Its an exciting day at The Sentry Box. Why? The arrival of fun new games an expansions of course. That and Assistant Manager Drew has promised to take us all to Dairy Queen for a cone after work. But enough talk of cold soft-serve treats, here are the new arrivals for today.
Captain Carcass by Mayday Games
Welcome to Captain Carcass, a world of underwater adventure and danger. Captain Carcass is a 2-4 player game that is a press-your-luck style game that many have described as “Incan Gold meets Blackjack”.
There are 10 suits in the game and 6 cards of each suit. Players take turns revealing cards. Play until you choose to “bank” your cards and keep them for scoring at the end of the game, or press your luck too far and “bust” if you reveal a 2nd card of the same suit in your turn. When the deck runs out players sum the highest card from each of the 10 suits and the highest score wins! Simple right? Well each of the 10 suits has a special ability which is activated every time a card is played, making for some clever combinations and some difficult decisions.
The Grizzled – At Your Orders expansion by Cool Mini or Not
In The Grizzled: At Your Orders! players return to the trenches of the fast-paced, fully-cooperative card game The Grizzled, tasking players with surviving until Armistice. In At Your Orders!, new Mission cards have been added to the game that dictate bonuses, penalties, Mission intensity, and specific resolution conditions. Players may also be asked to take part in a Final Assault or Last Stand. When this happens, win or lose, they are finishing their fight. At Your Orders! also introduces new Duo and Solo modes with special rules and pieces designed for 1-2 players.
Dominion Empires by Rio Grande Games
The world is big and your kingdom gigantic. It’s no longer a kingdom really; it’s an empire. Which makes you the emperor. This entitles you to a better chair, plus you can name a salad after yourself. It’s not easy being emperor. The day starts early, when you light the sacred flame; then it’s hours of committee meetings, trying to establish exactly why the sacred flame keeps going out. Sometimes your armies take over a continent and you just have no idea where to put it. And there’s the risk of assassination; you have a food taster, who tastes anything before you eat it, and a dagger tester, who gets stabbed by anything before it stabs you. You’ve taken to staying at home whenever it’s the Ides of anything. Still overall it’s a great job. You wouldn’t trade it for the world – especially given how much of the world you already have.
Food Chain Magnate by Splotter Spiellen
Food Chain Magnate is a heavy strategy game about building a fast food chain. The focus is on building your company using a card-driven (human) resource management system. Players compete on a variable city map through purchasing, marketing and sales, and on a job market for key staff members. The game can be played by 2-5 serious gamers in 2-4 hours.
Munchkin Fu Guest Artist Edition by Steve Jackson Games
You’ve seen John Kovalic illustrate Munchkin before, but you’ve never seen him illustrate Munchkin Fu before! Watch John go back and reimagine the original Hong Kong action cinema Munchkin set – originally illustrated by Greg Hyland – in his own unique style. This Guest Artist Edition includes completely re-illustrated game cards, a gameboard featuring John Kovalic’s Munchkin art, and male and female standies for each player.
Chopstick Dexterity Mega Challenge 3000 by Mayday Games
Several years ago, the Lower House of Japanese Parliament was very alarmed by the incursion of metal eating utensils in Japan. Increased use of fork and knife among youth resulted in decreased skill in using chopsticks! Determined to reverse the trend, the Lower House worked with Fujita Television Concern to produce a new game show that promoted dexterity in the usage of chopsticks, with cash prizes. They called it: Chopstick Dexterity Mega Challenge 3000!
This show, with host actor Kazuo Yomura, quickly became very popular among all ages, spawning comic book series, merchandise, and, best of all, this home board game version! Now test your chopstick skill in a thrilling contest at an affordable price. Grasp shapes with chopsticks to win pieces. Whoever obtains the most pieces wins! Maybe you can best all opponents, win the Final Victory Stage, and become Chopstick Grandmaster too!*
Kill Doctor Lucky Deluxe 19.5th Anniversary Edition by Cheapass Games
Welcome to Lucky Mansion, a sprawling country estate filled with unusual weapons, good hiding places, and craven killers. Killers like you.
The object? To Kill Doctor Lucky. The obstacles? For one thing, all your friends would rather do it first. For another, Doctor Lucky is aptly named.
You would think that after being stabbed, hung, poisoned, and poked in the eye, the old man would be long gone. But in truth, it’s been nearly 20 years since folks first started trying to kill him, and he keeps coming back stronger than ever.
Imperial Settlers – 3 is a Magic Number expansion by Portal Games
Imperial Settlers: 3 Is a Magic Number, the second Empire Pack for Imperial Settlers, introduces a new rule: SET. This new ability allows players to score and trigger new effects each time they build three cards in a particular color. With this rule, the drafting phase and the choice of the “right” card to draft becomes even more interesting.
This expansion includes new cards for the common deck as well as new cards for each of the five factions and two cards for use in the solitaire game.
Doctor Who the Card Game – Twelfth Doctor Expansion by Cubicle Seven
This expansion for the award-winning Doctor Who: The Card Game gives you loads of new cards to add to the game from the Twelfth Doctor’s adventures, from Madame Vastra and Strax to Missy and the Boneless.
The set contains: a set of English rules explaining how to use the expansion, 42 cards, baggies and a set of counters.
The Twelfth Doctor Expansion One also contains all the components, counters and cards you need to play the game with five players too.
Ricky And Morty Total Rickall Cooperative Card Game by Cryptozoic Entertainment
The Total Rickall Cooperative Card Game is based on the Rick and Morty episode of the same name. If you haven’t seen it, don’t worry. You can still play this wild and wacky game and have plenty of fun. But you really should see it at some point. Seriously. Don’t be a Jerry.
Rick has locked the family inside their house. Why? Because the family has grown. Parasites masquerading as family and close friends have infiltrated and have inserted pleasant memories into everyone’s minds to make them think they’re real. And more keep coming! You must figure out which of these new, zany characters are real and which ones are parasites that need to be exterminated. Think you’ve got what it takes to save the world?