The Monthly segment where the Devon Dice Crew pick a game they are looking forward to getting that month.

It’s been a while since we last did an On The Horizon post, so time to check out the Meeples Corner preorders pages and see what delights we have coming up in March. What are the Devon Dice crew looking forward to over the next few weeks?

Sam

Wingspan

Why: I’ve already played this a few times, with Meeples’ Corner’s own copy, but I cannot wait to get my own copy. The production level is off the chart, the gameplay is super-solid and fun, the artwork is gorgeous and engaging… and all for less than £40! Stonemaier Games are redefining game production quality with this one.

With pre-orders currently closed due to indefinite numbers of copies, there’s no guarantee I will be able to get my own copy in March, but it is totally my most anticipated game for the Month.

Link:  http://meeplescorner.co.uk/Board-Games/Wingspan-Stonemailer-Games

Price: £39.95 Also released this month 8th March

Honourable mention: Call To Adventure (£31.50)

Joel

Raccoon Tycoon

Why: I choose this game because I have played it and as Nigel (now a Kickstarter addict) backed it on the crowdfunding website and has received his copy. I choose this not because it was a great experience but because I did have trouble picking a game from the preorder lineup and I knew what game Sam would choose, he is so egg-cited about it, he won’t stop twittering on about it.

Anyway, I digress, RT is a good stock control, auction game. The art is pretty and the theme feels pasted on. It is about manipulating stock values by playing a card that lets you collect goods on it but that card also pushes the stock price of other goods up. You can sell these resources for money (which lowers the stock price) to buy buildings which helps you build your engine or you can start an auction for these characters (which look like they are taken from an 80s children’s book), these animal character card are about set collecting and timer for the game ending. The game is simple to play at a family level, however, thinky enough for seasoned gamers to get their teeth into. But it felt like it carried some issues of not being play tested enough in the development stage and I came away feeling it would need to be house ruled in areas to be played in a better, cleaner way. Maybe I’ll do a first impressions review of it to explain myself better. A good, family-friendly game with nice components – if you like auctions, stock control and Wind in the Willows animals on your cards, then pick this up.

Link: http://meeplescorner.co.uk/Board-Games/Raccoon-Tycoon-Forbidden-Games

Price: £39.95 Release this month, around about the 5th March

On The Horizon March 2019
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