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GAMA Trade Show 2012 Report 4

March 25, 2012 | | Comments 3

No longer feeling enraged at the loss of $20.00 to see the “Hunger Games,”  I am back in GTS mode.  Here are a few more of the attendees.

 

Mayday Games

“Toc-Toc Woodman” is a “Chenga” board game mash-up that was a fun little game. Players take turns whacking at the plastic tree with an axe and score points for chipping away at it.  Clever and fun. There are also a couple of expansions for additional wood-whacking fun!

 

 

 

 

Wyrd Games

 

Yes, it is official. I spoke with the Eric at Wyrd and the Mailfaux RPG is under development.  Trask is pleased. I always thought the deep story behind Mailfaux would make a great RPG. At least we have plenty of miniatures for it.  There is also a new set of “terra clip” cardboard terrain coming out that is a dungeon. Good stuff all around.

 

Zvezda LLC

A Russian company I have never encountered before showed up with a line of well put together historical war games. These are not hardcore grognard titles, more in the vein of “Axis and Allies” with a bit more complexity. Miniatures were very well-done and the main title “Samurai  Battles” comes with rules for two separate games.

 

 

P.O.W.E.R.

POWER is a modern warfare card game that uses a 4×8 grid to deploy and maneuver a variety of modern war fighting equipment. It had things like build queues and building time to get units on the board. It felt more than a little like “Starcraft 2″ or other real-time strategy games. Great card design and I liked the playing surface.  I look forward to trying this again in future. P.O.W.E.R. is non-collectible.

 

 

 

More tomorrow night!

 

Trask, The Last Tyromancer

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