Gen Con 2016 Day 1 Radar Games - Part I (Greater Than Games)
August 3, 2016 - 10:42pm
New Bedford, and it's expansion Rising Tide, are two releases for Gen Con from hit publisher Greater Than Games (at booth 2123). New Bedford is a light-weight resource management game where you gather resources and add buildings all in the pursuit of whaling. As is the case with nearly every Greater Than Games product, the production quality of this game is off the charts. The wooden resource tokens and player pieces are very well represented as seen below. you can see the first player token and whale tokens/meeples are pretty fun The beauty doesn't stop with the tokens however. Below is a picture of the "un-punched" cardboard (of thick quality) found in the game. "Set in the mid-1800s, the historical age of whaling, New Bedford gives 1 to 4 players the chance to build the Massachusetts town of the same name into a thriving community. Gather resources to add buildings with new actions, and launch ships to go whaling. Go out longest for the best choice, but wait too long and the whales become harder to catch. And don't forget to pay your crew when ships return! Carefully balance risk management and timing to become a leader of industry in this medium-weight worker placement and resource management game." The expansion (pictured below) is also available. It adds a fifth player and more tokens. Head on over to booth 2123 to pick up your copy while supplies last!