What have the Sentry Box staff been doing this week?

Here is what our staff have been up to this week.

Games

Patchwork – Two players compete to build the most aesthetic (and high-scoring) patchwork quilt on a personal 9×9 game board.

Azul – Players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Later in the round, players score points based on how they’ve placed their tiles to decorate the palace. Extra points are scored for specific patterns and completing sets; wasted supplies harm the player’s score.

Calimala – Players are cloth merchants in medieval Florence, with a number of trusted employees that they assign to various streets within the city to carry out actions. While taking these actions, players produce and deliver cloth and contribute to the construction and decoration of various buildings across the city.

Lanterns – The harvest is in, and the artisans are hard at work preparing for the upcoming festival. Decorate the palace lake with floating lanterns and compete to become the most honored artisan when the festival begins.

Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate – As you build and explore the iconic city’s dark alleys and deadly catacombs, you must work with your fellow adventurers to survive the terrors ahead. That is, until some horrific evil turns one — or possibly more — of you against each other.

Dark Souls: The Board Game – A brutally hard exploration miniatures game for 1-4 players.

Rococo – A Eurostyle board game with an interesting take on deck-building. Each turn you play one of your employee cards and let that employee perform a task: hire a new employee, buy resources, manufacture a coat or dress, or invest in the ball’s decorations. But not every employee is up to every task, so you must choose and lead your employees wisely.

Qwixx – a quick-playing dice game in which everyone participates, no matter whose turn it is. Each player has a scoresheet with the numbers 2-12 in rows of red and yellow and the numbers 12-2 in rows of green and blue. To score points you want to mark off as many numbers as possible, but you can mark off a number only if it’s to the right of all marked-off numbers in the same row.

Dungeons & Dragons – Ask Gord about his campaign.

Dice Throne – A fast-paced 2-6 player combat game using dice, tactical card play, powerful heroes, and unique abilities.

Kerala – Each player wants to take at least one tile of each color, and all tiles of one color should be joined together, but of course the players are constantly getting in the way of one another and grabbing the tiles that someone else wants.

Tsuro of the Sea – Players each have a ship that they want to sail — that is, keep on the game board — as long as possible. Whoever stays on the board the longest wins the game.

Tichu – A partnership climbing card game, and the object of play is to rid yourself of your hand, preferably while scoring points in the process.

Pulsar 2849 – Draft dice to explore the universe in Pulsar 2849. Each round, roll dice based on the number of players, sort them based on their values, then draft dice to take actions.

Brutal Kingdom – The King is dead; long live the Queen! Or vice versa, really, as in the intriguing game Brutal Kingdom it’s hard to tell what everyone is up to and who will have the greatest impact until it all ends.

Warhammer Fantasy Role Play (2nd Ed) – You are unlikely heroes in a grim world of perilous adventure. You venture into the dark corners of the Empire and deal with the threats that others cannot or will not face. You’ll probably die alone in some festering hellhole, but maybe, just maybe, you’ll survive foul Mutants, horrible diseases, insidious plots, and sanity-blasting rituals to reap Fate’s rewards.

Jaipur – You are one of the two most powerful traders in the city. But that’s not enough for you, because only the merchant with two Seals of Excellence will have the privilege of being invited to the Maharaja’s court.

A Feast for Odin – Players have to hunt, gather basic materials, refine those materials, develop their production-buildings, build/buy ships, and raid settlements.

Napoleonic Wars – Set in 1805 Europe, you must weigh the strategic dilemmas facing the two alliances in mortal conflict.

Finished! – A puzzle-solving game, a completely new way to play solitaire!

Terraforming Mars: Venus Next Expansion – The second expansion for the Terraforming Mars base game has players building flying cities and making the atmosphere more hospitable on the deadly planet Venus.

Charterstone – A competitive legacy game where you construct buildings and populate a shared village. Building stickers are permanently added to the game board and become action spaces for any player to use. Thus, you start off with simple choices and few workers, but soon you have a bustling village with dozens of possible actions.

 

Painting

Kris painted a couple of Nurgle Blight Drones for a commission for Warhammer 40,000

 

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Games Industry News for January 26th

Here are this week’s news stories and announcements.

New Kickstarters

  • Gentes – Deluxified Edition from Tasty Minstrel Games

A civilization game for 2-4 players, where they will guide their civilization through the ups and downs of history, trying to make sure they are the one who makes a permanent mark in the annals of history!

  • The Art of Tokaido from FunForge Games

Admire all of the original graphical creations and all of the illustrations that make the singular universe of Tokaido in this hard-cover book. Also discover the “rejects” of Tokaido, all those ideas that never progressed beyond a rough state, but just as easily could have walked the magical road along the East Sea.

Admire, gathered in a single work for the very first time, all of the original graphical creations that make the universe of TOKAIDO.

  • Rambo: The Board Game from Everything Epic

Rambo: The Board Game is a highly thematic, cooperative, and tactical miniatures mission-based campaign game that allows 1-4 players to experience the events you remember from the films as well as embark on new, never before seen missions.

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel from Eagle-Gryphon Games

In The Scarlet Pimpernel, you play as members in the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel helping Sir Percy Blakeney accomplish his seven missions rescuing the innocent from the guillotine.

 

New IndieGoGo Project

  • Butcher’s Guild and Fisherman Guild in PVC from Steamforged Games

This is your chance to get the Butcher’s Guild & Fisherman’s Guild in a new PVC material!

 

New Stuff

  • Coming March: Clank! The Mummy’s Curse from Renegade Game Studios

Renegade Game Studios and Dire Wolf Digital announce a new expansion for Clank! A Deck Building Adventure. Clank! The Mummy’s Curse explores a new pyramid themed board with new monsters and challenges to face in the tombs.

  • Announcing the Leia Organa Commander Expansion for Star Wars: Legion

Fantasy Flight Games announce the Leia Organa Commander Expansion for Star Wars: Legion! Inside you’ll find everything that you need to add Leia Organa to your army as a commander.

  • New terrain line from Wyrd Games

Wyrdscapes is Wyrd Games new terrain line coming this year. Featuring detailed, high-quality plastic, the Wyrdscapes line will allow players to build beautiful, customizable tables.

  • Coming Soon: The Arrival from Cryptozoic Entertainment

Martin Wallace’s new game transforms players into tribe leaders in ancient Ireland―back when it was known as Erin―who have arrived to fight the demon-like Fomori that rule the island. As they vie for control over territories with the other tribes, players utilize actions that let them build and protect fortifications and repel and spread the Fomori, choosing how ruthless they wish to be.

 

Other News

  • Renegade Games Studios and Hunter’s Books form Partnership

Renegade Game Studios and Hunter’s Books have announced a partnership to co-publish RPG projects. Hunter’s Books is a growing force in the RPG community with Kids on Bikes, Outbreak Undead, and The ABCs of RPGs. Renegade will help bring these popular titles to a larger audience through increased hobby retailer distribution.