Team against team. Spymaster against spymaster. Codenames: Pictures is an easy game to get into, but both challenging and fun to play. Like it’s older (less visual) sibling Codenames: Pictures is a great game to bring to parties and works well with larger groups.
Ignacy Trzewiczek is the cookie loving mastermind behind Portal Games. He has designed several great games, including one of my favourites: Imperial Settlers. He’s a guy full of energy (probably because of all the cookies he eats) and he’s very active on social media. So let’s learn a bit more about him shall we.
I admit it, I love UK Games Expo. It’s almost right between the Essen SPIEL fairs, and has a completely different feel to it. It focuses a lot more on prototypes, seminars and gaming in general. I was happy to be going for the second time this year and I had a blast. So what did I do there, you might ask? What was my favourite game? And what games did I get my hands on? Well keep on reading and you might just find an answer to all those questions.
You might not know who Matthew Dunstan is, but soon you will. He designed 2 games I very much enjoy Relic Runners and Elysium, along with several others. He also has several games coming out in 2017, chief among them Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time and Pyramids. But you’re not here to hear me talk about the man. Let’s hear what he has to say.
In Lorenzo il Magnifico you play as the head of a noble family during the Italian renaissance. You spend your turns acquiring territory, buildings and people who will work for you. You will generate various resources and do your best to turn them into points, while trying to keep a good standing with the church.