Gen Con game reviews
Some of the Snakes & Lattes crew hit the road for Gen Con last month, and they brought back some terrific new stuff to try. These are some of the favourites of our staff, and they've been hitting the table frequently with customers too!
- Smash Up: Tired of online arguments about absolute badassery? Burdened by knowledge of what member of the geek zeitgeist would really win? It is finally time to decide. In the frantic and furious world of Smash Up two to four players will fight to stand atop the Pedestal of Complete Awesomeness. Pirates, ninjas, robots, aliens, zombies, dinosaurs and more will team-up to answer the eternal question: Will pirate aliens pillage the planet or will zombie dinosaurs rise from their ancient grave to devour a new era? Make no mistake – Smash Up is an angry, card-based Internet argument. However, it is an Internet argument that will finally crown an ultimate victor through funtimes with a card game. Smash Up! Play it now!
- Snake Oil: The magic of boardgaming is the act of bringing people together and bonding and forge lasting, meaningful relationships. That is why you should play Snake Oil - a quick and dirty party game that asks you to spin some creative pitches to your close friends and family and get them to pick the shoddy nonsense you’re peddling. Each round asks a player to act as a pigeon for would be snake oil salespeople. They’re given a customer role telling them how to shop: every customer is different, ranging from superhero to high school dropout; from priests to carnival workers. Quick-thinking and fast-talking wins the day in Snake Oil, so step right up and find just the game for you!