Three new games

This week, I got hold of three new games. The Last Spike is one I’ve been interested in for a while due to comments from geek buddies, Doug Adams and Mark Johnson. It looks like an interesting take on Acquire with a railway building theme. Onitama is a two player abstract played on a 5×5 board where you are attempting either to capture the opponent’s king (sorry, master) or get your master onto the opponent’s home space. However, your movement is limited by the cards in play and there are only five in play and once you play a card, it gets passed for your opponent to use. Finally, Broom Service: The Card Game is a simple set collection game using the brave/cowardly mechanism from the parent game. It also comes with a mini expansion for the board game.