A guy called Don Bone was looking for playtesters for his new game Sunda to Sahul on the Spielfrieks list. I got interested without even checking the web site — come on, he was offering me a free board game!
Now I’ve actually studied the game a bit from the web site, browsed through the rules (which can be found at the web site — that’s good, because rules tell more about the quality of the game than commercial hype) and ooh’d and aah’d over the pictures. This one looks great! It reminds me of Tantrix — both are tile placement games from Down Under (Tantrix is from New Zealand, Sunda to Sahul is from Australia) and suited for both single player puzzles and multiplayer games. However, Sunda to Sahul has more theme and I think it’s a better game.
Also, my interest is piqued by the “no turns” rules for the game. The game contains many options and thus many different game experiences (which is always nice) and one of them is ditching turns and playing real time! Real time games are exciting and rare, so if the game is fun, it’s welcome indeed.
I should get the game in few weeks time, I’m anxiously waiting for it to arrive…
3 responses to “Sunda to Sahul”
On the subject of free games, have you tried Piecepack (http://www.piecepack.org/)? The piecepack is a set of boardgame parts that can be used to design and play a many games, rather like a deck of cards. I I haven’t tried it yet, but it looks great.
I haven’t tried Piecepack, but it sure looks like interesting system. Probably a good resource for game developers, so one doesn’t have to worry about the bits and pieces if they don’t want to.
Then of course, there’s this free game system called a deck of cards 😉 Pagat has dozens and dozens of interesting games I’d love to try had I more time and willing company. If deserted on an island, I’d probably grab deck of cards and a hard copy of the contents of Pagat to go with me…
You’re not joking about Pagat. I posted on Spielfrieks the other day with my favourite card games. I have downloaded them to my handheld computer, so all I need to carry is a pack of cards and I’m all set.