Monday, 21 May 2012

Backspidle Games go on an adventure to UK Expo

The wonderful guys from Backspindle Games (creators of the Guards!Guards! boardgame) will be heading to the UK Expo this week.  And they are not going empty handed.

Leonard, Trev, Ivor and David
They are heading over with a new game. Which Wee Ivor got to playtest. And he really loved it. Even though he didn't win (that is an endorsement)

Codinca - the new game from Backspindle Games
Deep within the rain forests of the Yucatan rival teams of treasure hunters have recently discovered the lost city of Codinca. In the centre of the once great citadel stands a stone temple. Local legends tell of the great treasures that lie buried beneath the temple but, despite many months of searching no doorway or entrance has been found. 
On the top of the temple stands a square stone altar.  A small clay totem stands in the centre of this surrounded by a pattern of 16 carved stone tiles.  Examining them closely you discover that an intricate series of mechanisms allow the tiles to switch places and turn over revealing a stone side and a gold side to each.  A set of simple icons carved on each side of the pillar seem to indicate that a sequence of 4 different patterns must be formed to open the temple.   Can you crack the code and be the first to unlock the secrets of Codinca? 

The game sees each player with four tiles each (different designs distinguish the tiles) and you have to get them into different patterns as described by the four cards you have. The tiles can be flipped so there are two facings (Stone and Gold) which adds to the complexity.  Add to the fact that while you are trying to get your own pattern, you are also trying to stop your opponents from getting theirs.

Codinca is 2-4 person strategy game and is planned for release in September 2012.  UK Expo will be a perfect place for you to try it out.

They have entered the game for the Expo Awards under the Best Abstract Game category.  If you are going to UK Expo, then take that voting slip and when you come to Best Abstract Game, we would encourage you to vote for Codince. You know it makes sense. (Sort off)

Oh don't forget our wonderful friends NSKN Lengendary Games will be there as well with a card game (Wild Wild Fun West) and a new board game (Exodus: Proxima Centauri)

Tell them both that Wee Gamers sent you!

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