Z-Man games has announced they’ll be releasing an expansion for Tragedy Looper. If you haven’t read my review of it yet, Tragedy Looper is basically “When They Cry” in board game form…and totally awesome!
There are already 5 expansions for Tragedy Looper in Japanese, so we’ll still take a while to catch up. For this first release, at least Z-Man will be repackaging two of them into a single release. “Mystery Circle” and “Midnight Zone” become “Midnight Circle.” Instead of the original chronological order, they’re first releasing the two less complex expansions designed to be easier for beginners. Which is good, because Tragedy Looper can already be a daunting game. The expansion will be coming out in June, and is already up for pre-order.
Z-Man will also be releasing another board game from the same Japanese doujin circle, BakaFire. It’s Japanese name is “Old World and Code of Nines,” which will be shorted to “Code of Nines” for the English release. It’s theme is unique enough that I can’t give it justice:
“Players take the role of automatons wakening to the ruins of the world after the fall of humanity. Each player holds fragments of the will of the human race in their fading memories, and players must piece together the fragments to determine the final will of humanity and be the first to fulfill it.”
It’s like they designed a game for me, and my post-human peaceful apocalypse loving self. I’ve been interested in this game for awhile, since BakaFire really caught my eye with Tragedy Looper’s innovative design. Plus, all the mechanics sound right up my alley: deducing your opponent’s secret scoring conditions, bluffing, random set-up for huge replay value! Code of Nines will is also due in June.