May 1, 2017 by brennon
Collecting together more of the information from the recent releases on the UK Games Expo it appears as if we’re going to have a lot of cool debuts and more at the convention when it hits June 2nd-4th this year. We’ll start with the debut of the game, Everdark.
This is a twisting team game where you’re trying to make it to the centre of the maze. However, you want to do this before everyone else so you might have to start screwing over the others in order to make that happen. The catch is that if anyone is ever lost in the maze you ALL lose.
So, the game becomes a delicate balance of teamwork and semi-cooperation while also ensuring your own survival. Sounds fun!
Trefl At The Expo
A big company, Trefl, are going to be attending the event in other news and will have card and board games for you to come and check out.
Based out of Krakow in Poland they have a mass of games for you to dive into and will be at C18 with demos and more.
OMG Games In Action
The folks at OMG Games have run through some of the games that they are going to be bringing to the UK Games Expo.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s going to be on offer…
- Fun Genes – A revolutionary wooden block set for creative play, story-telling, imagination development with a unique Write-a-build concept.
- Smarty Genes – An abstract and advanced wooden block set for creative play, mini puzzles, learning patterns, story-telling, imagination development with a unique Write-a-build concept.
- OMNI WITS – A fun-filled game for one to six Players. Learn shapes and colours in a joyful way, the game also seeks memory recall, concentration improvement and witty moves. A game with various levels of play for kids and fast-paced advanced levels for grown-ups. The game is guaranteed to keep you amazed throughout the gameplay. An exciting game for Schools, Families, Parties & more.
- OMNI TACT – One of our Iconic & evolutionary game for Strategy game players, an evolutionary game of Patriotic Defence with exponential strategic options consisting of twelve simple to advanced missions, easy to play yet very advanced in strategy. The game is themed around rescue, protect & defend. Played by two players’, or as a four-player co-op game, the board has a unique diamond shaped grid of 161 Spaces with seventeen Pieces per side.
- FOOTY SMART – A fun-filled and fast-paced realistic football education board game. Played by two players’, or as a four-player co-op game. It is an open-ended football strategy game that encourages team play in a fun way. Footy Smarty is designed on a unique diamond shaped grid.
…which sounds pretty awesome. It’s neat to have some games which cross over the bridge between child and adult focused and will tax you a little bit!
Ominoes 2nd Edition
We also have a quirky take on dominoes with Ominoes from Yay Games coming to the event.
This simple game is getting its second edition and you’ll be able to snap it up at the event to give it a go. As mentioned, it’s very simple…
“You roll an Ominoe dice, then move one that matches it three spaces in any direction then place the rolled one anywhere on the board. You could be moving your own pieces or screwing your opponents up. Things get very tense and silly in just a few turns.”
It sounds like one of those perfect smaller games to drop into the mix as you’re waiting to dive into a larger tabletop experience.
What do you think of the news?
"It's neat to have some games which cross over the bridge between child and adult focused and will tax you a little bit!"