What have the Sentry Box staff been doing this week?

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

Games

Runewars Miniatures Game – A two-player miniatures game of battles between the great powers of Terrinoth. In each game, you and your opponent will gather armies of miniatures and lead them into battle—blocks of infantry will maneuver for position, cavalry wings will wheel and slam into a weakened flank, and monstrous rune golems or carrion lancers will smash through formations of lesser warriors.

Aristeia – The new sports game by Corvus Belli that allows two players to take the role of a competition team manager in the greatest visual show of the Human Sphere. Continue reading

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Games Industry News for March 30th

Here are this week’s news stories and announcements.

New Kickstarters

Unbroken from Altema Games

A quick, tense and unforgiving solo game. Test your survival skills in the dark fantasy world of Unbroken. You are the only one left alive after your group was ambushed by monsters – now you must avenge your friends and reclaim your freedom Continue reading

Games Industry News for March 23rd

Here are this week’s news stories and announcements.

New Kickstarters

Girl Genius: The Works from Cheapass Games

A strategy card game for 2 or more players of adventure and mad science!

New Stuff

Carcassonne expands with new characters: The Count, King and Robber

Return to France again with the sixth expansion for the legendary Carcassonne. New characters and starting points provide a fresh start for the classic tile-laying game. Choose to begin your adventure with the grand city itself, Carcassonne. Or wander along the edges of a new, winding river. Combine the new river tiles with those from the base game for a more complex river design. Continue reading

What have the Sentry Box staff been doing this week?

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

Games

The Grimm Forest – Welcome to The Grimm Forest, where family members of the legendary Three Little Pigs are having an epic house building competition. But this is no ordinary competition as all the most famous Fairy Tale characters will be looking on and occasionally lending a hand.

Werewords – Players guess a secret word by asking “yes” or “no” questions. Figure out the magic word before time is up, and you win! However, one of the players is secretly a werewolf who is not only working against you, but also knows the word. If you don’t guess the word in time, you can still win by identifying the werewolf! Continue reading

Games Industry News for March 16th

Here are this week’s news stories and announcements.

New Kickstarters

  • Monumental from Funforge

Monumental is a massive board game for 2 to 4 players where you’ll compete with your opponents to lead your prestigious civilization through the ages. Assemble your military forces to conquer new territories, focus on scientific research to enhance your civilization’s abilities, build breathtaking wonders to harness their unique advantages, and develop your cultural policies to guide your people to victory. The fate of your civilization is upon you!

New Stuff

  • Announcing Priority Supplies and Barricades for Star Wars: Legion

Fantasy Flight Games announce two new expansions for Star Wars: Legion, bringing your battlefields even closer to the Star Wars galaxy! With a total of twelve objective miniatures and eight barricades between these two expansions, you’ll have everything you need to bring a new level of Star Wars realism to your games of Star Wars: Legion.

  • Announcing Two New Gamemats for Star Wars: Legion

Fantasy Flight Games announce two new gamemats for Star Wars: Legion.  Upgrade your Star Wars: Legion collection with the Desert Ruins Gamemat and the Desert Junkyard Gamemat!

  • Announcing a New Set of Booster Packs for Star Wars: Destiny

Fantasy Flight Games announce Way of the Force, a new set of booster packs for Star Wars: Destiny. Way of the Force revisits many of the saga’s most iconic characters in fresh new ways, focusing on their unique equipment, abilities, and tactics. The set includes the highest valued-die side to enter the game, a new way to bring back a defeated character, and a rare battlefield that comes complete with its own die.

  • IDW Games and VIZ Media announce Death Note: Confrontation

Based on VIZ Media’s popular anime series and recently adapted into a Netflix live action film Death Note, players take on the role of either L, as he tries to deduce Kira’s true identity, or as Light, as he delivers justice to as the supernatural killer Kira.

  • WizKids Reveals Upcoming Magic: The Gathering Board Game and Token Miniatures

WizKids announce an upcoming board game as well as a series of miniatures based in the world of Magic: The Gathering, both set to release later this year. In Magic: The Gathering: Heroes of Dominaria Board Game, players take on the role of a powerful Hero as they travel to the lands of Dominaria. As the player explores the ancient lands, they will need to build sites, rediscover lost artifacts, and confront the sinister Cabal in order to gain the resources needed to save the multiverse before rival Heroes do.  Also, a brand-new series of token creatures comes to life in Wizkids’ newest miniatures release, Magic: The Gathering Creature Forge: Overwhelming Swarm. Bring a new dimension of life to your battleground with these token figures that are sculpted in scale with WizKids’ D&D minis line.

Other News

  • Kill Team, Doom Lords, Van Saar and More – Gama Trade Show Reveals from Games Workshop

From a returning fan favourite to some highly anticipated news from Blood Bowl and the underhive, not to mention the confirmation of a certain mysterious faction from the Mortal Realms, here is what was revealed by Games Workshop at Gama Trae Show.

  • Ares Games to distribute Pendragon Games to North America

Ares Games and Pendragon Game Studio announce they are extending the scope of their partnership, which began in 2016 with the release of the survival horror board game “Last Friday”. Ares Games will also distribute games directly published in English by Pendragon, starting with the epic, ancient-Greece themed “Hexemonia” and the Napoleonic game “Waterloo: Enemy Mistakes.”

  • Architects to be Co-Published by Garphill Games & Renegade Game Studios!

Renegade Game Studios is partnering up with Garphill Games to co-publish a new trilogy of games starting with Architects of the West Kingdom! Architects of the West Kingdom is set at the end of the Carolingian Empire, circa 850 AD. As royal architects, players compete to impress their King and maintain their noble status by constructing various landmarks throughout his newly appointed domain.

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  • Renegade Game Studios and Saban Brands are partnering to create Saban’s Power Rangers tabletop games.  

Inspired by the iconic, 25-year franchise, the upcoming tabletop games will be focused on fan experiences that uphold the Power Rangers’ brand core values of teamwork, inclusivity, and diversity.  Featuring the globally recognized Rangers as well as well known villains, locations, and more, these games will reward super fans and also, intrigue players who have recently been introduced to the brand.

  • Renegade and Frosted Games to Publish Uwe Rosenberg’s Reykholt

Renegade Game Studios and Frosted Games are pleased to announce a partnership to release upcoming games in English. The first game under this new agreement will be Reykholt, designed by Uwe Rosenberg.

What have the Sentry Box staff been doing this week?

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

Games

Illusions of Glory – Illusions of Glory: The Great War on the Eastern Front is the latest Card Driven Game to simulate the Great War in Europe.  Players test their generalship and strategic abilities as Illusions of Glory lets you recreate the dramatic events of World War I’s Eastern Front.

Charterstone – A competitive legacy game, 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.

Raiders of the North Sea – Raiders of the North Sea is set in the central years of the Viking Age. As Viking warriors, players seek to impress the Chieftain by raiding unsuspecting settlements. Players will need to assemble a crew, collect provisions and journey north to plunder gold, iron and livestock. There is glory to be found in battle, even at the hands of the Valkyrie. So gather your warriors, it’s raiding season!

Abyss – A game of development, combination and collection in which players try to take control of strategic locations in an underwater city.

Whitehall Mystery – October 1888: During the construction of the Metropolitan Police headquarters near Whitehall, which would later be known as Scotland Yard, the remains of a body were found. In September, a severed arm had already been discovered in the muddy shore of the River Thames. There is another murderer roaming the streets of London in Whitehall, amusing himself by spreading the pieces of a poor woman around Whitehall, like some kind of macabre treasure hunt. The identity of this monster and his unfortunate victim are a mystery, the Whitehall Mystery.

Star Wars Destiny – A collectible dice and card game of battles between iconic heroes and villains that encompasses characters, locations, and themes from the entire Star Wars saga.

Aristeia! – The new sports game by Corvus Belli that allows two players to take the role of a competition team manager in the greatest visual show of the Human Sphere.

Malifaux – A character-driven 32mm tabletop miniatures game. Players collect, build, and paint models representing the denizens of Malifaux, pitting these models against one another in groups called Crews for control of the precious resource known as Soulstones.

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

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay -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.

Pandemic Legacy Season 2 – An epic cooperative game for 2 to 4 players. Unlike most other games, this one is working against you. What’s more, some of the actions you take in Pandemic Legacy will carry over to future games. No two worlds will ever be alike!

Mansions of Madness – A fully cooperative, app-driven board game of horror and mystery for one to five players that takes place in the same universe as Eldritch Horror and Elder Sign.

Fast Forward: Fortress – A game about taking risks and out-witting and bluffing your friends to become the dominant ruler of the kingdom.

Rise to Nobility – A worker (dice) placement game set in the same fantasy world as Cavern Tavern. You each own a small piece of land in the newly built city, and your job is to rise from anonymity, make your way to the title of lord, and take over the head seat at the Stone Council.

 

Painting

Kris did some more painting for a fellow staff member

 

 

Games Industry News for March 9th

Here are this week’s news stories and announcements.

New Kickstarters

  • Werewords Deluxe Edition from Bezier Games

In Werewords, players figure out a magic word by asking “yes” or “no” questions.  Figure out the word in time and you win, but be careful to not get led astray by the werewolf! The deluxe edition features all new artwork, roles, modes, and more!

  • Bad Medicine 2018: Second Opinion from Formal Ferret Games

In Bad Medicine, you and your opponents are huge pharmaceutical companies. Your goal is to create names and advertisements for new drugs to cure the current Malady, while downplaying any side effects that you’ll never know about ahead of time. This Kickstarter is for a new edition of the base Bad Medicine game, and a new expansion, Bad Medicine: Second Opinion.

  • Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from IDW Games and Steve Jackson Games

This game takes the butt-kicking, backflipping ninja stylings of the TMNT and combines it with the dungeon-exploring, loot-hoarding gameplay of Munchkin! Play as Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael along with April O’Neil and Casey Jones to take on Shredder, Krang and even more as you race to level 10.

New Stuff

  • Coming April: Dead Man’s Doubloons from Passport Game Studios

An action-packed board game in which players take on the role of a legendary pirate ship captain hell-bent on winning the race to endless riches of buried treasure. Fragments of treasure maps, gold doubloons, and precious jewels can all be stolen, as can the reputation of rival ships! Once the buried treasure has been dug up, ship captains return to their vessels to engage in a final epic battle on the high seas!

  • Coming Soon: Forgebane Battle Box from Games Workshop

In Forgebane, two venerable empires clash for supremacy on a forge world that was revealed to be a tomb world following the opening of the Cicatrix Maledictum. In the boxed set, you’ll find two armies, along with rules for playing them and a new chapter in the lore of Warhammer 40,000, as the Adeptus Mechanicus discover the secrets of blackstone – a mysterious material with the potential to neutralise the powers of Chaos or even amplify it to a horrific degree.

  • Announcing a New Deluxe Expansion for Android: Netrunner

Fantasy Flight Games announce Reign and Reverie, a new deluxe expansion for Android: Netrunner.  Reign and Reverie is a 156 card-expansion (three copies each of 49 new cards and nine unique single-copy cards), featuring new tools for all ten factions in Android: Netrunner The Card Game while exploring the urban landscape of ChiLo, a beacon of light in the Midwest. This includes a new identity for all seven major factions, a new console for every major runner faction, and new agendas for every corp.

  • Coming April: Space Base from Alderac Entertainment Group

Space Base is a dice game where players draft ships into their Space Base. Every turn, no matter whose turn, players harvest rewards from their Space Base, whether those rewards are an increase in your baseline income, credits for the next turn, influence or some other powerful effect that will lead you to victory. Space Base has you involved and engaged on every player’s turn, from the first roll of the dice to the last!

  • Coming Soon: Rising Sun from Cool Mini or Not

Rising Sun is a board game for 3 to 5 players set in legendary feudal Japan. As the Kami descend from the heavens to reshape the land in their image, it is up to each player to lead their clan to victory. Use politics to further your cause, negotiate to seek the most profitable alliances, worship the Kami to gain their favor, recruit monsters out of legend to bolster your forces, and use your resources wisely to be victorious in battle.

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  • Coming June: Star Trek: Galactic Enterprises from WizKids

On the Deep Space 9 station, Ferengi wheel and deal legal and illegal items to gain the most profit. In this game, players jump into the role of a Ferengi merchant and work their way through the market in order to achieve the rank of First Clerk.

What have the Sentry Box staff been doing this week?

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

Games

Go Away Monster – Reach in the bag to find the puzzle pieces that fit your bedroom game board. Try to distinguish between the different puzzle pieces and decide which one feels like the size and shape of a piece you need. If you pull out a monster, don’t be scared… You take charge, and the monsters will take off!

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

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

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.

Werewords – Players guess a secret word by asking “yes” or “no” questions. Figure out the magic word before time is up, and you win! However, one of the players is secretly a werewolf who is not only working against you, but also knows the word. If you don’t guess the word in time, you can still win by identifying the werewolf!

Witches of the Revolution – A cooperative game. You and your fellow players lead covens of witches determined to see a fledgling nation achieve freedom from tyranny. You must recruit powerful allies, unleash potent relics, overcome menacing events, and ultimately fulfill four keystone objectives before time runs out.

Adrenaline – Play a first-person shooter on your gaming table. Grab some ammo, grab a gun, and start shooting. Build up an arsenal for a killer turn. Combat resolution is quick and diceless. And if you get shot, you get faster!

When I Dream – The night has fallen and your mind is floating in the magical world of dreams. But the Dream Spirits want to have some fun tonight! They are giving their best and the dreams become strange and surreal. Become the dreamer, put on your sleeping mask and try to figure out your dream and which spirits are the Naughty ones. Become a good spirit and help the Dreamer by giving him clues about the dream before the naughty spirits mess it up. Close your eyes and dive in!

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay -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.

Near and Far – You and up to three friends explore many different maps in a search for the Last Ruin, recruiting adventurers, hunting for treasure, and competing to be the most storied traveler. You must collect food and equipment at town for long journeys to mysterious locales, making sure not to forget enough weapons to fight off bandits, living statues, and rusty robots!

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

Painting

Kris did some painting for a Witchborn Commision

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Games Industry News for March 2nd

Here is this week’s news stories and announcements.

New Kickstarters

  • Cult from Cryptozoic Entertainment

In Cult, you need to send your trusted Priests to the most important Locations of the Eternal City. They will fight for Followers, perform rituals, and generally do all that they can to bring your God victory over the minds and souls of the whole world!

New Stuff

  • Coming Summer: Scum and Villainy from Evil Hat Productions

Scum and Villainy is a Forged in the Dark game about the crew of a spaceship trying to keep flying and make ends meet while bending the iron fisted rule of the Galactic Hegemony. Gameplay focuses on criminal endeavors called jobs. A session of play usually consists of 1 or 2 jobs, each followed by recovery, downtime projects, and advancement for the crew and their ship.

  • Coming Soon: The Tea Dragon Society Card Game from Renegade Game Studios

Discover the ancient art form of Tea Dragon care taking within this enchanting world of friendship and fantasy. Create a bond between yourself and your Tea Dragon that grows as you progress through the seasons creating memories to share forever.

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  • Coming June: Junk Orbit from Renegade Game Studios

You’re a captain of your own scavenging spaceship, picking up space junk and transporting it to any city that will take it. Race to deliver your cargo as you navigate the orbits of nearby planets and moons!

  • Announcing the First Mythos Pack in The Forgotten Age Cycle

Fantasy Flight Games announce Threads of Fate, the first Mythos Pack in The Forgotten Age cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game! In perhaps the most immersive investigation in Arkham Horror: The Card Game so far, you must weigh your evidence, discuss your choices, and trust your instincts to decide which leads to follow and which to leave unexplored.

  • New Edition of Hannibal & Hamilcar: Rome vs Cartage Being Released from Ares Games

About 20 years after its first edition, Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage is back in a new and updated edition that is easier and faster to play, and includes a companion game Hamilcar. Hannibal: Rome vs Carthage is a card-driven political game, renowned for its tense, well-balanced mechanics.

Other News

  • 2017 Golden Geek Award Nominees Announced

The Golden Geek Awards are presented every year at the BGG.Con event in Dallas, Texas. Nominees are from a selection of games released over the course of the previous year. The winners of the Golden Geek are nominated and selected through voting by the user communities of the BoardGameGeek.com, RPGGeek.com, and VideoGameGeek.com website.