Summer arrived this year with a face melting heat wave here in British Columbia. We hit a high of 41 degrees this week. With Humidex, it felt like a mind-bending 49 degrees! When the outdoors feels like the surface of the sun, there’s not much you can do. Turn on all the fans. Take a cool shower. Drink lots of water. Sit in the basement if you have one. I know someone who put their sheets in the freezer for some relief at bedtime.
When you need a break from the heat this summer, check out some new Asmodee games the whole family can play. We’ve also featured some fun party games now that public health restrictions are lifting and we can start seeing friends again. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post for a chance to win your choice of any two games shown here!
Pandemic Hot Zone: North America is a completely cooperative game in which players win or lose as a team. Travel from city to city treating cases and preventing outbreaks as you research the cures together. Use your character’s unique abilities and devise a strategy that plays to each player’s strengths—cooperation is key to keeping disaster at bay!
2-4 players, ages 8+ | 30 minutes
In Botanik, two scientists compete to create a network of machinery and plants in order to save a strange world where life mixes mechanics and vegetation. To retrieve a tile, first you need to put it on your side of the Registry, a common market for both players. But to add a tile to your network, you need to release it from the Registry by putting a new tile in play. Try to prevent your opponent from getting new tiles or force them to take a tile at an inopportune time!
2 players, ages 10+ | 30 minutes
In 7 Wonders, make the right decisions to lead your civilization to prosperity! Lead one of the seven greatest cities of Antiquity. Develop your civilization on a military, scientific, cultural, and economic level. Once built, will your Wonder bring you glory for millennia to come?
3-7 players, ages 10+ | 30 minutes
7 Wonders Duel takes the game play and excitement of the original 7 Wonders and adapts it for one-on-one battles. Take control of your civilization and decide to invest in science, military or prestige. Two new ways to win will keep you on your toes and watching every move your opponent makes. If you fail to build defenses your capital city may be destroyed, but ignore technology and your people may be left in the dark ages.
2 players, ages 10+ | 30 minutes
The Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow is a party game for 8-18 players. The tiny hamlet of Miller’s Hollow is beset by monstrous enemies hidden in their midst. Each player is assigned a role. Some are innocent villagers, tasked with organizing the townsfolk and uncovering the evil in disguise, so you can kill the beasts before they claim the entire town. But if you’re a werewolf, band with your fellow monsters to pick off the frightened townsfolk one by one, spreading distrust and suspicion until the town belongs to you alone.
8-18 players, ages 10+ | 30 minutes
Will you mime cocktails? Will you hum famous duets? Will you talk about fictional vehicles? Will you draw pizza toppings? HINT is the party game where your teammates must guess what you’re trying to hint at! Play HINT to take a hint, give a hint and, if you’re really good, steal a hint! HINT is about hinting to your teammates what YOU know. You can hint by talking, drawing, miming, or humming. The better you are at hinting, the faster you can advance. But be careful about wild guesses, because there are things you are NOT allowed to guess!
4-12 players, ages 14+ | 45 minutes
Stay cool, friends! We’re going to send two of these games to one lucky reader. Enter in the giveaway widget below for a chance to win. Winner can choose two games from any of the ones featured in this post. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada, 18+.
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