Happy Thursday, everyone! Thursdays are especially exciting for me, because at my FLGS (Friendly Local Game Shop) The Dark Side Comics and Games, Thursdays are the days they get in new board game inventory, and also have their board game meetup night. SO, in honor of the exciting arrival of new games, and the celebration of gaming on Thursdays, we have Board Game Thursday!
Today I am going to go over some of the cool games that were in this month’s Game Trade Magazine, issue #187.
First, I want to talk about the cover games, Munchkin Hipsters and Munchkin Kittens. You can expect to see Munchkin: Kittens and Munchkin: Hipsters in blister pack form in December for Hipsters, and November for Kittens at your FLGS. Each blister pack is expected to have 30 cards in it with tons of fun cards. In Munchkin: Kittens, you might find yourself facing the level 20 Great Cathulhu monster, or the level 2 Kitten Whiskers. In Munchkin: Hipsters, you can expect to see fetch items like the Chunky Black Glasses you can wear as headgear, or you might encounter the level 10 monster, Lumberjerk. Whichever pack you choose, you can be sure to find the cards really entertaining.
Munchkin: Kittens Blister Pack will be $9.95 available November 2015 at your FLGS, item #SJG4215.
Munchkin: Hipsters Blister Pack will also be $9.95 and will be available December 2015 at your FLGS item #SJG4250.
A few of the games that I am also excited about in this issue of GTM are by Asmadi Games, and they are all available in FLGS now. The first one is Adorable Pandaring, which I currently own and have done a review on, which you can see here. The other two by Asmadi that I do not own (yet, because these look adorable) are Meow, and Mottainai.
Meow is a silly card game that supports 2-9 players, and is an elimination game. Players go around the table taking cards and saying “meow.” If a player says “meow” and is suspected of not holding a meow card, other players can call their bluff. If the player was holding a meow card, the accusing player is out. If they were hold a NOT meow card, they are out. The winner is the last player standing. Meow is available at your FLGS now for $12.00, item #ASI0030.
Mottainai is another Asmadi Games game I’m looking foward to. It’s being released in two sizes, Mini, which suits 2-3 players, and Deluxe, which suits 2-5 players. According to Asmadi Games’ website, Mottainai is game where players work in a Buddhist temple and are attempting to create works of display to sell to visitors to the temple. The winner of the game is the player with the most valuable completed works, sales, and backorders.
Mottainai Deluxe and Mini are available at your FLGS for $25 and $15, respectively. Deluxe item #ASI0120, and Mini #ASI0121.
GTM also had a few games that have been released before but are back in production and ready to ship. One of those games that I’m looking forward to seeing is 12 Days by Cheapass Games. It was originally published in 2011, but will be available for purchase from your FLGS in October 2015.
12 Days will be $7.50, item #CLP112.
Of course there’s plenty of other games in this issue that I’m excited about, but I couldn’t possibly talk about all of them today. Want to take a look at the rest of the stuff in this issue? You can pick up your copy of Game Trade Magazine at your FLGS for $3.99.