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…