Back in May of this year, one of our writers took a look at The Wager, by Surprised Man. The game is a sort of exploration adventure game with you playing against a computer controlled character by the name of Sir Lester Marwood. Your goal is to explore more and find more treasure within one year than him by exploring the New World.
The Wager is an interesting beast. Somewhere between the classic Sid Meier’s Colonization and the odd Strange Adventures In Infinite Space, it manages to merge the two into a Frankenstein monster that somehow works. And it works very well. So well, in fact, that it’s taken a spot alongside Desktop Dungeons as a coffee break game of choice. Nothing quite like relaxing with a little betting, after all. Or exploration. Or both!