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Tides of Madness coming from Portal Games

There aren’t many drafting games, but Tides of Time came out last year to high praise.  What made Tides of Time unique was the fact that is was specifically made for two players.  It was successful, and now a spin-off has been announced, Tides of Madness.

Today, Portal Games announced Tides of Madness, a 2-player drafting card game based on the award winning Tides of Time. Tides of Madness continues to use the familiar drafting and set collection mechanics of its predecessor and builds on those strengths with the introduction of Madness.

In Tides of Madness, it is not enough to try and draft the highest scoring set possible.You must also be aware of your Madness level during each round. Powerful scoring cards also come at a cost and if you draft too much Madness, you go insane and lose the game immediately!

“Tides of Time was a huge, worldwide hit of 2015,” says Portal Games CEO Ignacy Trzewiczek. “Having a chance to work on this title again and play with tweaking rules to come up with new mechanisms was a pure pleasure. I cannot wait to surprise our fans again with this epic and yet small game!”

Tides of Madness is for 2 players, ages 12 or older, and takes approximately 20 minutes to play. It is a stand-alone game and does not require a working knowledge of Tides of Time to play. It includes 18 large-format cards (80mm x 120mm), 20 Madness tokens, score pad, pencil, and a rules sheet. Tides of Madness will be released in August at Gen Con 2016 and will be available worldwide at the same time. MSRP will be $12.00 USD. For more information, you can visit the Tides of Madness page on our website at http://portalgames.pl/new_en/all-game-list/tides-of-madness/

I really like the thought of using Madness to balance out the highest scoring cards.  You can hardly beat the price for this game, and I have a feeling it will sell out quickly at GenCon.  Be on the lookout for it around then.

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While not working as a Database Administrator, Keith Schleicher has been associated with Gaming Trend since 2003. While his love of video games started with the Telestar Alpha (a pong console with four different games), he trule started playing video games when he received the ill-fated TI-99/4A. While the Speech Synthesizer seemed to be the height of gaming, eventually a 286 AT computer running at 8/12 Hz and a CGA monitor would be his outlet for a while. Eventually he’d graduate to 386, 486, Pentium, and Athlon systems, building some of those systems while doing some hardware reviews and attending Comdex. With the release of the Dreamcast that started his conversion to the console world. Since then he has acquired an NES, SNES, PS2, PS3, PSP, GBA-SP, DS, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One S, Gamecube, Wii, Switch, and Oculus Quest 2. While not playing video games he enjoys bowling, reading, playing board games, listening to music, and watching movies and TV. He originally hails from Wisconsin but is now living in Michigan with his wife and sons.

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