Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to find a box of games waiting for me when I got home. The kind folks at Slugfest Games sent me a copy of The Red Dragon Inn and Tiki Mountain.
My first impressions of these two games is very favorable. My gaming group and I love the previous Kung Fu Fighting card game put out by Slugfest Games and these two games follow in the same style of fun game play.
I'm going to provide in depth reviews later in the week but let me give you my initial impressions today.
This four player card game takes place in the Inn after the adventure. With four player decks that are unique to each character and a special Drink deck this game has a great theme and feel.
Do you want to play as the rough tough fighter or the scrawny thief? Each character in the game has certain abilities that make them different than the other characters.
The essence of the game is that you and your friends are relaxing in the common room of the Inn after returning from a grand adventure. It is up to you to knock the other players out of the game by either getting them drunk or running them out of gold. Last one at the table wins.
Tiki Mountain is a two to six player game where each player is a Tiki Warrior bent on saving the island from the wrath of the volcano god. Movement is done via a deck of cards and each player earns Tiki Totems along the way to use with items and Tiki Magic.
It's a race to the top of the volcano with action all along the way. Throughout the game the volcano god will voice his displeasure and send disasters at the players that threaten to knock them back down the mountain. Will you take the longer and safer paths or the quicker dangerous paths?
Designed for ages 10 and up I was able to play it with my eight year old daughter with no difficulty.
Both of these games have high quality components and great game mechanics and rules. Stay tuned for my full reviews.