If you're quick, witty, and underhanded enough you can escape from Alcatraz, you can also pre-order the new board game from Z-Man Games. The game releases at Gen-Con next month and they're only taking pre-orders until tomorrow (Fri, July 28). Alcatraz - looks like another game in the vein of Battlestar Galactica or The Resistance, only this time players are cooperatively planning a prison break from the Rock. Only to find out one of them is going to get left behind in order for the plans to succeed! I just read up on the game this morning and it has me pretty geeked out right now. And the best news: There's no hint of Nicolas Cage, anywhere.
I would, however, suggest playing it with close friends who will be willing to patch things up after you punched them in the nose for stabbing you in the back. Or, I'd suggest you remember it's only a game!
Sadly, neither of us here at TOG have plans to attend Gen-Con, which is tragic news for us. But we'll be working to get our hands on this one as soon as possible!
If you're going, and you get a chance to play this, please let us know how you liked it—leave your comments here! What other games are you looking forward to playing at the Con?