Churrascaria is a fast-paced, take-that style card game of gluttony. Players try to eat all the succulent meats that appear on their plates while avoiding the equally delicious but ultimately unsatisfying sides and desserts. Food theft, plate swapping, and general backstabbing keep the food flying. The person who consumes the most meat wins. Churrascaria involves hand management, plate management, and lots of player interaction. It plays 2-6 players in roughly 30 minutes.
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Crimopolis is a fast, twisted, and fun reality game about bean-shooters, chippies and dough in a city where nothing counts but underground influence. Set in 1926, your aim is to become the most prestigious gangster of all times. You recruit criminals, explore the city, execute illicit jobs, deal with news reporters, improve your skills and use them to ambush others and take over their assets.
In Eschaton you are a cult leader in a dark fantasy world that is on the brink of Armageddon. To win you must collect relics, conquer territories, and complete omens that manifest over the course of play. The player who accumulates the most favor by these means will stand triumphantly as the Dark One’s chosen, while all others doomed to perish in the fires of the end times!
Eschaton is a cult strategy deck-building game for 2-6 players.
Hermetica is a two player, abstract strategy board game where clever combos and dynamic terrain create a battle of choice, tactics, and wits.
Players will attempt to navigate their Adept to the other side of the board and enter their opponents Horizon. Each player will use their turn to move the elements or create them. Each turn has 3 actions, enabling players a wide variety of strategies and play styles. Activating an unit on the board requires one action and placing a new unit on the board requires two.
Each game can be set up differently from the last, giving you a unique experience every time. Will you rush across the board to claim what is yours first or build an army before pursuing? Offer a gambit or counter your opponents strategy? The choices are yours.
Kingmaker is a social strategy elimination game for up to 5 players who battle it out in a game of wits, deceit and cunning play. You must keep your royalty alive long enough to win the crown and bring power and ultimate rule for your house. Standing in your way are the other houses vying for control.
As kingmaker to your house you will build powerful alliances, orchestrate assassinations and destroy your opponents to ensure your house gains control over the kingdom.
This action packed 10-15 minute game will test friendships and highlight your true loyalties through exhilarating game play.
You awake in the dark. Your body naked. Your mind blank. You have nothing but your fear, your candle, and a question…How long will your light last?
The Night Cage is a cooperative, tile placement game that pits 3 to 6 players against a procedurally-generated prison of eternal darkness. But escape won’t be easy. Each player’s visibility is limited by the weak light of their candle. They can only illuminate a small area of the maze at a time. As players move, new pathways are revealed while old ones disappear into the darkness, creating an ever-changing play space that requires teamwork and collective strategy to navigate.
On the edge of our solar system, a dark planet larger than Earth may lurk. Since 2014, astronomers have been tracking objects in the night sky to deduce the location of this distant planet. In The Search for Planet 9, players take on the role of these astronomers, competing to solve the logic puzzle first and make this great discovery. Each game uses a programmatically-generated map of the solar system, tracked by a game moderator or our companion digital app. Players conduct scans of the night sky, attend conferences, and use their deductive skills to theorize about the locations of astronomical objects in our solar system.