about four penguin explorers collecting treasures within a pyramid while avoiding the mummy who guards the treasure.  The game features a double-sided magnetic board which hides the movement of the players.  The penguin explorers move along one side of the board while the mummy on the other side tries to find them.  The penguins can see where the mummy is, but the mummy has to track player movement base on the dice they roll. The game plays 2-5 players, Ages 8+, in about 49 minutes.  Contents include a magnetic board, magnetic mummy figure (in two parts), 4 magnetic treasure hunter pieces, 12 life tokens with torch symbols, 2 small game boards, 5 treasure hunter dice, mummy die, and 23 treasure cards. If you missed this game in 2008, now is your chance.  Look for Pyramid of Pengqueen in stores on August 2, 2018. Next is ICECOOL 2, the follow up to the wildly popular ICECOOL.  At first glance, ICECOOL 2 and ICECOOL are identical.  ICECOOL 2 is a stand-alone game and does feature some new rules.  The 1-point cards contain tasks which are challenges that can earn extra points if accomplished. The 2-point cards provide a fish-moving power.  There are also an optional tournament scoring rules.  Combined with ICECOOL, the game is playable up to eight players and a new game mode called “The Race”. With both games, there are plenty of new layouts with varying difficulty, including a couple with “sliding rooms” that change locations throughout the game! The game plays 2-4 players, Ages 6+, in about 30 minutes.    Contents include 5 game boxes, 4 penguin figures, 16 fish figures. and 53 cards. The combined games play up to 8 players and game length depends on game mode and layout. Look for ICECOOL 2 in stores this September.

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