Medieval Academy

Designed by: Nicolas Poncin
Published by: IELLO Games (2014)
Players: 2 to 5
Ages: 8 & up
Time: 30 min

Unearthed by: Joe

Squires, welcome to Medieval Academy, where you’ll be trained as knights! Master the arts of Jousts and Tournaments, complete dangerous Quests and polish your Education. Show your Charity and Gallantry as you serve the King! Only one of you will be knighted by King Arthur himself, so don your armor and show your stuff!

To win, you must accumulate the most Chivalry points. Squires are judged in seven different categories — some categories award only the best, while others penalize the worst; some are only scored once or twice a game, while others score on each and every turn! Players draft a hand of 5 cards each turn; each one can advance your position in one of the categories. After six turns, the squire with the most Chivalry points is knighted and wins the game.

British vs. Pirates (Volume I)

Designed by: Apollo Randall
Published by: WinGo Games (2017)
Players: 2 to 4
Ages: 14 & up
Time: 45 – 60 minutes

Unearthed by: Celeste

This is a team game.  One team plays the British Navy; the other, Carribean pirates. Each player chooses a Captain and a Ship from their side to play. The strengths of each captain are combined with that of their ship, to make up their attacking, defending and maneuvering power. Players sail around the hex map, evading or engaging the enemy. The goal is to defeat enemy ships — either through boarding actions or cannon fire. Additional factors, such as wind and hands of cards, will provide additional factors to the battle. You can play specific mission scenarios, or try to be the last man standing!

Survive: Space Attack!

Designed by: Julian Courtland-Smith, Geoff Engelstein, Brian Engelstein, Sydney Engelstein
Published by: Stronghold Games (2015)
Players: 2 to 4
Ages: 8 & up
Time: 45 – 60 min

Unearthed by: Ed

Welcome to the height of technology and comfort aboard the Space Station Atlantis!  We regret to inform you the station is under attack by aliens, please remain calm and proceed to the nearest escape pod.

In Survive: Space Attack, you try to get your crew to safety. You have 10 crew members with values ranging from 1 to 6.  Each turn you have three move actions to move crew or ships; then remove one station tile, and look at its back to see what events unfold. The tile may place a new creature, a new ship, or provide a special ability to save for later. Lastly, you roll the die to see which type of creature you must move. You may also capture creatures, using a Fighter or Turret, and place them on the board at a later time.

When the “Core Breach” tile is revealed, the game ends! Sum up the value of the crew you rescued, with a bonus for each different jump point you reached.  The highest total wins.

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