What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

Here is a rundown of the games our staff have been playing this past week.

Star Realms – Star Realms is a fast paced deck-building card game of outer space combat. It combines the fun of a deck-building game with the interactivity of Trading Card Game style combat.

Legend of the Five Rings – Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game is a Living Card Game set in the world of Rokugan, the original setting for the Legend of the Five Rings collectible card game.

Clank – Burgle your way to adventure in the deck-building board game Clank! Sneak into an angry dragon’s mountain lair to steal precious artifacts. Delve deeper to find more valuable loot. Acquire cards for your deck and watch your thievish abilities grow.

Lotus – Lotus is a beautiful game that grows into a unique work of art every time you play.

Werewolf – Werewolf takes place in a small village which is haunted by werewolves. Each player is secretly assigned a role – Werewolf, Villager, or Seer (a special Villager). There is also a Moderator who controls the flow of the game. Villagers must find the werewolves before they are all killed.

Twilight Imperium: 4th Edition – Twilight Imperium (Fourth Edition) is a game of galactic conquest in which three to six players take on the role of one of seventeen factions vying for galactic domination through military might, political maneuvering, and economic bargaining.

Joking Hazard – From the creators of Cyanide & Happiness comes a card game where players compete to finish an awful comic strip.

Galaxy Trucker – Galaxy Trucker is a tile laying game that plays out over two phases: building and flying. The goal is to have the most credits at the end of the game. You can earn credits by delivering goods, defeating pirates, building an efficient ship, and being the furthest along the track at the end of the flying phase.

 

Avalon – Avalon is a card-based game where a line of 11 landscape cards form the board and the cards in your hand are made up of Knights and Enchantresses which are used to  compete for control of the landscape cards.

Potion Explosion – Take an ingredient marble from the dispenser and watch the others fall. If you connect marbles of the same color, they explode and you can take them, too! Complete your potions using the marbles you collect, and drink them to unleash their magical power.

Witness – Witness is set in the world of Blake and Mortimer, a Belgian comic series started in the 1940s by writer/artist Edgar P. Jacobs. In the game, which is playable strictly by four players, you each represent one of four characters and your goal is to solve mysteries or crimes by sharing information with one another — but you are quite restricted in how you can share information!

Saboteur – Players take on the role of dwarves. As miners, they are in a mine, hunting for gold. Suddenly, a pick axe swings down and shatters the mine lamp. The saboteur has struck. But which of the players are saboteurs?

Lorenzo il Magnifico – In Lorenzo il Magnifico, each player takes the role of a head of a noble family in a city during the Italian renaissance. You try to accumulate prestige and fame to gain more victory points (VP) than the others.

Yamatai – In Yamatai, 2-4 players compete to build palaces, torii, and their own buildings in the land of Yamatai.

Medici – The object is to accrue the most points during three rounds, which you do by spending your points to bid on sets of cards.

A Feast for Odin – Using the central board in A Feast for Odin, players have to hunt, gather basic materials, refine those materials, develop their production-buildings, build/buy ships, and raid settlements.

Unlock Escape Adventures: The Formula – Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles.

Dungeons & Dragons – The classic roleplaying game. Ask Kris and Gord about their campaigns!

 

 

 

 

 

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Games Industry News for August 25th

Here are some news stories and announcements from the past week.

New Kickstarters

  • Vegas Wits & Wagers from North Star Games

Vegas Wits & Wagers is an off-the-charts deluxe, limited-run expansion to Wits & Wagers Party. This will give you everything you need to turn game night into a VEGAS EVENT!

New Stuff

  • Shadespire Previews from GenCon from Games Workshop

Warhammer Underworlds – Shadespire is almost here and was being demoed at GenCon. Here are some insights into how the game works.

  • Preview the Champions of the Force in Empire at War from Fantasy Flight Games

As characters with a connection to the force, these cards specialize in manipulating dice to get the results you need to bring your enemies to bear.

  • Sneak Peak at Munchkin Collectible Card Game from Steve Jackson Games

The Munchkin Collectible Card Game has a release date: February 2018! Check out the packaging for the first set, and the first two expansions: The Desolation of Blarg and Fashion Furious!

  • Preview Star Trek Attack Wing Card Packs from WizKids

WizKids announce brand-new content for Star Trek: Attack Wing, starting with Star Trek: Attack Wing: Card Packs – Wave 1. Each pack will focus on a particular ship and contain fun, thematic cards with a new point-efficient cost system that will add a fresh level of depth and excitement to gameplay. In addition, the new formatting and iconography for cards will now allow players to easily identify game effects such as triggers, durations, range and firing arc.

  • Coming Soon: Star Wars: Legion from Fantasy Flight Games

Join the thrilling infantry battles of the Star Wars galaxy with Star Wars: Legion, a two-player miniatures game that puts you in command on a war-torn battlefield of the Galactic Civil War

  • Coming Soon: Twelfth Wave of X-Wing™ Starship Expansions from Fantasy Flight Games

Arriving for battle with powerful cannons and an arsenal of all the newest ordnance, these Wave XII starships give you all the firepower you need to saturate the skies with your missile salvos.

  • Coming Soon: Swayed by the Dark Side, the fourth Force Pack in the Alliances cycle for Star Wars™: The Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games

With sixty new cards (divided between two copies each of five different objective sets), Swayed by the Dark Side continues to explore the bonds of friendship, duty, and honor that drive many of the galaxy’s pilots and soldiers, as well as the fear, hope, and greed that compel others to take action.

  • Coming Soon: Tears of Amaterasu, the first Dynasty Pack in the Imperial Cycle for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games

Tears of Amaterasu comes with three copies each of twenty new cards, giving every clan new tools in their quest for superiority.

  • Coming Soon: New Maps for Ticket to Ride – France and Old West from Days of Wonder

Ticket to Ride France creates a brand new competitive element for Ticket to Ride players. The flow of the game is different from all previous versions and forces the players to rethink old strategies. A different challenge awaits you on the Old West map, as you can no longer build track anywhere on the board but from your chosen starting city.

The Game Setup

  • Coming Soon: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Gear Up and Rock Out! An Awesome Mix Card Game from USAopoly

Do you have what it takes to keep the music playing? Play as your favorite intergalactic hero as you do whatever it takes to avoid ending up with the worst gear.

  • Coming Soon: Pie Town: Spies, Lies and Apple Pies from Renegade Game Studios

Pie Town: Spies, Lies, and Apple Pies is mid-weight worker placement game that challenges players to carefully craft the most scrumptious pies using secret recipes while deducing their opponents’ unique formulas.

  • Coming Soon: Sundae Split from Renegade Game Studios

In cooperation with Foxtrot Games, Renegade Game Studios will be releasing a new card game, Sundae Split. Players try to build the best ice cream sundae from the ingredients at hand. Get just the right mix of toppings and flavors, but avoid the vegetables!

  • Coming Soon: Munchkin Magical Mess from Steve Jackson Games

Munchkin Magical Mess is a stand-alone sequel or can be played with any of the other Munchkin sets.

  • Coming Soon: Super Kitty Bug Slap from Steve Jackson Games

Super Kitty Bug Slap is a fast-paced game that lets 3 to 5 players see who has the most skills. When the game ends, the coolest kitty with the most cards wins!

  • Coming Soon: New Expansion for Star Trek: Frontiers from WizKids

Tougher challenges and even more strategic choices await you in this expansion that will be a must have for the fans of this fantastic series.

  • Coming Soon: Favelas from WizKids

In Favelas, 2 – 4 players are in the running to oversee the beautification of the iconic Favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

  • Coming Soon: Lancelot from WizKids

As a Knight in the Court of King Arthur you must prove your valor in Lancelot. Perform heroic deeds, set out on the quest for the Grail, and obtain the Knightly Virtues to steal the heart of Queen Guinevere and be elected First Knight

Other News

  • Renegade Game Studios Announce Overlight – A New Fantasy Setting

The first product announced within this new world is a role-playing game designed by Paul Alexander Butler and George Holland, expected for release in 2018.  Overlight is a fantasy roleplaying game of kaleidoscopic journeys: a visceral, dangerous, and brightly-colored setting. Characters will search for personal meaning among a fantastic, sometimes violent, and overwhelming world.

  • Monte Cook Games Announce Numenera 2

Numenera is a game in which the player characters explore the ruins of aeons past to gather amazing treasures and help build a new future for a world struggling in darkness. Numenera 2 is a major product divided into two books. The first is called Numenera Discovery and the second Numenera Destiny. In Numenera Discovery you’ll get some revisions to make things clearer and more fun, and to increase the options available to players. Numenera Destiny allows you to build adventures and campaigns in which players don’t just explore the wonders of the past—they utilize them to help lift the Ninth World out of darkness.

  • Ninja Division Signs License with Games Workshop

Ninja Division has signed a license with Games Workshop to create a card game under the Warhammer Fantasy property. Doomseeker is a tabletop card game, created by David Freeman and John Cadice, where players take on the role of a mighty dwarf slayer.

  • Passport Game Studios and Rule & Make to release T2029 – Terminator 2 Judgement Day Board Game

Rule & Make have secured a Worldwide Exclusive License for the movie’s tabletop gaming rights, and will be launching a Kickstarter project for the game in September, for a worldwide release in association with Passport Games Studio in 2018. A cooperative game that involves miniatures, dice drafting and card manipulation, T2029 will see players commanding officers in John Connor’s army in the war against the machines.

What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

Here is a rundown of the games our staff have been playing this past week.

Star Wars X-Wing – Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat.

Scythe – Scythe is an engine-building game set in an alternate-history 1920s period.  Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.

Clue: Supernatural Edition – One of the main characters has been possessed by Abaddon and opened a gateway to Hell. It is up to everyone to hunt down who has been possessed, what mystical object was used to open (and can close) the gateway, and where it was opened.

Codenames: Pictures – Codenames: Pictures differs from the original Codenames in that the agents are no longer represented by a single word, but by an image that contains multiple elements.

Dungeons & Dragons – The classic roleplaying game. Ask Kris about his campaign!

The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire – You play as competing mafia families who are vying for economic control of the organized crime networks of New York City

Century: Spice Road – Players are caravan leaders who travel the famed silk road to deliver spices to the far reaches of the continent for fame and glory.

Cottage Garden – You compete in the art of gardening and are working two beds with a variety of flowers, gaining points for all of the visible plant pots and planting bells once completed.

Heart of Crown – Heart of Crown is a deck-building card game. Each player starts with the same deck, strengthens that deck with strategic cards, and finally one player will declare victory by throning the princess he controls.

 

 

Infinity – Infinity is a game with 28mm high metal miniatures that simulates combat and special operations in a science fiction environment with Manga aesthetics

Space Empires – Space Empires is a game in the finest tradition of 4X space games – eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. Each player builds up a space empire and uses it to conquer the other players.

Game Industry News for August 18th

Here are some announcements and news stories from this week.

New Stuff!

  • Preview of HeroClix: Undead Pack

WizKids brings a classic horror tale to life with this pair of figures – Dr Frankenstein and Frankenstein’s Monster

  • Preview of New Figures for new Pathfinder Battles Set

Here’s a preview of six new sculpts from November’s Pathfinder Battles: Maze of Death set.

  • Coming Soon: Four Faction Paint Sets Customized for Runewars Miniatures Game from The Army Painter

The Army Painter has assembled a series of customized paint sets to bring the action of Runewars Miniatures Game to life. These faction-specific sets contain a painting guide, hobby brush, and ten high-quality acrylic Warpaints.

  • Coming Soon: Clank! In! Space! from Renegade Game Studios

The evil Lord Eradikus has all but conquered the galaxy, and is now on a victory lap across the sector in his flagship, Eradikus Prime. You and your fellow thieves have challenged each other to sneak aboard his ship, hack your way into its command module, and steal from him. But one false step and—Clank!

  • Coming Soon: Necromunda from Games Workshop

Necromunda is back!  This game dives into the underworld of the Imperium, allowing players to control their own Hive Gang – a pack of ruthless criminal killers augmented with black-market cybernetics, gene modifications and scavenged weaponry

  • Coming Soon: Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa from IDW Games

The first in a trilogy of games, Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa is a drafting card game of ambition and deception.

  • Coming Soon: Doctor Lucky’s Mansion That is Haunted from Cheapass Games

Doctor J. Robert Lucky wishes to sell his haunted house to a pair of unsuspecting newlyweds from across town… but the ghosts of Lucky Mansion have a different plan.

  •  Coming Soon: DC Deck-Building Game Multiverse Box from Cryptozoic Entertainment

Inside the DC Comics Deck-Building Game Multiverse Box, you can store all of the currently available cards with plenty of room for expansions to come, including the Multiverse Crossover Pack based on the Convergence storyline that is available exclusively in this box!

  • Coming Soon: Stuffed Fables from Plaid Hat Games

Stuffed Fables is a StoryBoard Game – an exciting new product line from Plaid Hat Games. In a StoryBoard Game all of the action takes place in the unique storybook – a book that acts as your rules reference, story guide, and game board, all in one!

  •  Coming Soon: Twilight Imperium 4th Edition from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games announce the next step in the game’s tremendous legacy: Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition, a game of galactic conquest in which three to six players take on the role of one of seventeen factions vying for galactic domination through military might, political maneuvering, and economic bargaining.

  • Coming Soon: Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn! from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games announce Sid Meier’s Civilization: A New Dawn! Rewrite history, forge your destiny, and take your place among the most influential icons to ever walk to the earth as the founder of a new age.

  • Coming Soon: Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition from Fantasy Flight Games

The Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition faithfully recreates Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and The Star Wars Sourcebook as high-quality, hardbound tomes that feature all the original game rules, information, and graphic design.

  • Coming Soon: Isle of Skye: Journeyman from Mayfair Games

Isle of Skye: Journeyman, is the first big expansion to Isle of Skye and contains new personal player boards indicating your progress in terms of strength, prosperity and popularity.

 

Other News

  • Stronghold Games and 2F-Spiele Announce 6 New Co-published Titles

The Fast Forward™ Series of games uses the new Fable Game™ system first introduced in Fabled Fruit. Each game in this series contains a pre-sorted deck of cards only and no rulebook. You discover all the rules and the cards as you play.

  • Daemons and Thousand Sons in Index: Chaos Update

With each codex helping expand and balance the game, there are some changes to Daemons and clarification on how the new Dark Hereticus discipline works for your armies.

  • Green Ronin to Publish The Expanse RPG 

Green Ronin Publishing announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with James S.A. Corey to adapt The Expanse series of novels as a tabletop roleplaying game.

  • Catalyst Games Lab to Release Master Of Orion Tabletop Games

Catalyst Game Labs has inked a deal to publish a stellar series of games based in the storied Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars universe. First to arrive will be the galaxy crushing dueling deckbuilder: Master of Orion: Conquest.

What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

A little quieter but here is a rundown of the games our staff have been playing this past week.

Dice Forge – Dice Forge is a development game featuring innovative mechanics based on dice with removable faces. In this dice crafting game, players build their own dice. Roll your dice, manage your resources, complete ordeals before your opponents and explore multiple winning strategies.

Frogriders – Frogriders is a tactical family game in which you collect the custom-molded plastic figures by making them leap over one another. Each of the collected Frogriders enables you to keep it for scoring or return it to the tribe’s village in order to use its special ability.

Kingdomino – In Kingdomino, you are a Lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. You must explore all the lands, wheat fields, lakes, and mountains in order to spot the best plots.

Tzolk’in – Tzolkin: The Mayan Calendar presents a new game mechanism: dynamic worker placement. Players representing different Mayan tribes place their workers on giant connected gears, and as the gears rotate they take the workers to different action spots.

NMBR9 – Numbers aren’t worth anything in NMBR 9 unless they’re off the ground floor and looking down from above.

Trajan – Set in ancient Rome, Trajan is a development game in which players try to increase their influence and power in various areas of Roman life such as political influence, trading, military dominion and other important parts of Roman culture.

Ticket to Ride – Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. Ticket to Ride has become the epitome of a “gateway game” — simple enough to be taught in a few minutes, and with enough action and tension to keep new players involved and in the game for the duration.

Infinity – Infinity is a game with 28mm high metal miniatures that simulates combat and special operations in a science fiction environment with Manga aesthetics

Space Empires – Space Empires is a game in the finest tradition of 4X space games – eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate. Each player builds up a space empire and uses it to conquer the other players.

Game Industry News for August 11th

Here are some announcements and news stories from the past week.

New Crowdfunding Projects

  • Live Now: Secrets of the Lost Station from Everything Epic

Secrets of the Lost Station is a cooperative story game of sci-fi, action-adventure, and exploration. It is a highly detailed and unique sequel to Secrets of the Lost Tomb, one thousand of years into the future!

  • Live Now: Rooster Rush from Mayday Games

The speedy dexterity predicting game of not why, but HOW the chicken crossed the road, co-designed by Antoine Bauza and Corentin Lebrat (Hanabi, 7 Wonders and Takenoko: Chibis) .

New Stuff

  • Preview of the Heavy Crossbowmen Unit Expansion for Runewars Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight Games

The Heavy Crossbowmen Unit Expansion comes with eight miniatures that players can customize with the colors of their own personal military, or in the uniform of one of Terrinoth’s elite crossbowmen units.

  • Preview of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare from Modiphius

In Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, players will build their own crew from a wide range of factions, allies and iconic characters from the Fallout series, and play in apocalyptic games of 3 – 30 high quality 32mm scale resin miniatures through a huge variety of iconic scenery and settlement buildings.

  • Coming Soon: Estrella Drive – a new expansion for Time Stories from Asmodee

Estrella Drive is the sixth expansion for T.I.M.E Stories, sending you and your fellow players to a purportedly haunted mansion in 1982 Hollywood.

  • Coming Soon: Gaia Project from Z-Man Games

True to the foundations that made Terra Mystica a massive success, Gaia Project invites up to four players to boldly forge their own galactic empires.

  • Coming Soon: Chapter Approved for Warhammer 40K from Games Workshop

Chapter Approved introduces several new matched play rules, all of which are designed to help redress certain imbalances or exploits within the rules that you tell us are leading to games that are not as fun as they could be.

  • Coming Soon: Whitehall Mystery from Fantasy Flight Games

In Whitehall Mystery, the new standalone game in the Letters from Whitechapel series, players become both Jack the Ripper and investigators of the Metropolitan Police.

  • Coming Soon: Fallout from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games announces Fallout, a post-nuclear adventure board game for 1-4 players based on Bethesda’s blockbuster video game series.

  • Coming Soon: Legacy of Dragonholt from Fantasy Flight Games

A new cooperative narrative game and the first to use the Oracle system, Legacy of Dragonholt contains six quests set in the Runebound universe that take as many as six daring heroes to the outskirts of Terrinoth.

  • Coming Soon: Sentient from Renegade Game Studios

In Sentient, players will be tasked with choosing from available robots to program in their factory. Each robot that is added will modify your board and attract the interest of investors for your company.

  • Coming Soon: Flip Ships from Renegade Game Studios

Flip Ships is a cooperative dexterity game where players take on the roles of brave pilots defending their planet from an onslaught of firepower.

  • Coming Soon: Time Barons from WizKids

In Time Barons, 2-4 players take on the roles as the time barons, shadowy figures who have shaped mankind’s destiny since the dawn of time.

  • Coming Soon: Empires from WizKids

Set in the 18th century, 2-10 players take on the role as powerful nations like Russia, Great Britain, Spain, France, and more, all competing to expand their empires by gaining the most support.

Other News

  • Shortlist for The Diana Jones Award announced

The committee of the Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming announced its 2017 shortlist. There are six nominees for the award this year: two board games, a card game, a role-playing game, a LARP, and a convention.

What have the Sentry Box staff been playing this week?

Here is a rundown of the games our staff have been playing this past week –

Greg

Warhammer 40k: First Strike – This starter box is packed with 2 sets of miniatures to battle with, and a double-sided gaming mat, a scenery piece, a book of rules and all the extras you need to play

Unlock: The Formula – Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles

Unlock: The Elite The Elite is a twenty-card mini adventure for Unlock!, the card-driven escape room game from Space Cowboys!

Seafall – SeaFall is a 4X-inspired game (without player elimination/extermination) set in an “age of sail” world reminiscent of our world.

 

Heart of the Crown – Heart of Crown is a deck-building card game. Each player starts with the same deck, strengthens that deck with strategic cards, and finally one player will declare victory by throning the princess he controls.

The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire – You play as competing mafia families who are vying for economic control of the organized crime networks of New York City.

Fabled Fruit – Fabled Fruit is a Fable game, a new and unique concept in game experiences, where the gameplay changes over time. The game starts in an initial, simple state, but as you explore deeper into the game system, the mechanisms and gameplay will evolve over time.

Kingdomino – In Kingdomino, you are a Lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. You must explore all the lands, wheat fields, lakes, and mountains in order to spot the best plots.

Islebound – In Islebound, you take command of a ship and crew. You sail to island towns, collecting resources, hiring crew, and commissioning buildings for your capital city.

Century: Spice Road – In Century: Spice Road, players are caravan leaders who travel the famed silk road to deliver spices to the far reaches of the continent for fame and glory.

Drew

Rattus – Rattus is a medium-strategy game that takes place in the Dark Ages during the black plague. The players try to hold off the disease.
To do this they get help from farmers, magicians, knights, nobles, … But nothing helps as long as the rats keep coming.

Plague Inc. – Plague Inc: The Board Game is a strategic game of infection, evolution and extinction for 1-5 people. Each player is a deadly disease and they must battle against each other to spread their plagues, develop new symptoms and ultimately wipe out humanity.

New Angeles – In New Angeles, you gain control of one of six megacorporations, then you use your wealth and influence to create more wealth and more influence.

Samantha

Cottage Garden – In Cottage Garden, you compete in the art of gardening and are working two beds with a variety of flowers and garden elements to gain points.

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective – Enter the gaslit world of Sherlock Holmes with a map of Whitechapel, newspapers hot-off-the-press for every case, and ten unique casebooks.  It’s time to put your mind to the test!

The Bloody Inn – In The Bloody Inn, you are one of a number of competitive innkeepers, bent on amassing the most wealth. Unfortunately, your morals hinder you from robbing your guests… at least while they’re alive. Fortunately, your scruples have no qualms with murder.

Dixitthe illustrated game of creative guesswork, where your imagination unlocks the tale!

Kris

Runewars – Runewars pits players against each other in a strategic game of battles and area control, where they must gather resources, raise armies, and lay siege to heavily fortified cities.

Dungeons & Dragons – the classic roleplaying game.  Ask him about his campaign!

Infinity – Infinity is a game with 28mm high metal miniatures that simulates combat and special operations in a science fiction environment with Manga aesthetics

Gord

The Virgin Queen – Virgin Queen: Wars of Religion 1559-1598 is a game of grand strategy for two to six players based on the military, political and religious conflicts within Europe during the reigns of Elizabeth I of England and Philip II of Spain.

Star Realms: Colony Wars – In Colony Wars, as in Star Realms, players will start with a fleet (deck) of 10 basic ships, and can spend Trade to acquire more powerful ships and bases from a central trade row of 5 cards.

Dungeons & Dragons – the classic roleplaying game.  Ask him about his campaign!

Game Industry News for August 4th

Here are some announcements and news stories from the past week.

New Crowdfunding Projects

  • Live Now: Total Recall from Overworld Games

Total Recall is a game for 4-8 players based on the classic 1990 film.  Find your true allies in this social game of strategy and deduction.  Identify and take out the opposing leader to secure control of Mars for your faction!

  • Live Now: Flash Point: Tragic Events from Indie Board & Cards

Flash Point: Tragic Events is an expansion for Flash Point: Fire Rescue, a cooperative game for 2-6 players that plays in 45 minutes.  Tragic Events includes the Fire & Event decks that are designed to replace the Hot Spot mechanic in the Experienced game rules and add exciting new “events” to make each game of Flash Point even more unique.

  • Live Now: Heroes Wanted: Elements of Danger from Indie Board & Cards

Not only does this expansion for Heroes Wanted add a brand new hero type to your already near-infinite game play options, it also provides even more content for the other hero types in the game. Players will now have bonus cards unique to their hero, as well as never-before-seen epic actions! And the fun doesn’t stop there! Elements of Danger also introduces improved basic actions to make your hero even more unique!

New Stuff!

  • Preview The Orient Expansion from Cities of Splendor

The Orient is just one of the four expansions included in Cities of Splendor, the first ever expansion for Splendor, and like the other three expansions in the box, it offers an elegant variant to the original game, bringing new challenges and new ways to test your mind against the game’s puzzle and your rival players.

 

  • Coming Soon: Three New Card Games from Alderac Entertainment Group

This autumn, Alderac Entertainment Group will release a trio of new card games:  The Master’s Trials:  Wrath of Magmaroth – a cooperative game in which the players act as elemental masters who have emerged from their sanctuaries to confront the unspeakable evil of Magmaroth; Sakura Arms – a two-player fighting game where players channel fighting spirits called “megami” through the flowers of the Sakura tree; and Junta:  Las Cartas – a card game version of the classic game of politics and intrigue.

  • Coming Soon: Borg Assimilation expansion for Star Trek Ascendency from Gale Force Nine

The Borg Assimilation expansion adds an all-new threat the game. The Borg are an independent menace, attacking players’ ships and assimilating civilized worlds; and if they are not dealt with, they could overwhelm the Galaxy.

  • Coming Soon: Wartime from WizKids

Valyance and Firebrand have gone to war! Units clash in the skirmishes, but the fight is gritty: you have little time to think and plan as sand timers dictate the activation of your units.

  • Coming Soon: Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour from WizKids

A cooperative card game where each Scene (mission) determines the goal of the game. If the Scenes are played in order they form a story arc. However, you can play any Scene in any order.

  • Coming Soon: Photosynthesis from Blue Orange Games

Plant and shape the ever-changing forest as you cultivate your seeds and your strategy. Take your trees through their life-cycle, from seedling to full bloom to rebirth, and earn points as their leaves collect energy from the revolving sun’s rays.

Other News

  • Z-Man Games announce Reiner Knizia’s Through the Desert will be joining the Euro Classics line of games!

Fans of Through the Desert got their first taste of the game when it was originally released to critical acclaim in 1998. Now, Dr. Knizia’s beloved classic sports an updated look that will appeal to longtime fans and new players alike when it is released later this year.

  • Summer Errata released for Malifaux

In this errata The Mechanical Rider, Wind Gamin, Practiced Production  and Stuffed Piglets have been adjusted.