Star Trek: Attack Wing: Chronological Chaos OP

Your fleet arrives in an unexplored sector of space to investigate a series of subspace anomalies causing large scale time fluctuations across the quadrant. As you arrive your sensors detect an enemy fleet coming out of warp nearby. You have direct orders to investigate the anomalies to figure out their source, but you cannot simply ignore your most hated enemies while doing so. As you engage in combat and start investigating these anomalies you realize that they are actually tears in space and time which bridge multiple universes! Will you use these anomalies to your advantage to defeat your enemies or will you try to find the source of the anomalies as quickly as possible and leave your enemy behind?

The Sentry Box will be hosting the Star Trek: Attack Wing: Chronological Chaos Op event on Monday October 2nd starting at 6:30pm.

Games will start promptly at 6:30 so please try to be early and have your fleet build sheet filled out

Entry to the event is $5.00 and we will having prizes from the Star Trek: Attack Wing: Chronological Chaos OP Kit.

Three (3) Data Crew Upgrade Competitive Prize Cards
Three (3) Nanclus Alt Art Crew Flex Prizes

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What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

Here is a rundown of the games our staff have been playing this past week.

Terraforming Mars – You play one of the giant corporations terraforming Mars.  You work together in the terraforming process, but compete for  victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and doing other commendable things.

Star Realms – Star Realms is a fast paced deck-building card game of outer space combat. It combines the fun of a deck-building game with the interactivity of Trading Card Game style combat.

Catan – Players try to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads to be the first to build up their civilizations to 10 victory points.

Citadels – Players take on new roles each round to represent characters they hire in order to help them acquire gold and erect buildings.

Mountains of Madness – Based on the novel by H. P. Lovecraft, Mountains of Madness is a fully cooperative game with a pinch of real-time gameplay.

The Bloody Inn – You are one of a number of competitive innkeepers, bent on amassing the most wealth. Unfortunately, your morals hinder you from robbing your guests… at least while they’re alive. Fortunately, your scruples have no qualms with murder.

Dungeons & Dragons – The classic roleplaying game. Ask Gord about his campaign!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games Industry News for September 15th

Here is the latest news and announcements from the past week.

New Kickstarters

  • Conspiracy Theory from Steve Jackson Games

This fast-playing black card/white card game will reward your ability to sell your deranged ideas to the other players.

  • Full Bleed: The Comics & Culture Quarterly from IDW Publishing

FULL BLEED is a brand-new quarterly, hand-crafted print-only 200-page hardcover “magazine” from IDW Publishing.

  • The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena from IDW Games

The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena is a strategic sports board game for 2 players taking place in Nickelodeon’s Avatar universe.

  • Secrets of the Lost Station from Everything Epic

Secrets of the Lost Station is a cooperative story game of sci-fi, action-adventure, and exploration. It is a highly detailed and unique sequel to Secrets of the Lost Tomb, one thousand years into the future!

 

New Stuff

  • Preview the Knights and Ladies of House of Thorns expansion for A Game of Thrones Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games

The House of Thorns deluxe expansion for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game brings House Tyrell forward into the sun with an influx of new cards, playing on their major themes.

Preview the Yellow Heroes and Villains of Empire at War, the new set of boosters for Star Wars: Destiny from Fantasy Flight Games

In an Empire at War, no one has more tricks up their sleeve than Yellow Characters. Whether it’s in tracking targets or outwitting their opponent, the scoundrels and scum of Star Wars are a force to be reckoned with.

  • Preview one of the stuffies from Stuffed Fables from Plaid Hat Games

Stuffed Fables is an unusual adventure game in which players take on the roles of brave stuffies seeking to save the child they love from a scheming, evil mastermind.

  • Coming Soon: New Warhammer Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus from Games Workshop

Codex: Adeptus Mechanicus is the most complete guide to the servants of the Machine God we’ve ever released, covering rules as well as background of the different sects of this mysterious cult.

  • Coming Soon: Two New X-Wing™ Starship Expansions from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games announce that the Resistance Bomber Expansion Pack and TIE Silencer Expansion Pack are scheduled for release as X-Wing Wave XIII!

  • Coming Soon: Kethra A’laak Hero Expansion for the Uthuk Army of Runewars Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight Games

As the battle for Terrinoth pitches the realm into chaos, Kethra A’laak sees her opportunity to seize power and take her place as the ruler of the locust swarm.

  • Coming Soon: Revised Core Set for Android: Netrunner from Fantasy Flight Games

If you have never played Android: Netrunner, the Revised Core Set will offer you the chance to boot up and jack into the greatest game of high-stakes cybercrime the world has ever seen. If you have played, you will find that the Revised Core Set sets a new standard, pushing the game into the future—adjusting the base card pool, altering the battlefield, and aging your favorite characters.

  • Coming Soon: The Master’s Trials: Wrath of Magmaroth from Alderac Entertainment Group

The Master’s Trials: Wrath of Magmaroth is a co-operative dice placement game for 1 to 4 players.  Players each represent one of the masters from the orders that have banded together to face the evil elemental.

  • Coming Soon: Sky Islands – new expansion for Small World from Days of Wonder

New lands are floating closer, but the world remains too small—and that’s not going away with the new board featuring the floating Sky Islands.

  • Coming Soon: Dojo Kun from Cool Mini or Not

InDojo Kun, players act as Senseis of their own dojo. They recruit and train students, expand their school’s training facilities, and send their students to go on quests for the local village. Then their top students participate in a single-elimination tournament, proving whose martial arts are superior.

  • Coming Soon: Gateway Uprising from Cool Mini or Not

Gateway Uprising is a unique combination of deckbuilding and area control. You’ll have to balance working together with your opponents to fight off the Drueggar Hordes, with taking control of districts by yourself. You share common goals, but in the end, there will be only one winner, or if the city falls… none.

Gateway Uprising

  • Coming Soon: OPERATION: Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Edition from USAopoly

In this S.P.E.C.I.A.L. edition of classic Operation®, take on the role of a Vault-Tec certified doctor and help bring your patient’s health back to 100%.

Other News

  • Revised Star Trek Attack Wing Rulebook Now Online

WizKids have released the newly revised Star Trek Attack Wing rulebook now available online.  This will be a living rulebook.  Keep a look out at wizkids.com/attackwing in the coming days for in-depth rules articles!

 

What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

Here is a rundown of the games our staff have been playing this past week.

Cottage Garden – You compete in the art of gardening and are working two beds with a variety of flowers, gaining points for all of the visible plant pots and planting bells once completed.

Heart of Crown – Heart of Crown is a deck-building card game. Each player starts with the same deck, strengthens that deck with strategic cards, and finally one player will declare victory by throning the princess he controls.

Cards against Humanity – A party game for horrible people that works like Apples to Apples, but the sense of humor required is very different!

Ticket to Ride – Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn.

Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization – This is the new edition of Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization, a civilization building game. Each player attempts to build the best civilization through careful resource management, discovering new technologies, electing the right leaders, building wonders and maintaining a strong military.

Tak – Tak is a two-player abstract strategy game dreamed up by Pat Rothfuss in “The Wise Man’s Fear” and made reality by James Ernest. Players attempt to make a road of their pieces connecting two opposite sides of the board.

Imhotep – Players become builders in Egypt who want to emulate the first and best-known architect there, namely Imhotep.

Two Rooms and a Boom – A social deduction/hidden role party game for six or more players

Clue: Supernatural Edition – One of the main characters has been possessed by Abaddon and opened a gateway to Hell. It is up to everyone to hunt down who has been possessed, what mystical object was used to open (and can close) the gateway, and where it was opened.

Poo – The Card Game – Poo is a fast-paced card game for two to eight players, requiring anywhere from five to fifteen minutes to play.

Rise and Fall – Players play either Eastern or Western Rome, Persia or a barbarian horde in a strategic game that portrays the last days of Rome.

Agricola – In Agricola, you’re a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else. On a turn, take actions from all the possibilities you’ll find on a farm to build and expand you family and farm.

Dominion – In Dominion, each player starts with an identical, very small deck of cards. Through their selection of cards to buy, and how they play their hands as they draw them, the players construct their deck on the fly, striving for the most efficient path to the precious victory points by game end.

San Juan – A card game based on Puerto Rico. Cards from the hand can be either built or used as money to build something else; cards from the deck are used to represent goods produced by the production buildings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games Industry News for September 8th

Here are some recent news stories and announcements from the past week.

New Kickstarters

  • The Networks: Executives from Formal Ferret Games

We know you can run an ordinary TV network. Big deal.  We have a bigger challenge for you. Here are 12 unique Network Executives, each with their own weird characteristics. Every Executive has powers, but they also have significant liabilities. Can you master each Executive’s idiosyncrasies, draft the best Season 0 cards, claim your true status as a Mogul, and come out on top?

  • Doomtown Reloaded There Comes a Reckoning from Pinnacle Entertainment Group

The Doomtown: Reloaded: There Comes a Reckoning expansion features 96 NEW cards for the Doomtown: Reloaded Expandable Card Game. These cards add support for all six factions as well as themes such as Blessed and Gadgets. It’s also the first set to introduce a new card type which represent the most badass and influential figures the Weird West has to offer – Legends!

  • Werebeasts from Bezier Games

You are a key player in the lucrative but very dangerous business of collecting Werebeasts. Your fellow collectors are also trying to collect certain Werebeasts that have the most value to them. If you can hide your intentions long enough, you’ll be rewarded!

  • Iron Sky: The Roleplaying Game distributed by Modiphius

Based on the hit movie, the game lets you play along any timeline.  Either play just before the Moon Nazis reveal themselves, during the struggle, during the aftermath or 25 years later, when the existence of the Vril is discovered.

  • King’s Forge: Gold from Game Salute

Prosperity flows through the realm—the smithies of King’s Forge are all fired up for gold dice, new rules, and engaging scenarios!

New Stuff!

  • Coming Soon: Meeple War from Cool Mini or Not

In Meeple War, players oversee one of the four kingdoms of Lilliput. Each has their own village that they are trying to build up, as well as protect, from the enemy’s army. That army is made up of Meeples

Meeple War

  • Coming Soon: Massive Darkness from Cool Mini or Not

In Massive Darkness, you’ll join forces with the other players to enter the underground lair of the Darkness. You’ll work together, jumping from shadow to light, engaging the enemy when the moment is right. You’ll never know what creatures await you around every corner. Play the quests in order to follow the storyline, or create your own legends using the tokens and modular board tiles.

  • Coming Soon: Pandemic: Rising Tide from Z-Man Games

As the next game in the Survival Series, Pandemic: Rising Tide continues the hallmarks of the series. It is your goal to avert tragedy by constructing four modern hydraulic structures in strategic locations that will help you defend the country from being reclaimed by the ocean.

Other News

  • New Style of WARMACHINE & HORDES Leagues Start

Previously, Organized Play narrative leagues were yearlong events, typically separated into four seasons with each season lasting for a month. While this approach allowed us to do some really cool stuff there were some drawbacks. Going forward, all narrative leagues are now self-contained, one-month events. Some of these stories might relate to each other in some manner, but they won’t be sequentially connected anymore. This means if you’re interested in participating in a narrative league, you can now jump into whichever league is the current one, even if you have no previous experience! The first of these stories begins this month.

  • Wyrms Footnotes Returns!

Wyrms Footnotes is Chaosium’s House Magazine for Greg Stafford’s World of Glorantha. Fourteen issues were published between 1976 – 1983. It returned in 2012 with issue #15, produced by Moon Design Publications, and is back again in 2017!

What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

Here is a rundown of the games our staff have been playing this past week.

Terraforming Mars – You play one of the giant corporations terraforming Mars.  You work together in the terraforming process, but compete for  victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and doing other commendable things.

Terraforming Mars: Elysium – Elysium takes players almost to the opposite side of Mars’ equator, with vast lowlands for oceans in the north and a dry, mineral-rich south.

Terraforming Mars: Hellas – Hellas, the southern wild, includes Mars’ south pole and the enormous seven-hex Hellas crater that just begs to become a giant lake.

Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers – This is a standalone game in the Carcassonne series set in the stone age. As in other Carcassonne games, players take turns placing tiles to create the landscape and placing meeples to score points from the map they’re creating. Instead of cities, roads, and farms, Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers has forests, rivers, lakes, and meadows.

Space Empires – Space Empires is a game in the finest tradition of 4X space games – eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. Each player builds up a space empire and uses it to conquer the other players.

Star Realms – Star Realms is a fast paced deck-building card game of outer space combat. It combines the fun of a deck-building game with the interactivity of Trading Card Game style combat.

Rise and Fall – Players play either Eastern or Western Rome, Persia or a barbarian horde in a strategic game that portrays the last days of Rome.

Dice Forge – Dice Forge is a development game featuring innovative mechanics based on dice with removable faces. In this dice crafting game, players build their own dice. Roll your dice, manage your resources, complete ordeals before your opponents and explore multiple winning strategies.

Codenames: Duet – Codenames Duet keeps the basic elements of Codenames — give one-word clues to try to get someone to identify your agents among those on the table — but now you’re working together as a team to find all of your agents.

Tsuro – A beautiful and simple game of laying a tile before your own token to continue its path on each turn with the goal to keep your token on the board longer than anyone else’s.

The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire – You play as competing mafia families who are vying for economic control of the organized crime networks of New York City, deploying your thugs, your don, your wife, and your heir on the board to shake down businesses and engage in area-control turf wars.

Sheriff of Nottingham – Prince John is coming to Nottingham! Players, in the role of merchants, see this as an opportunity to make quick profits by selling goods in the bustling city during the Prince’s visit. However, players must first get their goods through the city gate, which is under the watch of the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Tak – Tak is a two-player abstract strategy game dreamed up by Pat Rothfuss in “The Wise Man’s Fear” and made reality by James Ernest. In Tak, players attempt to make a road of their pieces connecting two opposite sides of the board.

Agricola – In Agricola, you’re a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else. On a turn, take actions from all the possibilities you’ll find on a farm to build and expand you family and farm.

Dominion – In Dominion, each player starts with an identical, very small deck of cards. Through their selection of cards to buy, and how they play their hands as they draw them, the players construct their deck on the fly, striving for the most efficient path to the precious victory points by game end.

Ingenious – In Ingenious, players take turns placing colored domino-style tiles on a game board, scoring for each line of colored symbols that they enlarge. The trick, however, is that a player’s score is equal to their worst-scoring color, not their best, so they need to score for all colors instead of specializing in only one or two.

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Thames Murders – In Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, you are presented with a mystery to solve, and it is then up to you to trace the threads of evidence through the byways and mansions of nineteenth century London. You will interview suspects, search the newspapers for clues, and put together the facts to reach a solution.

Infinity – Infinity is a game with 28mm high metal miniatures that simulates combat and special operations in a science fiction environment with Manga aesthetics.

Potion Explosion – Take an ingredient marble from the dispenser and watch the others fall. If you connect marbles of the same color, they explode and you can take them, too! Complete your potions using the marbles you collect, and drink them to unleash their magical power.

Kingdomino – In Kingdomino, you are a Lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. Each turn, connect a new domino to your existing kingdom, making sure at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play.

Werewords – In Werewords, players guess a secret word by asking “yes” or “no” questions. Figure out the magic word before time is up, and you win! However, one of the players is secretly a werewolf who is not only working against you, but also knows the word. If you don’t guess the word in time, you can still win by identifying the werewolf!

Dungeons & Dragons – The classic roleplaying game. Ask Kris and Gord about their campaigns!

 

 

 

 

 

Games Industry News for Sept 1st

Happy September everyone! Here are some news stories and announcements from the past week.

New Kickstarters

  • Ink Monsters from Albino Dragon

A quick and light set collection and drafting game for the whole family. Take control of a magic pen and draw the cutest monsters to bring them to life. Collect each monster to use their special abilities each round or affect your final score.

  • Champions of Hara from Greenbrier Games

Champions of Hara is an adventure board game in which 2-4 players (+2 with expansion) race to protect a dying world. Players will contain destructive energy by defeating monsters, closing rifts, and exploring the six different zones within Hara.

  • Stephenson’s Rocket from Grail Games

Grail Games presents an all-new edition of this classic game where players take on the role of rail barons in 1830s England. By investing in the various new rail lines, transporting passengers, and building up the local industries, players will vie for the honor of becoming the most prestigious rail baron in the early days of the steam locomotive.

New Stuff

  • Announcing the Seventh Wave of Expansions for Star Wars: Armada

Two of the Star Wars galaxy’s greatest admirals join the heated fleet battles of Star Wars: Armada with the game’s seventh wave of expansions. Even as its new ships, squadrons, and upgrades blast their way onto the battlefield, Armada Wave VII provides two new commanders—one Rebel and one Imperial—who are both more than capable of leading their forces to victory.

  • Coming Soon: Wraiths Unit Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight Games

The Wraiths Unit Expansion includes four Wraith miniatures, housed in two cavalry movement trays, that a player commanding the Deathborn Legion can unleash upon the mortals of Terrinoth.

  • Coming Soon: Battle for Rokugan from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games announce the upcoming release of Battle for Rokugan, a new strategic board game based in the Legend of the Five Rings universe! Battle for Rokugan puts two to five players in the roles of Rokugani daimyō fighting for territory in the early days of the Emerald Empire.

  • Coming Soon: Merry Men – 6 player expansion for Sheriff of Nottingham from Arcane Wonders

Sheriff of Nottingham: Merry Men is a collection of expansions for the hit game Sheriff of Nottingham! The expansion is modular in nature, allowing players to add some, or all of the extra content to their games of Sheriff of Nottingham.

  • Coming Soon: Mage Wars Academy: Warlord expansion from Arcane Wonders

Mage Wars Academy is a fast-paced strategy card game of magical combat! In this expansion set, play as a strategic Warlord competing to prove that efficient tactics are superior to raw power!

  • Coming Soon: Borg Assimilation Expansion for Star Trek: Ascendancy

Borg Assimilation for Star Trek: Ascendancy adds seven new System Discs for players to explore and engage the Borg, including the Transwarp Hub, the nexus of Borg travel from their distant territories to the Alpha Quadrant. The expansion also includes two other Planetary Systems and four Interstellar Phenomena to add to the game.

  • Coming Soon: Star Trek: Ascendancy 3×3 play mat from Gale Force Nine

The relentless Borg invade GF9’s Star Trek: Ascendancy later this year. Along with this game-changing expansion, GF9 is releasing a special version of our popular Star Trek: Ascendancy 3×3 play mat. This galactic game surface has been assimilated by the Borg, and features Borg accents along the game edges as well as a central green star to mark the position of the Borg Transwarp Hub System Disc. This assimilated version of the play mat will only be produced in limited quantities and will be available in stores and via the GF9 online store when the Borg Assimilation Game Expansion arrives later this year.

  • Coming Soon: Munchkin Playmat: The Flower of Love from Steve Jackson Games

Munchkin Playmat: The Flower of Love makes it easy by providing a special spot for each of your cards on the table, along with a bonus rule: Once per game, you may play a monster from your hand to add its Level to your side in combat by discarding the number of Treasures printed on its card.

  • Coming Soon: Venus Next Expansion for Terraforming Mars from Fryx Games

In Venus Next, the World Government chooses to also fund the terraforming of Venus. Around 50 project cards and 5 corporations are added, with a special focus on how to make Venus habitable. With the new floater resource, a new milestone, a new award, a new tag, and a new terraforming parameter, players are given more paths to victory and an even more varied play.

  • Coming Soon: DC Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 6 from Cryptozoic Entertainment

Add this Crossover Pack to any DC Comics Deck-Building Game to play as the preeminent all-female covert ops team, Birds of Prey!

  • Coming Soon: Raxxon: Evacuation Protocol Kit from Plaid Hat Games

Raxxon is a challenging cooperative experience in which every action you take has unintended consequences. Tempt fate as you investigate the crowd looking for healthy to evacuate and infected to quarantine or eliminate. Also, inside every Raxxon Evacuation Kit is 2 brand new, exclusive Dead of Winter characters!

Other News

  • Grey Fox Games Announce 3 New Games

Grey Fox Games are bringing over three small box games from Polish publisher Board & Dice: SUPERHOT: The Card Game, Pocket Mars and Multiuniversum. They’re set to release at different times, with SUPERHOT: The Card Game coming first at PAX Unplugged.

  • The North Sea Saga continues under Renegade

Renegade Game Studios continues the North Sea series from Garphill Games by supporting Shipwrights of the North Sea, Explorers of the North Sea, and the North Sea Runesaga as the English printer for these games. This will complete the trilogy and include the campaign mode expansion. These are expected to release Q4 2017.

  • Red Scar and Modiphius Announce New 2d20 License Partnership

Red Scar announce a new 2d20 license with Modiphius that will allow use of their 2d20 system.  They are the very first license holders for the 2d20 system and will be using it to mesh the rich post-apocalypse of the Devil’s Run with its innovative mechanics!

  • New Chapter for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Masks of Nyarlathotep 

The new edition of Masks of Nyarlathotep is a complete revision and updating of this epic multi-part campaign. Set in 1925, the steadfast investigators must unravel secrets and battle the minions of darkness in an attempt to stop world-shattering events from destroying humanity. The original six-chapter campaign featuring adventures in America, England, Egypt, Kenya, Australia, and China has been developed and updated, and a brand new chapter has introduced set in Peru.

 

What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

Here is a rundown of the games our staff have been playing this past week.

Star Realms – Star Realms is a fast paced deck-building card game of outer space combat. It combines the fun of a deck-building game with the interactivity of Trading Card Game style combat.

Legend of the Five Rings – Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game is a Living Card Game set in the world of Rokugan, the original setting for the Legend of the Five Rings collectible card game.

Clank – Burgle your way to adventure in the deck-building board game Clank! Sneak into an angry dragon’s mountain lair to steal precious artifacts. Delve deeper to find more valuable loot. Acquire cards for your deck and watch your thievish abilities grow.

Lotus – Lotus is a beautiful game that grows into a unique work of art every time you play.

Werewolf – Werewolf takes place in a small village which is haunted by werewolves. Each player is secretly assigned a role – Werewolf, Villager, or Seer (a special Villager). There is also a Moderator who controls the flow of the game. Villagers must find the werewolves before they are all killed.

Twilight Imperium: 4th Edition – Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition) is a game of galactic conquest in which three to six players take on the role of one of seventeen factions vying for galactic domination through military might, political maneuvering, and economic bargaining.

Joking Hazard – From the creators of Cyanide & Happiness comes a card game where players compete to finish an awful comic strip.

Galaxy Trucker – Galaxy Trucker is a tile laying game that plays out over two phases: building and flying. The goal is to have the most credits at the end of the game. You can earn credits by delivering goods, defeating pirates, building an efficient ship, and being the furthest along the track at the end of the flying phase.

 

Avalon – Avalon is a card-based game where a line of 11 landscape cards form the board and the cards in your hand are made up of Knights and Enchantresses which are used to  compete for control of the landscape cards.

Potion Explosion – Take an ingredient marble from the dispenser and watch the others fall. If you connect marbles of the same color, they explode and you can take them, too! Complete your potions using the marbles you collect, and drink them to unleash their magical power.

Witness – Witness is set in the world of Blake and Mortimer, a Belgian comic series started in the 1940s by writer/artist Edgar P. Jacobs. In the game, which is playable strictly by four players, you each represent one of four characters and your goal is to solve mysteries or crimes by sharing information with one another — but you are quite restricted in how you can share information!

Saboteur – Players take on the role of dwarves. As miners, they are in a mine, hunting for gold. Suddenly, a pick axe swings down and shatters the mine lamp. The saboteur has struck. But which of the players are saboteurs?

Lorenzo il Magnifico – In Lorenzo il Magnifico, each player takes the role of a head of a noble family in a city during the Italian renaissance. You try to accumulate prestige and fame to gain more victory points (VP) than the others.

Yamatai – In Yamatai, 2-4 players compete to build palaces, torii, and their own buildings in the land of Yamatai.

Medici – The object is to accrue the most points during three rounds, which you do by spending your points to bid on sets of cards.

A Feast for Odin – Using the central board in A Feast for Odin, players have to hunt, gather basic materials, refine those materials, develop their production-buildings, build/buy ships, and raid settlements.

Unlock Escape Adventures: The Formula – Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles.

Dungeons & Dragons – The classic roleplaying game. Ask Kris and Gord about their campaigns!

 

 

 

 

 

Games Industry News for August 25th

Here are some news stories and announcements from the past week.

New Kickstarters

  • Vegas Wits & Wagers from North Star Games

Vegas Wits & Wagers is an off-the-charts deluxe, limited-run expansion to Wits & Wagers Party. This will give you everything you need to turn game night into a VEGAS EVENT!

New Stuff

  • Shadespire Previews from GenCon from Games Workshop

Warhammer Underworlds – Shadespire is almost here and was being demoed at GenCon. Here are some insights into how the game works.

  • Preview the Champions of the Force in Empire at War from Fantasy Flight Games

As characters with a connection to the force, these cards specialize in manipulating dice to get the results you need to bring your enemies to bear.

  • Sneak Peak at Munchkin Collectible Card Game from Steve Jackson Games

The Munchkin Collectible Card Game has a release date: February 2018! Check out the packaging for the first set, and the first two expansions: The Desolation of Blarg and Fashion Furious!

  • Preview Star Trek Attack Wing Card Packs from WizKids

WizKids announce brand-new content for Star Trek: Attack Wing, starting with Star Trek: Attack Wing: Card Packs – Wave 1. Each pack will focus on a particular ship and contain fun, thematic cards with a new point-efficient cost system that will add a fresh level of depth and excitement to gameplay. In addition, the new formatting and iconography for cards will now allow players to easily identify game effects such as triggers, durations, range and firing arc.

  • Coming Soon: Star Wars: Legion from Fantasy Flight Games

Join the thrilling infantry battles of the Star Wars galaxy with Star Wars: Legion, a two-player miniatures game that puts you in command on a war-torn battlefield of the Galactic Civil War

  • Coming Soon: Twelfth Wave of X-Wing™ Starship Expansions from Fantasy Flight Games

Arriving for battle with powerful cannons and an arsenal of all the newest ordnance, these Wave XII starships give you all the firepower you need to saturate the skies with your missile salvos.

  • Coming Soon: Swayed by the Dark Side, the fourth Force Pack in the Alliances cycle for Star Wars™: The Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games

With sixty new cards (divided between two copies each of five different objective sets), Swayed by the Dark Side continues to explore the bonds of friendship, duty, and honor that drive many of the galaxy’s pilots and soldiers, as well as the fear, hope, and greed that compel others to take action.

  • Coming Soon: Tears of Amaterasu, the first Dynasty Pack in the Imperial Cycle for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games

Tears of Amaterasu comes with three copies each of twenty new cards, giving every clan new tools in their quest for superiority.

  • Coming Soon: New Maps for Ticket to Ride – France and Old West from Days of Wonder

Ticket to Ride France creates a brand new competitive element for Ticket to Ride players. The flow of the game is different from all previous versions and forces the players to rethink old strategies. A different challenge awaits you on the Old West map, as you can no longer build track anywhere on the board but from your chosen starting city.

The Game Setup

  • Coming Soon: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Gear Up and Rock Out! An Awesome Mix Card Game from USAopoly

Do you have what it takes to keep the music playing? Play as your favorite intergalactic hero as you do whatever it takes to avoid ending up with the worst gear.

  • Coming Soon: Pie Town: Spies, Lies and Apple Pies from Renegade Game Studios

Pie Town: Spies, Lies, and Apple Pies is mid-weight worker placement game that challenges players to carefully craft the most scrumptious pies using secret recipes while deducing their opponents’ unique formulas.

  • Coming Soon: Sundae Split from Renegade Game Studios

In cooperation with Foxtrot Games, Renegade Game Studios will be releasing a new card game, Sundae Split. Players try to build the best ice cream sundae from the ingredients at hand. Get just the right mix of toppings and flavors, but avoid the vegetables!

  • Coming Soon: Munchkin Magical Mess from Steve Jackson Games

Munchkin Magical Mess is a stand-alone sequel or can be played with any of the other Munchkin sets.

  • Coming Soon: Super Kitty Bug Slap from Steve Jackson Games

Super Kitty Bug Slap is a fast-paced game that lets 3 to 5 players see who has the most skills. When the game ends, the coolest kitty with the most cards wins!

  • Coming Soon: New Expansion for Star Trek: Frontiers from WizKids

Tougher challenges and even more strategic choices await you in this expansion that will be a must have for the fans of this fantastic series.

  • Coming Soon: Favelas from WizKids

In Favelas, 2 – 4 players are in the running to oversee the beautification of the iconic Favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

  • Coming Soon: Lancelot from WizKids

As a Knight in the Court of King Arthur you must prove your valor in Lancelot. Perform heroic deeds, set out on the quest for the Grail, and obtain the Knightly Virtues to steal the heart of Queen Guinevere and be elected First Knight

Other News

  • Renegade Game Studios Announce Overlight – A New Fantasy Setting

The first product announced within this new world is a role-playing game designed by Paul Alexander Butler and George Holland, expected for release in 2018.  Overlight is a fantasy roleplaying game of kaleidoscopic journeys: a visceral, dangerous, and brightly-colored setting. Characters will search for personal meaning among a fantastic, sometimes violent, and overwhelming world.

  • Monte Cook Games Announce Numenera 2

Numenera is a game in which the player characters explore the ruins of aeons past to gather amazing treasures and help build a new future for a world struggling in darkness. Numenera 2 is a major product divided into two books. The first is called Numenera Discovery and the second Numenera Destiny. In Numenera Discovery you’ll get some revisions to make things clearer and more fun, and to increase the options available to players. Numenera Destiny allows you to build adventures and campaigns in which players don’t just explore the wonders of the past—they utilize them to help lift the Ninth World out of darkness.

  • Ninja Division Signs License with Games Workshop

Ninja Division has signed a license with Games Workshop to create a card game under the Warhammer Fantasy property. Doomseeker is a tabletop card game, created by David Freeman and John Cadice, where players take on the role of a mighty dwarf slayer.

  • Passport Game Studios and Rule & Make to release T2029 – Terminator 2 Judgement Day Board Game

Rule & Make have secured a Worldwide Exclusive License for the movie’s tabletop gaming rights, and will be launching a Kickstarter project for the game in September, for a worldwide release in association with Passport Games Studio in 2018. A cooperative game that involves miniatures, dice drafting and card manipulation, T2029 will see players commanding officers in John Connor’s army in the war against the machines.

What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

Here is a rundown of the games our staff have been playing this past week.

Star Wars X-Wing – Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat.

Scythe – Scythe is an engine-building game set in an alternate-history 1920s period.  Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.

Clue: Supernatural Edition – One of the main characters has been possessed by Abaddon and opened a gateway to Hell. It is up to everyone to hunt down who has been possessed, what mystical object was used to open (and can close) the gateway, and where it was opened.

Codenames: Pictures – Codenames: Pictures differs from the original Codenames in that the agents are no longer represented by a single word, but by an image that contains multiple elements.

Dungeons & Dragons – The classic roleplaying game. Ask Kris about his campaign!

The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire – You play as competing mafia families who are vying for economic control of the organized crime networks of New York City

Century: Spice Road – Players are caravan leaders who travel the famed silk road to deliver spices to the far reaches of the continent for fame and glory.

Cottage Garden – You compete in the art of gardening and are working two beds with a variety of flowers, gaining points for all of the visible plant pots and planting bells once completed.

Heart of Crown – Heart of Crown is a deck-building card game. Each player starts with the same deck, strengthens that deck with strategic cards, and finally one player will declare victory by throning the princess he controls.

 

 

Infinity – Infinity is a game with 28mm high metal miniatures that simulates combat and special operations in a science fiction environment with Manga aesthetics

Space Empires – Space Empires is a game in the finest tradition of 4X space games – eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. Each player builds up a space empire and uses it to conquer the other players.