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.

Game Industry News for August 18th

Here are some announcements and news stories from this week.

New Stuff!

  • Preview of HeroClix: Undead Pack

WizKids brings a classic horror tale to life with this pair of figures – Dr Frankenstein and Frankenstein’s Monster

  • Preview of New Figures for new Pathfinder Battles Set

Here’s a preview of six new sculpts from November’s Pathfinder Battles: Maze of Death set.

  • Coming Soon: Four Faction Paint Sets Customized for Runewars Miniatures Game from The Army Painter

The Army Painter has assembled a series of customized paint sets to bring the action of Runewars Miniatures Game to life. These faction-specific sets contain a painting guide, hobby brush, and ten high-quality acrylic Warpaints.

  • Coming Soon: Clank! In! Space! from Renegade Game Studios

The evil Lord Eradikus has all but conquered the galaxy, and is now on a victory lap across the sector in his flagship, Eradikus Prime. You and your fellow thieves have challenged each other to sneak aboard his ship, hack your way into its command module, and steal from him. But one false step and—Clank!

  • Coming Soon: Necromunda from Games Workshop

Necromunda is back!  This game dives into the underworld of the Imperium, allowing players to control their own Hive Gang – a pack of ruthless criminal killers augmented with black-market cybernetics, gene modifications and scavenged weaponry

  • Coming Soon: Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa from IDW Games

The first in a trilogy of games, Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa is a drafting card game of ambition and deception.

  • Coming Soon: Doctor Lucky’s Mansion That is Haunted from Cheapass Games

Doctor J. Robert Lucky wishes to sell his haunted house to a pair of unsuspecting newlyweds from across town… but the ghosts of Lucky Mansion have a different plan.

  •  Coming Soon: DC Deck-Building Game Multiverse Box from Cryptozoic Entertainment

Inside the DC Comics Deck-Building Game Multiverse Box, you can store all of the currently available cards with plenty of room for expansions to come, including the Multiverse Crossover Pack based on the Convergence storyline that is available exclusively in this box!

  • Coming Soon: Stuffed Fables from Plaid Hat Games

Stuffed Fables is a StoryBoard Game – an exciting new product line from Plaid Hat Games. In a StoryBoard Game all of the action takes place in the unique storybook – a book that acts as your rules reference, story guide, and game board, all in one!

  •  Coming Soon: Twilight Imperium 4th Edition from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games announce the next step in the game’s tremendous legacy: Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition, 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.

  • Coming Soon: Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn! from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games announce Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn! Rewrite history, forge your destiny, and take your place among the most influential icons to ever walk to the earth as the founder of a new age.

  • Coming Soon: Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition from Fantasy Flight Games

The Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition faithfully recreates Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and The Star Wars Sourcebook as high-quality, hardbound tomes that feature all the original game rules, information, and graphic design.

  • Coming Soon: Isle of Skye: Journeyman from Mayfair Games

Isle of Skye: Journeyman, is the first big expansion to Isle of Skye and contains new personal player boards indicating your progress in terms of strength, prosperity and popularity.

 

Other News

  • Stronghold Games and 2F-Spiele Announce 6 New Co-published Titles

The Fast Forward™ Series of games uses the new Fable Game™ system first introduced in Fabled Fruit. Each game in this series contains a pre-sorted deck of cards only and no rulebook. You discover all the rules and the cards as you play.

  • Daemons and Thousand Sons in Index: Chaos Update

With each codex helping expand and balance the game, there are some changes to Daemons and clarification on how the new Dark Hereticus discipline works for your armies.

  • Green Ronin to Publish The Expanse RPG 

Green Ronin Publishing announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with James S.A. Corey to adapt The Expanse series of novels as a tabletop roleplaying game.

  • Catalyst Games Lab to Release Master Of Orion Tabletop Games

Catalyst Game Labs has inked a deal to publish a stellar series of games based in the storied Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars universe. First to arrive will be the galaxy crushing dueling deckbuilder: Master of Orion: Conquest.

What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

A little quieter but here is a rundown of the games our staff have been playing this past week.

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.

Frogriders – Frogriders is a tactical family game in which you collect the custom-molded plastic figures by making them leap over one another. Each of the collected Frogriders enables you to keep it for scoring or return it to the tribe’s village in order to use its special ability.

Kingdomino – In Kingdomino, you are a Lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. You must explore all the lands, wheat fields, lakes, and mountains in order to spot the best plots.

Tzolk’in – Tzolkin: The Mayan Calendar presents a new game mechanism: dynamic worker placement. Players representing different Mayan tribes place their workers on giant connected gears, and as the gears rotate they take the workers to different action spots.

NMBR9 – Numbers aren’t worth anything in NMBR 9 unless they’re off the ground floor and looking down from above.

Trajan – Set in ancient Rome, Trajan is a development game in which players try to increase their influence and power in various areas of Roman life such as political influence, trading, military dominion and other important parts of Roman culture.

Ticket to Ride – Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. Ticket to Ride has become the epitome of a “gateway game” — simple enough to be taught in a few minutes, and with enough action and tension to keep new players involved and in the game for the duration.

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.

Game Industry News for August 11th

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

New Crowdfunding Projects

  • Live Now: 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 of years into the future!

  • Live Now: Rooster Rush from Mayday Games

The speedy dexterity predicting game of not why, but HOW the chicken crossed the road, co-designed by Antoine Bauza and Corentin Lebrat (Hanabi, 7 Wonders and Takenoko: Chibis) .

New Stuff

  • Preview of the Heavy Crossbowmen Unit Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight Games

The Heavy Crossbowmen Unit Expansion comes with eight miniatures that players can customize with the colors of their own personal military, or in the uniform of one of Terrinoth’s elite crossbowmen units.

  • Preview of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare from Modiphius

In Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, players will build their own crew from a wide range of factions, allies and iconic characters from the Fallout series, and play in apocalyptic games of 3 – 30 high quality 32mm scale resin miniatures through a huge variety of iconic scenery and settlement buildings.

  • Coming Soon: Estrella Drive – a new expansion for Time Stories from Asmodee

Estrella Drive is the sixth expansion for T.I.M.E Stories, sending you and your fellow players to a purportedly haunted mansion in 1982 Hollywood.

  • Coming Soon: Gaia Project from Z-Man Games

True to the foundations that made Terra Mystica a massive success, Gaia Project invites up to four players to boldly forge their own galactic empires.

  • Coming Soon: Chapter Approved for Warhammer 40K from Games Workshop

Chapter Approved introduces several new matched play rules, all of which are designed to help redress certain imbalances or exploits within the rules that you tell us are leading to games that are not as fun as they could be.

  • Coming Soon: Whitehall Mystery from Fantasy Flight Games

In Whitehall Mystery, the new standalone game in the Letters from Whitechapel series, players become both Jack the Ripper and investigators of the Metropolitan Police.

  • Coming Soon: Fallout from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games announces Fallout, a post-nuclear adventure board game for 1-4 players based on Bethesda’s blockbuster video game series.

  • Coming Soon: Legacy of Dragonholt from Fantasy Flight Games

A new cooperative narrative game and the first to use the Oracle system, Legacy of Dragonholt contains six quests set in the Runebound universe that take as many as six daring heroes to the outskirts of Terrinoth.

  • Coming Soon: Sentient from Renegade Game Studios

In Sentient, players will be tasked with choosing from available robots to program in their factory. Each robot that is added will modify your board and attract the interest of investors for your company.

  • Coming Soon: Flip Ships from Renegade Game Studios

Flip Ships is a cooperative dexterity game where players take on the roles of brave pilots defending their planet from an onslaught of firepower.

  • Coming Soon: Time Barons from WizKids

In Time Barons, 2-4 players take on the roles as the time barons, shadowy figures who have shaped mankind’s destiny since the dawn of time.

  • Coming Soon: Empires from WizKids

Set in the 18th century, 2-10 players take on the role as powerful nations like Russia, Great Britain, Spain, France, and more, all competing to expand their empires by gaining the most support.

Other News

  • Shortlist for The Diana Jones Award announced

The committee of the Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming announced its 2017 shortlist. There are six nominees for the award this year: two board games, a card game, a role-playing game, a LARP, and a convention.

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 –

Greg

Warhammer 40k: First Strike – This starter box is packed with 2 sets of miniatures to battle with, and a double-sided gaming mat, a scenery piece, a book of rules and all the extras you need to play

Unlock: 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

Unlock: The Elite The Elite is a twenty-card mini adventure for Unlock!, the card-driven escape room game from Space Cowboys!

Seafall – SeaFall is a 4X-inspired game (without player elimination/extermination) set in an “age of sail” world reminiscent of our world.

 

Heart of the 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.

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.

Fabled Fruit – Fabled Fruit is a Fable game, a new and unique concept in game experiences, where the gameplay changes over time. The game starts in an initial, simple state, but as you explore deeper into the game system, the mechanisms and gameplay will evolve over time.

Kingdomino – In Kingdomino, you are a Lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. You must explore all the lands, wheat fields, lakes, and mountains in order to spot the best plots.

Islebound – In Islebound, you take command of a ship and crew. You sail to island towns, collecting resources, hiring crew, and commissioning buildings for your capital city.

Century: Spice Road – In 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.

Drew

Rattus – Rattus is a medium-strategy game that takes place in the Dark Ages during the black plague. The players try to hold off the disease.
To do this they get help from farmers, magicians, knights, nobles, … But nothing helps as long as the rats keep coming.

Plague Inc. – Plague Inc: The Board Game is a strategic game of infection, evolution and extinction for 1-5 people. Each player is a deadly disease and they must battle against each other to spread their plagues, develop new symptoms and ultimately wipe out humanity.

New Angeles – In New Angeles, you gain control of one of six megacorporations, then you use your wealth and influence to create more wealth and more influence.

Samantha

Cottage Garden – In Cottage Garden, you compete in the art of gardening and are working two beds with a variety of flowers and garden elements to gain points.

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective – Enter the gaslit world of Sherlock Holmes with a map of Whitechapel, newspapers hot-off-the-press for every case, and ten unique casebooks.  It’s time to put your mind to the test!

The Bloody Inn – In 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.

Dixitthe illustrated game of creative guesswork, where your imagination unlocks the tale!

Kris

Runewars – Runewars pits players against each other in a strategic game of battles and area control, where they must gather resources, raise armies, and lay siege to heavily fortified cities.

Dungeons & Dragons – the classic roleplaying game.  Ask him about his campaign!

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

Gord

The Virgin Queen – Virgin Queen: Wars of Religion 1559-1598 is a game of grand strategy for two to six players based on the military, political and religious conflicts within Europe during the reigns of Elizabeth I of England and Philip II of Spain.

Star Realms: Colony Wars – In Colony Wars, as in Star Realms, players will start with a fleet (deck) of 10 basic ships, and can spend Trade to acquire more powerful ships and bases from a central trade row of 5 cards.

Dungeons & Dragons – the classic roleplaying game.  Ask him about his campaign!

Game Industry News for August 4th

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

New Crowdfunding Projects

  • Live Now: Total Recall from Overworld Games

Total Recall is a game for 4-8 players based on the classic 1990 film.  Find your true allies in this social game of strategy and deduction.  Identify and take out the opposing leader to secure control of Mars for your faction!

  • Live Now: Flash Point: Tragic Events from Indie Board & Cards

Flash Point: Tragic Events is an expansion for Flash Point: Fire Rescue, a cooperative game for 2-6 players that plays in 45 minutes.  Tragic Events includes the Fire & Event decks that are designed to replace the Hot Spot mechanic in the Experienced game rules and add exciting new “events” to make each game of Flash Point even more unique.

  • Live Now: Heroes Wanted: Elements of Danger from Indie Board & Cards

Not only does this expansion for Heroes Wanted add a brand new hero type to your already near-infinite game play options, it also provides even more content for the other hero types in the game. Players will now have bonus cards unique to their hero, as well as never-before-seen epic actions! And the fun doesn’t stop there! Elements of Danger also introduces improved basic actions to make your hero even more unique!

New Stuff!

  • Preview The Orient Expansion from Cities of Splendor

The Orient is just one of the four expansions included in Cities of Splendor, the first ever expansion for Splendor, and like the other three expansions in the box, it offers an elegant variant to the original game, bringing new challenges and new ways to test your mind against the game’s puzzle and your rival players.

 

  • Coming Soon: Three New Card Games from Alderac Entertainment Group

This autumn, Alderac Entertainment Group will release a trio of new card games:  The Master’s Trials:  Wrath of Magmaroth – a cooperative game in which the players act as elemental masters who have emerged from their sanctuaries to confront the unspeakable evil of Magmaroth; Sakura Arms – a two-player fighting game where players channel fighting spirits called “megami” through the flowers of the Sakura tree; and Junta:  Las Cartas – a card game version of the classic game of politics and intrigue.

  • Coming Soon: Borg Assimilation expansion for Star Trek Ascendency from Gale Force Nine

The Borg Assimilation expansion adds an all-new threat the game. The Borg are an independent menace, attacking players’ ships and assimilating civilized worlds; and if they are not dealt with, they could overwhelm the Galaxy.

  • Coming Soon: Wartime from WizKids

Valyance and Firebrand have gone to war! Units clash in the skirmishes, but the fight is gritty: you have little time to think and plan as sand timers dictate the activation of your units.

  • Coming Soon: Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour from WizKids

A cooperative card game where each Scene (mission) determines the goal of the game. If the Scenes are played in order they form a story arc. However, you can play any Scene in any order.

  • Coming Soon: Photosynthesis from Blue Orange Games

Plant and shape the ever-changing forest as you cultivate your seeds and your strategy. Take your trees through their life-cycle, from seedling to full bloom to rebirth, and earn points as their leaves collect energy from the revolving sun’s rays.

Other News

  • Z-Man Games announce Reiner Knizia’s Through the Desert will be joining the Euro Classics line of games!

Fans of Through the Desert got their first taste of the game when it was originally released to critical acclaim in 1998. Now, Dr. Knizia’s beloved classic sports an updated look that will appeal to longtime fans and new players alike when it is released later this year.

  • Summer Errata released for Malifaux

In this errata The Mechanical Rider, Wind Gamin, Practiced Production  and Stuffed Piglets have been adjusted.

 

Game Industry News for July 28th

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

New Crowdfunding Projects

  • Live Now: Diesel Demolition Derby from LudiCreations

Diesel Demolition Derby is the latest game set in the world of Crisis, after Crisis itself and the dieselpunk-themed version of Long Live The Queen. A tactical drafting card game for 2-6 players, you are in an underground fighting league for dieselpunk mechas in a society in Crisis.

  • Live Now: Princess Bride 30th Anniversary Celebration Card Pack from Game Salute

Game Salute are releasing a new 30th Anniversary Pack, new accessories, card sleeves, a special doubledeck box, and a new playmat to complement their line of Princess Bride games – A Battle of Wits, I Hate To Kill You, Prepare to Die!, and Prepare To Die! Again!!

  • Live Now: Argent 2nd Edition

Return to the intrigue, splendor, and secrets of Argent University of Magic! Upgrade Kit available for 1st Edition owners!

  • Live Now: Legacy: Life Among the Ruins 2nd Edition from Modiphius

A tabletop RPG about rebuilding after the apocalypse, now funding its second edition. Tell your saga of rediscovery across generations!

  • Live Now: A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game from Cool Mini or Not

Lead the Starks or Lannisters into battle using amazing preassembled miniatures based on the characters of the best-selling novels in this competitive miniatures game for two or more players. Each player controls one of the Great Houses of Westeros, commanding battlefield units, recruiting legendary Heroes, and manipulating the political stage, in the attempt to claim the greatest prize of all: The Iron Throne.

3D Renders of Robb Stark, Grey Wind and Ser Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane

New Things Coming!

  • Sneak Peak at the new General’s Handbook from Games Workshop

There’s a lot of content – and nearly every single bit of it is new or updated. This isn’t just a new edition of the General’s Handbook, this is a completely new guide to gaming in the Mortal Realms – new ways to play, new Alliance Abilities, tonnes of new battleplans, allies, updated units and more.

  • Preview of the Deepwood Archers Unit Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game

Whether raining death upon their enemies or providing pin-point accurate covering fire for their allies, the Deepwood Archers stand as a true testament of Latari skill

  • Coming Soon: Dragon’s Hoard from Renegade Game Studios

In Dragon’s Hoard, each player plays a dragon hunting for treasure. Collect chromatic sheep from the farmer’s fields and use them to acquire marvelous treasures, but watch out! Other players will send angry mobs and wizards your way to stop you. Defend yourself and battle your way to riches.

  • Coming Soon: 2017 Carcassonne Big Box from Z-Man Games

With the Carcassonne base game and first two expansions as a foundation, the Carcassonne Big Box adds even more diversity with nine mini-expansions, include the The Abbot, The River, The Flying Machines, The Ferries, The Messengers, The Gold Mines, Mage & Witch, The Robbers, and The Crop Circles.

Other News

  • Renegade Game Studios to release Kepler-3042 at Essen

Renegade Game Studios™ will release Kepler-3042 at the International Spieltage 2017 in Essen, Germany. Designed by Simone Cerruti Sola, Kepler- 3042 was originally published through Placentia Games and Post Scriptum.  The game play in this version has not changed, but some rules have been slightly clarified. The major difference is that the art has been redone by famed artist, Kwanchai Moriya.

Games Industry News for July 21st

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

New Crowdfunding Projects

  • Live Now: Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 from Petersen Games

Cthulhu Wars is a competitive strategy game in which 2 to 8 players face-off to determine the fate of the planet. You’ll recruit cultists and summon monsters, cast spells, open interdimensional gates, and awaken your colossal unearthly Great Old One.

  • Live Now: Master of the Galaxy from Ares Games

The Galaxy is vast, rich and open to any species who discovers space flight… but nine Elder Races are expanding through space, ready to assimilate or exterminate anybody who stands in their way.  Jump to the stars and build your galactic civilization in this fast-paced, innovative 4X board game with bag-building & card drafting.

New Product Announcements

  • Preview of The Path to Carcosa for Arkham Horror: The Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games

Along with its new scenarios, The Path to Carcosa brings six more of these daring or foolhardy investigators to the game. And, as with all of the game’s investigators, these characters are talented—and flawed—human beings who bring not only their strengths to your adventures, but their weaknesses as well.

  • Coming Soon: Train Heist from Cryptozoic Entertainment

In this cooperative board game, 2-4 players become cowboys in the Old West who must work together to stop the corrupt Sheriff and the rich folks of Notting County from stealing all of the townspeople’s earnings.

Train Heist box

  • Coming Soon: Deadline from WizKids

Play as hard-boiled detectives cooperatively investigating 12 cases.  Every case has clues with symbols that must be matched to unlock their secrets. Players must wisely play their Lead cards to match the symbols on the clues to reveal what the clue offers: which can be important information, the addition of new clues to uncover, or a plain dead end.

  • Coming Soon: New Children Adventurers Miniatures Line from WizKids

WizKids announce their newest line of pre-miniatures created with younger RPG players and their families in mind. Featuring a variety of child age human figures spanning a wide range of classes, the new WizKids pre-painted miniatures collection is set to launch early 2018.

  • Coming Soon: Accessories (playmat, sleeves and deck boxes) for Lotus

Renegade Game Studios is pleased to announce a partnership with Legion Supplies to produce card game accessories using the beautiful art from the popular card game.

  • New add on decks announced for Pathfinder: The Card Game from Paizo Publishing

Starting in March 2018, Paizo will release four special character decks: the Ultimate Combat Add-On Deck, the Ultimate Magic Add-On Deck, the Ultimate Intrigue Add-On Deck, and the Ultimate Equipment Add-On Deck.

  • Coming Soon: Custom Heroes from Alderac Entertainment Group

Custom Heroes is a fast-paced, strategic game of set building and strategy. Similar to Diafugo (aka The Great Dalmuti, etc.) the objective of the game is to get rid of all your cards faster than your opponents.

  • Coming Soon: Three new expansions for Runewars Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games announce three new unit expansions for the Uthuk Y’llan of Runewars Miniatures Game! Players can now expand forces with unique unpainted miniatures, upgrade cards, and tokens for the Flesh Rippers Unit Expansion, Berserkers Unit Expansion, and Spined Threshers Unit Expansion.

  • Coming Soon: The First Chapter Pack in the Flight of Crows Cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games 

The Archmaester’s Key is the first expansion of the Flight of Crows cycle, and as such, it serves to introduce the major themes that will play out throughout the cycle. As the name implies, the Flight of Crows cycle broadly follows the narrative of A Feast for Crows, drawing on key characters and events from the fourth book in A Song of Ice and Fire.

Other News

  • Winners of Spiel des Jahres Awards Announced

Kingdomino from Blue Orange Games has won the 2017 Spiel des Jahres, and Exit- The Game has won the 2017 Kennerspiel des Jahres.

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Game Industry News – July 14th

Here’s some announcements from the past week.

New Kickstarter Projects

  • Live Now: Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done from Tasty Minstrel Games

Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done will put players in the role as the leader of a Crusading Order. Using an innovative Mancala/Rondel mechanism, they will move their knights through Europe. As they travel, they will battle with enemies, construct buildings, and train troops – all the while trying to be the order that has gained the most influence before the game comes to a close.

  • Live Now: Ink Monsters from Albino Dragon

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.

  • Live Now: Founders of Gloomhaven from Cephalofair Games

Founders of Gloomhaven is a competitive 2 hour city building game for 1-4 players. It is not an expansion to Gloomhaven, but a stand-alone Euro project that features a unique mix of tile placement, action selection, hand management, worker placement, and blind bidding.

  • Live Now: Star Realms Frontiers from White Wizard Games

Frontiers is a 1-4 player standalone expansion for the multiple game-of-the-year award winning Star Realms Deckbuilding Game.

  • Live Now: Short Order Hero from Wyvern Gaming

You are one of 2-5 short order cooks working in a greasy diner. The battle is on when the owner tells the crew that one of you will be promoted to head cook by the end of the night! Work your rump roast off to serve the best recipe you can. All the while still making time to sabotage your opponents and hurting their chances as well.

New Products

  • Preview new Sourcebook for Star Wars roleplaying

Dawn of Rebellion is the first sourcebook of its kind, designed to be used alongside any of the three core roleplaying lines. Campaigns using Edge of the Empire™, Age of Rebellion™, or Force and Destiny™—or any combination of the same—will find a wealth of valuable information within its 144 pages.

  • New Warhammer Codexes to be released

Each one of these tomes will be an invaluable resource on a faction within the 41st Millennium and the Warhammer 40,000 game. While the indexes provided the platform for every army to play from day one of the new edition with all their models, the codexes will be where the incredible depth and rich background of the galaxy really manifests on the tabletop.

  • Grail Games to release English version of Kashgar

Kashgar is a deck-building game in which players actually build three, “open” decks at the same time. Depending on which card is at the front of each deck (or caravan), determines what actions are currently available for the players. Cards let you acquire spices or mules, make deliveries for points, or acquire new cards for your caravans.
In 2013, Kashgar was released in Germany to wide acclaim, and is now being printed in English.

  • Rulebook now available for Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time from Passport Game Studios

Professor Evil owns a time machine, and he’s been ripping off all the best historical items from times both past and future. Your team has been charged with confiscating these items and returning them to their proper locations in time.  Have a look at the rulebook!

  • Coming Soon: Gang Rush: Breakout from Cool Mini or Not

It’s a race across the border as you compete with other henchmen to get the most ill-gotten goods back to the big boss. Outrun the other drivers and avoid the border patrol to become his right-hand man. Choose your driver, plot your course, and fasten your seatbelt! Gang Rush is one heck of a ride!

 

 

 

Game Industry News July 7th

Some news from the past couple of weeks.

Previews……

  • Sneak Peak of Majestry: FOr the Realm from Z-Man Games

In Majesty, you take on the role of a king or queen seeking to gain power during the Middle Ages. Like any good monarch, you have plenty of subjects ready to do your bidding and help your kingdom grow. Running a kingdom is no easy task and you must make the best use of your subjects and buildings if you want to succeed.

  • Preview of some figures from the next Pathfinder Battles set Maze of Death

This next set releases in November 2017, and is chock full of awesome creatures, villains, and heroes.

  • Preview of new Starfinder Class – the Mechanic

If you want to be adept at building, using, and modifying technologic devices without relying on magic, what class did you play? Our answer is the mechanic.

  • Sneak Peak inside Jade Colossus: Ruins of the Prior Worlds

Jade Colossus: Ruins of the Prior Worlds is a sourcebook for a city, an adventure, and an engine for creating and populating countless other weird sites in the Ninth World.

In-store Now……

  • Valletta from Z-Man Games

In Valletta, players undertake the building projects that will turn Valletta into the glorious city it is today. To succeed, they must enlist the aid of the city’s citizens, craftsmen, and even some historical figures to complete as many construction projects as they can. Gather your wits, draw up your plans, and build history!

  • Under the Big Top – new expansion for Carcassonne

In Under the Big Top, players enter a whole new world where exotic animals perform for awestruck crowds and acrobatic meeples climb to new heights. Once the big top goes up, the people come from miles away to take in the attractions. With twenty new land tiles and two new types of meeples, Under the Big Top adds thrilling new dimensions to your games of Carcassonne.

Coming Soon……

  • Sentai Cats from Iello Games

Sentai Cats is a fast-paced and quirky game in which you train your cute little kitties into world-saving heroes.

  • Leaders of Euphoria – new expansion for Euphoria from Overworld Games

You have survived The Incident… the destruction of the modern world as we know it. The Euphorians are brainwashing survivors to convert them to loyal workers that will maintain their extravagant city. Meanwhile, the Subterrans are emerging from their tunnels to claim the city for themselves. In order to stay within the city’s walls, you’ll need to be loyal to the faction that your Recruits support. A new order emerges from the ashes of civilization. A leader must be crowned… will you choose a better oppressor?

  • A Game of Thrones Catan from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games is excited to announce A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch, a standalone game of resource gathering and trading based on the classic Settlers of Catan. The battle to defend the Realms of Man begins in this new strategic game grounded in the engrossing world of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.

  • Desperate Circumstances – third force pack in Alliances Cycle for Star Wars: The Card Game

As the Alliances cycle continues to explore the different bonds between the game’s affiliations—bonds of friendship, duty, and mercenary interest—Desperate Circumstances reaches far from Rebel and Imperial headquarters to follow the recruitment of new forces from the fringes.

  • Unicornus Knights From Alderac Entertainment Group

Unicornus Knights is a cooperative game. The object of the players is to assist the princess as much as possible. They will gather soldiers and resources, defeat the enemy generals in the lands, pave the way for the princess, and finally have her enter the capitol and confront the Emperor himself!

  • Modern Art from Cool Mini or Not

Reiner Knizia’s classic high stakes art auction game, Modern Art, gets a modern makeover. You control a world class museum and hope to make a pretty penny by buying and selling masterpieces of modern art.

  • Banana Bandits from Cool Mini or Not

The big boss is retiring to go live on a banana plantation down south, so his top lieutenants are going to battle it out to see who gets to take his place as the new boss of the Banana Bandits!

  • DC Comics HeroClix 15th Anniversary Elseworlds set from WizKids

The DC Comics HeroClix: 15th Anniversary Elseworlds Booster Brick includes the most iconic DC heroes and villains of all time, exactly as you’d expect them to be, and with incredible alternate versions too

Other News

  • 2017 ENnie Award Nominees announced

Congratulations to all of the 2017 ENnie Award Nominees and to all of the 2017 Judges’ Spotlight winners!