Newly-appointed lair architect to the evil mastermind, your job is to construct the perfect lair. The competitors? The… different minions of the evil mastermind. Whoever builds the perfect lair wins. That is the setup to Chambers of Devious Design, a recently-released indie puzzler that has you plopping down tiles to thrill the boss and destroy the competitors.
It wears its inspirations on its sleeve, taking from the world board video games in the identical means that one thing like Hearthstone takes from aggressive card video games. I am at all times looking out for issues that remind me of tile-placement board recreation Castles of Mad King Ludwig, so I used to be fairly intrigued when this one fell into my inbox.
I convey up Hearthstone as a result of it does issues with its digital kind that you just simply cannot do on tabletop. Randomized piles of bizarre rooms to select from, fidgety placement that’d get wrecked on a desk, and maybe most pleasant of all: Full-on PVP fight in a tile placement recreation.
See, amongst your many tiles are cannons, lightning weapons, lasers, and simply straight-up rooms stuffed with dynamite. Putting these permits you to goal different gamers’ complexes, all constructed on the identical grid as yours, demolishing their rooms and pulling down their rating level by level. Lastly, a tile placement recreation the place you possibly can unfastened a barrage of cannon fireplace to knock items out of the opposite participant’s good combo.
Putting rooms completely additionally provides you all method of activated one-shot powers and skills, lots of that are the sort of issues that’d be cumbersome or annoying on tabletop. Why do I examine to tabletop? As a result of if it was simply doable as a board recreation I might be right here asking why it isn’t only a board recreation.
That is positively a recreation I am glad to have in my pocket for native multiplayer nights, and it is distant play collectively enabled so you possibly can shell out for a single copy and convey alongside three pals to construct bizarre bases collectively. Chambers of Devious Design additionally has a full marketing campaign and AI to play in opposition to, too.
You could find Chambers of Devious Design on Steam (opens in new tab), from Redbeak Video games, for $12. Redbeak Video games beforehand developed technique recreation Mortal Glory, a gladiator administration sim mixed with tactical fight.