GameSpot – Bézier Games

With Christmas looming on the horizon, we’re getting back to our GameSpot articles, looking at the offerings of a particular games company. This time we’re looking at Bézier Games!

 

Bézier Games is an American manufacturer and publisher of board games and card games, started in 2006 by Ted Alspach with the game Start Player. Since then Bézier Games has made a name for itself with fun party and family games, most notably the hugely successful One Night Ultimate Werewolf and its spin-offs, and town or colony building games like Suburbia.  So here’s a selection of what they have to offer:

 

 

 

One Night Ultimate Werewolfdownload

This is a fast-paced game where everyone gets to be a different role. In the course of only one night (and the following morning), you must determine who among you is a werewolf! One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a micro-game based on the party game Ultimate Werewolf that doesn’t need a moderator. There’s no elimination, and each game lasts about ten minutes. One Night Ultimate Werewolf – Daybreak is a follow-up game which includes eleven new roles, and can be played on its own or combined with the original; when combined, you can have up to ten players in a single game.

Following these is One Night Ultimate Vampire! In this game you once again need to root out the monster among you, only this time it’s a vampire … and they can turn the other players into vampires too! Fortunately, you’ll have special abilities to help eliminate this fanged menace!

 

Castles of Mad King Ludwigbez1444

This is a very popular tile laying game where each player is trying to build the perfect castle, subject to the whims of the king. Each player acts as a building contractor, adding rooms to the castle they are building while selling their services to other players. Points are earned based on how well the castle adheres to the ever-changing demands of the King. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins! Extra room add-ons are available to expand the original game, and the Secrets expansion introduces secret passages, hidden objects and new Favours!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Plan, build, and develop a small town into a major metropolis! Hex-shaped building tiles represent residential, commercial, civic, and industrial areas, as well as special points of interest that provide benefits to the town. Your goal in this tile-laying strategy game is to have your borough thrive and become bigger than any of your opponents! During each game, you’ll compete for unique goals that offer an additional population boost – and the buildings available in each game vary, so you’ll never play the same game twice!
Expansion Suburbia Inc adds businesses, and Suburbia 5 Star adds tourism, while Subdivision approaches the game from a different angle, having you balance residential, commercial, industrial, civic, and luxury zones, while managing various improvements to the area such as roads, schools, parks, pavements and lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 TerraTERR_3D_Box

Terra is a party game where being close counts! How long is the Golden Gate Bridge? Where has evidence of the Yeti been found? How many sculptures are on Easter Island? It’s likely that you don’t know any of these facts. But you might have a rough idea, and that’s close enough, because Terra is the party game where being close counts. And if you have absolutely no idea what the answer is? Take advantage of your friends who do know! Place cubes on the appropriate board space to answer the questions; correct answers gain the most points, but close guesses gain points as well! If you like trivia games and bluffing, this is a good game for you!
If worldwide trivia is a bit much for you, you can also get America, which confines the question subjects to the US, or the original game Fauna, which concentrates on the animal kingdom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

download (1)Colony

 

In this card and dice game, you are in charge of constructing and developing a new colony. You need to construct and upgrade buildings, while managing resources to grow your fledgling colony. In a clever twist, dice are used as resources, with each number representing a different resource. Some resources are stable, allowing them to be stored between turns, while others must be used right away. This creates a dynamic, ever-changing resource management mini-game while you work to build your colony on your way to victory! Buildings provide new capabilities, such as increased production, resource manipulation, and additional victory points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favor of the PharaohFOTP_3D_Box_grande

This re-imagining of Tom Lehmann’s game To Court the King is a tile-building, dice-rolling game where each player is attempting to gain the Pharaoh’s favour. Work your way up through Egyptian society, gathering dice and powers to gain entry to the next social level. Each turn you gain new contacts and influence, which give you more dice to roll and special powers to adjust those dice. The game boasts over 50 different characters, each of whom has a unique ability!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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