Created by renowned game designer Bruno Cathala (7 Wonders Duel, Five Tribes) and Evan Singh, Ishtar: Gardens of Babylon challenges players to construct the fabled Hanging Gardens. During the game, they must plant flowers in desert locations and take control of the flowerbeds with their assistants. Planting flowers can allow a player to take special actions or acquire gems, which in turn can be used to unlock special abilities or plant trees for points. The player who has the most points from planting flowers, unlocking skills, and controlling fountains wins the game.
The second installment in Devil Pig Games’ series of World War II games, Heroes of Stalingrad features the same Heroes System as the critically-acclaimed Heroes of Normandie and last year’s Heroes of Black Reach (see “‘Heroes of Black Reach’ Joins Elite Release Program”), which simulates platoon-level engagements using a cinematic system inspired by classic war movies.
Last month, Iello released two martial arts-themed games (see “Ninjas and Street Fighters Coming From Iello”).