What have the Sentry Box staff been doing this week?

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

Games

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.

Colony Wars – Colony Wars is a deckbuilding game in the Star Realms series which is both a standalone box set for two players and an expansion for the base Star Realms set that allows it to be played as a four-player game.

Animal Upon Animal – A simple stacking game with 29 cute wooden animals.

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

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.

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.

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.

Reading

Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett – ‘Death has to happen. That’s what bein’ alive is all about. You’re alive, and then you’re dead. It can’t just stop happening.’  But it can. And it has. So what happens after death is now less of a philosophical question than a question of actual reality. On the Disc, as here, they need Death. If Death doesn’t come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime? You can’t have the undead wandering about like lost souls. There’s no telling what might happen, particularly when they discover that life really is only for the living

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Games Industry News for February 2nd

Here are this week’s announcements and news stories.

New Kickstarters

  • Planet Apocalypse from Petersen Games

An exciting co-op board game in which post-apocalypse heroes confront the hordes of Hell.

New Stuff

  • Coming Soon: Smiths of Winterforge from Passport Game Studios

Smiths of Winterforge is an exciting new game coming this year from Passport Game Studios and partners Rule & Make. The forges of the Dwarven city of Winterforge have fired up once more. The royal centenary contract is up for renewal and only one of the legendary guilds can win the favor of the royal family and claim the contract as their own. Players take control of a guild that has to earn money and reputation to ensure they are chosen for the royal centenary contract.

  • Coming Soon: Greedy Dragons from Evil Hat Productions

Greedy Dragons is a simple but strategic card stacking game. Overlap cards and build Lairs to collect all the gems—and leave your opponents empty-handed! Play one-on-one or team up with other dragons to maximize your loot.

  • Announcing the Sixth Chapter Pack in the Flight of Crows Cycle

Fantasy Flight Games announce Someone Always Tells, the sixth Chapter Pack in the Flight of Crows cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game! This is the sixth Chapter Pack of the Flight of Crows cycle, and it brings a fitting conclusion to the major themes explored in this cycle. You’ll find new cards with the bestow keyword, an attachment and a location devoted to the faith of The Seven, and cards that reward players for forging alliances between the factions. You’ll also discover plenty of recognizable characters and locations from the saga that you can add to your decks, such as Mace Tyrell, Qyburn, and the Great Sept of Baelor.

  • A New Cycle Begins for Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Fantasy Flight Games announce the upcoming release of The Forgotten Age, a new deluxe expansion for Arkham Horror: The Card Game. In The Forgotten Age, one to four players embark on a scientific expedition to the rainforests of southern Mexico with five new investigators. Here, you and your team will venture deep into dark rainforests and forbidden caverns in two new scenarios, which form the beginning of a new campaign for your investigation team as you step back into The Forgotten Age.

  • IDW Games Announces X-Files: Conspiracy Theory with 20th Century FOX Consumer Products

In The X-Files: Conspiracy Theory – Everything is Connected, players take turns being Fox Mulder as he uses the provided clues to explain his conspiracy theory to his FBI superiors. Mulder weaves together the conspiracy, and the superiors must deduce the way the rest of the room will vote. The game includes a second game mode, based on Jose Chung, from one of the most famous episodes of The X-Files: “From Outer Space”. Other players play as witnesses to a paranormal event and Jose Chung must look at all the evidence they provide and create a complete narrative that ties all their stories together.

Other News

  • New Codexes, Models, Heroes and More Revealed at the Las Vegas Open Studio Preview

The Warhammer Community and Studio Preview at the Las Vegas Open unveiled awesome reveals for every Warhammer fan!  The Drukhari, T’au Empire and Necrons are getting new codexes that will give these armies exciting new mechanics and subtle tweaks. A new kind of Imperial Knight will rise (Knight Armigers) that will open up new tactical possibilities for Imperial Knights players, and the Necrons will be receiving reinforcement from a new character. This particular Cryptek is the first ever to be cast in plastic and features what looks like some new wargear. Following Maggotkin of Nurgle and Legions of Nagash, the Daughters of Khaine battletome presents Aelves as you’ve never seen them before, and the Chosen Axes are Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire’s latest warband, bringing with them new fighters, new tactics to master and loads of new cards that every warband will be able to make use of.

  • Replacement Tile Available for Misprint in Great Western Trail (1st Edition)

In the first edition (only) of Great Western Trail, there was a small misprint on the “B” side of the Red #8 Building Tile. Stronghold Games has engaged Quartermaster Logistics (QML) to get a corrected tile to players who own the first edition/printing. Here is a link to request the replacement: http://www.qmlogistics.com/great-western-trail-tile-replac…/