Come join the BoLS Crew as we visit Ninja Division and take a look at the cool new games you can expect to see.
Continuing on with our Gen Con Coverage, we had a chance to visit Ninja Division, makers of fine products like Super Dungeon Explore, the upcoming Way of the Fighters, and everyone’s secret favorite RPG of all time: Tails of Equestria, the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic game.
It’s okay. We know. Everyone does.
And they had a ton of exciting stuff on display, including the aforementioned pony game. Which saw the release of its introductory adventure not long ago, so be sure and check with your FLGS for a copy. But back to Gen Con, where there were a couple of compelling looking board(ish) games soon to be released. Including games like Way of the Fighter, an expandable card/board game which captures the feel and excitement of a classic arcade fighting game. Or Rail Riders, which is all about high-tech train robbery. Take a look!
A ton of stuff to go through–this was a very big Gen Con for Ninja Division. But let’s start with Way of the Fighter, because there’s nothing quite like that fighting-game fun of quarter-circle forward, punch, rinse & repeat. Way of the Fighter has that aesthetic to its very core.
The artwork captures the same kind of over-the-top characters that you’d see in these kinds of games, starting from the relatively sane and going all the way to, school girl who is probably also a robot assassin prototype that escaped from a lab and is now trying to find her creator but also is possessed by an angel maybe.
I was only sort of joking…
But on to the game itself. Characters build decks for their fighters, then pit them against one another on their board. Combos are executed, fighters movement must be managed, and there’s a dice element to ratchet up the action when the going gets tough.
Rail Raiders Infinite is a chibi sci-fi western board game for 2 to 4 players engaged in a shakedown of the Interstellar Express space-rail. Featuring beautifully illustrated, double-sided traincar tiles and stunningly whimsical chibi Soda Pop Miniatures, Rail Raiders Infinite draws the eyes as players draw their guns in this space-age western stick up. Mixing quick card mechanics and dueling dice battles, players bum-rush the rail to take away the biggest haul of double-dollars in the wildest heist this side of the galaxy!
In Rail Raiders Infinite, players assume the role of one of six unique raiders. Jumping from car to car in search of precious loot, players encounter Lawbots bent on stopping them in their tracks. Using unique abilities and sharp-shooting quick rolls with the game’s custom poker dice, players work collaboratively or competitively to destroy the bots. Following poker-inspired rules for combat dice rolls, the player who scores the highest hand wins the roll and brings in the dough. As players profit double-dollars, it becomes an all-out showdown to snag the most booty before the train makes it to the station.
Rail Raiders Infinite is a rousing railway rummage like no other! Strongly supported with dozens of expansions that extend the game with new raiders, bots, traincar tiles, game cards, and gameplay options, Rail Raiders Infinite is sure to be a staple of game nights worldwide!
- Rail Raiders Infinite Rulebook
- 6 Raider Models
- 6 Raider Cards
- 14 Lawbot Models
- 14 Train Cars
- 56 High Noon Cards
- 56 Loot Cards
- 56 Long Arm of the Law Cards
- 20 Double-sided Loot Counter
- 1 Dealer Counter
- 30 Double Dollar Counters
This game plays fast and furious, as players fight for loot and to stay ahead of the lawbots. It takes about an hour or so to set up and play, and is a good fit for a party–each game only takes about an hour or so, and the pacing of the game makes it feel frenetic and exciting. Turn to turn a lot can happen, so players are engaged, but then the whole thing has this chibi aesthetic that keeps it more lighthearted than you might expect.
Ninja Division also is responsible for some exclusive Starfinder and Pathfinder miniatures, including the prepainted ships and iconic characters that were in their big central display case. These ships look incredible, and if you’ve snagged a copy of Starfinder, and some of the hex maps that are oh-so-sexy, you’ll definitely want to pick up some miniatures with which to have the starship battles. That’s one of the best ways to put a sci-fi game through its paces, and if you’ve got some of these on your table, you’ll really get to feel the terror when that Undead dreadnought (Undreadnought?) drops in out of the Drift behind you, weapons blazing.
We’ll have more Ninja Division news as it comes out–tey’ve got a couple more big announcements in store for later this year.