Best games: Shadowrun: Edge Zone, Cookie Run: Kingdom and more


Looking for new board games? Check out this week’s roundup on the subject. From a crawler card game to a mini war game, these games are a fun way to spend an evening.

Get your fill of dungeons, monsters, and magical worlds in this week’s best roundup of board games. With titles like ShadowRun: Edge Zone, Dragonbane and Dungeon Brah, these fantastic games have an edge.

Create an army of monsters from clay and crush your opponent’s horrible creatures in the Necromolds: Call to Arms expansion. Or fight your way through a mysterious maze with a band of heroic creatures in Dungeon Brah.

Fresh and new, these games make fun additions to your game nights.

Shadowrun: peripheral area

Illustration of the game Shadowrun: Edge Zone

Do you like the 90s Shadowrun Trading Card Game? It is back and ready to be re-released with new graphics and elements under the title Shadowrun: Edge Zone.

It’s 2080 and magic has returned to Earth. Dragons and megacorporations rule the land, and humans work for megacorporations or live in the shadows, performing gray operations for corporations.

In this game, you play as a team of shadow runners and enlist runners, get equipment, technology or magic items to complete missions. It’s one of our favorite fantasy games of the week.

Want to help this game come to life? Pre-order a deck for $40 on Kickstarter.

Cookie Run Kingdom
Cookie Run: Kingdom Game Coins

Or you can create a cookie kingdom in Cookie Run: Kingdom. Great for families, this worker placement territory building game from Gemblo has a sweet theme.

You play as the king of cookies and compete against other players to make your kingdom as wonderful as possible. The journey consists of 8 rounds divided into 3 phases: production, sugar gnome and organization.

It’s a fun first step in worker placement for kids who want to try more strategic play.

Pledge $39 to pre-order the board game on Kickstarter.

Drakar and Demon / Dragonbane

Dragonbane Kickstarter Video

Topping the Kickstarter board game charts for a few weeks, Dragonbane is the 40th anniversary edition of a classic Scandinavian board game.

This revamped edition combines elements of Swedish gameplay and modern game design, resulting in fast-paced fantasy adventures that require little preparation and setup.

Here’s the scenario: The Misty Vale is controlled by goblins and orcs. Recently, the orcs have left, leaving the land free for settlers and adventurers to explore. It belongs on any list of great fantasy games.

The Kickstarter is over, but you can follow!

Brah Dungeon

Top board games of the week: Shadowrun: Edge Zone, Cookie Run and more
Dungeon Brah Promo Graphic

If you are a fan of crawler games, set aside some time to play Dungeon Brah with friends. It certainly makes you laugh while crying tears of laughter or pain and frustration.

As you progress through the dungeon, you want to avoid Dungeon Beast Kevin when you’re low, then fight him for treasure when you’re OP.

To do this, you must rally your heroes, a group of maulers, porters, and hoarders who help you crawl through the dungeon and slay the beast.

Pledge around $20 for the basic version on Kickstarter.

Necromolds: Call to Arms Expansion and Reprint

Top board games of the week: Shadowrun: Edge Zone, Cookie Run and more
Necromolds: Call to Arms Expansion and Monster Reprints

Play a monstrous board game and expand your clay molding skills with the Necromolds: Call to Arms Expansion & Reprint. This sold-out hit returns to Kickstarter with new lands, monsters, and a brand new expansion.

In this game, you play as a necrocaster, bringing devastation to your enemies and taking control of a Necromold army. Equip it with weapons and armor to wreak havoc on your opponents.

And how to win? By crushing your enemies’ monsters or destroying their champion, of course. Light on the rules but great fun, this miniature skirmish game is suitable for players of all skill levels. It’s one of our favorite fantasy games this week.

Pre-order it for $40 on Kickstarter.

These games make great additions to your game cabinet. Which ones will you support? Let us know in the comments section.

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she’s not typing on her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.


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