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.

Agricola – You’re a farmer in a wooden shack with your spouse and little else. On a turn, you get to take actions from all the possibilities you’ll find on a farm: collecting clay, wood, or stone; building fences; and so on. You might think about having kids in order to get more work accomplished, but first you need to expand your house. And what are you going to feed all the family?

Tiny Epic Galaxies – Each player controls a galactic empire, aiming to expand their influence by acquiring highly contested planets and increasing their cosmic armada.

Tikal – A game of exploration within the Central American jungles in search of lost temples and the treasures within. Players send their team of explorers into the jungle, exposing more and more of the terrain. Along the way, you find temples that require further uncovering and treasures. Players attempt to score points for occupying temples and holding onto treasure.

Genesis: Empires and Kingdoms of the Ancient Middle East – A game covering the turbulent Late Bronze Age in the Middle East, where kingdoms rose and fell while establishing many of the systems and ways of life that underwrite Western Civilization.

Arkham Horror: The Card Game – Something evil stirs in Arkham, and only you can stop it. Blurring the traditional lines between roleplaying and card game experiences, Arkham Horror: The Card Game is a Living Card Game of Lovecraftian mystery, monsters, and madness!

Pandemic Legacy Season 1 – Pandemic Legacy is a co-operative campaign game, with an overarching story-arc played through 12-24 sessions, depending on how well your group does at the game.

Unlock: The House on the Hill – Strange, paranormal activities have surrounded an abandoned house for the past three days. When an investigation uncovers that these occult occurrences center on an excerpt read from The Book of the Dead, you and your companions are tasked to enter the house, find the book, and stop the curse…

Unlock: The Nautilus Traps – When a sea monster attacks your submarine at the outset of the adventure, it’s up to you to make your way through the depths and back to the surface if you’re going to escape…before your oxygen runs out.

Unlock: The Tonipal’s Treasure – The Tonipal’s Treasure sets you at the start of a hunt for the treasure of Captain Smith, hidden somewhere on Tonipal Island. As your adventure begins, you’ve been arrested by the Governor and thrown into prison — you’ll need to escape quickly, especially since Johnson, a famous treasure hunter, is also on his way to Tonipal in search of the very treasure that you seek.

Wind the Film – Time to walk about town and take some pictures! It’s the 1960s in Japan, and you have a half-size camera that lets you take half-size vertical pictures. Let’s see whether you can put together good shots. In Wind the Film!, you’re trying to organize pictures on your roll so that they appear in the right order.

The Climbers – The Climbers / Die Aufsteiger is an easy-to-learn, all-wooden, 3D strategy game.

Dungeons & Dragons – The classic roleplaying game. Ask Kris about his campaign.

Count your Chickens – The baby chicks have flown the coop! All players work together to help Mother Hen collect her chicks and bring them back to the coop.

Animal Upon Animal – The animals want to show how good they are at making tall pyramids! They must be skillfully careful: Who will position the penguin on top of the crocodile, the sheep on top of the penguin, the serpent on the sheep?

Cytosis – A worker placement game that takes place inside a human cell.

Photosynthesis – Sow your crops wisely and the shadows of your growing trees could slow your opponents down, but don’t forget that the sun revolves around the forest.

Tortuga 1667 – The year is 1667 and you are a pirate sailing the waters of the Caribbean. A Spanish Galleon floats nearby, and you’ve talked your crewmates into working together to steal all of its treasure. What you haven’t told your fellow pirates is that you have no intentions on sharing the treasure once you have it. Your crewmates have told you that they share your loyalty and that they’ll help you maroon the greedy pirates on your ship to the rocky island of Tortuga. But you’ve seen your friends’ loaded pistols and heard their whisperings of a mutiny. You know that nobody can be trusted.

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

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.

Terraforming Mars – You play one of the giant corporations terraforming Mars.  You work together in the terraforming process, but compete for  victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and doing other commendable things

Star Realms – Star Realms is a fast paced deck-building card game of outer space combat. It combines the fun of a deck-building game with the interactivity of Trading Card Game style combat.

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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Game Industry News for December 8th

Here is this week’s news stories and announcements.

New Kickstarters

  • Nemo’s War: Nautilus Upgrades Expansion + Reprint from Victory Point Games

Nemo’s War is a single-player board game of underwater exploration and combat. You will search the oceans, combat vessels of all nations, brave the hazards of the seas, find mysterious treasures, behold and chronicle amazing wonders, and travel around the world in your quest for knowledge and vengeance.

  • Capharnaum – The Roleplaying Game from Mindjammer Press

A fantasy roleplaying game set in an imaginary Arabia-like world. It borrows from the tales of the One Thousand and One Nights, as well as semitic legends and the ancient and mediaeval epics.

New Stuff

  • Charterstone from Stonemaier Games

A competitive legacy game scaled for 1-6 players, you construct buildings and inhabit a shared village. Building stickers are removed from cards and permanently added to your charter on the board, becoming action spaces for any player to use

  • Scythe: The Wind Gambit expansion from Stonemaier Games

This expansion for Scythe adds 2 expansions: airships and resolutions.

  • Announcing a New Expansion for Mansions of Madness Second Edition

Fantasy Flight Games is excited to announce the upcoming release of Sanctum of Twilight, a new expansion for Mansions of Madness Second EditionWith previously unseen tiles and cards, a new monster, and two new investigators, this expansion takes a closer look at the wealthy and upstanding members of the Silver Twilight Lodge who wield forbidden arcane powers alongside their city-wide influence.

  • IDW Games Announces Edgar Allen Poe’s Masque of the Red Death

Based on Edgar Allen Poe’s story and Canadian Game Design Award Finalist, Masque of the Red Death pits you and 4 to 7 players against each other as you hobnob with the Prince. But disaster strikes at midnight! Players have to balance their actions carefully between currying the Prince’s favor and discovering what rooms the Red Death will visit. After all, the highest social standing only matters if you survive

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.

Photosynthesis – Sow your crops wisely and the shadows of your growing trees could slow your opponents down, but don’t forget that the sun revolves around the forest.

Lords of Waterdeep – Players are powerful lords vying for control of this great city. Its treasures and resources are ripe for the taking, and that which cannot be gained through trickery and negotiation must be taken by force!

Timeline – A card game where each card depicts a historical event, invention or discovery, with the year in which that event occurred, invention or discovery was made on one side. Players take turns placing a card from their hand in the row on the table so it is in the correct chronological order with all other cards.

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.

Terraforming Mars – You play one of the giant corporations terraforming Mars.  You work together in the terraforming process, but compete for  victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and doing other commendable things.

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

Star Realms – Star Realms is a fast paced deck-building card game of outer space combat. It combines the fun of a deck-building game with the interactivity of Trading Card Game style combat.

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

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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games Industry News for December 1st

Here are this week’s announcements and news stories.

New Kickstarters

  • Bushido from Grey Fox Games

A 2 or 4 player card driven drafting dice rolling game of martial arts combat.

  • Tripods & Triplanes, The War of the Worlds in Wings of Glory from Ares Games

In Wings of Glory – Tripods & Triplanes, the knights of the air of WW1 battle against colossal fighting machines sent by the Martians to invade Earth. Take control of an awesome Martian Tripod, set upon bringing death and destruction on our planet… or fly on the most advanced flying machines created by Mankind during World War One, and try to use them to win the War of the Worlds

  • Book of Dragons from Robert Burke Games

Book of Dragons is not just a card game, but a game system. It includes a deck of large, tarot-sized cards, beautifully illustrated by world-renowned artist Kerem Beyit and Book will release with over 18 games by over 16 designers, including Martin Wallace, Mike Fitzgerald, Jonathan Gilmour, David Short, Daniel Solis, Sen-Foong Lim & Jay Cormier, Ken Shannon, Gil Hova and many more!

Big. Beautiful. Colorful. Dragons!

New Stuff

  • New Warhammer this December

This December the Indomitus Crusade is reinforced by two of the First Founding Chapters, both of which will be spearheaded by a unique Primaris Space Marine Lieutenant.

  • Thundergryph Titles Coming in 2018 from Passport Game Studios

Three games from Thundergryph will be released next year through Passport Game Studios. Tao Long: The Way of the Dragon is a circular abstract-like game in which each action taken leaves different options for your foe.  Pot-de-Vin is an easy to learn trick-taking game, wherein the goal is to collect sets of different guild symbols by winning rounds and claiming the cards of your opponents, and Dead Man’s Doubloons is 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.

  • Announcing a New Deluxe Expansion for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game

Fantasy Flight Games announce Sands of Dorne, the fifth deluxe expansion for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game! Sands of Dorne brings House Martell squarely into the sunlight and gives them the cards they need to go toe-to-toe with any other faction in the game.

  • Coming soon: Our American Cousins for World War Cthulhu: Cold War from Cubicle 7

Our American Cousins is a source book for World War Cthulhu: Cold War, a setting for 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu. It provides information about Mythos threats within the borders of the USA and in areas of strategic interest to the American government around the globe.

Other News

  • All the Latest from the Warhammer 40,000 Open Day

Some exciting reveals from the Warhammer 40k Open Day.  From the arrival of some much-awaited kits to new characters for the Angels of Death, to Necromunda’s next plastic gang, there’s a lot to look forward to!

  • CMON and Steve Jackson Games Partner for Munchkin Board Games

CMON announce they have entered into a multi-year deal with Steve Jackson Games to publish board games based on the acclaimed Munchkin franchise.  CMON will bring this playful universe to life on the tabletop in Fall 2018, beginning with a board game inspired by the highly-successful Arcadia Quest.

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.

The Downfall of Pompeii – The year is AD 79. Pompeii, sitting at the foot of Vesuvius, is at the high point in its development. But who will survive the eruption of Vesuvius unscathed?

Splendor – Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points.

Unlock: The House on the Hill – Strange, paranormal activities have surrounded an abandoned house for the past three days. When an investigation uncovers that these occult occurrences center on an excerpt read from The Book of the Dead, you and your companions are tasked to enter the house, find the book, and stop the curse.

Photosynthesis – Sow your crops wisely and the shadows of your growing trees could slow your opponents down, but don’t forget that the sun revolves around the forest.

Queendomino – Build up the most prestigious kingdom by claiming wheat fields, forests, lakes, grazing grounds, marshes, and mountains. Your knights will bring you riches in the form of coins — and if you make sure to expand the towns on your lands, you will make new buildings appear, giving you opportunities for new strategies.

Saboteur – Players take on the role of dwarves. As miners, they are in a mine, hunting for gold. Suddenly, a pick axe swings down and shatters the mine lamp. The saboteur has struck. But which of the players are saboteurs?

Gubs – Each player competes to build the largest, strongest colony by the time the three dreaded Letter Cards emerge from the deck and end the game.

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.

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.

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

Terraforming Mars – You play one of the giant corporations terraforming Mars.  You work together in the terraforming process, but compete for  victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and doing other commendable things.

 

 

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.

Warhammer: Shadespire – Warhammer Underworlds is a tactical arena combat game. This is a system designed for balanced, small-scale tactical games, that can be played quickly and easily by anyone.

Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective – You are presented with a mystery to solve, and it is then up to you to trace the threads of evidence through the byways and mansions of nineteenth century London. You will interview suspects, search the newspapers for clues, and put together the facts to reach a solution.

Necromunda: Underhive – Get ready for a new generation of war in the underhive. Necromunda: Underhive, a reworking of the 1995 title Necromunda, is packed with content to get you started: a full board representing the sewers and confines of the underhive, a rulebook, character cards, templates, dice, and your gangs.

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.

The Climbers – The Climbers / Die Aufsteiger is an easy-to-learn, all-wooden, 3D strategy game.

Pandemic – Several virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously all over the world! The players are disease-fighting specialists whose mission is to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand.

Unlock: The Nautilus’ Traps – When a sea monster attacks your submarine at the outset of the adventure, it’s up to you to make your way through the depths and back to the surface if you’re going to escape…before your oxygen runs out.

X-Wing – A tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat.

Arkham Horror: The Card Game – Something evil stirs in Arkham, and only you can stop it. Blurring the traditional lines between roleplaying and card game experiences, Arkham Horror: The Card Game is a Living Card Game of Lovecraftian mystery, monsters, and madness!

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.

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

 

Terraforming Mars – You play one of the giant corporations terraforming Mars.  You work together in the terraforming process, but compete for  victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and doing other commendable things.

Dungeons & Dragons – the classic roleplaying game. Ask Gord about his campaign.

 

 

 

Game Industry News for November 17th

Here are this week’s news stories and announcements.

New Kickstarters

  • Evil High Priest from Petersen Games

You are an ambitious priest in a sinister cult, but your Great Old One lies dormant. He depends on you to free him.  Break out your insane henchmen from the asylums, gather spellbooks and other resources, summon fiendish monsters, conduct dark rituals and protect yourself against the forces of normal society. If you succeed you will be rewarded with the title of High Priest.

  • Ogre Miniatures Set 2 from Steve Jackson Games

Plastic Ogre miniatures for use with the Ogre Sixth Edition and Ogre Designer’s Edition games.

  • Mars Open: Tabletop Golf from Bellweather Games

Flick for a hole-in-one in this 3D golf game for your table! Includes 27+ crazy holes for 1-4 players to conquer!

 

New Stuff

  • Coming Soon: King Kong Monster Pack for King Of Tokyo and King of New York

The King Kong Monster Pack adds new elements to the game: Tokyo Tower for King of Tokyo and the Empire State Building for King of New York!

King of Tokyo king kong 3d box

  • Coming Soon: Decrypto from Iello Games

Players compete in two teams, with each trying to correctly interpret the coded messages presented to them by their teammates while cracking the codes they intercept from the opposing team.

  • Coming Soon: Fairy Tile from Iello Games

Welcome to Fairy tile, a Kingdom of magical lands where a daring Princess, a devoted Knight, and a dreadful Dragon roam looking for adventure. They need your help to discover the Kingdom! Help them move further and further to fulfill their destiny and tell their story, page after page

 

Other News

  • WizKids Expands Licensing Partnership with Wizards of the Coast

WizKids revealed plans for an upcoming miniatures line and board game featuring the world-renowned trading card game, Magic: The Gathering. The new IP extends WizKids’ existing licensing partnership with leading game creators Wizards of the Coast, which already includes the famed Dungeons & Dragons.

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.

Warhammer: Shadespire – Warhammer Underworlds is a tactical arena combat game. This is a system designed for balanced, small-scale tactical games, that can be played quickly and easily by anyone.

Coup – You are head of a family in an Italian city-state, a city run by a weak and corrupt court. You need to manipulate, bluff and bribe your way to power. Your object is to destroy the influence of all the other families, forcing them into exile.

Modern Art – Five different artists have produced a bunch of paintings, and it’s the player’s task to be both the buyer and the seller, hopefully making a profit in both roles.

Ex Libris – You are a collector of rare and valuable books in a thriving gnomish village. To outshine your competition, you need to expand your personal library by sending your trusty assistants out into the village to find the most impressive tomes.

Tiny Epic Galaxies – Each player controls a galactic empire, aiming to expand their influence by acquiring highly contested planets and increasing their cosmic armada.

Avalon – A card-based game where a line of 11 landscape cards form the board, and the cards in your hand are made up of Knights and Enchantresses used to fight for control of the landscapes.

Dead Last – A “social collusion” game of shifting alliances, betrayals, and murder for profit in which players must conspire and vote upon whom to kill each round.

Flick’em Up – In this disc-flicking game, you can become an outlaw and rob banks, free prisoners, attack innocent bystanders… or you could become the Sheriff and try to protect the people of your city from these bandits!

Junk Art – Players are presented with junk from which they must create art.

Two Rooms and a Boom – a social deduction/hidden role party game for six or more players with two teams: the Red Team and the Blue Team. If the Red Team’s Bomber is in the same room as the Blue Team President at the end of the game, then the Red Team wins; otherwise the Blue Team wins.

Spyfall 2 – A party game unlike any other, one in which you get to be a spy and try to understand what’s going on around you.

Hanabi – A cooperative game in which players try to create the perfect fireworks show by placing the cards on the table in the right order, but you are holding your cards so that they’re visible only to other players.

Cockroach Poker – A reverse set collection game that has nothing to do with poker – except that the game is all about bluffing, but with cards that show cockroaches, rats and stink bugs instead of queens, 10s and aces.

Bang! The Dice Game – Players each take a role card that secretly places them on a team: the Sheriff and deputies, outlaws, and renegades. The Sheriff and deputies need to kill the outlaws, the outlaws win by killing the Sheriff, and the renegades want to be the last players alive in the game.

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.

Yspahan – Players embody merchants trading with Yspahan. Meaning to take advantage of the coming of the Shah’s supervisor, they score points by placing their merchandise in the right shops, by sending them to the caravan, and by constructing buildings.

Orleans – During the medieval goings-on around Orléans, you must assemble a following of farmers, merchants, knights, monks, etc. to gain supremacy through trade, construction and science in medieval France.

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. But be careful as some other Lords also covet these lands.

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

Terraforming Mars – You play one of the giant corporations terraforming Mars.  You work together in the terraforming process, but compete for  victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and doing other commendable things.

 

 

 

Games Industry News for November 10th

Here are news stories and announcements from this week.

New Kickstarters

  • Sorcerer from White Wizard Games

Sorcerer is a 2-4 player dark fantasy game from the creators of Star Realms. This new character building game combines the best elements of a strategy card game and a tactical board game to create a whole new play experience!

 

New Stuff

  • Altiplano finds a home in North America

Renegade Game Studios and dlp games, publisher announce their continued partnership for Altiplano. This challenging bag-building game is set in the high plateau with scarce resources. Players will need to carefully collect the right goods at the right time while storing and delivering them strategically to survive the harsh environment.  Altiplano is expected to release in North America in Q1 2018.

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  • Coming Soon: New Foes for Your Quest

Warhammer Quest is about to get even better. Whether you’ve conquered the Silver Tower countless times or you’re a mere tourist in Hammerhal, you’ll want to check out the new Chaos Adversaries cards.

  • Announcing the Fifth Mythos Pack for Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Black Stars Rise, the fifth Mythos Pack in The Path to Carcosa cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game! Black Stars Rise offers the latest chapter in The Path to Carcosa cycle, and the latest tale of your own madness.

  • Coming Soon: 13 Clues from Cool Mini or Not

The streets of London have been overrun with crime. Scotland Yard is at their wit’s end, and they need the assistance of a master detective. In 13 Clues you’re tasked with solving a crime. You need to figure out the location, weapon, and perpetrator before they’re able to slip away.

13 Clues

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.

Terraforming Mars – You play one of the giant corporations terraforming Mars.  You work together in the terraforming process, but compete for  victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and doing other commendable things.

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.

Barenpark – Bärenpark takes you into the world of bears, challenging you to build your own bear park. Whatever your choices are, make sure you get the next building permit and use your land wisely!

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.

Infinity – Infinity is a game with 28mm high metal miniatures that simulates combat and special operations in a science fiction environment with Manga aesthetics.

Dungeons & Dragons – The classic roleplaying game. Ask Kris and Gord about their campaigns.

Warhammer: Shadespire – Warhammer Underworlds is a tactical arena combat game. This is a system designed for balanced, small-scale tactical games, that can be played quickly and easily by anyone

Dead of Winter – Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game, the first game in this series, puts 2-5 players in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of humanity is either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters.