First up We return to the Kingdom of Pomme for the Harvest Festival…but this time we have an airship in Pie in the Sky an expansion for My little Scythe.

Next we start our engines for the big race, and if we can’t corner quick enough to win no problem we’ll just bet on the other guy in Downforce

And lastly we wish our penguins had elbows as they muscle through a very crowded ice flow looking for lunch in Hey that’s my Fish!

My Little Scythe: Pie in the Sky Expansion

Designed by: Hoby Chou, Vienna Chou
Published by: Stonemaier Games (2020)
Players: 1-6
Ages: 8+
Playing time: 45 min

In My Little Scythe: Pie in the Sky Expansion, two new seekers – Fox and Owl – and a communal airship are added to the My Little Scythe. The airship can be used by any faction to help them travel, quest, and gather cargo. This game requires the original My Little Scythe game to play.  

This is a competitive, family-friendly game in which each player controls 2 animal miniatures embarking upon an adventure in the Kingdom of Pomme.

Players take turns choosing one action: Move, Seek, or Make. These will allow players to increase their friendship and pies, power up their actions, complete quests, learn magic spells, deliver gems and apples to Castle Everfree, and perhaps even engage in a pie fight.

With the expansion you now have to earn 5 trophies instead of 4 to win.

Downforce

Designed by: Rob Daviau, Justin D. Jacobson, Wolfgang Kramer
Published by: Restoration Games (2017)
Players: 2-6
Ages: 8 & up
Playing time: 20 – 45 min 

In Downforce, a card-driven bidding, racing, and betting game, players are dealt a hand of racing cards that they will use in three aspects of the game:

1. Auction:  Six sets of cars and special ability cards are auctioned off to the highest bidder. but be careful how much you bid, because the amount will be deducted from your total winnings.

2. Race: The cars race around the track. You control cars’ movements based on the card you played on your turn. 

3. Betting: this happens the first time a car crosses each of the three betting lines on the track.  Where players will choose which car is going to win!

After the checkered flag drops, and all other players either cross the finish line or play out their hands, the player with the most prize money wins.

Hey That’s my Fish!

Designed by: Günter Cornett, Alvydas Jakeliunas
Published by: Fantasy Flight Games (2011, first published in 2003)
Players: 2-4
Ages: 8 & up
Playing time: 20 minutes

In Hey, That’s My Fish!, players waddle and slide to catch as many fish as possible with their rookery of penguins. Each turn, a player moves one penguin in a straight line over hex-shaped ice tiles with 1, 2 or 3 fish on them. The player then collects the hex from where the penguin started its movement from the table, thereby creating a gap which penguins can’t cross on future turns. When a penguin can’t move, it’s removed from play with its owner claiming the tile on which it stands.

The player who collects the most fish wins.

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