Extra Extra Games Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Extra Extra Games RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Two New Board Games from Catan Publishers https://www.gameskinny.com/mf6t9/two-new-board-games-from-catan-publishers https://www.gameskinny.com/mf6t9/two-new-board-games-from-catan-publishers Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:38:49 -0500 Rachael Johnston

Mayfair Games, the publishers of Settlers of Catan, have announced two new board games available for preorder now. While Catan is Mayfair's flagship game, with a prolific library of editions and expansions, the company does regularly introduce new IPs to the market.

Extra! Extra!

Extra! Extra! puts players in the journalism world by creating their own newspaper, each with its own specialty. Players use limited resources to grab attention from their rival papers (other players) by grabbing the right headlines and photos that help sell papers.

Winning requires strategies for managing everything from headlines and reporters to advertising and money. Players construct their newspaper layout to complete the issue as quickly as possible, but the winner will have the most complete paper with the best stories. 

The game is designed for ages 12+, 2-6 players, and about 90-120 minutes of playtime. Extra! Extra! will be available March 30 and is available now for preorder for $65.

Flea Market

Flea Market is a dice game where players delve into a flea market to see what treasures they can find. As a buyer's agent, each player's goal is to buy cheap and sell for a big profit. First player to earn $45 wins. 

The game is designed for ages 8+, 3-5 players, and about 30 minutes of playtime. Flea Market will be available in late February and is also available now for preorder for $21.

Extra! Extra! Takes a Crack at Mayor Tom Ford https://www.gameskinny.com/60z16/extra-extra-takes-a-crack-at-mayor-tom-ford https://www.gameskinny.com/60z16/extra-extra-takes-a-crack-at-mayor-tom-ford Thu, 27 Jun 2013 01:27:58 -0400 Smoky Grey

 A new app for Android takes a potshot at Toronto mayor Rob Ford. If you don't already know, the mayor was involved in a scandal involving an alleged video of him smoking crack. Now Extra! Extra! Games, a Toronto based app developer, has come up with a mobile game titled Stay Mayor.

 In this game you play as the mayor, who is being chased by the media while trying to recover a video of him smoking crack. The goal is to keep the mayor's job by collecting the $201,255 needed to buy back the video. You must keep away from the media while avoiding the crack pipes strewn about the levels. Every good game needs some sort of power up token, this one's is buckets of fried chicken. You need that specific amount because you must outbid the amount of money Gawker raised in their Crackstarter campaign. All of this is extremely similar to the Toronto mayor's own scandal and Gawker's $200,000 Kickstarter campaign to buy the video.

 I tried the game out and it is entertaining at first, but I was quickly bored with it. Poking fun at the mayor for his weight and something he might not have done is not my cup of tea. They do get an A for effort from me for being very hands on, the developers respond to comments very fast and they have fixed a lot of the bugs in a very timely manner. If you want to try out this Android app for yourself you can pick it up from Google apps or click here.