First Plays are the first time we have ever played a game. These are not reviews because the game has not been played to an extent that allows for a proper evaluation of the game from an analytical standpoint. Rather, these are testaments to how much we enjoyed a game the first time we played it. So don't expect anything too in depth; we're just talking about our first impressions, which, as in life, are important. Read on for a First Play of Dead of Winter, by Plaid Hat Games.
First Play: Dead of Winter
It's Christmas in July (or sometime in there) as Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu from Z-Man Games will be out in summer 2016. Hot off the heels of my favorite game Pandemic Legacy, Reign of Cthulhu takes classic Pandemic and reimagines it in the style of HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos. When I first saw this at Ungeek.ph, I did what any self-respecting person would do: pour loads of time into overanalyzing what little bits of details we have. It looks like it will be more than just a re-skin, with different mechanics overlaying the basic Pandemic game. What mechanics? Well, we don't really know for sure, all we have are a few images to attempt to harvest information from. Maddening, isn't it? Well, I'm going to do some investigation on the images we do have and share my thoughts on how Reign of Cthulhu will drive you crazy (in a good way) and how it will differ from the Pandemic we know and love.
Tom is currently on the run from the voices in his head. Somehow they keep finding him.