Reviewed by Herb Levy
HOLDING ON: THE TROUBLED LIFE OF BILLY KERR (Hub Games/Asmodee, 2 to 4 players, ages 14 and up, 45-60 minutes; $39.99)
Just when you think you’ve seen every theme that could possibly serve as the basis for a game, along comes something that proves you wrong. So it is with this new offering, designed by Michael Fox and Rory O’Connor, which puts players into a hospital where a critically ill patient is dying. This patient can not be saved but players, as part of the nursing staff, cooperatively attempt to not only provide care for the body but also solace for the soul as you do what you can to uncover and discover the memories that plague that patient so he can die at peace. Such is the premise of Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr.