How was the West won...?
Well it wasn't by drawing fastest or by scaring the the tribesmen away. It was done at a table, with two players and box of cardboard.
This is Outlaws, a Kickstarter from Holy Grail Games. Where one box will bring dual-ling fun for two players. And two boxes will extend that pleasure to four.
Everyone is trying to get their Governor to be elected...well, as Governor of a small western town, where cowboys wear hats and dead men wear no plaid. If you successfully get more votes than the other player, you win the game...Simple, eh!
But each player also has a, so crooked, he could swallow nails and spit out corkscrews, Hitmam who can take out that pretty dressed, ladies man. If he can find him, that is. And when the hit is done, and your Governor the only one in town, you'll win.
...Unless, the Sheriff finds this critter and arrests him.
And a selection of characters, each with their own special powers (and more Kickstarter exclusive characters too) to help you deduce and bluff your way to the top. You'll also have to have something under your hat, other than your hair, to remember where voting slips are and the whereabouts of certain persons.
Now you know a little about this one horse town, and some of it's fine citizens and, crocked as a dogs back leg, scoundrels, why not take a walk down the dusty streets with me in this "How to play - First Impressions" video and learns more.
You can also jump on your horse and go straight to the Kickstarter by clicking this link here.
I don't want to set the world on fire, but I do want to tell you about one of the best "Euro" games I have played in a long time...and it was from Kickstarter.
A year ago, I had a chat with my good friend Itai Perez, who was telling me about all of these great games coming from french publishers. One of them was this one, which with the help of Itai, I was invited to create a preview video for the game.
A year has past and the product has been delivered. La Boite Du Jeu stuck to their timeline and made many people happy with the success of the project. Me included.
This is one of the most thematic gaming experiences you will get, as you send your search party's out to scavenge the scorched earth, collecting supply's and scraps. And then every night, bring them back to your fallout shelter to help repair equipment, build new rooms, feed your survivors and recruit some more. The world has become a dangerous plays as each player will try to avoid the others but be willing to fight over the items you have found.
This is my very long review of "the collectors edition" of Outlive.