Most Anticipated Games - February 2018 Edition February 02 2018
Each month at For The Win Board Game Cafe, we take a look at a few future releases that we're really excited about. From new games, to expansions, to Kickstarters we'll be covering it all monthly.
Clank! The Mummy's Curse
One of our favourite games of 2017, Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure, is getting yet another expansion. This time it's a map of an ancient Egyptian tomb, along with similarly themed cards. We weren't big fans of the Sunken Treasures expansion but we loved Space. Hopefully The Mummy's Curse brings some new interesting twists.
Clank! The Mummy's Curse is scheduled for release March 2018.
Imhotep: A New Dynasty
Sticking with the theme of expansions of our favourites and ancient Egypt, we've also got Imhotep: A New Dynasty. We're big fans of Imhotep, and its already got a lot of strong replay value but it never hurts to add more.
Imhotep: A New Dynasty is the first full-fledged expansion for the Phil Walker-Harding game. It adds 5 new places, 14 market cards, 7 god cards and 56 tiles. The god cards allow players to make predictions on how buildings will progress throughout the game, with rewards for being correct and punishments for anything otherwise.
Imhotep: A New Dynasty will be available in August 2018.
From the Island to the Desert and now to the Sky, Forbidden Sky is the third instalment to the Forbidden franchise. Matt Leacock's Forbidden series has been more of an anthology of unrelated games that share core similarities. And while no details have been announced for Forbidden Sky, it will surely follow its predecessors as a lightweight cooperative game.
Forbidden Sky will be available Summer 2018.
Fae is actually a rerelease of an older game previously called Clans. Clans was a prior Spiel des Jahres nominee in 2003, eventually losing out to Alhambra. It's an abstract-style deduction game. Often times when you think deduction these days you think of games like Coup or The Resistance, but Fae takes a more traditional approach. Given the new artstyle and title, it appears they may be taking a full re-theme approach. Hopefully it's enough to get old and new fans onboard.
Fae should be released sometime in Q2 2018.
Herbalism is one of four titles being released by Deep Water Games in conjunction with EmperorS4 Games, a Taiwanese game publisher. They've partnered up to localize four of their most popular titles. As we've seen with Oink Games in years past, there's a lot of interest in bringing over Asian titles to western audiences.
Herbalism has players vying to be the one to find the correct ingredients needed to find a cure to the epidemic. It's a card game where the actions that players take will allow them to exchange information in a Clue-like style.
Click here to visit the Kickstarter page. Herbalism ships to backers in March 2018.