Asmodee has released information on several new games with imminent release in November: Skull, Expedition: Northwest Passage, Jungle Speed Safari
, and C3K--Creatures Crossover Cyclades/Kemet.
From Lui-Meme and Asmodee, Skull
is an English version of Herve Marly’s Skull and Roses
with art by Thomas Vuarchex. Skull
is a bluffing game of strategy and tactics, as players place cards face down and bid for how many cards they think they can flip over without exposing a skull card (there are three roses and one skull in each player’s hand). If a player exposes a skull, they lose one of their cards. The goal is for a player to keep their cards to the end to win.
The box contains 6 ‘tribes’ (each with 3 flower-disc cards, 1 skull disc, and a player mat in distinctive colors) and a rulebook. The game is for 3-6 players, ages 13 and up, and plays in 15 - 45 minutes. MSRP is set at $24.99.
From Asmodee and Matagot, Expedition: Northwest Passage
allows players to relive Sir John Franklin’s journey to discover the route that would connect the Pacific and Atlantic--and hopefully succeed where Franklin failed. Strategy and speed are needed, as players compete to place exploration tiles, maneuver around ice flows, discover islands and send their crews across land via sleds. As the seasons progress, the North gets colder and players can get stuck in the ice--losing crews and equipment.
The box contains 64 large exploration tiles, 32 small exploration tiles, 9 cairn tokens, 9 Inuit tokens, 10 Franklin tokens, 12 strait tokens, 20 cartography tokens, 4 Northwest Passage tokens, 3 Greenland tokens, 1 solar disc, bag; 4 individual boards, 4 ships, 4 sleds, 4 scoring discs, 32 crewmen, a game board and a rule booklet. The game is for 2-4 players, ages 13 and up, and plays in 45 minutes. MSRP is set at $49.99. Jungle Speed Safari
is a stand-alone title in the Jungle Speed
family of games by Thomas Vuarchex and Pierrick Yakovenko. This is a fast-paced party game of physical dexterity. It’s feeding time in the jungle, and animals gather round the totems that represent their food source. Players flip the top card on a pile and it triggers an action. If the card is a hungry animal, players race to grab the totem that represents that animal’s food source (which is added to the winner’s pile).
The box contains 5 totems (food), 42 cards, 1 bag and a rule book. The game is for 2 -6 players, ages 5 and up, and plays in 15 minutes. MSRP is $24.99.
From Asmodee and Matagot, C3K: Creature Crossover Cyclades / Kemet
is an expansion that combines the Egyptian creatures of Kemet
with the mythological monsters of Greece from Cyclades.
This crossover expansion allows players to use their miniatures from each game in the other, and bring new abilities and powers to whichever game is being played.
Box contents were not provided. The game is for 2 – 5 players, ages 13 and up, and plays in about 90 minutes. Players will require both base games to use this crossover. MSRP is set at $14.99.
November will also bring the release of Dixit: Origins
(see "'Dixit: Origins'
") and Rampage
(see "'Rampage' Board Game