New releases for Monday January 19th, 2015

The next set of January deliveries finally made it through the snow unseasonably warm weather to make it to The Sentry Box.

Alien Frontiers: Outer Belt expansion by Game Salute

The Outer Belt expansion to Alien Frontiers adds ships and colony tokens for an additional player and expands the playing board. This side-board expands the moon with a new territory, and introduces the nearby Asteroid Belt. Asteroid Counters move through the belt during the game, changing their docking requirements as they change their positions. Staking a claim to an Asteroid will give you resources, a derelict ship, or new alien devices.

Outer Belt can accommodate 2 to 5 players (up to 6 players when combined with Alien Frontiers: Factions.

Alien Frontiers Expansion Pack 1 by Game Salute

Expansion Pack #1 includes:

2 new Agenda cards
5 new Field & Player Reference cards
4 new Alien Tech Cards
1 sticker sheet

Alien Frontiers: Faction Pack #1 by Game Salute

Science and invention merge on Planet Maxwell to give rise to a new faction: Xeno Explorations, Inc. and their REV vehicle.

Faction Pack #1 includes:

1 Faction mini board
1 Alien Tech card
3 Secret Agenda cards
1 plastic REV mini

The Lord of the Rings LCG: Old Forest scenario pack by Fantasy Flight Games

Escape the agents of Mordor searching for you in the Shire by braving a trip through the strange woods on its border in The Old Forest, a forty-six card scenario originally designed for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game special Fellowship event at Gen Con Indy 2014!

Now available via FFG’s in-house manufacturing, this scenario can be played as a stand-alone adventure or as part of your The Lord of the Rings campaign. Its new boon and Campaign Mode setup cards allow you to weave it seamlessly into your Campaign Mode adventures that begin with the scenarios from The Black Riders Saga Expansion.

DC Comics Deck-building Game Rivals: Batman vs. Joker by Cryptozoic Entertainment

It’s the head-to-head showdown comic book fans have been waiting for! This set contains everything two players need to settle the question once and for all… Can Batman take down The Joker or will he go mad trying?

98 Game Cards
14 Punch Cards
6 Vulnerability Cards
60 Main Deck Cards
8 Kick Cards
10 Weakness Cards
6 Oversized Super Hero / Super-Villain Cards
Rules

The Duke: Middle Ages Siege Engines Expansion by Catalyst Bame Labs

This expansion to the The Duke core game adds additional siege engine tiles as well as an engineer to utilize the siege engines to their full potential.

The players lay the five tiles from the expansion pack on the side of the board, then start a standard game. Whenever a player pulls one of the five tiles noted below, they can choose at the moment to replace the drawn tile with the appropriate tile from this expansion pack. If the player decides not to replace the tile, he cannot replace the tile at any future time. Yes, this means a single player could have all five tiles on their side.

These tiles replace the following tiles in the game:

Battering Ram = Marshal
Trebuchet = Knight
Catapult = General
Ballista = Priest
Engineer = Oracle

There are several new icons introduced with this expansion; Smash, Hammer, Area-Effect, and Non-capturing Move/Jump icons. Additionally, two new Enhanced Abilities are added, Redeploy (V) and Link (VI).

The Staufer Dynasty by Z-Man Games

The Staufer family proved itself a great dynasty in the 12th and 13th centuries, as it produced several Roman-German kings and emperors. The most famous of these was Duke Frederick I, also called Barbarossa for the redness of his beard. Yet, it was his son, Henry VI, who was crowned and succeeded in expanding the family’s empire. Because of him, this great empire stretched from the North and Baltic seas all the way to Sicily in southern Italy.

You travel with Henry VI throughout his realm. With skill and foresight, you and your entourage strive to hold the reins of power, which in turn provide exciting benefits. If you can keep your opponents at bay, you might become an influential prince. Go and make history, relegating your rivals to the footnotes!

Yomi Round 1 by Sirlin Games

While Yomi is good for a quick session and portable enough to play on-the-go, it’s also a serious competitive game with a community that strives to improve. It’s a strategy game with a high skill-ceiling so it’s something you can play over a thousand times. Years of development and lots of tournament play means you can count on it holding up no matter how deep you get into it.

This set has 4 characters, though there are 16 more characters to collect, each with their own special abilities, creating over 200 matchups. Find the character whose personality matches your playstyle. You can play Yomi in the classic 1v1 mode, an over-the-top 2v2 tag team mode (similar to Marvel vs. Capcom), a practice solo mode, or a 3v3 mode (similar to King of Fighters).

Dragon Valley by Queen games

Dragon Valley is an engaging game for the whole family for players age 6 and up. The goal of the game is to return the dragon younglings to their valley before the nasty wizard gets back to his tower and catches them playing fireball near his home. To help the baby dragons, two players each take a wand and use their magic to transport them back to the Dragon Valley.

Escape: The Curse of the Temple Big Box by Queen Games

Escape: The Curse of the Temple is a real-time, cooperative game in which all players must escape from a temple after awakening an ancient curse. Players navigate through the temple by rolling dice and matching symbols to rooms, thereby gaining entry and visibility into adjacent rooms. So the temple “map” randomly unfolds as you explore further…every game is different! But as you explore, don’t wander too far! All players must find the exit before the curse seals the adventurers in forever! The real-time aspect is enhanced by a soundtrack that is your timer for the game.

The Big Box Edition includes:
Escape the base game
Expansion Module “Treasures”
Expansion Module “Curses”
Escape: Illusions Expansion 1
Escape: Quest Expansion 2
Queenie: The Pit
Queenie: Doomed
Queenie: The Fountain

Democracy: Majority Rules by Make-Believe Games

Democracy is a game of deal making, debate, and diplomacy. You play a power broker and leader of a new national movement, a political mastermind who organizes campaigns and wins elections. Your job is to form alliances, yet always stand by your principles – make compromises, yet still achieve your agenda. To succeed you must herd cats, spin facts into a web of illusion, and speak POWER TO TRUTH.

You are battling to take over a country in crisis. The old-line political parties are weak and divided, primed for being taken over or pushed out of the way. Your movement has captured the imagination of a small but loyal few and now it’s your job to grow it into a national force. The goal
is to put your handpicked candidate into high office, take control of the country, and put your MARK ON HISTORY

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