New releases for December 11th, 2014

The Sentry Box has added the following new items to the shelves today.

AEG Black Box from AEG

Alderac Entertainment has announced a new highly limited collectible game package, the Black Friday Black Box, which contains four surprise games, releasing on “Black Friday,” November 28.

While specific game contents will not be revealed until release, Alderac has offered hints and characterized contents of what is planned to be an annual release. The four games included in the 26.5 cm x 26.5 cm x 7cm package have a combined value of $110.00 retail for MSRP $49.99. At least one of the games has not seen previous release. The others will be special edition or new art versions of popular titles or stand-alone expansions released this year or last year. Alderac characterized these as similar to the special Love Letter – Wedding Edition, which was never released to stores; or the Legend of the Five Rings editions of 7th Hero, Guildhall and Lost Legacy which were created exclusively for the L5R Experience box released at Gen Con 2014

High Command: Faith and Fortune expansion by Privateer Press

Bolster your armies with Escalating Conflict, an 84-card expansion for WARMACHINE High Command Faith & Fortune! Escalating Conflict contains 5 copies each of 16 different cards, plus 4 additional warcaster cards, to bring new strategies to your Retribution of Scyrah, Convergence of Cyriss, Highborn Covenant, and Four Star Syndicate decks.

This set (PIP 61023) contains:

• 21 Retribution of Scyrah cards
• 21 Convergence of Cyriss cards
• 21 Highborn Covenant cards
• 21 Four Star Syndicate cards
• 1 Rule reference card


Belle of the Ball by Dice Hate Me Games

It is the eve of Carnivale on the magical Victorian isle of Ludobel, and you are all invited to the fantastical festivities!

In the card game Belle of the Ball, players take on the roles of party hosts, seeking the best mix of guests to make their gala the greatest by the end of the night. In order to ensure that they stay one step ahead of the other hosts, players will have to carefully watch the growing line of guests at the door, inviting those in that seem to share passions with party-goers already inside, all the while handing out their precious stash of Regrets to those who should seek refuge elsewhere. Of course, other hosts may find it advantageous to invite a rejected guest inside just to collect their accumulated Regrets for later use.

Patronize by AEG

In Patronize, you are the head of an influential house. You must choose when to support a given personality’s endeavors, and when to sit back and try to profit from others’ work. Choose wisely, and your family can lay claim to many great accomplishments; choose poorly, and your family name will be of interest only to historians.

At its heart, Patronize is a trick-taking game, but one in which the decision to act or pass is a key strategic choice. Each personality card has differing strengths and weaknesses, and losing a hand can be a benefit if you can use the card’s powers to gain the accomplishments you need to outscore your opponents. With fast play and strategic depth, you’ll want o play it again and again!

Mod X by Cryptozoic Entertainment

MOD X is a fun and easy to learn abstract strategy game where your goal is to create patterns with color pieces (red, black, yellow and orange) to score points towards victory! The game features 14 game pieces for each player and 18 score markers in four colors. Each player takes turns placing their pieces on the game board in an attempt to creating a scoring pattern (either an “X”, a “plus sign (+)”, or “5 in a row”), all while attempting to block your opponents from doing the same thing. Creating a scoring pattern gets you points, and the first player to reach a certain number of points (determined by the number of players) wins the game!

Outbreak: Deep Space by Studio 2 Publishing

From the Award Winning Developers of OUTBREAK: UNDEAD… Comes a Sci-Fi Survival Horror RPG that allows you to create your own nightmare world in the realm of Deep Space. Created using the same gritty, deadly, and unforgivable settings that you’d expect from the creators of Outbreak: Undead.

O:DS is an open world system that allows you to build 3 types of settings of Horror:
Invasion – Aliens with Vastly Superior technology out to either Destroy or Enslave humanity. This isn’t war, it’s a slaughter.

Infestation – Creatures who mutate or bend the laws of nature, be it man-made or extraterrestrial.

Trans Dimensional – Vast Horrors from another reality, bending time and space and twisting the minds of man in it’s wake.

New York by Queen Games

New York has the same game play as Dirk Henn’s Spiel des Jahres-winning Alhambra, but with the Spanish architecture being replaced by the skyscrapers of Manhattan. As in the original game, players collect four types of currencies and use those funds to purchase tiles that they assemble into their own mini-metropolis, connecting the paved street edges on the tiles to create a coherent network of roads. The building tiles come in six colors, and players score for their holdings three times during the game, earning points for having the most of a color as well as for their longest road.

Mindfield: The Game of United States Military Trivia

Are you a military enthusiast or history buff? Play MINDFIELD, The Game of United States Military Trivia. Up to four players or four teams roll a die and move their tank around a game board that is the American Flag with the Declaration of Independence in the background. Answer one question right in each of the eight categories and win the game. The categories are: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Equipment, Battles, Presidents, and Miscellaneous.

Wings of War WW2 Bombers by Ares Games

The new WW2 Wings of Glory Special Packs feature the bombers B-17F “Memphis Belle”, B-17G “A Bit o’Lace”, Avro Lancaster B.III “Grog’s the Shot”, and Mk.III Dambuster “Popsie”. Each pack includes a 1-200 scale miniature, a special base with gaming stats, a variable altitude flying stand, and a specific deck of maneuver cards, as well as specific rules and components necessary to use the airplane. These Special Packs also include the Industrial Complex card and rules, and in the case of the Dambuster, a paper play mat representing a dam and the surrounding area, additional counters and specific rules.

Forever Evil expansion by Cryptozoic Games

With a name like Forever Evil, you can expect to find new and more dangerous Attacks, rugged Defenses, and a whole mess of way to mess with your opponents. Literally dozens of new ways for you look at your friend and say, “Sorry, buddy.”

Card destruction is rampant in the set! Like every good Villain knows, henchmen you leave behind don’t count toward the bottom line. If you’re tired of ending the game with Starter cards still in your deck, then this is the set for you! Whittle your deck down to just the essential cards and your victory is assured.

Forever Evil introduces Victory Point tokens to DC Deck-building Game! Now you can earn VPs throughout the game. Marvel at your riches while the other players can only guess at how well they are doing. Just be on the lookout for lowly thieves who would steal away your hard-earned loot.

Luchador! Dice Game by Backspindle Games

Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice game – is a fast playing dice game based on the exciting world of Professional Mexican Wrestling or “Lucha Libre” (meaning Free Fighting). It can be played by two players or by four players playing as two-man Tag-Teams.

Players roll dice to try to reduce their opponent’s strength points to zero to win by a Knock-Out (KO) or to try and hold their opponent down on the mat for a ‘count of three’ to win by a ‘Pin’.

Temporum by Rio Grande Games

In some of the best versions of reality, the Egyptians discover America, the industrial revolution happens early, and eventually robots take over. In others, the Renaissance produces a plutocracy, which leads to a utopia. Or perhaps to anarchy; it’s all in the subtle details. As a time traveler, you’ve seen it all, and it all has its place. What’s important is who’s in control in the long run, when time travel is invented. With other time travelers mucking with things for their own reasons, your course is clear: you will tamper with history as much as is needed, step on however many butterflies it takes, to get a perfect world, under your own benign rule.

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