Boston FIG 2017 – Shiki

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One of the first games to catch my eye on my initial walkthrough of the Boston FIG floor was Shiki by Lido Labs. Shiki is a card drafting game where players are trying to create Haikus, each round creating a line of their poem. Bonus points are awarded at the end of the game for players who can stick to …

Boston FIG 2017 – Susurrus: Season of Tides

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Evil Overlord Games was showing off their massively multiplayer, story-driven text adventure, Susurrus: Season of Tides at Boston FIG this year. The game has players taking the role of a Mage, Vampire, or Werewolf in a world hidden just under normal mortal eyes. The game contains tons of custom artwork and music to really help immerse the player into the world of …

Boston FIG 2017 – Spell Scroll

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Spell Scroll was located in a very unassuming booth towards the back of the gym where the tabletop games were being shown. Still in development, it’s a card battle game that ditches most card battle tropes and delves into 1 one 1 combat between two mages. Each player gets a Sorcerer, a deck of spells, 20 health, and dial to …

Boston FIG 2017 – Ten Candles

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Cavalry Games booth at Boston FIG was showcasing a game they’ve had out since 2015 called Ten Candles, a zero-prep tabletop horror storytelling game designed for one-shot 2-4 hour sessions. Played by the light of ten candles that also functions as a sort of timer for the game, players try to complete meaningful tasks in a world where catastrophe has …

Boston FIG 2017 – You’ve Been Poisoned!

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Tim Blank, one of the Boston FIG organizers and founder of Gameworthy Labs, has a most interesting booth setup on the show floor. You’ve Been Poisoned! was an escape room experience condensed and modified to work within a convention booth space. The premise behind the game is that the players have been poisoned and have been locked inside their poisoner’s …

Boston FIG 2017 – Shrug Island

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Shrug Island is a hand-drawn tale, a game of nature puzzles and musical adventure. It’s also the recipient of Boston FIG’s 2017 “Innovation in Art and Narrative” award for digital games. Based on the existing world from the award-winning 2009 animated short, Shrug, Shrug Island is a point and click adventure set in 4 chapters. Currently the first chapter has …

Boston FIG 2017 – THE CRINIMALS

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THE CRINIMALS table at Boston FIG was packed full of players every time I walked past it, so, unfortunately, I never got a chance to play. I did, however, get to watch several games and it was enough to really catch my eye. In THE CRINIMALS up to 4 players take the role of animal criminals who have just successfully …

Boston FIG 2017 – F.L.O.W

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Winner of Boston FIG’s “Most Innovative Game”, F.L.O.W., designed by Tam Myaing, is a cooperative time-travel game utilizing sets of strings as movement pathways between different areas. Players in the game take on roles of time travel agents who must work together to repair the timeline. By placing links between locations, architecting, and managing the Butterfly Effect of those actions they’ll …