Game Industry News for June 12th

Some highlights of what has been happening in the industry this past week.

New Crowdfunding Projects

  • Live Now: Archmage from Game Salute

Archmage is a strategy board game where you build and lead an order of mages towards your epic destiny of becoming Archmage, a wizard that weaves all six spheres of magic into one.

  • Live Now: Deception: Undercover Allies from Grey Fox Games

An all new expansion to the hit game Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, Undercover Allies expands the base game by bringing new cards, new roles and new scenes.

  • Live Now: Rise of Tribes by Breaking Games

Spread across the world, taking advantage of mild winters and discovery of new tribes, or plant your roots and establish powerful villages. Share the land with the other players peacefully, or push them out of your territory. There are many paths to victory in Rise of Tribes!

  • Live Now: Tiny Wastelands from Gallant Knight Games

The minimalist TinyD6 roleplaying system hits the roads in this post-apocalyptic ruleset.  You’ll be able to play survivors of lost and destroyed civilizations, mutants rampaging the wastelands and so, so much more.

  • Live Now: The Lost Citadel from Green Ronin

Welcome to Zileska, a world ravaged by death and undeath. In the Lost Citad’el Roleplaying game, you take on the role of a last remaining survivor of your race, be it human, dwarf, elf, or ghûl.

New Products, Expansions, etc

  • Coming Soon: D&D Icons of the Realms Miniatures Epic Level Starter from WizKids

The heroes have all leveled up with all new equipment and effects to continue your epic level Dungeons & Dragons adventure.

  • Coming Soon: Cities of Splendor from Asmodee

With four expansions in a single box, Cities of Splendor offers you four thrilling new ways to experience the game, opening the door to new levels of replayability without sacrificing any of the original game’s unique elegance.

  • Coming Soon: Covert Ops from Z-Man Games

In SpyNet, two to four players work alone or with a teammate to gather the information they need to recruit the best agents and disrupt their opponents’ plans.

  • Coming Soon: Whitehall Mystery from Fantast Flight Games

In this new standalone game in the Letters from Whitechapel Series, the hunt for history’s most notorious serial killer continues. Take on the roles of Jack himself or the real-life Investigators who famously took on the case at the height of the Ripper’s reign of terror.

  • Coming Soon: Echoes of the Past, the first Mythos Pack in The Path to Carcosa cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card Game! from Fantasy Flight Games

The King in Yellow has come to Arkham, you caught the performance, you found yourself drawn into a maddening series of events, and now—however hard you might try—you cannot erase them from your mind. Nor can you ignore the play’s sinister history of disappearances, suicides, delusions, and insanity.

Other News

  • New RPG announced from Evil Hat Productions

Evil Hat Productions and John Harper/One Seven are joining together to bring Agon 2nd edition, an updated version of the ancient greek role-playing game.

Game Industry News for June 5th

An overview of news and events happening in the industry this past week.

New Products, Expansions, etc.

  • Out Now: Akrotiri Revised Edition from Z-Man Games

The tile-laying, treasure-hunting adventure continues in the revised edition of Akrotiri, available at retailers now!

  • Out Now: The 2016 Android: Netrunner World Champion Corp Deck and the 2016 Android: Netrunner World Champion Runner Deck

Now, you have the chance to field those decks yourself, use them as a base for your own deckbuilding, or simply gain access to stunning, extended art versions of powerful cards.

  • Coming Soon: Kronia from Cool Mini or Not

In Kronia, the Gods have become tired of the current rulers of Greece. It is time for fresh blood to take over control. Everyone is trying to win the favor of the Gods to earn their vote in this bluffing game for up to four players.

  • Coming Soon: Ex Libris from Renegade Game Studios

In Ex Libris, you are a collector of rare and valuable books in a thriving fantasy town where the Mayor has just announced a new seat in the Village Council, Grand Librarian.  To outshine your competition for the position, you’ll need to expand your personal library by sending your trusty assistants out into the village to find the most impressive tomes.

  • Coming Soon: Spoils of War from Arcane Wonders

The raid is over, and the victorious Vikings gather in the chieftain’s tent to divide the Spoils of War!  Spoils of War is a fast-paced and exciting game of bidding and wagering for 3-5 players. Each round, players roll their dice, and then cleverly bluff and bet to outwit their fellow Vikings to claim fantastic treasures to add to their collection!

  • Coming Soon: Retribution of Scyrah Command from Privateer Press

Once outlawed as a dangerous and radical sect of extremists, the Retribution of Scyrah has become the last shining beacon of hope for the elves of Ios.  Forces of WARMACHINE: Retribution of Scyrah Command provides the foundation you need to lead the Retribution in victory and vengeance

  • Coming Soon: Star Trek Adventures RPG Borg Cube Set from Modiphius

This is the perfect set for Trekkies, RPG fans, or even a gaming group looking to seek out new life and new civilizations. Besides being the coolest box in the history of gaming, the Borg Cube Boxed Set has everything you will need to play Star Trek Adventures, and then some.

Get Assimilated With The Star Trek Adventures RPG Borg Cube Set

  • Preview of the WW1 Wings of Glory Airplane Packs

The Albatros D.III is featured in Wings of Glory in three versions, presenting equipment used by the pilots Hermann Frommherz, Kurt Gruber (Austrian), and Manfred von Richthofen. All three models include a special card, “Lockable Controls”, to reflect a feature of the Albatros, allowing the controls to be locked into a straight flight

  • Preview the Hammerhead Corvettes Expansion Pack for Star Wars™: Armada

Often fielded in groups by the Rebellion, Hammerheads lend themselves to formation tactics with their agility and responsiveness. You’ll be able to explore some of these formation tactics with the expansion’s two pre-painted Hammerhead miniatures, and you’ll find them supported by two ship cards, as well as a full complement of fourteen upgrade cards heavily focused on close-range combat!

  • Preview the Guns for Hire Expansion Pack for X-Wing™

A Scum and Villainy aces expansion, Guns for Hire supports your galactic ambitions with no fewer than two starfighter miniatures, eight ship cards, twelve upgrades, and four condition cards.

Other News

  • Passport Game Studios to Partner with Splotter

Passport Game Studios will be partnering with Splotter to bring a reprint of Antiquity to hobby distributors this year and a reprint of Food Chain Magnate in early 2018!

  • What Was Said About the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game at PaizoCon

A blog post explaining the plans for the future of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game by Mike Selinker, Adventure Card Game Lead Designer

 

 

 

 

Game Industry News for May 29th

An overview of some the news and events happening in the industry this last week.

New Crowdfunding Projects

  • Live Now: Kokoro from Indie Board & Cards

This is a new adaptation of the hit game Avenue from Aporta Games, brought into the universe of Kodama.  With a few added twists to make this great game even more enjoyable, Kokoro is an exciting family game that can be played with up to six players.

  • Live Now: Hang 12 from Grail Games

Do you know what your friends are thinking? Guess correctly, and you will surf bigger and bigger waves, but if you answer incorrectly, it will all come crashing down! Ride your wave in to shore before you lose it!

  • Live Now: Metal Dawn from Everything Epic

Cooperatively race against the clock & fight the invading rogue AI robot army while gaining intel to hack machines and stop Metal Dawn!

New Products, Expansions, etc.

  • Preview of the TIE Aggressor Expansion Pack for X-Wing™

The upcoming release of the TIE Aggressor Expansion Pack looks to add new muscle and utility to this line of TIE variants

  • Coming Soon: Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant from WizKids

In this unique trading and negotiation game, 4-9 players will need to competitively scheme and create mutually beneficial agreements to keep their economies thriving.

  • Coming Soon: Marvel HeroClix: 15th Anniversary – What If? set! from WizKids

The Marvel HeroClix: 15th Anniversary What If? Booster Brick includes the most iconic Marvel heroes and villains of all time, exactly like you’d expect them to be, and in spectacular alternate versions too.

  • Coming Soon: Atlas: Enchanted Lands from Renegade Game Studios

Atlas: Enchanted Lands is an elegant card game set in a world of fairies and magic. Play cards to reveal a certain place and time — and place your stake in one of the two.

  • Coming Soon: Master of Orion: The Board Game from Cryptozoic Entertainment

This new board game is based on the empire-building game Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars. It has taken the key aspects of a 4X game, but has been streamlined to play in an hour.

  • Coming Soon: Crystal Clans from Plaid Hat Games

Choose your clan, maneuver your forces, and fight for the powerful crystals of the Crystal Clans!  Crystal Clans is a new 2-player expandable battle game from Plaid Hat Games.

Other News

  • Renegade to Publish Kennerspiel Nominee, Raiders of the North Sea in English

Renegade Game Studios™ has partnered with Garphill Games, a leading New Zealand publishing company, to release Raiders of the North Sea and its expansions in English.

  • 2017 Spiel des Jahres shortlist released

The shortlist for board game’s biggest international award, the Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year), has just been announced by the German critics’ association that awards the prize.

  • New Warhammer RPGs announced from Cubicle 7

A new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay will be launched by Cubicle 7 Entertainment later this year. The new edition will return players to Warhammer’s grim world of perilous adventure, and takes its direction from the first and second editions of the game. Games Workshop and Cubicle 7 Entertainment have also announced the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Roleplaying Game, for release in 2018.  These two games will be independent game lines with different rulesets.

  • Ares Games announce new Last Friday expansion and Monsters vs. Heroes games

Ares Games is extending the partnership with Pendragon Game Studio, and will release the English-language edition of two new games published by Pendragon: the first expansion for the survival horror game Last Friday – “Return to Camp Apache”, and the thrilling card game “Monsters vs. Heroes – London After Midnight”. Both are expected to release in September 2017.

Game Industry News for May 15th and May 23rd

An overview of some of the news and events happening in gaming industry this past week(s).

New and Upcoming Crowdfunding Projects

Live Now: Path of Light and Shadow by Indie Board & Cards

Path of Light and Shadow is a massive empire-building experience, combining area control, deck management, and civilization customization. As players vie for control of The Realms, they must enlist and promote supporters, outfit their burgeoning empire with powerful technologies, align with powerful leaders, and lay siege to rival exiles after the throne. Above all else, each player must decide what type of leader they will become, cruel or merciful. But choose wisely, for each path has its rewards and perils.

Live Now: Ravage – Dungeons of Plunder from Modiphius

Ain’t no Heroes in this game! You play the Blackroot Orcs delving dungeons for loot and teef. Featuring 3 game modes Solo, Co-Op and Treachery for 1-5 players with or without an Evil Overlord.

Live Now: Iunu from LudiCreations

Dynasties of Ancient Egypt rise and fall. Will your rule be strong enough to survive? Build your society, feed your people, and please the gods. Protect your citizens from invaders and secure their places in the afterlife! IUNU (uh-wah-noo) is a game for 2-4 players set in the ancient Egyptian city of the same name, the city of pillars.

New Products – games, expansions, new decks, etc

Preview a Conflict Example in Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game

The conflicts of Rokugan are not a straight forward affair. Whether in court or on the battlefield, the Great Clans understand the strategic need to keep their tactics close to their chest, revealing themselves only when they are sure to defeat their foes. These intrigues and displays of strength are brought to life during the conflict phase.

Preview of Cities in Ruin, a new expansion for Eldritch Horror

In the Cities in Ruin expansion for Eldritch Horror, Shudde M’ell, the progenitor of the dreaded chthonians, tosses and turns with the cycle of its dreams. Can a few brave investigators scattered across the globe truly hope to stand between this horrifying monstrosity and the utter devastation that heralds its coming?

Preview from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Wonder Woman Gravity Feed.

Here is a closer look at The Flash – one of the new figures in the Wonder Woman feed.

Preview of the upcoming Deluxe Expansions for Ashes, “The Laws of Lions” and “The Song of Soaksend”!

Each Deluxe Expansion will come with its own deck box in one of two styles. The darker style will hold Namine’s deck, “The Song of Soaksend,” while the lighter style is for Odette’s deck, “The Laws of Lions.”

Preview of the Dark Magic of Ankaur Maro in Runewars Miniatures Game

The expansion features one infantry and one cavalry figure for Ankaur Maro as well as new terrain and upgrade, objective, and deployment cards to expand your Runewars Miniatures Game collection.

Preview of Fully Operational, the Engineer’s sourcebook for Star Wars: Age of Rebellion

Fully Operational, the Engineer’s sourcebook for your games of Star Wars™: Age of Rebellion, provides players and gamemasters with a trove of information about Engineers, those brave Rebels who provide an additional level of support for the cause with their technical skills and talents.

Preview of the Imperial Light Carrier Expansion Pack for Armada

The Imperial heart of the sixth wave of expansions for Star Wars™: Armada, the Quasar Fire-class cruiser-carrier promises to add new punch to the Empire’s squadrons when it arrives with the Imperial Light Carrier Expansion Pack

Advanced look at the rules for the new expansion for Quadropolis

Your city is expanding and citizen needs have become more important. As a Mayor, you must provide them the Public Services that will make their daily life better.

Coming Soon: New creatures added to WizKids Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures line

WizKids announced they are adding previously unavailable and long sought after creatures to their Dungeons & Dragons unpainted miniatures line.  Prepare to bring new races like the dragonborn, tiefling and genasi into your clan or customize your displacer beast, beholder or even Demogorgon to terrify the adventuring party with a plot twist. Now your characters and monsters can be as unique and creative as the adventure itself.

Coming Soon: Flatline from Renegade Game Studios

Flatline, the latest game by Kane Klenko, will be available on May 31st! This real-time cooperative dice game, set in the Fuse universe, will challenge teams to save patients on their ship that have been brought to the medical bay. With only one minute per round, players will need to work together and carefully plan out their strategies.

Coming Soon: Gekido from Cool Mini or Not

In the future, sports fans aren’t entertained by something as mundane as football or baseball. They want to see high tech bots beat on each other in an arena! Gekido: Bot Battles gives players the chance to take control of a deadly hunk of metal and enter the ring looking for glory.

Coming Soon: Oath of the Brotherhood from Alderac Entertainment

In this 2 to 5 player game you take the role of a young pirate, trying to outwit and outgun your rivals through the dark streets and ports of Isla Granuja. You will have to command your crew, recruit new members, discover lost locations, battle other pirates and complete quests to impress the pirate elite.

Coming Soon: NMBR 9 from Z-Man Games

NMBR 9 is a puzzling game of number stacking for one to four players. Players score points by creating their own displays of uniquely shaped number tiles. The higher a tile is in the display, the more points it’s worth—and the most points wins

Coming Soon: Arena of the Gods by IELLO Games

Dive into a universe in which heroes from 6 different mythos fight together for the entertainment of their Gods. In Arena you assume the role of a powerful fighter handpicked by a divine hand for a battle to the death.

around the world in 80 days box

Coming Soon: Kaiju Crush! From Fireside Games

Play as a giant monster as you stomp and fight your way to supremacy. Crush buildings for points through limited grid movement. Earn in-game bonuses and gain extra points for locations of crushed buildings, numbers of City Tiles claimed, and specific patterns formed. When another monster is nearby, fight! Use brains and brawn to claw your way to victory!

Coming Soon: Muertoons from Steve Jackson Games

You and your friends are looking for the Día de los Muertos celebration. But grumpy Tio Rico hates the noise and lights of Día de los Muertos, so he stole the signs pointing to the party. Luckily, the Muertoons can show you the way

Coming Soon: All-new version of Entropy, designed by Rule & Make, from Passport Game Studios.

This updated version of the game, titled “Entropy: Worlds Collide“, is jam packed with new artwork and refined game play

Coming Soon: Nefarious Becoming a Monster Expansion from USAopoly

Who told you that scientists are nice, harmless eccentrics? In this expansion you’ll find new technologies and new methods to your madness. Be ready for new Inventions with abilities that can be used repeatedly, new Twists that add new places to send Spies, and even more monstrous Twists that add new Action Cards to the game – Develop, Experiment, and Produce

Coming Soon: Martin Wallace’s The Arrival from Cryptozoic Entertainment

Cryptozoic Entertainment is bringing Martin Wallace’s new game The Arrival to a wider audience with updated art, components and rules, after initial release at Spiel in 2016.

Other News

Gale Force Nine revises Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks

Gale Force Nine have chosen to update and present the game in a four-player version instead of the previously announced version.  The four-player version will include the First, Fourth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors. It is the same game as before but players will begin their adventures with four Doctor’s to play as before, adding more with game expansions. The other two Doctor’s from the six-player version, both the Fifth and Tenth Doctors, will now come in their own expansion to give you 5 and 6 players options shortly behind the release of the game.  The planned further expansions have not changed and they will be bringing all of the other Doctors to the table as well as some Companions and specials in the second half of the year.  The game is at the printers now and due back soon.  Visit http://doctorwho.gf9games.com/ for more information on the game.

IDW Games to Release Board Game Based on the Wayward Comic Series

IDW Games announced today that it is working closely with writer Jim Zub and illustrator Steven Cummings on an upcoming Wayward board game. Designed by Jon Gilmour, co-designer of Dead of Winter and Outpost: Siberia, Wayward is a fully cooperative board game where players assume the roles of the comic’s heroes working together to defeat villains controlled by the game.

Warhammer Conquest Winter 2016 Tournament

Warhammer Conquest Winter Event Kit

The Sentry Box will be hosting a Warhammer Conquest LCG Winter 2016 Tournament on Saturday February 27th, 2016 at 11am. Entry for the event is $5.00

The event will have prizses from the FFG Conquest Winter 2016 Event Kit and includes:

  • One playmat depicting a Dark Eldar Incubi Warrior in the midst of battle
  • Two copies of an alternate art Colonel Straken card
  • Seventeen copies of an alternate art Khorne Berserker card
  • Four Dark Eldar deck boxes

Please note that the date for this event has changed from the 20th to the 27th

Pokémon TCG League Challenges

The Sentry Box will be hosting a Pokémon TCG League Challenge on Saturday October 10th at 11am. Entry to the event is $5.00 and there is no need to pre-register.

Pokémon TCG League Challenge

Pokémon TCG League Challenge

You’ve seen these players each week at league. You know their strengths; you know their weaknesses. But can you use that knowledge to prove you’re the best of the bunch? Pokémon TCG League Challenges are the introductory premier event which award Championship Points for entry into the 2016 World Championships. Players will play a Swiss round tournament with their own 60 card deck adhering to the Expanded (BW-on) format. Rounds will be run as 50 minutes, best of 3. Decklists will be required. Please bring damage counters, a legal randomizer, and your P!P ID with you to the event. 1st-4th in each division will receive a holographic stamped promo card.

Assassinorum: Execution Force demo

 Assassinorum: Execution Force

The Sentry Box will be hosting a demo for Game Workshop’s recently released Assassinorum: Execution Force on Thursday August 20th at 6:30pm.

Everything will be provided and we will hopefully be running the game more than once.

A brand-new boxed game, Assassinorum: Execution Force gives four Imperial Assassins an incredibly important mission – slay Chaos Lord Drask before his dark ritual brings about the end of the Imperium itself! A fast-paced co-operative game for one to four players, it blends stealth, tactics, subtle forward-thinking and outright blazing violence into a fantastic, tense, action-packed experience that is accessible to board game players of any level.

Included in the box are four beautiful, exclusive Imperial Assassin miniatures – the Vindicare Assassin, armed with an Exitus Rifle and pistol, clad in a stealth suit; the Callidus Assassin, wielding a C’tan Phase sword, neural shredder and poison blades; the Eversor Assassin, with Executioner pistol and Neuro Gauntlet and the Culexus Assassin, with his psyk-out grenades. On top of these, you get fifteen Chaos Cultists, three Chaos Space Marines, a Chaos Familiar and a Chaos Space Marine Terminator Sorcerer.

Red Dragon Inn tournament

Red Dragon Inn

The Sentry Box will be hosting a Red Dragon Inn tournament on Monday May 25th.

The event will have participation prizes for everyone who enters as well as three premium cards for the winners.

OP Cards

Red Dragon Inn is an easy game to learn so feel free to come down and try it out.

You and your adventuring companions have spent all day slogging through the Dungeon, killing monsters and taking their stuff. Now you’re back in town, healed up, cleaned up, and ready to party at the Red Dragon Inn.

Drink, gamble, and roughhouse with your friends. But don’t forget to keep an eye on your Gold. If you run out, you’ll have to spend the night in the stables. Oh… and try not to get too beaten up or too drunk. If you black out, your friends will continue the party without you… after they loot your body for Gold of course!

D&D Attack Wing Month 5 OP event

D&D Attack Wing

The Sentry Box will be hosting the D&D Attack Wing Month 5 OP event on Thursday May 21st at 6:30pm. Registration for the event starts at 6:00pm and we hope to have games starting at 6:30 sharp.

For the Souls of Longsaddle

Part of the Cult of the Dragon’s ritual for unleashing Tiamat upon the world calls for a large sacrifice; so many souls departing at once will rend the fabric of the mystical barrier keeping the dragon goddess on the other side. To this end, the cult’s forces have carted off much of the rural population of the Sword Coast, and, still short of their goal, attempted to conquer and pillage the village of Longsaddle, unaware that their enemy had begun fortifying it as a last refuge for local country folk.

What should have been a quick victory has become a long siege. With one side aiming to collect and bring them alive for sacrificial slaughter, and the other side trying simply to keep them alive, the people of Longsaddle are starving to death as rations run low. Many of the citizens and the combatants have been praying for a solution, and today, their prayers have been answered.

Tempus, god of battle, is known to favor glorious decisive battles over long drawn-out wars of attrition, so when the leaders of both factions suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of a battlefield, they sense what he wants. Tempus demands that the two factions play a wargame similar to the training games played at temples devoted to him everywhere. The deity also commands that this particular wargame be winner-take-all.

Prizing for the event consists of 3 Large Chimera Limited Edition Prize Figures.