New arrivals for Thursday June 11, 2015

The late spring winds have brought more than warm weather to our fair city. Today also comes with several new releases at The Sentry Box.

Extra! Extra! by Mayfair Games

Stop the presses! Stories are coming in from around the world, but you have a limited amount of money, a few reporters, and a race against all the other newspapers to get your publication out first!

Stories require writing and photos, but advertising, headlines, interviews and features will all help boost your attention and your reputation!

Players place their reporters to claim stories, fit their stories into their paper’s layout, and get money from advertising or extra stories. Other reporters can bump yours if they have more money, so keeping a few dollars around will be helpful. Your newspaper has a specialty, so stories that match your readership will earn you more points. If you’re the first to press, you’ll score more points, but the best stories and the most complete newspaper will be the winner!

Descent: Visions of Dawn by FFG

A dread alliance of ogres and trolls has been formed! Only you can keep this scourge from sweeping across Terrinoth in the Visions of Dawn Hero and Monster Collection! In this Hero and Monster Collection, you’ll find ten plastic figures, previously only available in the first edition of Descent: Journeys in the Dark, now reimagined with new figure sculpts and artwork. In addition to these detailed figures, you’ll find two brand-new quests chronicling your battles against some of the realm’s most fearsome monsters.

Four heroes unite to shatter the truce between ogres and trolls in this expansion. You can draw blades alongside Nara the Fang or Sir Valadir, magically move about the battlefield with Master Thorn, or work to heal your allies with Ispher. The overlord’s monsters stand to oppose these noble heroes, however. Two trolls, two ogres, and two manticores arrive to swell the overlord’s forces and wreak havoc across Terrinoth.

Battlelore: Hernfar Guardians Army Pack by FFG

Bring unprecedented military might to the battlefield with the Hernfar Guardians Army Pack expansion for BattleLore Second Edition. In Hernfar Guardians, you will find four new Daqan unit types: Greyhaven Battlemages shield your forces with spells, Citadel Lancers charge and trample enemy troops, while armored Ironbound automatons and giant Siege Golems withstand against enemy onslaughts while delivering brutal attacks.

Hernfar Guardians includes twenty-five figures representing these new units and nine additional Citadel Guard figures are included, along with everything necessary to use these units in battle. Army cards suggest deployments composed entirely of the units included in Hernfar Guardians, and a full lore deck grants incredible abilities to all Daqan units. New terrain tiles and scenario cards create never-before-seen battlefields and offer players fresh tactical challenges.

Battlore: Warband of Scorn Army Pack by FFG

Spread chaos and destruction throughout Terrinoth with the Warband of Scorn Army Pack expansion for BattleLore Second Edition. Warband of Scorn brings four new types of units to the Uthuk Y’llan army: Barbaric Beserkers and savage Grostesque shred their Daqan opponents in battle; Blood Sisters skilled in dark magic gain health from their enemies’ wounds; and giant, insect-like Doombringers immobilize and devour their prey.

Twenty-eight figures for the new units are included, along with nine additional Blood Harvester figures and everything necessary for deployment. Army cards give options for complete armies composed of the units included in Warband of Scorn, while a complete lore deck transform the tactical options of all Uthuk Y’llan forces. Scenario cards featuring barricade and blood field terrain tiles introduce new battlefields and tactical challenges.

Pleasant Dreams by Aerjen Games

You start the game with a Pleasant Dream, but as the night wears on, dream fragments threaten to send you on a nightmare journey that brings you closer to waking up terrified. Seize the comforting dream fragments when they arise and nurture them as you slumber, but beware…even pleasant dreams can become twisted and return to haunt you during the night!

Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King Upgrade Pack by Soda Pop Miniatures

Forgotten King, the new edition of Super Dungeon Explore is here! This deck provides new cards for every previously released model, allowing you to use your existing models with the new game rules.

Featuring cards for both Classic Mode and Arcade Mode, plus Explore Cards for Starfire, Roxor, and Von Drakk!

Spyfall by Cryptozoic

SPYFALL is an easy-to-learn card game of bluffing, probing questions, clever answers, and suspicion. At the start of each round, players receive a secret card informing them of the group’s location – a casino, space station, pirate ship, circus, (30 unique locations!) – except that one player receives the SPY card instead of the location. The Spy doesn’t know where they are, but wins the round if they can figure it out before they blow their cover!

Players then start asking each other questions during the intense 8-minute rounds. Non-Spy players want to ask questions and give answers that prove to the other players that they know where they are. But watch out! If your questions and answers are too specific, the Spy will easily guess the location and win, so you need to practice a bit of subtlety. But if your questions and answers are too generic, you might be accused of being the Spy. The Spy will also sometimes be asked questions (just like any other player would) and have to come up with questions of his own, without knowing anything about where he is! If you listened carefully to the other players, you’ll be able to come up with a plausible question or answer… hopefully.

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