Upcoming Board Game: Fortune and Glory

Picture from flyingfrog.net

So, for a rare mid-week post, Flying Frog Productions has put live their website for their upcoming board game Fortune and Glory the cliffhanger game (somehow abbreviated to FANG).

From the game’s about page:

It is the late 1930s and the world is in turmoil. Humanity is on the brink of war as imperialist nations in the Far East and Europe work aggressively to expand their domination. The Nazis have taken control of Germany and now spread darkness across the globe in their hunt for powerful occult artifacts that can give them the upper hand in the days to come. But the spirit of adventure and freedom won’t be stamped out so easily.

Heroic adventurers from around the world answer the call, racing against time to hunt down ancient artifacts, explore deadly temples, and fight back the powers of darkness from engulfing the world. It is a race of good versus evil and only a cunning and agile explorer can claim the ultimate prize of… Fortune and Glory!

I’m planning on picking this up when it comes out later this year (“fall”, or spring for us folks down-under).

Board Game Review: Conquest of Planet Earth ™ the space alien game

All pictures are photos of my copy of Conquest of Planet Earth

So, to summarise this game in a nutshell: you take control of an alien race’s flying saucers to attempt to conquer and terrorise the population of planet earth, either racing against your friends as other alien races or as a group against the game-controlled human resistance.

The setting is like a 1950s b-grade alien movie – human resistance consists of US army infantry, propeller fighter planes, huey hellicopters, and small town sherifs. Aliens on the other hand, are everything from the fishmen of atlorak (… fishmen), setaris kitewings (flying… kitewings), to the trun (space orks) and vyborian arbiters (vicious destructive tentacled heads-in-jars destructors with a scorched earth policy – they’re the guys on the box).

But, I’m getting a bit ahead of myself.

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