GAMA Trade Show 2013 Report 7

Cheapass Games


Cheapass games, long known for extremely basic games, evolved a bit and produced a “snazzy” version of the venerable “Unexploded Cow.”


This game has a retail price of $25.00.

Grandpa’ Beck’s Games

Scheming and Skulking is a new trick-taking game due to be released at the end of May for an MSRP of $12.99.


Strictly speaking Sedition Wars and Zombicide below are both from “Cool Mini or Not,” but in the interests of clarity I am splitting them off into their own entries.



Sedition Wars

Sedition Wars gets its first expansion “Sedition Wars: Arms of Sorrow” that functions as both a stand-alone game and expansion to “Battle for Alabaster.”  The game releases later this year with a $90.00 MSRP.


“Arms of Sorrow”   is a potential kickstarter project, but that decision has not been made yet. It could release alone, but a kickstarter might allow for additional expansions as stretch goals.

Zombicide Season 2

Cardio! Start working out because the flesh-eating undead hordes are back in “Prison Outbreak.” Prison Outbreak is a new stand-alone game and another planned expansion for both season 1 and season 2 called “Toxic City Mall” is in the pipeline as well.

Oh, Zombicide will be reprinted in September if you missed it the first time. zombicide_season_2_prison_break

“Tide of Iron” lives! 1agames took over publication of  “Tide of Iron” and decided to add beginner scenarios with a stripped-down rules set and a new rulebook version  (called the “Next Wave”) with updated and clarified rules. A new edition  is out now for $99.95 and the long-awaited “Stalingrad” expansion lands in the Fall of 2013 for $79.95.



Black Wyrm Publishing

Black Wyrm was a new vendor, but they impressed me with their offerings. Behold the dry-erase glory of their ships!




The starship maps come in two sizes, small and large with MSRPs of $30 and $50 respectively.  I even tested the dry erase feature and it worked well. So many maps, so little money….


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.