Formula Motor Racing
Designed by: Reiner Knizia
Published By: GMT Games (2007)
Players: 3 to 6
Ages: 8 +
Time: 20 min
Unearthed by: Joe
You move your cars up and down the 12 positions on the track. You could be hot on the heels on the car in front of you — or a mile behind; you constantly jockey for position, because all that matters is where you place. If you have the right cards — and play them right — you can end up with a win for one of your cars, or even both of them, no matter how you started.
Tower of Madness
Designed by: Curt Covert
Published By: Smirk & Dagger Games (2018)
Time: 30-45 min
Unearthed by: Ed
In Tower of Madness, a three-dimensional clock tower, standing a foot tall and filled with marbles of four distinct colors, stands ominously before you. Thirty unworldly tentacles push through the tower walls in every direction in this high-tension, push-your-luck dice game of Lovecraft-inspired horror.
Players take turns rolling dice to investigate each Location (these number from 8 to 10, depending on the number of players). Each player can Discovery points for conducting the best investigation at a particular site. But If you fail — you draw a tentacle from the tower! Any marbles that fall as a result affect your character immediately: adding to your discovery total, gaining you spells and forbidden knowledge, or driving you ever closer to madness!
Watch out — when the third and last DOOM marble drops, Cthulhu rises and ends the game!
Saving the world can be . . . tricky. Players must complete all their investigations BEFORE the third green DOOM marble drops; the investigator who gets with the most Discovery points (while staying sane, of course!) is the winner.
But If the third DOOM marble drops, the investigators lose all as the world is consumed. (Insane players may cheer briefly; after all, they are saved for dessert!) If you are the insane player that caused the final DOOM marble to drop, you are declared the DOOMBRINGER and win the game.
Designed by: Ken Gruhl, Satish Pillalamarri, Quentin Weir
Published By: North Star Games (2018)
Players: 3 to 6
Ages: 6 and up
Time: Two Minutes
Unearthed by: Celeste
Funky Chicken is a simple, fast-paced card game that gets everyone moving and laughing in under two minutes. There are no turns. Players simultaneously call out the dance actions “Bump”, “Swing”, “Spin”, and “Funky Chicken”. When two players match, they perform the dance move together and discard their card. The first player to discard all their cards and say “Winner, winner, chicken dinner!” wins.