At As the Internationale Spieltage in Essen, Germany, Tasty Minstrel Games premiered three new games that will release to trade in November.
Exodus Fleet, designed by Gabriel Cohn, is a resource management / tableau building game that involves an interactive system of role selection and bidding for players to hire miners, spaceship builders, and other skilled labor to build a fleet to escape the dying planet. The game is for 2 – 5 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 90 – 120 minutes. MSRP is $59.95.
is designed by Matthew Dunstan and Chris Marling. Players are pioneers attempting to traverse the Oregon Trail, but first they must build a team, and gather resources and equipment by utilizing a dice drafting system. Despite careful preparation, disasters will strike unexpectedly: raids, famine, disease, and storms. The game is for 2 – 4 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 45 – 60 minutes. MSRP is $59.95.
is a farming game set in a fantasy world, designed by Trey Chambers (Argent: The Consortium
). Players draft turn order, then send two workers into town or the fields. Raise crops, utilize magical elixir, and make room for more planting. The goal is to amass a bigger and better harvest than your rivals at the end of five rounds of play. The game is for 2 – 4 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 30 – 60 minutes. MSRP is $39.95.
TMG is currently Kickstarting a deluxe version of the 4X game Downfall which includes a retailer level and runs through November 10 (see “Tasty Minstrel Brings '4X' to Earth in 'Downfall'”).