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.

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.

Cards against Humanity – A party game for horrible people that works like Apples to Apples, but the sense of humor required is very different!

Ticket to Ride – Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn.

Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization – This is the new edition of Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization, a civilization building game. Each player attempts to build the best civilization through careful resource management, discovering new technologies, electing the right leaders, building wonders and maintaining a strong military.

Tak – Tak is a two-player abstract strategy game dreamed up by Pat Rothfuss in “The Wise Man’s Fear” and made reality by James Ernest. Players attempt to make a road of their pieces connecting two opposite sides of the board.

Imhotep – Players become builders in Egypt who want to emulate the first and best-known architect there, namely Imhotep.

Two Rooms and a Boom – A social deduction/hidden role party game for six or more players

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.

Poo – The Card Game – Poo is a fast-paced card game for two to eight players, requiring anywhere from five to fifteen minutes to play.

Rise and Fall – Players play either Eastern or Western Rome, Persia or a barbarian horde in a strategic game that portrays the last days of Rome.

Agricola – In Agricola, you’re a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else. On a turn, take actions from all the possibilities you’ll find on a farm to build and expand you family and farm.

Dominion – In Dominion, each player starts with an identical, very small deck of cards. Through their selection of cards to buy, and how they play their hands as they draw them, the players construct their deck on the fly, striving for the most efficient path to the precious victory points by game end.

San Juan – A card game based on Puerto Rico. Cards from the hand can be either built or used as money to build something else; cards from the deck are used to represent goods produced by the production buildings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Games Industry News for September 8th

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

New Kickstarters

  • The Networks: Executives from Formal Ferret Games

We know you can run an ordinary TV network. Big deal.  We have a bigger challenge for you. Here are 12 unique Network Executives, each with their own weird characteristics. Every Executive has powers, but they also have significant liabilities. Can you master each Executive’s idiosyncrasies, draft the best Season 0 cards, claim your true status as a Mogul, and come out on top?

  • Doomtown Reloaded There Comes a Reckoning from Pinnacle Entertainment Group

The Doomtown: Reloaded: There Comes a Reckoning expansion features 96 NEW cards for the Doomtown: Reloaded Expandable Card Game. These cards add support for all six factions as well as themes such as Blessed and Gadgets. It’s also the first set to introduce a new card type which represent the most badass and influential figures the Weird West has to offer – Legends!

  • Werebeasts from Bezier Games

You are a key player in the lucrative but very dangerous business of collecting Werebeasts. Your fellow collectors are also trying to collect certain Werebeasts that have the most value to them. If you can hide your intentions long enough, you’ll be rewarded!

  • Iron Sky: The Roleplaying Game distributed by Modiphius

Based on the hit movie, the game lets you play along any timeline.  Either play just before the Moon Nazis reveal themselves, during the struggle, during the aftermath or 25 years later, when the existence of the Vril is discovered.

  • King’s Forge: Gold from Game Salute

Prosperity flows through the realm—the smithies of King’s Forge are all fired up for gold dice, new rules, and engaging scenarios!

New Stuff!

  • Coming Soon: Meeple War from Cool Mini or Not

In Meeple War, players oversee one of the four kingdoms of Lilliput. Each has their own village that they are trying to build up, as well as protect, from the enemy’s army. That army is made up of Meeples

Meeple War

  • Coming Soon: Massive Darkness from Cool Mini or Not

In Massive Darkness, you’ll join forces with the other players to enter the underground lair of the Darkness. You’ll work together, jumping from shadow to light, engaging the enemy when the moment is right. You’ll never know what creatures await you around every corner. Play the quests in order to follow the storyline, or create your own legends using the tokens and modular board tiles.

  • Coming Soon: Pandemic: Rising Tide from Z-Man Games

As the next game in the Survival Series, Pandemic: Rising Tide continues the hallmarks of the series. It is your goal to avert tragedy by constructing four modern hydraulic structures in strategic locations that will help you defend the country from being reclaimed by the ocean.

Other News

  • New Style of WARMACHINE & HORDES Leagues Start

Previously, Organized Play narrative leagues were yearlong events, typically separated into four seasons with each season lasting for a month. While this approach allowed us to do some really cool stuff there were some drawbacks. Going forward, all narrative leagues are now self-contained, one-month events. Some of these stories might relate to each other in some manner, but they won’t be sequentially connected anymore. This means if you’re interested in participating in a narrative league, you can now jump into whichever league is the current one, even if you have no previous experience! The first of these stories begins this month.

  • Wyrms Footnotes Returns!

Wyrms Footnotes is Chaosium’s House Magazine for Greg Stafford’s World of Glorantha. Fourteen issues were published between 1976 – 1983. It returned in 2012 with issue #15, produced by Moon Design Publications, and is back again in 2017!