How to Play Empyreal: Spells and Steam (Level 99 Games) – Quick Starter Tutorial

On Kickstarter Now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/level99games/empyreal-spells-and-steam-a-fantasy-railway-buildi?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=empyreal

Website: https://www.level99games.com/empyreal-spells-steam

The industrial age has come at last to the World of Indines! Use your ingenuity and the skill of your team of technomancers to cross the continent of Indines while connecting towns and building a vibrant trade network. Research new spells as you carve a path through the many treacherous terrains of the continent, using your company’s unique advantages to outbuild the competition and secure supply lines for rare resources.

In Empyreal: Spells & Steam, technomancers use mana to build rails, and the amount of mana crystals required to cast a spell varies by terrain and by the potency of the spell. Mana crystals must recharge after being used, so your choice of when and where to use each spell will be critical to determining the efficiency of your construction engine.

The towns you choose to connect to your network will provide critical resources, and the value of these resources changes over time. Some become more valuable as they become more connected, while others become less valuable as their abundance increases. Thus, you need to be wary of what your competitors are building into their trade networks and adapt your strategies accordingly to maximize the value of your stock portfolio.

Reaching new cities first gives you additional benefits, and being the first to bridge the continent provides you with a sizable commission from your backers. However, those who build first are more at the mercy of changing markets. Time your construction projects to maximize your profits and the flow of mana.

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Preview – Rebels of Ravenport (Secret Weapon Games)

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Preview – Highways and Byways (Pangea Games)

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Preview – Castles of Caleira (Cutlass Boardgames)

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How to Play Noises at Night (B&B Games Studio)

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How to Play Draw7s Winter from Vesuvius Media

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vesuviusmedia/dwar7s-winter

You built and defended your kingdom, and now that Winter is here, you need to battle the harsh elements and chillingly scary monsters.

Dwar7s Winter is a hand-building, worker placement, resource management game with tower defense elements in the gameplay. Each player wants to achieve the most victory points, but the only way to survive the winter is to work together.

While Dwar7s Winter is the sequel to Dwar7s Fall, it is an independent, standalone game that includes 36 highly-detailed miniatures.

Preview – Mars Open (Bellwether Games)

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1839615594/mars-open-tabletop-golf

Intro

It’s time for you to grab your golf clubs, put on your space shoes, and swing on over to the next rocket ship launch to Mars. Let’s have a round of golf on Mars Open

1-4 Players – Age 8+ – 1-4 Players

Game By Dennis Hoyle – Published by Bellwether Games – Illustrated by Harris Fagotto

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Overview

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In this out of this world dexterity game, we are golfers on Mars. Just like real golf, the goal is to take your golf ball and move it from the starting area of the course into the hole. Each player will need to keep track of their score, the number of stokes it takes to take the ball to the hole. You want to do is to have the least amount of stokes to get your ball in to the hole. The player with the lowest cumulative score after nine holes is declared the winner.

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There are a total of 27 courses you can play on, each with amount of difficulty for beginners and advance player. Each provided course has a specific layout that you’ll put obstacle on the table. There are a few mountains, and even the boxes themselves are used.

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Your Martian golf balls are these folded cards. Their futuristic shape gives them the ability to remain stable on the playing surface area and allows the player to perform a number of trick shots. To do a stroke, you can simple flick it with your finger. You’re allowed to rotate your golf ball so you can flick it in a different angle. If your ball falls off the table then it’s “out of bounds” and a stroke penalty will be added to your score.

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While the game has a good number of courses for you to explore, you are also encourage to make your own courses.

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Impressions

Mars is open

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So what I like about Mars Open is it’s really your game, and very open to use your creative side. The game provided some interesting examples of courses already, but it’s so much fun to just make your own setup. You can make courses that span many tables, or stack up boxes and books to make a mountain. I like to use book so you have to claim up to get your ball in the hole.

Take the whole family

Anyone can play this and I think Mars Open will be the next essential party game and family game everyone wants. It’s like having your own mini-golf course that you can have at home and a traditional game table is not needed. You can play this on a camping trip, or on the floor (which I discourage). Or bring to your next local adventurer’s pub.

Novice and Mastery

While an easy game to learn and to pick up and you can just go for it, nderstanding and learning the art of card flicking can be a whole other level. You can do trick shots, power shots, and have it curve around cardboard mountains. If you’re not into that, it’s still a game that everyone can have fun with.

Final Impressions

I’m thoroughly impressed that Mars Open is such a fun, yet simple game to play with anyone and take anywhere. It’s endless fun right out of the box. So take the next trip to Mars Open.

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Make sure the visit Bellwether Game’s project right now on Kickstarter.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1839615594/mars-open-tabletop-golf