Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr Board Game
Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr Board Game
Your latest patient has been rushed to your medical facility following a massive heart attack on a flight from Sydney to London. Can you work together to discover the truth behind Billy Kerr’s story before it’s too late?
IDEA OF THE GAME
Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr is a co-operative game where players uncover the story of a dying man during his final days. After being rushed to your facility, Billy knows he only a short time and reaches out to you, asking you to listen to what he has to say. A truly emotionally impactful game, Holding On is a deep but accessible game that tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary life. Will you be able to help Billy deal with his final regrets before it’s too late? Hard decisions will need to be made as you discover what is keeping him Holding On.
OBJECT OF THE GAME
Working together, players must keep Billy’s physical state stable while also offering palliative care wherever possible. Not only does this help them to build trust, it also allows them to discover more about his past. The story unveils itself over the course of ten linked Scenarios, each with different Objectives that encourage different ways to play. You’ll quickly discover not everything is as it seems as you reach out to people from his past and have him reveal more about his troubled life.
On the wave-battered coast of the North Sea, hard-working folk make a living by the sweat of their brow. Under constant threat of storm and flood, communities rally together to build dikes that keep the rising water at bay. But every citizen constructing a dike is one fewer citizen tending flocks and maintaining the family farm. In Lowlands, you must carve your farm out of this rough landscape while also working with your rivals to ensure the safety of all.
Each player receives a pool of farmers that can be assigned to complete tasks such as buying sheep or constructing farm expansions. To get the most out of them, you must think strategically, customizing your farm to become as efficient—and profitable—as possible. Ultimately, you are free to pursue whatever strategy you see fit, building a farm that is uniquely your own.
Who will rule the South Seas?
Two Kahuna — ancient sorcerers of the Pacific — compete for dominance on an archipelago consisting of twelve small islands. Using their magic and wisdom, they struggle for control of the islands.
They anxiously await the cards handed to them by fate. But when the time is right, they move to capture one, two, or even more islands, trying to gain the upper hand. At the mercy of the magical powers of the South Seas, they quickly realise that even the best magic is no good without strategy.
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A board game of cooperative card-driven tactical combat in a persistent, ever-changing campaign world.
Gloomhaven is a game of Euro-inspired tactical combat in a persistent world of shifting motives. Combining legacy and dungeon crawl elements with a card based action system players will take on the role of a wandering adventurer travelling the world. Players must work together out of necessity to clear out menacing dungeons and forgotten ruins. In the process they will enhance their abilities with experience and loot, discover new locations to explore and plunder, and expand an ever-branching story fuelled by the decisions they make. Each adventurer will even have an objective that, once completed, will allow them to retire and become characters in the world that your subsequent characters can interact with.
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Escape the Dark Castle is a casual, cooperative adventure game with a focus on atmosphere, player cooperation, and fun. Designed with newcomers to tabletop gaming in mind, it takes 2 minutes to set up, lasts around 30 minutes, and no two games are ever the same.
1-4 players take the roles of prisoners on a quest to Escape the Dark Castle, and must work together to overcome its many horrors, traps, and challenges - each of which is represented by a large, beautifully illustrated chapter card. As these immersive chapter cards are revealed one by one, the game takes on the form of a shared storybook experience, with the players making decisions about what to do each chapter before using a combination of dice and item cards to complete challenges.
The goal of the game is for the group to complete every chapter in the 15-card castle deck, and then defeat the final boss. To win, they must keep every member of the team alive - if any player is killed the game ends immediately and all players lose.
Escape the Dark Castle is largely inspired by 80s fantasy classics like the TV programme Knightmare, the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series, Dungeons & Dragons, and Heroquest.
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You are a royal, seeking new lands to expand your ever-growing kingdom. Explore and conquer the different terrains, and develop the best and richest territories for your people. Scour lands full of wheat fields, forests, grasslands, swamps, mines, and towns, diversifying your kingdom's riches along the way.
Tax the lands wisely to fund the construction of your towns, pick the buildings you erect carefully, and try to win the Queen's favor - all while making sure your plans aren't foiled by the Dragon's flame. Make sure to strategize and acquire carefully, as others are also competing for the same lands, a stake in the riches, and the heart of the Queen!