June and July are often packed with rereleases and expansions but this year keeps on giving. Sure, we’ll talk about one (quite massive) rerelease but there are also tons of completely new games coming. Expect another preview article around Tuesday. Happy reading!
Maztec – June 2nd
Let’s begin with a quite unique take on the puzzle genre. Why unique? Because the game merges jigsaw puzzles with modern board games and puts heavy focus on competitiveness while allowing up to 4 players to play together.
In Maztec a number of ancient ruins have appeared in our world overnight and revealed a mysterious temple that is simply begging to be explored by all sorts of adventurers. The whole situation may sound exciting, but many are unaware that failing to discover secrets hidden in the temple fast will lead to the end of the world.
Each game players have exactly 28 turns to solve the puzzle. Take one more and our universe is gone. Jigsaw puzzle pieces are the main component here and they are all two sided. Many of them contain red or green gems that we want to collect and some hints about where to place them.
Players need to complete the entire map of the temple before the time runs out. Each turn you take a piece with the turn number and add it to the temple, which leads to even more places to add other puzzles. Next you can add some pieces available or discard them to draw new ones later. What’s really fun is that you can take a puzzle piece and add it to your opponent’s board to bring some chaos into their strategy. Maztec feels innovative and fast enough to work as a fun filler game or a solo experience to challenge your brain cells.
Terraforming Mars Big Box – June 9th
Terraforming Mars – one of the most popular board games ever and the third game on BGG top 100 list is about to come to Kickstarter in a completely new shape. The game is getting a deluxe component edition with ...