New arrivals for Monday January 26th, 2015

I love the smell of new releases in the morning! Technically its the evening when I get in to post these new releases but the anticipation starts early. The following new titles came into the store today.

Diamonsters by IDW Games

Greetings and welcome to the world of Diamonsters! From the designer and artist of the best-selling Machi Koro card game, Diamonsters is a fast-paced monster collecting card game! In Diamonsters, each player begins with the same hand, and the first player to collect three monsters of the same type or five diamonds wins. But it’s not so simple, some monsters are more valuable than others, and some will eat the diamonds you fought so hard for! If you and your friends love Machi Koro, you’ll go into a frenzy for Diamonsters!

Machi Koro: Harbor Expansion by IDW Games

The first expansion for the wildly popular Japanese card game, Machi Koro, is here! Machi Koro: The Harbor Expansion adds 10 new establishments, one new starting establishment and two new landmarks (82 cards total). You will have access to powerful new cards like the Harbor, Airport, and more. Most importantly you will be able to add a fifth player to the game for the first time ever! With new mechanics and a new set-up variant, this expansion adds tons of variety to an already incredibly replay-able game.

[redacted] by LudiCreations

[redacted] is a game of spycraft, intrigue, betrayal, and bluffing set in the golden age of the cold war, when men knew how to drink a Martini, and women knew not to trust a man who claimed to know how to drink a Martini.

In [redacted], spies must infiltrate the embassy during the reception that the ambassador holds every year to show how important he is. Moving from room to room, they have to recover files and escape in the helicopter, or make sure that the other side’s pilots have a really bad day.

Gear & Piston by LudiCreations

In the game, each player builds an automobile prototype by taking actions in different locations. You may patent brand-new parts in the Patent Office, look for rejected, volatile pieces of machinery in the chaos of the Junk Yard, try to gain an edge through the Back Alley, and finally build your prototype in the Workshop. All this just to please the two investors who are doing the rounds of the different engineering outfits, and who will be evaluating your rickety mess of an automobile. Good timing, keeping an eye on your competitors, and even a dash of luck are all you need to succeed in this business. So grab a wrench, some elbow grease, and your wits, and put some gears and pistons together!

Byzantio by LudiCreations

It is a futile and petty dispute as each family is not about to surrender the throne to any of the others, but they ultimately decide that the winner will be the one who’s supported by most of the wealthiest cities of the empire. Every ambitious successor raises the banner of his dynasty and begins the struggle to win over the cities that will secure him the throne.

Each family secretly chooses seven imperial cities that they will seek to control through the actions available to them: Commandment, Diplomacy, Exile, Trade, Garrison, Espionage, and Corruption. May the rightful heir arise!

Progress: Evolution of Technology by NSKN Games

Progress: Evolution of Technology is a card game about researching technologies and building a civilization. Each player guides his nation from the earliest signs of human development and learn various technologies, moving progressively to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance until the fist sparks of the Industrial Revolution.

Progress: Evolution of Technology focuses on a single aspect of civilization building, researching technologies that help a society advance.

Kobayakawa by iello Games

The powerful Kobayakawa samurai clan wants to thwart your conquest of Japan. Do you have the strength and guile to stop them? In seven rounds, with only 15 cards, bluff and bet your route to victory.

Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools

Kitsune (pronounced kit-soo-nay) are Japanese fox-spirits, known for tricking unwary mortals. We’ve come to know them through traditional tales, wherein they do this for many reasons: purely for fun, to devour mortals or steal their souls, and so on. In this a game of luck and tactics, those who gain all nine tails of the mythical spirit fox earn their place among the kitsune elders.

This card game is about kitsune who play tricks while scheming to punish mortal fools for their foolishness, sometimes teaching them a lesson in the process. By correcting mortal foolishness, the foxes earn their tails. Each player takes the role of a fox trying to earn his or her tails through impressive schemes. Some cards represent the foxes; others, the tricks they can play in their schemes, the fools to whom they must teach lessons, and the consequences that befall foxes who fail.

The X-Files by IDW Games

Players will work together to traverse across the U.S. searching for clues and closing investigations. Attempting to foil them at all times is the player-controlled Cigarette Smoking Man, who will be working to manipulate investigations and obfuscate clues. With game play focusing on the hit series’ pool of iconic characters and most popular “Monster of the Week,” The X-Files Game is sure to be a hit!

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