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Dice Tower Seal of Approval - "A very interesting, distinct party game that mixes again deduction and wordplay and just a general spooky atmosphere into a package that feels entirely its own. There's not a lot of party games that come out every year of note that are distinct, again, so it's always nice to get something like this and when one is outside the box even more like I think Phantom Ink here manages to be, that's even more worthy of note."

Zee Garcia, Dice Tower

"The spooky theme and silliness of scribbling half-baked clues makes a fun few rounds of play, plus a team game that keeps everyone involved is sure to be a hit at your next board game party."

Matthew Vernall, TabletopGaming

"It was extremely satisfying to guess the word “cat” based on the clues “FU…” and “FELI…” in one game I played, or to watch people scratching their heads over the clue “W…” after I stopped the spirit. It’s quite a different game from the logic puzzle of Visitor in Blackwood Grove, but I think those who like Decrypto and Codenames may like this new twist."

Jonathan H. Liu, GeekDad

"This is a great word/deduction game... It has always been well received and is definitely a top contender for a great party game that is easy to teach, simple to learn, but deceptively complex to play as you learn the questions available to the spirit."

R.O., Amazon

"This game is so unexpectedly good! It's quick, it's easy to teach, there's head scratching, belly laughing and real satisfaction in winning. Conversation bursts out following it's completion of how each team went on their respective seanse journey. Really great little game that hasn't failed once since purchasing."

hwyrleybirch, Board Game Geek

"I love Decrypto, but this might replace it. It has the same underlying feel (trying to communicate with teammates in a way that does not give information to the other team, even though they hear your communications too) without giving away the secret. But the rules are easier to explain, and both teams hiding the same secret makes everything smoother."

Grasa_total, Board Game Geek

"My new favorite party game. When you spend as much time rehashing the game as playing it, and you're all still engaged and laughing, that's a good sign."

Carmilla, Board Game Geek

"Phantom Ink has gone down brilliantly every time I’ve played it, and it may even replace our other similar games... Teaching the game takes a matter of minutes and it plays well with a wide range of player counts and ages."

PROFDECUBE, Zatu Games

"I really really really want to play this game because it has a macabre theme which is my jam. And it reminds me of Mysterium meets Decrypto."

Becca Scott, Good Time Society

"Ghost Writer is a great group game that will create laughs, memories and spark some amazing creativity with all types of gamers"

Jeff Madican, The Mad Board Gamer

Renowned Mediums race to figure out a secret object that their teammate—a Spirit—is trying to communicate. Mediums take turns asking their Spirits questions about the secret object.

But there’s a catch—Spirits work in mysterious ways, and only write the first few letters of each answer on the Spirit Pad. Figure out the answers to the questions, and guess the secret object before the other team to win!

Phantom Ink was originally Kickstarted under the name Ghost Writer. The name was changed in July 2021 before the first printing.

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     Features:

  • 4-8 Players | 10-15 minutes | ages 8+
  • Folding Pad of paper
  • 102 Question cards
  • 52 Object cards

Learn how to play with the official How-To-Play video

Each team has 1 Spirit and up to 3 Mediums. Spirits write out clues to help their Mediums guess the Secret Object.

As a Medium, you either

Ask a Question (to get a Clue about the Secret Object)

– OR –

Guess the Object (and win the game)

On your turn, ask your Spirit a question about the Secret Object. They’ll respond with the first few letters of an answer. Your Spirit writes the answer to the Question, but here’s the catch: you call “Silencio” when you think you know what your Spirit is writing, and they stop writing.

You’ll be able to see the answers the opposing Spirit gives—but you won’t know what question they were asked!

Call Silencio early, so that your opponents can’t learn too much from your clue!

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Click to see the answer

Phantom Ink – Press Page

Phantom Ink’s distinctive art style was created by graphic designer and artist Spring Yu .

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Instructions PDF Instructions Webpage Phone and Desktop Wallpapers Printable Pad Low Ink Printable Pad Giant Printable Pad

Questions about gameplay? Check out this FAQ page!

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WordleBot’s New Preferred Opening Word: Trace

We’re adding words to the bot’s dictionary, and wiping the slate to make way for a new starter.

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By Josh Katz and Toni Monkovic

In our recent analysis of 515 million Wordle games played over a year, we noted that a few changes would soon be coming to WordleBot’s dictionary. As of today, those changes are now live — including a new opening word in both regular and hard mode.

WordleBot plays no role in the words selected to be Wordle solutions and doesn’t know the solutions. But, unlike human players, who are free to guess just about every five-letter word in the English language — 14,855 of them — we’ve limited the bot to a smaller set of roughly 4,500 relatively common words to choose from when making its guesses and recommendations.

We listened to feedback from readers who wanted certain words added (like BARRE and MOREL and MERCH ) and certain ones deleted ( PWNED has been owned, and EGADS to YEESH ; all three are out). We also have new data on reader guesses that has helped us get a feel for which words are more familiar to more people.

Perhaps the most noticeable effect of all these changes will be that, starting today, the bot’s preferred opening guess has shifted — ever so slightly — to TRACE, from SLATE . And in hard mode , the bot’s favorite word is now neither TRACE , nor SLATE , but TROPE .

As always, the difference between these starter words (or, for that matter, between these words and the bot’s other favorites, CRATE , CARTE , CRANE and SLANT ) is extremely small.

How small? On average, the bot expects to solve a Wordle in 0.0006 fewer guesses on average when it starts with TRACE rather than SLATE . If you play Wordle every day, it would take you over four and a half years to save one guess by opening with TRACE instead of SLATE . By comparison, ADIEU — the most common starting word among Wordle players — trails TRACE by about a fifth of a guess, adding up to 74 extra turns for the bot over the course of a year.

In addition to reader guesses, we rely on data sources like usage frequency in The New York Times. All else being equal, the more common a word is (as measured by how frequently it’s appeared in The Times since 2000), the more likely it will be included in the bot’s dictionary.

This dictionary, in which each word is assigned a probability of being a solution, affects the skill scores assigned by the bot. (With two plausible words remaining, for example, we don’t want to penalize players with a zero skill score if they choose MERCH over MARCH .) The bot is making educated guesses at which words could be solutions just the way humans do, and it continues to learn as each daily Wordle solution is published, so there’s no guarantee that TRACE will be best for the Wordle solutions to come. But in our more expansive dictionary, it’s now the bot’s best bet.

Josh Katz is a graphics editor for The Upshot, where he covers a range of topics involving politics, policy and culture. He is the author of “Speaking American: How Y’all, Youse, and You Guys Talk,” a visual exploration of American regional dialects. More about Josh Katz

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CD Projekt Deems Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty a Commercial Success

Hitting numbers on par with the witcher 3's expansions..

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CD Projekt has deemed Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty a commercial success after revealing it hit similar numbers to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine.

Speaking to IGN, CD Projekt confirmed Phantom Liberty has an attach rate of approximately 23%, meaning 23% of players who bought the base Cyberpunk 2077 also bought the expansion. As revealed by co-CEO Michał Nowakowski on X/Twitter , The Witcher 3's Hearts of Stone expansion had a 22% attach rate and Blood and Wine had a 24% attach rate within three months of launch.

What propels Phantom Liberty even further, however, is its release around two years and nine months after the base Cyberpunk 2077 launched. Hearts of Stone arrived around five months after The Witcher 3 and Blood and Wine arrived around one year after, when downloadable content is traditionally released and general engagement is typically higher.

Obsidian Entertainment studio design director Josh Sawyer pointed this out on X/Twitter in November 2023, when CD Projekt revealed Phantom Liberty had sold 4.3 million copies with an attach rate of 20%, saying his studio hopes for around a 25% attach rate on DLC released within a few months, "so a 20% attach rate on an expansion two-and-a-half years after launch is pretty impressive".

This extended length of time between the base game and Phantom Liberty launching — sparked by CD Projekt having to address myriad issues that even saw Cyberpunk 2077 removed from the PlayStation Store after its initial release — seemingly caused the developer to question making the expansion at all.

"To be honest, the decision to go through with the expansion so long after launch of the single-player game was a bit counterintuitive," Nowakowski said in the post. "But what happened is proof to us that solid content that people are happy with is the way to go."

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CD Projekt previously revealed Phantom Liberty sold more than five million copies in 2023 after it added a new area to Cyberpunk 2077's Night City and a spy thriller storyline starring Idris Elba upon its launch in September. The expansion was received very well by critics, with IGN giving it a 9/10 in our review .

The developer released the final major update for Cyberpunk 2077 in December 2023, essentially ending the game's three-year journey of active post-launch development. Attention at CD Projekt Red has now switched to its next projects , which include Cyberpunk 2077's sequel, codenamed Orion , and the next mainline Witcher game, codenamed Polaris .

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Two predators collide with unbridled passion in this intoxicating GhostWalker novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.   Jonas “Smoke” Harper has watched his brothers find their perfect mates, never imagining he’d actually meet someone who complements every part of him—even the monster that lurks within. But his instant connection with Camellia goes far beyond wanting the intelligent, beautiful, and lethal woman in his bed. They are two parts of a whole, linked to each other and to a larger network that exists everywhere around them.   Camellia has lived on her own for a long time, relying on her unique psychic abilities to keep her safe. She knows that Jonas was literally made for her, and that makes their addictive connection more dangerous than a thousand enhanced super soldiers. Once the larger threat looming over them is dealt with she’s going to get far away as fast as she can. Life has taught her that the only one she can truly trust is herself.   Jonas can sense Camellia is going to run—and the hunter inside doesn’t want to let go. Not when he knows how good they’ll be together. So he’ll just have to use all of his considerable skills to convince her to stay….

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PlayStation Plus Game Catalog for January: Resident Evil 2, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, Hardspace: Shipbreaker and more 

PlayStation Plus Game Catalog for January: Resident Evil 2, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, Hardspace: Shipbreaker and more 

All playable January 16. 

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Following on from 2024’s inaugural PlayStation Plus Monthly Games lineup , today we can announce the first additions to the PlayStation Plus Game Catalog*. Enjoy a survival horror masterclass in the shape of Resident Evil 2, fuse D&D with guns via Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, experience the daily life of a blue-collar spaceship salvager in Hardspace: Shipbreaker and get destructive in paradise with Just Cause 3. These and many more titles are playable from January 16. Let’s take a closer look at each game in turn. 

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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands – Next-Level Edition | PS4, PS5

Bullets, magic and broadswords collide across this chaotic fantasy world brought to life by the unpredictable Tiny Tina. Blast baddies with powerful guns and devastating spells in frenetic first-person battles and delve into dangerous dungeons for a shot at epic loot! Create the perfect hero with a multiclass system that lets you mix and match six unique character skill trees, all with their own awesome abilities. Level up, refine your build, expand your arsenal and become the ultimate adventurer. Enjoy the story solo or start a party with up to three friends in seamless online multiplayer or local split-screen. Share the spoils or rush to get the shiniest loot – how you play is up to you. 

The PS4 version of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will also be available for streaming in participating countries. 

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Resident Evil 2 | PS4, PS5

Originally released in 1998, Resident Evil 2, one of the most iconic games of all time, returns completely reimagined for PS4 & PS5.Play individual campaigns for both Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield using an all new 3rd person view as you explore the zombie infested areas of Raccoon City, now stunningly re-built using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine. New puzzles, storylines and areas mean both new and seasoned fans will find horrifying new surprises await them!

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Hardspace: Shipbreaker | PS5

Equipped with cutting-edge salvaging tech, carve and slice spaceships in zero-g to recover valuable materials in this sci-fi physics sim, exploring a variety of ship types then upgrade your tools and gear to take on more lucrative contracts in the form of bigger and harder craft. Salvage through a compelling campaign, relax in freeplay, or compete in timed challenges. 

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LEGO City Undercover | PS4

In LEGO City Undercover, play as Chase McCain, a police officer who’s been tasked with going undercover to hunt down the notorious – and recently escaped – criminal Rex Fury and putting an end to his city-wide crime wave. With two-player co-op, friends can explore the sprawling open-world metropolis that is LEGO City, with more than 20 unique districts to investigate, car thieves to bust, hilarious movie references to discover, vehicles to drive, and hundreds of collectibles. LEGO City Undercover brings together witty, original storytelling with signature LEGO humor to create a fun-filled experience for players of all ages to enjoy.

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Just Cause 3 | PS4

Rico Rodriguez returns to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways imaginable across a Mediterranean island paradise. Arm yourself with a wide range of explosive weaponry, choose from a huge variety of different vehicles and get adventurous with dozens of challenge missions and collectibles to discover. Use your Grapple and Parachute to scale buildings, hijack vehicles, move quickly or tether objects together for creative new ways to cause Chaos, then glide through the air and swoop across mountains with your Wingsuit giving a new way to rain death from above.

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Session: Skate Sim | PS4, PS5

Express yourself freely and master innovative controls in this realistic skating sim. Made by and for skaters, Session: Skate Sim is an ultra-realistic skateboard game that combines ’90s skate culture aesthetic with modern gameplay. 

Dual stick controls emulate the feeling of your feet on a skateboard for total board and skater control. Try out real-life iconic skate spots, customise your skater and equipment with items from top skate brands. 

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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun | PS4

Shadow Tactics is a hardcore tactical stealth game set in Japan around the Edo period. Take control of a team of deadly specialists and sneak in the shadows between dozens of enemies. Choose your approach when infiltrating mighty castles, snowy mountain monasteries or hidden forest camps. Set traps, poison your opponents or completely avoid enemy contact. Carefully evaluate your options in order to master the challenging missions: how will the characters behave as a team? Which one is best equipped for each task? How can they best master the given missions? Come up with your own ingenious tactics to vanquish enemies and complete missions.

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong | PS4, PS5

In this narrative RPG, play as three vampires, wield their powers wisely and strike the right balance between your human and animal side in a heart-pounding story in which your choices will decide the fate of Boston. Each character has their own vampiric abilities and disciplines that you can upgrade individually to suit your preferred approach. Will you choose intimidation, seduction or stealth? It’s your decision, as long as you can sate your Hunger for blood.

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Surviving the Aftermath | PS4

Survive and thrive in a post-apocalyptic future — resources are scarce, but opportunity calls! Build the ultimate disaster proof colony, protect your colonists, and restore civilization to a devastated world.  Recruit over 80 unique specialists, each with their own skills and motivations, to manage your colony’s resources. Outfit your specialists with gear to defend the colony from attacking bandits and rampaging wildlife, then send them out into a procedurally generated world to gather resources, meet rival colonies, and uncover the world’s secrets.

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Rally Cross | PS4, PS5

Prove your driving superiority across desert, through the lush hills of Europe, and around gigantic stadiums in Rally Cross, originally released for PS1. Mud throwing, fishtailing, and forcing wrecks are all par for the course, as you do what you have to in the heat of battle. Try out 20 different rally vehicles as you race through a season or compete in a tournament. Beware though: the powerslides, rolling crashes, and head-on collisions might look cool, but they’ll damage your vehicle for good. 

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Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace | PS4, PS5

Use the Force – and your wits – to overcome challenges at every turn in this adaptation of the movie, originally released on PS1. In a non-linear storyline that includes key moments from Episode I and additional side-quests, travel to the exotic locales of Episode I, battle hordes of enemies and solve dozens of challenging puzzles.

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Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection | PS4

Celebrate Street Fighter’s historic legacy with the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. In this massive collection of 12 Street Fighter titles, which encompass the Street Fighter I, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter III and Street Fighter Alpha series, perfect arcade balance makes it to consoles for the first time ever. Hop online and relive the arcade experience through the online Arcade Mode or play with friends in the online lobby within four of the most definitive Street Fighter titles in the collection.

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Legend of Mana | PS4

Meet a colorful cast of characters, square off against fearsome monsters, and explore the vast world of Fa’Diel in this action RPG. Set off on a journey to find the mystical Mana Tree seen in a dream, before discovering… the world map is empty! During your travels, you’ll acquire special artifacts; place these wherever you’d like on the map to bring towns and dungeons to life and advance the story. This PS4 HD Remaster of the PS1 original includes new features,  such as the ability to turn off enemy encounters or switch between the original soundtrack or a new rearranged version, and the never-before released mini-game “Ring Ring Land”. 

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Secret of Mana | PS4

The adventure of Randi, Primm, and Popoi is reborn in the new Secret of Mana! This PS4 remaster of the classic action RPG sees you battle a perilous empire to reclaim the magical power of Mana and bring the world back to order. This version of the game includes three-player local co-op. 

Additionally, we’re pleased to share that select series from Crunchyroll will be available to PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe members via Sony Pictures Core in the following additional regions starting on January 15: Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. PlayStation Plus Premium/Deluxe members have access to a curated catalog of 100 movies** to watch on demand from Sony Pictures Core and curated content from Crunchyroll will be included.

*PlayStation Plus Game Catalog lineup may differ in certain regions. Please check the PlayStation Store on launch day for your region’s lineup. 

**Access requires a Sony Pictures Core app account, subject to Sony Pictures Core Terms of Service. Must be age 18+. Availability of content varies over time, region/country, format and plan. PlayStation Plus is subject to a recurring subscription fee taken automatically until cancellation. Terms apply:  https://www.playstation.com/legal/ps-plus-usage-terms/

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Are you 100% faithful? Compete at home with The Traitors online game

BBC launches brand new online predictor game so viewers can play along with the Traitors

Claudia Winkleman stands between two Traitors in hooded green cloaks. Flames burn on either side of them while black birds fly in the background. The scene is set against the backdrop of a castle at night.

This brand new game offers fans of The Traitors the chance to immerse themselves in the world of the show, and play along with all the betrayals, mind games, and manipulations of this epic new series. It’s a great way for people at home to see if they can think like a Traitor! — Jamie Dodds, digital commissioning executive, BBC Entertainment

Fans of psychological reality competition show The Traitors will be thrilled to learn there’s now a whole new way they can get involved with the new series. Off the back of the nail-biting third episode, the BBC is releasing a brand new online game to accompany the smash-hit entertainment show – allowing Traitors obsessives the chance to compete with friends, family and the nation as a while to prove who is the ultimate Traitors fan.

The new game will be made available online after episode 3 airs on Friday 5 January. Ahead of each subsequent episode airing on BBC One and iPlayer, players will be able to predict who they think will be the next person to be murdered by the Traitors, and who the Faithful will banish at the next Round Table. They’ll need to make their choices by the start of the next episode, and each correct guess will earn them points which will be added to their total over the course of the series.

Screengrab from The Traitors online game. A wheel featuring photos of each of the 22 contestants sits on a black background. Text in the centre of the wheel reads: “Predict… Who will be murdered? Who will be banished? Who survives to the end? Make your predictions.”

They can also earn points by predicting which contestants they think will make it through to the endgame, and by answering bonus questions along the course of the series.

Players will see how their total ranks in the overall leader board, plus they’ll be able to form separate mini-competitions with their friends – competing across the series to see who comes out on top after the final endgame. The better you understand the show and the characters in it – the better the bragging rights.

The game will be available at bbc.co.uk/traitors on web, tablet and mobile devices from Friday 5 January.

Jamie Dodds, digital commissioning executive, BBC Entertainment, says “This brand new game offers fans of The Traitors the chance to immerse themselves in the world of the show, and play along with all the betrayals, mind games, and manipulations of this epic new series. It’s a great way for people at home to see if they can think like a Traitor!”

Pushpa Reddy, director of product management at the BBC, says: “We’ve built this game as a fun way to help people engage with one of our best loved and most exciting shows. This is a game for The Traitors obsessives – using everything they know and understand about the show to inform their predictions to compete with their friends and family at this tense and nail-biting game and see who will emerge as the ultimate Traitors fan.”

The Traitors continues on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Wednesday 10 January.

The Traitors online game is licensed to the BBC by The Traitors format rights holder All3Media International.

Created in the Netherlands by IDTV, an All3Media company, The Traitors format was further developed with the RTL Creative Unit and originally produced by IDTV for RTL4. Since its launch in the Netherlands on RTL 4 in 2021, the format has proved its international appeal with over 25 adaptations and numerous returning seasons.

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The mountains rose up climbing higher and higher, towered all around, the peaks reaching for the clouds.  All along the mountainsides and in the valleys between, red cedar, whitebark pine and spruce trees vied for space.  This was true forest, two million acres of actual wilderness, most of it, left to the animals that were native to the area.  Grizzlies, black bear, mountain lions, moose, timber wolves, mountain goats, elk, bighorn sheep and mule deer all made the vast forest home along with a range of smaller animals. Jonas ‘Smoke’ Harper, Dr. Kyle Forbes, and Jeff Hollister, three of the genetically and psychically enhanced members of GhostWalker Team One continued along the nearly nonexistent game trail they’d been traveling for the past three hours.  “You still getting that bad feeling in your gut, Jonas?” Jeff asked. Jonas scanned the dense forest with narrowed eyes, maintaining his purposefully relaxed gait while keeping his hand close to his weapon.  “Yep.” Kyle sighed.  “You sure it isn’t just a stitch in your side?” “Yep.” “You did notice that the higher we climb, the more bear scat we’re coming across,” Jeff said. “Yep.” “Just thought I’d point that out.”  A small grin lit Jeff’s face. “I’m not sure he actually knows how to talk, Jeff,” Kyle said.  “Ryland did warn us.  Said if we volunteered to come with him, we’d hear nothing but grunts for days.” “Wait.” Smiling fading, Jeff halted abruptly and glared at his companions. “You volunteered?  Ryland ordered me to come with you two.  Said I had to protect your asses.” Jonas and Kyle stopped as well, and Jonas took the opportunity to study Jeff without appearing to do so.  It had been a couple of years since Jeff had recovered from a stroke that would have put any normal soldier out of commission for good.  Jeff had fought his way back. Jeff, like men in the government’s GhostWalker program, wasn’t anyone’s definition of a normal soldier anymore.  They were, instead, the products of a military experiment that hadn’t quite gone off as expected.  They had gone into the program volunteering for psychic enhancement with the expectation of being of more use to their country, but along with removing filters in their brains, Dr. Peter Whitney had also performed experimental gene coding on them.  That part, they had not signed up for. Worse, the first of Whitney’s gene coding experiments had been illegally performed on young orphan girls, with disastrous results.  Those initial failures hadn’t stopped Whitney though.  Instead, he’d forged ahead with similar gene modifications on the soldiers, believing that grown men could better handle the pressures of the enhancements than the female children had done.  Team One had lost several of the men in their unit and Jeff had suffered a brain bleed and stroke.  He was fully recovered, but the entire team tended to watch over him, Jonas especially. The survivors of Whitney’s experiments were all admittedly stronger, and they now possessed some very incredible abilities, but those benefits had come at a steep price.  They were all continuing to learn just how steep that price could be.  Lily Whitney-Miller, Peter Whitney’s adopted daughter now married to their team leader, Captain Ryland Miller, had given them all exercises to do to strengthen the barricades in their minds.  That allowed the ones who had been wide open to be able to be in public without an ‘anchor’ one who drew emotion and psychic overload from them—at least for short periods of time. Jeff looked good to Jonas, but still, he glanced at Kyle just to make certain.  Kyle would be better at making an assessment.  If the doc thought Jeff needed a break, he’d find an excuse to take one.  Jeff never shirked the physical therapy designed to strengthen the weaker side of his body or the mental exercises to strengthen the barriers in his brain. He stayed in therapy the brain surgeon recommended to ensure the psychic talents he used didn’t bring on another bleed.  He was one of the hardest working GhostWalkers Jonas knew—and that was saying a lot.  Their unit—GhostWalker Team One was tight.  They looked out for one another.  They trusted few others and those they brought in, they did so slowly and carefully.  Years ago, their team had been set up for murder, separated and held in cages, essentially waiting to die.  Ryland had planned their escape and Lily had hid them at her estate until they could get to the bottom of the conspiracy against them.  In the end, they had managed to come out on top, thanks in no small part to their dedication to training hard and working together.  They still ran missions, but they trusted and depended only on one another. Now, there were three other GhostWalker teams.  Whitney had used each team to perfect his technique so that each subsequent unit was able to handle their enhancements much better than the team before them.  But he’d also added more and more genetic coding, turning the soldiers into much more than they ever expected—or wanted—to be.  There was a special place in hell reserved for sociopathic monsters like Peter Whitney—or if there wasn’t, there ought to be.  Jonas wouldn’t mind bringing a little –or maybe a lot of that hell to Whitney in the here and now—especially as more and more of his most diabolical experiments, all on orphaned girls, came to light.  Unfortunately, as evil as he was, Whitney had a solid network of connections among America’s most powerful, including high-ranking government officials, billionaire defense contractors, bankers, as well as his own private army of expendable super-soldiers, all of them would-be GhostWalkers who hadn’t made the official cut.  Between his connections and his army, Whitney was virtually untouchable. Jonas sighed as his gaze swept the surrounding forest.  He used every enhanced sense he had, both animal and human.  They were being watched.  He had been aware of it for the last few miles, but hadn’t been able to identify exactly where the threat was coming from—or from whom.  Or rather, from what.  He was certain their observers were not human. “You feel it?” Kyle asked him quietly, turning toward him. “Yep.” Jeff heaved an exaggerated sigh.  “You ever think a word now and again might be helpful?” “Not certain what it is yet.” Jeff shoved a hand through his perpetually sun-bleached hair.  “It?  Not a who.  An it?” When Jonas didn’t answer, Jeff rolled his eyes.  “Why did I agree to keep the two of you alive?  You’re both a pain in the ass.”  He began walking again, doggedly putting one foot in front of the other.  “Do we even know where we’re going?” “Nope.”  Jonas hid his grin.  Annoying Jeff was one of his favorite pastimes, and when the tension was beginning to stretch out, like now, a little humor went a long way.  In spite of his amusement, he stayed on full alert, looking for the sentries watching them.   He was fully aware Ryland hadn’t sent Jeff.  Jeff had come with him, like Kyle, because they were his friends and they hadn’t wanted him to check out his strange feeling alone.  It had been that simple.  Friendship.  The feeling, at first, had been a vague calling to him.  For the last mile, along with that compulsion he felt, he now felt uneasy as if there was a threat, but he couldn’t place where it was coming from. Night was falling.  In the forest, especially this deep in the interior, it was always a good thing to establish a camp before sunset.  Too many wild animals hunted after dark.  He could connect with them and if he was lucky, keep them away, but it was silly to take chances.  The trees were thick, the brush heavy.  The trail they were on was very narrow.  Tree frogs were abundant, staring at them with round eyes as they passed.  In the vegetation at their feet was the constant rustle of leaves as rodents rushed to get undercover.  “We should find a place to camp for the night.  Build a fire.” “I tried to send word back to the others,” Kyle said.  “But I’m not getting through.  Could be the density of the canopy, but I should be able to…”. He trailed off. “I’m not surprised.”  Jonas wasn’t. There was something at work here.  He’d gotten that feeling in his gut and wanted to check things out.  Jonas had told Ryland he had a strange pulling toward this side of the mountain for some time and wanted to take some time off to explore.  They’d just recently come off a dicey hostage rescue.  They’d managed to pull off the rescue without a single casualty even though things had gone sideways twice, and they all had some down time coming.  Jonas wanted—no— needed— to explore the miles of wilderness around the fortress they had carved out for themselves close to Team Two. “Have you noticed that we’re losing visibility, Jonas?” Kyle asked.  “The mist is getting thick.” Jonas could see the fog moving through the trees at times.  At first it stayed low to the ground, gently rolling like ocean waves on a cloudless day.  Then a few fingers of mists crept through the trees toward them, in an eerie display, looking like giant hands pulling an equally giant blanket through the forest until it was impossible to see through the gray vapor.  Jonas glanced down at the trail they were following, but the swirling mist had thickened so much that he couldn’t see even his own boots—a strange phenomenon. There was another component to the fog he found fascinating.  A warning, or dread, that acted on their bodies.  He could hear both Kyle’s and Jeff’s hearts accelerating.  His own pulse rate had tried to increase and he had instantly forced his heart under control.  All three GhostWalkers slowed considerably, eventually halting altogether.  Jonas waited in silence for his eyes to adjust to the fog rolling off the ground and rising in dark tides nearly to his waist.  Given time, he could see through just about anything.  He was often called ‘Smoke’ because he moved through and could disappear into places no one else could.  He saw through things no one else could see through.  It was only a matter of time before his vision would adjust to the strange mist hiding the trail. “Looks as if the fog is dissipating in the direction,” Kyle said, indicating with his chin their right. Jeff nodded.  “And our little game trail leads in that direction too, Jonas.  If we’re going to find a place to camp before nightfall, we should double time it out of this mist.” Jonas didn’t move, studying the forest and rocks in front of him.  The path had wound through the trees and rocks earlier.  He had a good memory.  More than a good memory.  His mind mapped things out for him in grid patterns.  The game trail hadn’t veered to the right.  It had continued upward, straight ahead, winding around tree trunks and large rocks, but it hadn’t really swung left or right.  “Give me a minute.” Keeping completely still, Jonas swept his gaze up and down the fog-shrouded forest floor in a grid pattern, paying special attention to the area where the game trail should have been.  At first there was a strange shimmer, very reminiscent of a mirage in the desert.  But Jonas persevered until the shimmer dissipated and what lay beneath it became clear.  “The actual trail is straight ahead.  It’s being hidden from us.” “That’s not good,” Kyle observed.  “And we’re being watched to make certain we go where we’re directed?” “Yep.”  Jonas took the first step onto the very narrow game trail to see if it would trigger an attack of some kind. “This is some kind of crazy-ass magnetic earth thing happening like in the Bermuda Triangle,” Jeff muttered.  “We’re going to get misdirected all over the place, aren’t we?” “Yep.” Jonas wished the phenomenon came from a ‘magnetic earth thing’ but he seriously doubted it.  Something was going on in the mountains above the two fortresses that GhostWalker Teams One and Two had established to keep their families safe.  Weirdly, the compulsion to continue forward was still on him, but the threat was still very vague, as if it was very, very far away.  He had to consider going back down the mountain and telling Ryland what they’d run into.  The fog was manufactured, exactly real, and someone had planted a very potent danger signal in it.  Not only that, but they had diverted them from the real trail.  Very few could manage.  He wasn’t going back.  He couldn’t go back.  The compulsion to continue was stronger than ever.  That didn’t mean he wanted to risk Kyle and Jeff. “You two could make it out of the danger zone if you hiked down fast for two hours and then camped.”  The offer had to be made and he did his best to sound casual.  He knew there was no way either of his friends would take him up on the offer, but still, he had to try. “Can’t leave you here without direction, Jonas,” Jeff said.  “Especially since we all know you’re afraid of the dark, otherwise, I’d advise we’d just leave your stubborn knife-wielding ass right here in Creepy Hollow.” “Technically,” Kyle said helpfully, “a hollow is a low-lying area, not a mountainside.” “Work with me, Kyle. ‘Creepy Mountain’ doesn’t have the same ring to it,” Jeff quipped, bringing humor to the tense situation. The tension continued to build in spite of Jonas seeing through the fog to the trail beneath it.  The dark purplish beads had a strange reddish cast to them as they swirled almost hypnotically around them. “Seriously, it isn’t a bad idea to let Rye know there’s something going on up here that wasn’t here before.” Jonas tried a second time. “It’s that bad?” Jeff asked.  He began walking, showing Jonas he wasn’t about to be left behind. “Now I feel like I’ve got a target painted right between my shoulder blades.” “You’ve got a pack on.  They wouldn’t be able to see the target so they would have to aim for your thick skull, Jeff,” Kyle said helpfully. “Great. Now the back of my head is all tingly.  I think my psychic abilities are expanding.  I can feel someone targeting me right now.” “You’re so full of shit,” Kyle said.  “I think you need serious help.  You’re turning into a psychic hypochondriac.” “There isn’t any such sort of thing.  You’re making that up.” “I’m a doctor.  I would know,” Kyle assured solemnly. “Jonas, is there such a thing as a psychic hypochondriac?”   “Yep.” Jeff burst out laughing.  He kept the sound low and directional so only his two companions could hear, but it was real.  All the while they were walking along the game trail, Jonas continued to scout for a good place to camp for the night.  He wanted somewhere they could defend if needed.  With every step they took, the feeling of danger increased.  “I feel it too now,” Kyle said.  “Increasing I mean.  Before, the feeling of something watching us was very faint, now it’s strong.” “My best guess,” Jonas said, as they continued very slowly uphill.  “Tree frogs.  We’ve now graduated to timber wolves.  I noticed a disproportionate number of frogs on the trees as we passed by.  The wolves are staying well back, but I’ve caught glimpses of them.”   The trail narrowed significantly, as it wound up the forested mountainside.  There were fewer trees and more rock.  As they walked, the shimmer became worse.  It was very disorienting, at times making it feel as if the ground dropped out from under them.  There was a brief silence while both Jeff and Kyle looked warily around them. “You aren’t going to spot them,” Jonas pointed out.  “They aren’t hunting to eat us, at least not at the moment.  They’re watching us.” “What does that mean?” Kyle asked. “Like they’ve never seen humans before and they’re just curious?” Jeff asked. “I’m not getting that.” Jonas reached out to the wolves with great care.  There was plenty of game in the area and could sustain a small pack and this one seemed small.  “They’re watching us for a reason.  I have to be very careful.”  Jonas kept his touch delicate as he reached out.  The alpha, was especially wary.  Normally, Jonas had little trouble connecting with wildlife and establishing communication, even if it was just to ‘push’ the animal in a direction away from him.  This time, however, there seemed to be something blocking him another pathway he encountered that the wolf was familiar with.  That pathway circumvented him from taking command of the animal.  “The ground moving continually is beginning to make me sick,” Kyle said. “You realize the ground isn’t actually moving,” Jonas pointed out. “Yeah, I get that,” Kyle agreed, “but it feels and looks like it.  I’m trying to make my brain understand it’s all an illusion.” “Are you feeling ill, Jeff?” Jonas asked. Jeff was walking very steadily where Kyle seemed a little off balance every few steps. “No. I’m cheating a little, just like I did when I first suffered a traumatic brain injury.  I take a picture of the trail out ahead of me and use it when I’m walking until I get to the end of where I was able to take the picture and then I do it again as far out as I’m able.  I don’t actually look at the trail we’re walking on.” “Is that how you got around all my tests so fast?” Kyle asked. It sounded to Jonas as if he was clenching his teeth.  Kyle wasn’t actually Jeff’s doctor and he didn’t administer tests to him, but the banter helped the two keep moving. “Absolutely.” “There’s a small clearing, nothing big, but that ring of rocks just off to the right would provide cover and is large enough for a fire,” Jonas said. “It looks like it might be a halfway decent defensible position.” “Head in that direction,” Kyle advised, relief in his voice.  “Otherwise, our orders to leave no footprints isn’t going to matter.  I’ll be leaving my lunch behind.” Jonas stretched his senses.  Kyle wasn’t a man to be nauseated over a rolling trail.  The shimmering mirage was difficult for him to look at, but Kyle wasn’t looking at it.  He was looking straight ahead at Jeff’s back.  There was another subtle component Jonas was missing because he couldn’t feel it.             The GhostWalkers had various talents.  When Whitney had enhanced them, even the smaller gifts had grown stronger.  Practicing to use those talents had developed them even more.  Jonas was beginning to believe a GhostWalker or a team of GhostWalkers was using this particular part of the mountain for something they didn’t want known and they’d set up a perimeter of psychic defenses to keep unwanted visitors away.             “Only a GhostWalker could have produced something as complex as this,” he murmured.  “There’s a subtle flow of acoustic energy, a low note to make you feel sick, Kyle.  The sound is just below our normal hearing range.  And if they decide to up the volume, we’ll be in a world of hurt.”             “You saying whoever’s up here can weaponize sound, like what Gator and Flame can do?  They can kill with sound,” Jeff asked, naming two GhostWalkers from their team.             “That’s exactly what I’m saying.  I can use my voice, but I can’t do what they do.  And I can’t do this.  We’re going to have to be very careful.”              Knowing they were going to be facing enhanced soldiers changed everything.  It was one thing to face wildlife, but this was something altogether different and very dangerous. It wasn’t as if it came as a huge surprise.  The moment they recognized the trail had been diverted by the illusion in the fog, they suspected they were dealing with enhanced soldiers.  Or someone who was very good at building traps with illusion.             They had reached the potential camp site Jonas had spotted earlier.  The circle of rocks provided a shelter from the wind and watching eyes.  The opening at the center was large enough to allow a fire, something they wanted just in case the wolves took too big of an interest in them. And if something other than wolves came at them, well, the rocks could stop bullets too.  It wasn’t perfect, not a bolt hole they could count on to last against a determined assault, but it was better than nothing.  As an added benefit when they hunkered down inside the ring, with the boulders looming over them, they escaped the strange warping of their senses.             “I’m going to take a look around while you set up camp,” Jonas said.  “I can negate the effects of the illusion, and if I have to, I can control the wolves.  I want to see how big of an area is being affected who or what it’s protecting.  Not to mention, I’d like to know how many people are behind this, who they are and what they’re up to.”             “Do you think they’re jamming us, or we just lost signal in all this pea soup?  If you run into trouble, we can’t call on the others for help,” Kyle reminded.             “I’m aware.  But we can still talk to one another if we have to.  Conserve energy, but reach out if there’s trouble.  Jeff, if you have to leave on the run, get Kyle out if the illusion is still making him sick.”             Jeff nodded.  “I can get around the mirage.  And I can lead others back to get you out.”             “Don’t stick around if anything goes bad.  Better you two get out and go for help,” Jonas wanted to reiterate that point, because otherwise Kyle and Jeff would try coming to his aid. All GhostWalkers were intensely loyal to one another.  They didn’t leave their fallen behind, let alone abandon a live teammate when the shit hit the fan.             Kyle glanced up, his gaze sharp.  “You think it’s that bad.”             “I don’t know what we stumbled onto, but no one constructs a psychic defense this strong and this good without using it to hide something important.  Most people would have been turned away.  They never would have known this part of the forest was even here.  Now, whoever put this barrier up, knows it didn’t work on us.  They’ll wonder why and they’ll either sic the wolves on us, or they’ll come themselves.  I want to take a look at what we’re up against.  How many.  What we need to do to protect ourselves.  I especially don’t like the fact that someone in their unit can use sound to debilitate us.” “Hell, Jonas,” Jeff said, once again using humor to lighten the situation.  “I had no idea you knew so many words.” “I wasn’t sure he knew the entire English language,” Kyle agreed.  “Mostly just grunts.” “Or ‘yep’,” Jeff added.  “That’s his go-to word when he can’t think of anything else.” “Or I can just throw a knife at you,” Jonas pointed out.  He was very good with knives.  Better than good.  He’d grown up in a circus family and he’d learned from an early age to be included in the high wire act and how to throw knives and stars with pinpoint accuracy and how to balance on a high wire so he could be part of his family’s act.  His circus days were long behind him, but the skills he’d acquired had transferred over to combat and he practiced every day to keep those skills sharp. “Circus freak goes up the sides of mountains only goats go up,” Kyle teased. Jonas wasn’t so certain that particular ability was completely from his circus days.  Perhaps more from Whitney’s gene coding.  “I’ll be back by sunup.” GhostWalkers were adept at disappearing into the night.  They could hide in plain sight during the day, staying still for hours, but at night, they were virtually unstoppable.  Jonas could disappear.  He was ‘Smoke’.  His team had given him that name long ago for a reason.  Unlike the others, Jonas didn’t need the special clothing that mirrored his surroundings or the skin that changed colors to mimic his background.  He had never talked to Lily Whitney-Miller, Ryland’s wife, about the science of what he could do, because he didn’t want anyone looking to closely at what he’d become.  He didn’t want a spotlight turned on him—or any record made of his abilities.  He especially didn’t want anyone to about the extremely predatory and aggressive tendencies that he’d fought so hard to keep under control.  Primal animal instincts, the need to hunt—even, if he was being honest—to kill.  And in the early days, keeping those impulses in check had been a real struggle. At first, he’d wanted to believe Whitney had managed to plant those urges in him, but the more he read and understood about what Whitney had done to them all, the more he realized, the enhancements could only bring out what was inside of him.  It was beyond disturbing to realize such ugly, violent traits were part of his own nature.  It hadn’t mattered that they were buried deep, they were still a part of him.  Jonas slipped over the boulder facing away from the trail, the one closest to the trees, deliberately blurring his body so that when he moved into the strange mirage, he was already becoming a part of it, so as not to disturb it.  So, he couldn’t be seen or felt. An owl hooted, the notes a clear warning.  That told him the sentry had eyes on the men inside the ring of boulders.  The bird had noticed there was one less man seated at the fire and reported immediately.  He waited, staying very still, absorbing the abnormal mist and its properties, breaking it down even as he listened for the instructions to the sentries.  He knew whoever was guarding the region would have to tell the lookouts what to do next. A few short notes replied, that of a Great Gray owl calling out to its mate, at least to an untrained ear that was what it sounded like.  Jonas stayed very still, forcing his energy to remain extremely low so he couldn’t be detected inside the web of mist, all the while fighting to control his surprise.  That Great Gray owl cry—the orders being given to the watching animals in the woods—had come from a female.  She had the sound of an owl down perfectly, but his ear was tuned so acutely, he could distinguish real from fake, no matter how good the mimicry was.  And she was the best he’d ever heard. Whitney had taken numerous girls from orphanages from countries all over the world.  He also used in vitro to create designer babies to experiment on.  His first idea had been to create pairs, a male and female.  He used enhanced pheromones to make the pair attracted physically to one another so they would bond when he was certain he had the correct enhancements that would together in the field.  It was possible whatever was taking place above Teams One and Two homes was being run by a bonded pair. The moment the woman had uttered her bird call, Jonas had pinpointed the direction from which the sound had come, but instead of rushing towards it, he stayed put and remained as still as stone, giving off so little energy it would be impossible to detect him, and lowering his external body temperature so he gave off no heat signature.  Whoever the woman was, she knew he was out here and was, at the very least, directing the wolves and birds to keep watch on him.  Rushing towards her now, while she and her sentinels were all on alert was too risky.  Best to hunker down for a while and wait for them to relax their guard. Jonas had learned patience in a hard school when he was young.  High wire acts were dangerous, so was throwing knives.  One misstep and someone he loved could be hurt or killed.  He had learned to always stay calm and not make mistakes.  Now, with all his predatory instincts enhanced, he had become even more patient.  He could wait hours in complete stillness. For this hunt, he knew he had to be cautious.  The mist contained traps that could detect him if he made a mistake.  The animals in the forest were actively looking for him.  Beneath his calm surface, he could feel the familiar rush of adrenaline, the predatory instincts taking hold.  That trait in him was so powerful and aggressive, so dominant that when the alpha of the sentinel wolf pack had resisted his very subtle influence, that urge to attack that wolf and rip out his throat had welled up like a volcano. He suppressed the urge with ruthless control.  Jonas was at his most dangerous when he was in hunting mode, and while some part of his hated the savagery Whitney’s experiments had unleashed in him, another part of him thrilled at the visceral intensity of those urges.  He couldn’t deny the joy he felt each time he allowed himself the freedom to use his abilities, in spite of the ugliness of what he knew what ultimately be his fate. Over the years, he had come to terms with the predatory side of his nature.  Now, it was a matter of always keeping it under control. He honed his hunting skills every chance he got, knowing they would be an asset to his team, so long as his killer instincts were never allowed to take over.  He had seen what happened, if the monster got out of control.  The entire team had.  That could never happen again.  That meant continually strengthening his discipline.  Working on restraint.  He didn’t let a day go by without performing the mental and physical exercises that allowed him to maintain complete control of himself. He waited there without moving until darkness had finally fallen, bringing with it a sliver of a moon.  His blood moved through his veins like thick lava, slow and hot, though from the skin out he’d gone as cold as ice. That was the way he kept his energy level so low it was impossible to detect.  At last he began to make his way up toward the grove of trees from which the woman had issued her earlier call.  The mist grew thicker the higher up he went. He was in full predatory mode, switching between using the vision of an owl and that of a leopard to traverse the misty forest with ease.  He could also use wolf vision when he needed to, but the owl and leopard both had superior night vision. It had taken some time to sort out the fact that he had the skills of each of the three predators in him along with their individual drives.  Those weren’t the only predators Whitney had put in him, either.  Not by a long shot. He was a mixture of far too many predatory species, all of which brought out the worst in him—this tremendous joy in the hunt.  This endless, gnawing hunger for it.  He had tried to hide what he was from Ryland and his fellow teammates, too ashamed to let them see what he’d become, but there were times on a mission….  And the nightmare when there was no going back and he’d been forced to stare at the truth of what kind of monster Whitney had truly created.  They’d all been there.  His friends.  His teammates.  In the end he just had to come to terms with what he was and learn control. As he continued his prowling trek u the mountain, he was more than a little surprised to see several types of plants and trees that only grew in the rainforests with high humidity.  Jonas slowed down to get a better look.  This section of forest could easily be part of some bio-experiment that had been going on for years.  It was as if he’d stepped into a beautiful, mythical garden.  Exotic flowering plants circled the bark of the trees, climbing high toward the canopy, draping branches in variegated or dark leaves and bright, velvety blossoms.  The trees were also varieties that thrived only in warm, humid climates, yet they appeared extremely healthy, trunks wide, branches strong and leaves abundant. His first thought was that he’d stumbled into one of Whitney’s experiments.  He knew Whitney was into plants, heard he kept greenhouses all over the world in his hideaways where he grew all sorts of plants and flowers, including some of the rarest and most exotic breeds in the world.  Hell, he’d even named the girls he’d bought from orphanages after flowers.  Some people might have thought that proof of a nurturing soul, but only if they didn’t know the sort of cruel, torturous experiments Whitney inflicted on those same girls.  All in the name of science and patriotism.  Peter Whitney.  A modern day Mangele wrapped up in an American flag. Suppressing the sneer that curled his lips, Jonas clamped down on the rage thoughts of Whitney stirred up. This was neither the time or place for him to get distracted by old injustices.  Because if Whitney was behind whatever was going on up here, he, Jeff and Kyle were in more danger than they suspected. He took a careful look around, his senses flaring out utilizing every enhancement he had in order to find any hidden traps and to identify any poisonous plants.  He knew one of the other was there.  More likely both.  He could feel the danger surrounding him. He pulled up the mental file of poisonous plants he kept in his head and scanned through it as he looked around.  He and his team travelled all over the world and trekked through a lot of wild and dangerous places.  Often they encountered a variety of environmental dangers while on a mission, including plants so toxic that one unwary scratch could cost someone an arm.  Sometimes it seemed like everywhere they went even the plants were out to kill them.  Because of that, Jonas had made a point of studying books on botany, committing to memory every hazardous or helpful plant, tree, shrub or flower they might encounter.  He studied the various flowering bushes and the vines winding their way up the trees.  Many of the specimens growing up high were epiphytes, plants that lived by extracting moisture out of the air rather than requiring soil for their roots.  The kinds of flowers and vines he was observing just didn’t grow in the Lolo National Forest.  Certainly, they didn’t grow in this particular high-altitude climate.  Intense snow was common several months out of the year and these exotics needed consistent care, warmth and humidity. Jonas could feel the rising heat in the mist.  At this altitude, temperatures should be dropping, but instead, the air was warm and getting downright hot the deeper into the interior he went.  Whoever was able to control the temperature inside the groves of trees over such a wide range had a powerful gift.  They weren’t just manipulating temperatures in a controlled environment.  They were manipulating the climate of several square miles of open forest and sustaining that manipulation over time.  He didn’t know too many of his fellow GhostWalkers capable of such a feat—if any. He moved slowly, feeling his way with all of his senses.  Plants had alarm systems, just the way animals and people did.  They could shrink back from heat or cold, from loud noises or extend their leaves or vines toward appealing music.  He had always been able to hide himself from people and animals, even birds and reptiles, but he’d never considered having to include plants.  He tuned his mind to the mist and humidity.  Someone had bound nature itself to them.  The respect and admiration he felt rose the more he examined the full extent of the shimmering illusion hiding the grove.  He was looking at an outdoor greenhouse in an impossible location where few hikers would stumble across it.  Two full teams of GhostWalkers made their homes miles below surrounded by the same national forest, yet they had no idea the phenomenon was above them.  The garden had been built after the teams compounds had been established because he knew both had sent men up the mountain to ensure they had escape routes prior to building. Jonas was capable to binding nature to him.  He hadn’t known any other GhostWalker could, not even the newer ones Whitney had perfected. He could only enhance what psychic gifts each individual already possessed.  As for the gene doping, in the beginning, he’d thrown everything but the kitchen sink into the mix.  He was much more cautious with his last two teams.  Jonas, being a member of the first team, had no idea what was inside of him.  He had discovered hidden talents accidently and practiced hard at developing them or controlling them, whichever was needed. The mist contained not only the illusion and the warning, driving anyone away from the area, but also the humidity, pushing the temperature up so that moisture collected in the air throughout the trees.  Was there a trap for the unwary?  Had vines moved overhead?  Jonas tuned his body to mimic the same molecular structure of the mist so he could ‘disappear’ into it.  He moved deeper into the interior of the forest and the garden.  The deeper he got into it, the more he realized, the garden had to have been there for some time.  Someone had worked on it lovingly with a great attention to detail.  Numerous footpaths wound through the forest floor, created by someone tending the various bushes and flowers. He followed one of the paths winding in and out of the trees.  He remained alert for traps, and was careful not to trip alarms, but he increased his speed.  He needed to find who had bound nature to them, set the mist and where the GhostWalker team was hiding and what they were up to.  Unexpectedly he came up on several very exotic plants, flowers that were considered so rare they were only known to grow in one or two places in the world, yet here they all were.  Jonas spotted a Ghost Orchid, growing high in a tree, an epiphyte that required not only high heat and humidity but a certain type of fungus in order to prosper, none of which occurred naturally in the Lolo National Forest.  Not far away, a beautiful Jade Vine, was wrapped tight around another tree, its pendulous clusters of claw-shaped flowers hanging a good three meters long. The Jade Vine was found naturally only in the rainforests of the Philippines, yet here it was, in Montana, not just surviving, but thriving, its magnificent, hanging blooms an incredible shade of deep blue. Jonas recognized the Black Bat Flower, so rare as to be considered endangered in the wild, it was also quite difficult to cultivate.  30 centimeters in diameter, the flower resembled its namesake bat with droopy whisker-like stamen that could measure as much as 70 centimeters in length.  He also spotted the Rothschild Slipper Orchid, and a flowering Franklin Tree.  He found it incredible that the variety of flowers from various countries could be successfully cultivated side by side let alone in this forest.  Clearly, someone, for some reason, had brought these rare flowers to this altitude and manufactured the conditions required to grow them. Of all the incredible blooms growing in this unprecedented garden, he was most surprised to find the Middlemist Red Camellia.  Considered by most to be the rarest flower in the world, there were only two known surviving specimens of Middle mist Red in existence and neither was growing in the wild.  But here they were, several shrubs of them, planted close together and looking very healthy, with glossy leaves and spectacular showy blooms.  Although the flowers looked like beautiful roses, the plant was really a camellia.  And despite being named Middlemist Red, the blooms were actually a deep, bright pink. Jonas inched closer to the rare camellias.  As he approached, the shrubs branches parted slightly, revealing a shadowy entrance hidden behind them.  He went very still.  The circle of shrubs were cleverly concealing the presence of a little house built into the side of the mountain.  The small dwelling appeared to be constructed entirely from plants native to the forest.  Evergreen tree boughs had been woven tightly together to form the walls and roof, vines, threading through to tie them securely.  Plants grew across the top of the roof, effectively hiding the lodging from aerial or satellite photography.  The back of the house was tucked away beneath a rocky overhang, while the dense hedge of Middlemist Red shrubs completely concealed the dwelling from all other sides.  Jonas studied the little house, not moving a muscle.  He doubted if the structure contained more than one or two rooms, unless it went back further into the mountain. That was his biggest worry.  Considering the mist, flowers and the woman commanding wild animals, the idea that Whitney was involved was logical.  That meant the house could be an entrance to a far greater complex below ground.  This could be the threat he was feeling, although it was still ‘vague’ and ‘far-off’.  So far, he’d only sensed the presence of one woman. He knew that women Whitney had experimented on had escaped his compound.  He also knew that, rather than trusting the GhostWalker teams that aided their getaway, the women had followed their original plan and scattered to make it as difficult as possible for Whitney to reacquire them.  The women were distrustful of any GhostWalker, any of the soldiers Whitney had experimented on.  Who could blame them? Jonas knew the women had all been taken from orphanages as children, raised under horrific conditions, used in Whitney’s scientific experiments so he could perfect his enhancement methods before he tried them on his soldiers.  He raised the girls in a stark environment, training them to be soldiers, only to decide later to use them in his breeding program. At first, Whitney had paired specific couples, using pheromones so they would be attracted physically.  He had hoped to create surgical strike teams comprised of bonded couples, a man and a woman so it would be easier for them to slip into any country without being identified as soldiers.  The paired couple’s skills and enhancements would compliment one another and enable the pair to handle any mission more effectively than an entire team of spec-ops soldiers.  For all his evil, Whitney was an unswerving patriot. By creating bonded-pair teams of more efficient, more powerful super soldiers, he was certain he would be saving American lives. Later, he decided the next step of perfecting his enhancement program was to experiment on the children of the soldiers he created.  He no longer bothered ensuring the women were attracted to the men he paired them with in his breeding program.  It was no wonder the women didn’t trust anyone who had been enhanced by Whitney. Jonas inhaled slowly.  The camellias gave off no real fragrance.  None.  Still, he was certain there was a wholly feminine feel to the mist and weaves of illusion, to the binding of nature.  It was too light, too subtle to be a man’s hand.  He had to be cautious.  Whitney had trained female soldiers and there could still be one or two active in his ranks.  His heart wanted to accelerate and he had to actively fight to keep the adrenaline from moving fast through his veins.  He felt as if he was on the verge of a great discovery. He couldn’t take chances.  Kyle and Jeff were with him.  Not only were their lives in his hands, but his team counted on him.  He forced air through his lungs, careful to modify each exhalation to match the temperature and vapor content of the surrounding mist.  He had no choice but to settle in and wait.  That was what predators did.  They had patience.  They waited for prey.  He was a phantom, unseen.  He’d disappeared into thin air and he could outwait anyone or anything.

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On Friday 27th January, Art of Play Games dropped some game-changing news, announcing the development of a new The Phantom video game to be released in 2024. The game will be playable on popular gaming platforms Nintendo Switch , Playstation , xBox and Steam .

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Launched today, the website www.ThePhantomGame.com features a heroic Anthony Spay drawn Phantom on the famous Skull Throne with some epic lighting effects. This website links to a form for you to register your interest and be notified of upcoming announcements and teasers. Of course, we will continue to share all announcements via our social platforms and this website.

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Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty DLC Passes A Big Milestone

2023 was a big year for Cyberpunk 2077.

By George Yang on January 4, 2024 at 1:11PM PST

CD Projekt Red has revealed that Cyberpunk 2077's expansion, Phantom Liberty, exceeded 5 million copies sold in 2023.

CD Projekt Red took to Twitter with the announcement and thanked all of the fans for helping the game reach such a big milestone. While CD Projekt didn't give any more context to this announcement, we know that the studio is continuing to work on other projects now that Phantom Liberty has been released.

Over 5 million agents have infiltrated Dogtown! 😱 Thank you for all your support — and good luck on your mission. ❤ pic.twitter.com/zXT3SZlvwL — Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) January 4, 2024

Currently, CD Projekt Red is working on several projects, including a sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 and a new original IP, codenamed Hadar. The Witcher 4 , codenamed Polaris, and a remake of the first Witcher game are in development as well. The studio also reaffirmed that it is not interested in being acquired by a larger entity and that it values its independence.

Back in November 2023, CD Projekt Red revealed that Phantom Liberty had sold 4.3 million copies at that point since its September 26 release date, but now we know that the numbers increased as the year came to a close.

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty won Best Ongoing Game at the 2023 Game Awards . In GameSpot's Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty review , we said, "Phantom Liberty embodies the best of Cyberpunk 2077 for a thrilling RPG-shooter with an evocative story, compelling side content, and unforgettable conclusions."

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According to narrative director Igor Sarzynski, the first game was "just a warm-up"

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With the holiday season now behind us, folks are settling back to work, including the CD Projekt Red team, who are kicking off the new year by kickstarting work on Project Orion, aka the sequel to Cyberpunk 2077 .

Tweets by Cyberpunk 2077's narrative director Igor Sarzyński and quest director Paweł Sasko reveal that work on the next game in the dystopian sci-fi series has begun in earnest as the pair share their enthusiasm for what's to come.

"So good to meet old friends and officially kickstart our Orion journey," Sarzyński writes. "I couldn't be more excited for this project and I'm sure we can make it something special."

And seemingly, the team has big plans in store for the follow-up as Sarzyński finishes his post by describing the first game as "just a warm-up."

First day in the Boston office! So good to meet old friends and officially kickstart our Orion journey. I couldn't be more excited for this project and i'm sure we can make it something special. 2077 was just a warm-up 🔥 January 8, 2024

Meanwhile, Sasko says that the core CD Projekt Red team got the year rolling with "exciting discussions" about the next Cyberpunk 2077 game. "Love this team and our dystopian IP!" they add.

Sooo good to be back in the office -- already in the snowy Boston! Our core band had exciting discussions about next #Cyberpunk2077 game. Love this team and our dystopian IP! 🔥On the picture: me & Sarah Gruemmer, Expert Quest Designer, who gave you Judy's storyline 🥰 pic.twitter.com/MOTC3Dy1SK January 9, 2024

Cyberpunk 2077's one and only expansion, Phantom Liberty , launched in September last year and, according to its creators, has performed just as well as The Witcher 3's  Heart of Stone and Blood and Wine DLC , despite the lengthy gap between Cyberpunk 2077's release and the expansion's arrival, as well as the base game's notoriously rocky launch .

CD Projekt Red has managed to turn things around in spectacular fashion, though, and its road to redemption culminated in not just Phantom Liberty but also the impressive 2.0 Update , which adds a host of new features to the main game, including revamped perks and cyberware, and vehicular combat.

The Cyberpunk 2077 sequel was confirmed back in October 2022 , where CDPR said it will "prove the full power and potential of the Cyberpunk universe, and given what the team's already managed to achieve, that's certainly cause to get excited.

Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 2.1 continues the work Phantom Liberty did to bring Night City to life .

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Posted: January 11, 2024 | Last updated: January 12, 2024

  • Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty DLC showcases the future of DLC development with its immersive new stories and adventures within the game.
  • The addition of new characters like Solomon Reed and President Myers brings depth and life to the DLC, expanding the lore of Cyberpunk 2077.
  • Phantom Liberty proves that DLCs can be just as important as base games, setting a new standard for downloadable content in the gaming industry.

When it comes to DLCs, Cyberpunk 2077 's Phantom Liberty is a fantastic demonstration of how the landscape of extra content is changing. As one of the most highly anticipated releases of 2023, Cyberpunk 2077 's Phantom Liberty DLC is selling amazingly , proving that the team at CD Projekt Red has finally gotten the once controversial game back on its feet. The initial release of the game was one of the biggest gaming stories of 2020 due to many players being unhappy with the state the game launched in. However, after a series of updates and the release of Phantom Liberty , Cyberpunk 2077 is now the game so many fans were waiting for.

Obviously, the best part about a DLC is getting to experience new content within a game, and Phantom Liberty is filled with hours of new adventures and story. The DLC was released just a few days after the long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 update back in September, and the two combined have given the game a fresh start. However, when it comes to DLCs, Phantom Liberty is a crash course in what the future of DLC development should look like.

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Phantom liberty is now a dlc blueprint.

It's no secret that a DLC can greatly enhance a game, but Phantom Liberty is something different. Instead of just feeling like some extra content, Phantom Liberty feels like a game within a game. The addition of Night City's lawless subdistrict of Dogtown is exciting enough, but the story that unfolds around its setting is where the DLC shines. The narratives wrapped within the DLC are incredibly compelling additions that ultimately give players an even deeper insight into Night City and the New United States of America (NUSA).

All-New Characters Breathe Life Into Phantom Liberty

When it comes to crafting a DLC for Cyberpunk 2077 , Phantom Liberty could have easily just added Dogtown in order to introduce additional missions, but CD Projekt Red takes the DLC even further by introducing new characters who have their own beautifully crafted stories. There are a total of seven new characters added to the game, but the most important ones in Phantom Liberty 's story are found in FIA agents Solomon Reed and Songbird, NUSA President Rosalind Myers, and the overlord of Dogtown, Kurt Hansen.

The initial announcement of Phantom Liberty drew a lot of excitement from fans due to the reveal of Idris Elba taking the role of Solomon Reed , a sleeper agent for the FIA who currently resides in Dogtown. The story that unfolds around Solomon and his one-time partner Songbird is one of the most interesting narratives players can experience in Cyberpunk 2077 . Additionally, the way Phantom Liberty builds Cyberpunk 2077 's lore with the introduction of President Myers and Kurt Hansen adds a layered chapter to an already filled game.

Future DLCs Should Take Note

The entirety of 2023 saw an impressive year for gaming, and Phantom Liberty is proof that DLCs can be just as important of a release as a base game. However, CD Projekt Red isn't the only studio changing how DLCs are approached. Santa Monica Studio has also showcased what the future of DLCs should look like with the surprise release of God of War Ragnarok 's Valhalla DLC , but Phantom Liberty is the ultimate showcase of what can be accomplished with downloadable content.

It's amazing to see how far Cyberpunk 2077 has come since those rough first days of its launch back in 2020, and Phantom Liberty gives the game an extra layer of lore that fleshes out more of its world in a fantastic way. Phantom Liberty and the 2.0 update have given Cyberpunk 2077 a great story of redemption, and it will be exciting to see how other development studios follow suit with future DLCs.

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Guessing games are played mostly by children, or even teenagers, where they have to guess a particular word that they are thinking of in their minds. They can either give them a set of hints, or the person guessing the word can take clues from his friends.

After the number of clues gets over, the person has to shout the word in the open. This way, a guessing game is played with a group of friends.

In this article, we’ve curated a list of names that you can call your game and give it recognition among your friends. Let’s check them out:

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Guessing may likewise include the instinct of the guesser, who might have a “premonition” about which answer is right without having the option to express a justification behind having this inclination.

A speculating game is a game wherein the item is utilized for speculating to find data like a word, expression, title, or the personality or area of an object.

The Immortal: An immortal is a person who lives forever. So, if your game includes a player or enemy that cannot be killed, do name it ‘The Immortal.’

Master Doc: A game where the player is a doctor and heals patients. Further, when players become the master doctor of the hospital, it may be named ‘Master Doc.’

Brave Firefighter: If a player act as a fireman to save the lives of people against accidental fires, do name it “Brave Firefighter.” The tagline can be “Brave firefighter to rescue the world.”

Bubble Shooter : A mini-game where the player has to pop bubbles of the same color without letting it reach the base can be named ‘Bubble Shooter.’

Musical Tiles: If your game has tiles/boxes that make musical sounds touching, you can name them ‘Magical Tiles.’

Drifting Legends: Drifting cars is exciting for youngsters. A driving car racing game for PC that involves a lot of stunts and drifts can be named ‘Drifting Legends.’

Grenade Pro: A grenade is a bomb that is blasted either by hand or a gun. If the game includes blasting things to cross new levels using guns, you may name it “Grenade Pro.”

Cut The Rope: If a mini-game includes cutting ropes to free the character, naming it ‘Cut The Rope’ is a good idea.

Dragon Run: Dragon Run can be a good game name where dragons are after you (player), and you need to survive through the jungle.

The Giant Run: A game in which the character needs to collect items (jelly) to get bigger. Further, the player has to run over a track, overcoming hurdles to reach an end that can be called ‘The Giant Run’.

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A guessing game has as its center data that one player knows, and the game is to pressure others into speculating that data without revealing it in text or expressed words.

Acts is likely the most notable round of this kind and has produced various variations that include contrasting principles on correspondence to be given, like expressional, pictorial or comparative. 

Magician’s Saga: Magician’s Saga is one of the good gaming name ideas for games in which the player performs tricks and spells.

Roboca: A game in which the player is a robot that can be converted into a car. Or a game where you need to design robots as per instructions can be named “Roboca.”

Phantom: Phantom relates to something non-existent. If the game has ghosts or zombies which include intoxicating other players, you may name it ‘Phantom.’

Orphan On Run: Orphan means someone who lost his/her parents. “Orphan On Run” can be the best title for a child who lost his parents in an alien attack.

Dragon Ball Z: Games that make players do martial arts and explore around to find golden wishing balls can be called “Dragon BallZ.”

Offroad Simulator: If the game is an Xbox one game that is in SUV tuning and career mode, you can name it ‘Offroad Simulator.’ SUV lovers will surely download and play.

Deliver It: Here, a player is a delivery person who needs to pick up as many parcels as possible without crashing.

The Slaughter: Slaughter means to kill a (player) or animal in a game. Games that include shooting, killing, kicking or beating players can be named “The Slaughter.”

The Last Ride: “The Last Ride” is a perfect name for a racing game with high-performing bikes in hilly areas. If you are creating a mobile game for a single-player that includes thrill, do name it “Last Ride” or “The Last Ride”. For your own game, you can hire a mobile game development company.

Predator: A predator is a person who searches for other people (players) to harm and kill them. A game with multiplayers, hunting, and shooting grounds can be called “Predator.”

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A significant number of the games are played cooperatively. In certain games, some players know the response yet can’t tell the others; rather, they should assist them with getting it.

Speculating games are promptly versatile for homeroom use, so here are some of the best guessing game ideas. 

Sky Explorer: If the game pulls the player into beautiful narratives in the sky. Further, if it involves medium to difficult stages in the sky, the clouds keep the name ‘Sky Explorer’.

Frostbite: Frostbite can be an appropriate game name for catching snowflakes. Moreover, any game based on ice-related tasks can be named “Frost Bite.”

Lumber Kingdom: ‘Lumber Kingdom’ is a cool name for a game where the player needs to do tasks and collect things to make a kingdom on his own to become a lumbering giant.

Talking Kitty: A child game where a kitten can talk, walk, sit, dance, and make silly moves as per your instructions can be named ‘Talking Kitty.’

Drawing Fever: Based on hints, the player has to draw the right item to cross the stage, which can be named ‘Drawing Fever.’

Perfect360: If the game is girly where you need to dress up the player to earn points and cross levels, you can name it “Perfect360.”

Food Mania: If the game involves characters cooking, serving, and selling, you can name the game ‘Food Mania.’

Pop It: A game that is about popping bubbles can be named “Pop It.” It’s simple, clear, and easy to memorize.

Bridge It Up: A game where players compete with each other to make the longest bridge and win can be named ‘Bridge It Up.’

Roll The Ball: Games where the player has to roll the ball on a track full of obstacles. Such games can be named ‘Roll The Ball.’

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A guessing game makes barely sufficient pressure to stay energizing, testing, and serious for kids insofar as the educator plans viable principles to take out rowdy or unsportsmanlike behavior.

But these games are great and really efficient in building this team spirit in kids since childhood.

Palace Dash: If your game allows the player to run through the fantasy world to reach the end location-Palace. Further, it involves a character dodging through trains and obstacles, ‘Palace Dash’ is surely a great name.

Wordly: Are you making a word-based game? If your game is somewhat like a crossword puzzle, a good name can be ‘Wordly’.

Hit Man: If your player has to torture other players in order to earn points for a living, you may name it “Hit Man.” In this game, you are the evil harming others.

Slap And Rush: If yours is a fun game where the player has to slap and run other players to win the race, you can name it ‘Slap And Rush’.

Aerial Fighter: If a player has to control a warplane and fight on the aerial battlefield, ‘Aerial Fighter’ will be an ideal name for the game.

Sniper: If the game has a multiplayer area where players fight wars to become the best shooter can be named ‘Sniper’.

Puzzler: A game that includes codewords, crosswords, and word search can be titled ‘Puzzler’.

Wrestle Mania X2: A mobile or pc wrestling game where two or more competitors fight in a ring can be named ‘Wrestle Mania X2’.

Trick & Treat: ‘Trick & Treat’ can be an ideal name for quiz-based games. In this, the player can guess the answer to get a treat; later, treats can be used to avail hints for the answer.

Crewmate: Crewmate is one of the finest gaming name suggestions that can be a name for a game that involves playing in teams. So, if you are searching for cool gaming name ideas for team-based gaming, name it ‘Crewmate’.

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Youngsters in treatment might start speculating games as a method for abstaining from looking at troubling issues, so a few specialists favor different sorts of games to work with communication. Some awesome guessing names for their suggestions are as follows.

The Brutal Man: If a game app like candy crush is based on a story where the player needs to cross stages to fight the giant man, you can name it “The Brutal Man.”

Madness: A game that involves riding bikes on muddy tracks and has mountain aesthetics can be named ‘Mudness’. Mudness can be synonymous with ‘madness in the mud’.

Mind Out: For a brain gam1e that includes tricky questions, ‘Mind Out’ can be a cool game name idea. Players can blow their brains out and test their IQ levels while playing ‘Mind Out’.

Fruit Ninja: “Fruit Ninja” is a cool name for a game associated with the slicing of fruits. The ‘Ninja’ (player) has to slice off the fruits which fall into a juicer.

Driving Master: If the game is based on teaching how to drive in a fun way, it can be named “Driving Master.”

Slingshot: For a single shooting android game such as bowling, you can name the game ‘Slingshot’. Shooting items can be towers, homes, fences, trees, etc.

Splash: Splash relates to water. If your game is based on water-based facts for kids, it can be named “Splash.” It can be a card game or a mobile game.

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NFL playoff scenarios: Breaking down which Week 18 games actually matter from Rams-49ers to Bills-Dolphins

A guide for all the week 18 games on the final sunday of the regular season.

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The final Sunday of the NFL regular season is always an exciting one. Division titles are at stake and the final playoff spots are set to be clinched, as the changing of channels will be a must in order to watch the games of utmost importance. 

Week 18 is already set to be a memorable one in NFL history. Twenty teams remain in Super Bowl  (televised by CBS and streamed via Paramount+ ) contention entering the final week, tied for the most with one week remaining in a full season (2006). Five playoff berths are unclaimed, the most entering the final week since there were seven in 2020. Four division titles are undecided, the most entering a season finale since there were also four in 2014. 

Which Sunday games have playoff significance? We've got you covered:

Buccaneers at Panthers , 1 p.m. (ET), Fox

Does this game matter? Yes (for the Buccaneers)

The Buccaneers need to win this game in order to clinch the NFC South. This is essentially a "win-and-in" for the Buccaneers, who miss the playoffs entirely with a loss. A Tampa Bay loss means the New Orleans and Atlanta winner wins the NFC South. 

Browns at Bengals , 1 p.m. (ET), CBS,  Paramount+

Does this game matter?  No.

The Browns are locked into the No. 5 seed in the AFC and will be resting starters. The Bengals are eliminated from the playoffs. 

Vikings at Lions , 1 p.m. (ET), Fox

Does this game matter?  Yes

The Vikings are still alive in the race for the final playoff spot, but barely. Minnesota needs a win over Detroit in Week 18 and plenty of help to get into the playoffs. The Vikings get in with a win, Seahawks loss, Packers loss and a loss by either the Saints or Buccaneers. If the Packers, Buccaneers, Saints, or Seahawks win -- the Vikings are eliminated. 

The No. 2 seed is still in play for the Lions, who are currently the No. 3 seed. The Lions can be the No. 2 seed with a win, Cowboys loss, and Eagles loss. They are the No. 3 seed with a loss or if the Cowboys or Eagles win. 

Jets at Patriots , 1 p.m (ET), Fox

Both the Jets and the Patriots are eliminated from the playoffs. The Patriots could get the No. 2 pick with a loss and Commanders win. 

Falcons at Saints, 1 p.m. (ET), CBS,  Paramount+

The NFC South is at stake for both teams with the Buccaneers playing simultaneously. If the Buccaneers lose, the winner of the Saints and Falcons game will clinch the NFC South. The Falcons are eliminated from the playoffs with a Buccaneers win. 

The Saints can clinch a playoff spot with a win, Buccaneers win, Packers loss, and Seahawks loss. They are eliminated from the playoffs with a loss or a Buccaneers win and Packers win or a Buccaneers win and Seahawks win. 

Jaguars at Titans , 1 p.m. (ET), CBS,  Paramount+

Does this game matter?  Yes (for the Jaguars)

The Jaguars win the AFC South with the victory, no matter who wins the Colts and Texans game on Saturday. The Jaguars miss the playoffs with a loss. 

The Steelers also need the Jaguars to lose in order to make the playoffs (or the Bills). 

Seahawks at Cardinals , 4:25 p.m. (ET), Fox

Does this game matter?  Yes (for the Seahawks)

The Seahawks need a win and some help in order to get into the playoffs, but the formula is pretty simple. They need a win and Packers loss to make the playoffs. Seattle is eliminated with a loss or Green Bay win. 

The Packers, Vikings, and Saints will also be monitoring this game (if the Packers lose). 

Bears at Packers, 4:25 p.m. (ET), CBS,  Paramount+

Does this game matter?  Yes (for the Packers)

The Packers need a victory over the Bears to wrap up a playoff berth, the final one in the NFC. They can still make the playoffs with a loss, but need a Seahawks loss, Vikings loss, and a loss by either the Saints or Buccaneers. 

The Seahawks, Vikings, and Saints will be monitoring this game. 

Chiefs at Chargers , 4:25 p.m. (ET), CBS,  Paramount+

The Chiefs have locked in the No. 3 seed in the AFC, so Patrick Mahomes and other starters will be resting with the wild card round next week. The Chargers are eliminated from the playoffs. 

Broncos at Raiders , 4:25 p.m. (ET), Fox

Both the Broncos and Raiders are eliminated from the playoffs. The game did have some meaning for the Steelers if they lost on Saturday, but the Steelers won so they don't need a Broncos win. 

Eagles at Giants , 4:25 p.m. (ET), CBS,  Paramount+

Does this game matter?  Yes (for the Eagles)

The Eagles are currently the No. 5 seed in the NFC, but can clinch the NFC East with a win and Cowboys loss. In that scenario, the Eagles get the No. 2 seed. The Eagles will be the No. 5 seed with a Cowboys win or a loss. 

The Lions also need the Eagles (and Cowboys) to lose to get the No. 2 seed. 

Rams at 49ers , 4:25 p.m (ET), Fox

Both San Francisco and Los Angeles will be starting backup quarterbacks. The 49ers have already locked up the No. 1 seed in the NFC, while the Rams have clinched a wild card berth and cannot win their division or move up in wild card priority given the second-place NFC East finisher will be ranked ahead of them. 

Cowboys at Commanders, 4:25 p.m. (ET), Fox

Does this game matter?  Yes (for the Cowboys)

The Cowboys clinch the NFC East with a win. If the Cowboys lose and Eagles win, Dallas will be the No. 5 seed. Dallas can also win the NFC East with a loss and a Philadelphia loss. 

The Lions also need the Cowboys (and Eagles) to lose to get the No. 2 seed. 

Bills at Dolphins , 8:20 p.m. (ET), NBC

Does this game matter?  Yes 

The winner of this game wins the AFC East. A Bills victory gives them the No. 2 seed in the AFC, but there are other scenarios at play if the Bills do lose. Buffalo clinches a playoff spot with a Jacksonville loss thanks to Pittsburgh beating Baltimore. 

The Dolphins have a playoff berth clinched, but will clinch the AFC East -- and the No. 2 seed -- with a win. Miami clinches the No. 6 seed with a loss. 

The Steelers also need the Bills to lose in order to make the playoffs (if the Jaguars win). 

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