Relic ( Video Review)


Relic is a board game in which two to four players each assume the role of a powerful hero from the Warhammer 40,000 universe and bravely venture forth to shield the Antian Sector from certain doom. By completing missions and defeating enemies, characters compete to gain rewards and experience, furthering their chance of being the first to defeat whatever evil lies beyond the Warp rift.

Building on the foundations of the Talisman system, Relic is an adventure game in which seemingly straightforward choices mask scores of possibilities. For those who haven’t played the classic fantasy adventure game Talisman, this means that on each turn, a player rolls a single six-sided die before moving his playing piece that number of spaces clockwise or counter-clockwise around the region (outer, middle, or inner) of the board it currently occupies. That player then draws a card or cards to see what he’s encountered, pitting his heroic persona against foul enemies, dangerous locations, and fantastic strangers. And all the while, these intrepid heroes rise in power, as they work their way toward the ultimate goal at the center of the board.

~ Fantasy Flight Games

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Drop Site (Video Review)

Drop site

Drop Site, the winner of the Premio Archimede 2010 Carta Mundi special prize for best card game, is a game about coordinating humanitarian aid shipments.

As parachutes of aid drift (quickly) to the ground, players must do their best to predict where aid shipments will land. This aspect is represented by players hiding cards in their “debt” pile in hopes that these cards will later match the face-up cards in the middle of the table. Players score points for every card (aid shipment) they are able to accurately predict by the end of the round, scoring more points for shipments they were able to spot while they were still high up in the air, but losing points for cards they were unable to match. Drop Site is fast-playing, intuitively strategic, professionally manufactured, and easy to teach and learn.

~ Gordion Games

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