- iOS, Android, PC/Mac
I mentioned this in last week’s news bundle, but Asmodee has been hard at work on bringing the Forbidden Sciences expansion to everyone’s favorite forgotten board game port, XenoShyft. Turns out they were working harder than I realized, as today XenoShyft updated and, lo and behold, Forbidden Sciences is right there waiting for your money.
If you’re not familiar with XenoShyft, it’s basically a tower defense game in cardboard form. Each player plays as one department of the enigmatic NorTec Corporation, recruiting mercenaries and equipping them with goodies and then sending them into the meat grinder. The meat grinder in XenoShyft is an unending onslaught of disgusting aliens that hate humanity. Who can blame them, really?
There have been plenty of other expansions released for XenoShyft, including the massive Dreadmire expansion which basically doubles the content of the original game, and adds an entirely new alien race to squash.
The thing about Forbidden Sciences is that I’m not entirely sure what it adds. The Cool Mini or Not page doesn’t even reference it as an expansion, so I’m stuck with BGG and hoping the description there is correct. That said, it reads like copy, so I’m guessing some PR flack wrote it at one point:
The Forbidden Sciences expansion includes all-new Division Cards for the Psychogenics Lab and Grafting Research divisions, as well as five all-new items for both Divisions, adding a wealth of new variety to your games!
Bring out the untapped potential of the human mind with the Psychogenics Lab!Turn your Troops into horrifying (but effective) alien/human hybrids with the Grafting Lab!
Tap into the untold power of The Forbidden Sciences!
There you have it. Maybe. Anyway, the expansion is only $3 via IAP in the iOS and Android versions. It doesn’t appear to be live in the Steam version, but I assume it will pop up at some point in the next day or two.