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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

What have the Sentry Box staff been doing this week?

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

Games

Fallout: The Board Game – Fallout is a post-nuclear adventure board game for one to four players. Based on the hit video game series by Bethesda Softworks, each Fallout scenario is inspired by a familiar story from the franchise.

Dungeons & Dragons 5ed – The classic roleplaying game. Ask Gord about his campaign.

Indian Summer – Indian Summer is the second part of Uwe Rosenberg’s puzzle trilogy. At the heart of the game are puzzle tiles with holes that are placed on individual forest boards to cover up treasures. When players get their hands on these, they gain more options and an edge over their opponents. All that counts in the end is to be the first to cover your forest floor completely with leaves.

The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire – You play as competing mafia families who are vying for economic control of the organized crime networks of New York City, deploying your thugs, your don, your wife, and your heir on the board to shake down businesses and engage in area-control turf wars.

Great Western Trail – America in the 19th century: You are a rancher and repeatedly herd your cattle from Texas to Kansas City, where you send them off by train. This earns you money and victory points. However, the “Great Western Trail” not only requires that you keep your herd in good shape, but also that you wisely use the various buildings along the trail.

Lord of the Rings LCG –  A cooperative adventure game in which the players attempt to complete a scenario, each with three heroes of their choice and a deck of allies, events and attachments to support them.

Tsuro –  A simple game of laying a tile before your own token to continue its path on each turn. The goal is to keep your token on the board longer than anyone else’s.

Machi Koro –  A fast-paced game for 2-4 players. Each player wants to develop the city on their own terms in order to complete all of the landmarks under construction faster than their rivals.

Games Industry News for February 23rd

Here are this week’s news stories and announcements.

New Kickstarters

  • City of Gears from Grey Fox Games

In City of Gears, you and up to three friends compete to uncover and develop an abandoned, overgrown steampunk metropolis.  Whoever can use their resources and automaton workers to earn the most Prestige when Opening Day comes will go down in history as the founder of the City of Gears.

  • Edge of Darkness from Alderac Entertainment Group

Edge of Darkness is the third Card Crafting Game from Alderac Entertainment Group. Players are the heads of powerful guilds in the city of Aegis. Each Guild vies with the others to become the leaders of the Aegis in a desperate struggle against great evil. But the Guilds must also work together because the dangers facing the city can harm them all.

  • Robin Hood and the Merry Men from Final Frontier Games

Semi cooperative and highly competitive board game, set in the legendary town of Nottingham.

New Stuff

  • Exclusive for Tabletop Day: Wonderland from Renegade Game Studios

The Red Queen looms large over Wonderland, with many monsters and other frightful things at her command. Alice and her friends must do their best to ward off the Red Queen’s influence and restore peace.  This card game will only be available for International Tabletop Day at your Friendly Local Game Store (i.e. The Sentry Box!) for this year’s event!

  • Coming May: Senshi from Arcane Wonders

You are a Senshi, a warrior-monk studying diligently at the temple under the tutelage of the current master. You and your fellow students train vigorously every day to improve your mind and body, but your master is ailing, and only one Senshi will become the next master. To prove your worth, you must develop four attributes: Strength, Agility, Wisdom, and Honor. A true master must be strong in all of these, and weak in none.

  • New Games from Games Workshop Announced at New York Toy Fair

Games Workshop announced at New York Toy Fair the release of two new boxed games that are self-contained sets with everything you need to play included – Blitz Bowl and Space Marine Adventures.  Blitz Bowl is a new way to play Blood Bowl, where the teams are smaller, the games are faster but the action is just as intense. Space Marine Adventures allows 1-4 players to join forces and attempt to break into a Necron labyrinth.

  • Announcing the First Chapter Pack in the Dance of Shadows Cycle

Fantasy Flight Games announce The Shadow City, the first Chapter Pack in the Dance of Shadows cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game! The Shadow City marks the beginning of the fifth cycle of Chapter Packs—the Dance of Shadows cycle. Here, you’ll find the story advancing into the pages of A Dance with Dragons and the return of a beloved mechanic from the game’s first edition: shadows.

  • Coming Summer: Terraforming Mars: Prelude, the next expansion for Terraforming Mars from Stronghold Games

Prelude is a small expansion that lets you kickstart your terraforming! It focuses on the early stages of Mars colonization and tells the background story of the corporations. When choosing corporation and starting hand, each player also draws 4 Prelude cards, and chooses 2 of them to boost their corporation. The expansion opens up powerful starting combos and increases player asymmetry.

What have the Sentry Box staff been doing this week?

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

Games

Colony Wars – 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.

Great Western Trail – America in the 19th century: You are a rancher and repeatedly herd your cattle from Texas to Kansas City, where you send them off by train. This earns you money and victory points. However, the “Great Western Trail” not only requires that you keep your herd in good shape, but also that you wisely use the various buildings along the trail.

Galaxy Trucker – A tile laying game that plays out over two phases: building and flying. The goal is to have the most credits at the end of the game. You can earn credits by delivering goods, defeating pirates, building an efficient ship, and being the furthest along the track at the end of the flying phase.

Tokaido – Each player is a traveler crossing the “East sea road”, one of the most magnificent roads of Japan. While traveling, you will meet people, taste fine meals, collect beautiful items, discover great panoramas, and visit temples and wild places but at the end of the day, when everyone has arrived at the end of the road you’ll have to be the most initiated traveler – which means that you’ll have to be the one who discovered the most interesting and varied things.

The Grimm Forest – Welcome to The Grimm Forest, where family members of the legendary Three Little Pigs are having an epic house building competition. Using only their wits, a handful of sharp steel tools, and a few stacks of resources gathered at great risk from fields, brickyards, and even the dark and deadly Grimm Forest itself, each player must compete to be the first to build 3 Houses and gain the title of Royal Builder.

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.

Exit: The Secret Lab – As the subjects of a medical study, the players have checked into a lab, but while they’re on time at the site, no one else seems to be there — then they realize that something seems wrong here. Steam has started emerging from one of the test tubes, and they’ve all gotten dizzy to the point of passing out. When they awaken, they discover that the door is locked and no other way out seems possible. Only a notebook and an enigmatic spinning code dial seem to offer any clues for how to escape the lab…

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.

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.

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.

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Bill is working on a 3D board for the original Space Hulk.  Here are two finished hallway sections to get the paint scheme down.img_1781He also finished two Genestealers to try out paint schemes

And here is work in progress of a couple of terminators from the first squad he is working on. Just a few more highlights and they should be pretty much done.

Games Industry News for February 16th

Here are this week’s announcements and news stories.

New Kickstarters

  • Aeon’s End: Legacy from Indie Boards and Cards

A cooperative deck-building legacy game of post-apocalyptic fantasy survival, that also expands all previous Aeon’s End content. Aeon’s End: Legacy is a full “campaign” where you’ll build your character over multiple “chapters,” fighting increasingly powerful nemeses to defend Gravehold, the last bastion of humanity.

  • The Reckoners from Nauvoo Games

A cooperative board game based on the books by Brandon Sanderson where you must defend the city of Newcago and defeat Steelheart!

  • Dice Throne from Roxley Game Laboratory

A heart-pumping, fast-playing game of skilled card play & dice manipulation that will have your game nights cheering!

  • Viceroy: Times of Darkness Expansion from Mayday Games

This expansion for Viceroy supplies your pyramid of power with fastidious aristocrats and shady underworld figures.  You will earn precious diamonds and fend of invading monsters.  This expansion actually consists of three separate expansion modules all in one box, as well as revised law cards for the base game and new game modes for one and two players.

New Stuff

  • Coming April: Explorers of the North Sea:Rocks of Ruin from Renegade Game Studios

Rocks of Ruin adds new ways to play Explorers of the North Sea. Score with salvaging Shipwrecks, building Structures and raiding Fortresses.

  • Coming Soon: Lowlands from Z-Man Games

In Lowlands, you carve your farm out of this unforgiving land, gathering and spending resource cards to transform your farmyard into pastures that allow you to profit from breeding sheep. Adding expansions to your farm will unlock new options and score you victory points, but helping to build the dike that collectively protects all players is also rewarded. No matter what, the tide will rise and, if the dike isn’t high enough, it could rush in and sweep away your hard-earned profits. Will you sacrifice your own farm for the good of the community, or will you pursue your own agenda?

  • Announcing X-Wing Wave XIV from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games announce the two expansion packs that make up Wave XIV for X-Wing – Saw’s Renegades Expansion Pack and TIE Reaper Expansion Pack.  With these two new expansion packs, you’re drawn directly into the breakneck starfighter conflicts of Rogue One and the beginning of the Galactic Civil War. You may fly with Saw and his partisans, willing to fight for freedom from the Empire at any cost. Or, you may join up with the Galactic Empire and ferry your elite troops into combat in a TIE reaper.

  • Announcing the Warrior Sourcebook for Force and Destiny from Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games announce Knights of Fate, a new sourcebook for Force and Destiny, focusing on the Warrior career and providing new specialization trees, species, gear, and narrative components to bolster the masters of battle in your campaigns.

  • Coming March: Dragon Ball Z:Perfect Cell from IDW Games

In Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell, 2 to 4 players will each take control of an iconic Dragon Ball Z fighter and roll their dice to generate energy. Using custom icons, players allocate their dice into performing attacks, helping other players, or buying upgrades. Players need to work together though, as Cell will continue to generate new threats that can heal him, damage all players, or lock players out of potentially game-changing upgrades.

Other News

  • Adeptus Custodes: Forge World Beta Rules and Codex FAQ Announced

Since the release of Codex: Adeptus Custodes, many asked about getting rules for bringing models from Forge World’s Legio Custodes range into games of Warhammer 40,000.  Games Workshop has confirmed that the Adeptus Custodes have been earmarked for being featured in a future volume of Imperial Armour and have released some of the experimental, non-final rules from this book ahead of time for feedback.

What have the Sentry Box staff been doing this week?

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

Games

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. You may win the Queen’s favors … but always be aware of the dragon!

Archer: Once You Go Blackmail – This game takes the engine at the heart of Love Letter and adds intrigue, vice, and phrasing as well as new card effects.

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!

Dixit – One player is the storyteller for the turn who provides a verbal clue to one of the images on the 6 cards in her hand. Each other player selects the card in their hands which best matches the sentence. All pictures are shown face up and every player has to bet upon which picture was the storyteller’s.

Cards Against Humanity – Play begins with a judge, known as the “Card Czar”, choosing a black question or fill-in-the-blank card from the top of the deck and showing it to all players. Each player holds a hand of ten white answer cards at the beginning of each round, and passes a card (sometimes two) to the Card Czar, face-down, representing their answer to the question on the card. The card czar determines which answer card(s) are funniest in the context of the question or fill-in-the-blank card.

Lords of Waterdeep – A strategy board game for 2-5 players, you take on the role of one of the masked Lords of Waterdeep, secret rulers of the city. Through your agents, you recruit adventurers to go on quests on your behalf, earning rewards and increasing your influence over the city.

Jaipur – A card game for two seasoned traders! 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. You are therefore going to have to do better than your direct competitor by buying, exchanging and selling at better prices, all while keeping an eye on both your camel herds.

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.

Lord of the Rings LCG –  A cooperative adventure game in which the players attempt to complete a scenario, each with three heroes of their choice and a deck of allies, events and attachments to support them.

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.

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.

Terraforming Mars (with Venus Next Expansion) – 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.