GAMA Trade Show 2012 Report 4

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.




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



Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.

3 thoughts on “GAMA Trade Show 2012 Report 4

  • April 29, 2012 at 2:21 am

    This report ends with “More tomorrow night!”.
    Are there going to be additional reports ?

    • April 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      No. This is the last post.

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