Big List of Exciting Games Coming from Origin Game Fair 2019

Not all of us had a chance to go to the Origins game fair in Ohio, but are still very curious what games are coming in and out of the retailers and consumers respectively. I compiled a list of games that will be and are being seen over this weekend. This list will not feature every single game but I’ll mention some games that look popular. You can find a full list of games here:

New Releases

25th Century Games

Jurassic Parts – Jurassic Parts is a game of area control for 2-4 players. All players have access to the same slab of rock. The goal is to split it apart and claim complete dinosaur skeletons. The bigger the better! Who wouldn’t want a Tyrannosaurus rex in their living room…or a museum, if the price was right.

How to Play:
Players will take turns placing their sharpened chisels onto lines around the hex tiles, which are laid out in a single slab. Once a section of the slab is broken off from the rest of the rock hex tiles, it is divided up among the players who helped contribute to the break. Broken off tiles are assembled by the players who collected them into various dinosaur fossils, with varying point values. Once all of the tiles have been collected by players, the totals of all the completed fossils are tallied up with the highest score winning!

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Kingswood– A guilded quest for 1-5 adventurers! The King has assembled the most prominent town guilds and issued them a challenge: rid the surrounding forest of monsters. Defeating monsters will earn your guild widespread fame and glory!

Players take turns controlling the guild’s adventurers moving about the village. The purpose of traveling to different locations is to either build up new or refresh your existing resources. For example, you will visit the Blacksmith for your swords, the Academy for your spell books, the Market for coins, and the Tavern for your hearts. Liquid courage perhaps? There are also 7 other locations in the game, of which you will use one per game. This adds variety to the playing experience as these special locations have a wide range of abilities.

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner– Players take on the role of foxes trying to steal as many chickens as they can from the hen house, then cook them up into delicious fried chicken dinner.

Players will take on a specific character fox, each with a unique ability to be used once during the game. Players roll dice to steal chickens from the coop, collect action cards to help themselves or hinder others, and convert their chickens into dinner. Watch out for Toby the farm dog! Rolling poorly too many times and he might scare the chickens out of your bag or could end the game. Action cards can be used to steal from other players, influence dice rolls, and more!

The player who has the most fried chicken dinners and chickens in their bag at the end of the game is the winner.

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Draftosaurus– Your goal in Draftosaurus is to have the dino park most likely to attract visitors. To do so, you have to draft dino meeples and place them in pens that have some placement restrictions. Each turn, one of the players roll a die and this adds a constraint to which pens any other player can add their dinosaur.

Draftosaurus is a quick and light drafting game in which you don’t have a hand of cards that you pass around (after selecting one), but a bunch of dino meeples in the palm of your hand.

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Ares Games

Sword and SorceryVastaryous’ Lair is a complete Sword & Sorcery expansion, including everything you need to play 4 epic Quests. Fight your way through the fierce Orc Tribes of Black Queen Island, overwhelm the Drakonic guards protecting the lair of the great wyrm, and prepare to fight the dragon in the fiery depths of its abode…

Vastaryous’ Lair can be played as a side quest to Act II. Last but not least, Gremlins are playtesting a specific “Raid” mode, where up to TEN Heroes can fight against the terrible power of Vastaryous.

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B&B Studios

The Refuge Terror from the deepThe Refuge: Terror from the Deep also features new 1-4 player solo and cooperative gameplay in which players work together to defeat the Kraken! In a Cooperative Dive, you and your teammates will have to work together to accomplish a series of challenging objectives as the Kraken threatens to overwhelm you. Can you escape?

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Bezier Games-

Cabo– Your goal in CABO is to minimize the total value of your cards, but you don’t know what all your cards are at the beginning of the game. By using certain powers to peek at your own cards, spy on your opponent’s cards, or swap a card with an opponent, you can try to minimize the value of your cards. When you think you have the lowest value, you can call “CABO” to end the round, but everyone else gets another turn. In the end, the player with the lowest total wins; can you shed your cards quicker than your opponents?

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Blue Orange Games

Planet– In Planet, each player receives a planet core without anything on it. Each turn, players choose a tile with mountain/ice/forest/desert on it and place it on the planet. Then the player who fulfills the most conditions for the appearance of certain animals gains its card.

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Panic Island!– THE cooperative game in two minutes top ! In Panic Island, you are on Gouga Island among Cro-Magnon who lives in harmony with the famous Dodos. Sadly, one morning, the volcano errupts. You need to flee !
As clan chiefs, you have 2 minutes to save as many Cro-Magnons, Dodos and eggs as you can before the volcano destroy the island. And don’t forget the raft and its oar.

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Boards and Dice

Sierra WestSierra West comes with four sets of special cards and parts, each of which can be combined with the game’s basic components to create a unique mode of play. During setup, the players choose a mode, then build a mountain of overlapping cards with the corresponding deck. Each mode adds new thematic content, alternate paths to victory, and interesting twists on the core mechanics.

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Teotihuacan- Teotihuacan is bustling with action! The city is ever expanding and growing, drawing inhabitants from nearby areas to make Teotihuacan their new home. A glorious new temple has just been constructed, attracting local governors to seek the blessings of the gods as they continue to build and decorate the city. With the rapid progress also come new challenges, as the influx of people and activity demand adaptability to the seasons of change.

Bombyx

Imaginarium– Through the mist, you can just about see the gigantic form of the factory. This is where the essence of dreams is shaped! We will enter the factory through the grand entrance. Here are the famous machines! You can repair, combine or dismantle them. They will produce the resources needed to repair more powerful machines. I am sure that you will quickly make the best use of your resources and the space available in your workshop to carry out the projects of the design office and gain Victory points!

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Brotherwise Games

Unearth– (Expansion) features new wonders, stones, and cards to expand the Unearth base game, introducing new powers and new effects.

A new ruin type and an extra set of dice enhances the four-player game and allows a fifth player to be included.

“Against the Darkness” introduces solo play.

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Capstone Games

Pipeline– The refinement of oil has long been part of the government-controlled energy sector. Amassed with an incredibly complex and inefficient system of refineries, the government has felt the severe pressures of worldwide demand and the ever-increasing global standards for refinement. Unable to keep up with demand, the government has only one option: privatizing the oil industry.

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