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!

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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.