Coming Soon from Minion Games

August 3, 2016 - 8:24am
Minion Games is expanding the universe of their Manhattan Project game with a small card game and big box game.  The first is the small card game called Manhattan Project Chain Reaction, a quick card combo type game.  During the game you will be using cards that on each card are workers along one side, an input at the top and an output at the bottom.  On your turn you will play down as many cards as you can combo together, obtaining or using the output from each card you can fully supply the input for.  This is all contained in a single turn, although the two resources you can hold between turns is fuel and yellow cake (an unprocessed form of uranium).  From there you can then convert the yellow cake and fuel into refined uranium and ultimately into bombs.  Once someone builds 10 bombs the end game is triggered, and then whoever has the most bombs at the end is the winner. The second game is a big box game and that is Manhattan Project Energy Empire.  In this game the war is over and it's time to take your country into the atomic age through building up your commerce, industry, and government.  But in order to do that you are going to have to make nice with the UN, work to avert global crisis, and most importantly expand your energy generation.  One interesting aspect about the game is on your turn you have to choose what you want to do, work or generate.  To work means that you place a worker and execute the action, to generate means you roll the energy dice to see what kinds of power you generate to use in a later work phase.  Most points at the end of the game is the winner.  Look for this game on store shelves in October.