So. Many. New. Games! Hold on to Your Hats

by: on September 14, 2017  |  

Wow, the new games are coming hot and heavy this week.  Everything from expected expansions to reprints to brand new titles.

New:

Hotshots – New from the creator of Castle Panic, players work as a team to put out the wildfire.  Pressing your luck with dice rolls, will you get the resources you need to succeed?  Just added to our game library!

Witches of the Revolution – a new cooperative deck-building game where covens fight a secret war for victory in the American Revolution

Sentient – Renegade Game Studios creating some really great new games, and in this one about the next great technological revolution you will have to program robots better than your opponents to attract investors for your company

Paramedics: Clear! – Every second counts as you compete with each other and race the clock to triage patients, collect resources, and save lives in this new high-pressure game from Smirk and Dagger

Rick and Morty Munchkin – need we say more?

Whistle Stop – Build a rail network through the growing West, deciding as you go whether to deliver supplies to small towns for shares in your opponents company, or hold out for the big payout in this new release from the company that brought you Suburbia and Castles of Mad King Ludwig!

Space Empires 4x – Masters of strategy GMT Games brings back eXploration, eXpansion, eXploitation, and eXtermination in space – rated 7.6 on BoardGameGeek.com!

Flip Ships – another new game from Renegade Studios, Flip Ships is a cooperative dexterity game in which players (pilots) defending their planet by flipping ships to take out the encroaching enemies and to take down the powerful mother ship before it’s too late.  Find it in our game library!

Fast Food Fear – satisfy your monstrous customers in this fun cooperative new game where you have to race time to fill orders

Indulgence – Restoration Games is a new company bringing back classics, and this is a new version of a classic card game (Dragonmaster, 1981) updated for better game play;  3-4 players take tricks and issue edicts to take the least sins and score the most points.

Downforce – Another Restoration Games renewal of a classic, Downforce is a card-driven bidding, racing, and betting game for 2-6 players based on Top Race, the award-winning design by the legendary Wolfgang Kramer.

Stop Thief – Wow!  Another classic returned to modern gamers by Restoration Games, Stop Thief is a family game of logical deduction for 2-4 players that uses an app to guide and enhance gameplay.

Master of Orion – Space-based empire building based on the highly rated video game.  Will you be a brilliant creator and builder or will you use your military to crush the opposition?

Expansions:

Star Wars Destiny: Empire at WarEmpire at War brings the thrilling action of Star Wars Rebels to the tabletop. Join the crew of the Ghost and their adversaries as they join the epic duels taking place across every era of the Star Wars saga.

Arkham Horror LCG: the Path to Carcosa – The second deluxe expansion for Arkham Horror: The Card Game.  The expansion’s two scenarios kick off The Path to Carcosa campaign with a trip to the Ward Theatre and an invitation to the formal dinner party hosted by cast and crew.

Five Tribes: Whims of the SultanFive Tribes: Whims of the Sultan contains all the components needed to play five-player games of Five Tribes and introduces new fabulous cities tiles.

Reprints:

Stone Age – It’s back, it’s back, it’s FINALLY back! In Stone Age, the players live in this time, just as our ancestors did. They collect wood, break stone and wash their gold from the river. They trade freely, expand their village and so achieve new levels of civilization. With a balance of luck and planning, the players compete for food in this pre-historic time.

Troyes – In Troyes, recreate four centuries of history of this famous city of the Champagne region of France. Each player manages their segment of the population (represented by a horde of dice) and their hand of cards, which represent the three primary domains of the city: religious, military, and civil.

Sagrada – Draft dice and use the tools-of-the-trade in Sagrada to carefully construct your stained glass window masterpiece.  We LOVE this game!

 

 

Kingdomino – New to the Library!

by: on September 8, 2017  |  

Kingdomino, by Blue Orange Games won Germany’s Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) 2017!  It’s got a whopping 7.5 rating on boardgamegeek.com, plays 2-4 ages 8+.

In Kingdomino, you are a Lord looking to expand your kingdom.  Players bid for tiles (dominoes) and attempt to create swaths of connected land types with at least one Crown.  Points are scored based on the number of crowns in each field.

This game is super easy to learn, fun to play and pretty strategic.  I see why it won!

We’ve added Kingdomino to the game library, so come play it!

Open for Labor Day!

by: on September 4, 2017  |  

Yes – we are open on Labor Day!

May we suggest a worker placement game – some favorites in our game library are Agricola, Harbour, Istanbul, Carcassonne, & Five Tribes!  We open at 11:30 – Come on by to get your game on and an ice cold beverage!

New Games!

by: on September 2, 2017  |  

We’re pretty excited about the great new games that came out this week.  Some of them we’ve been anxiously awaiting!

NMBR9 – 1-4 players, 8+, 20 minutes

This super fun tactile game involves stacking number-shaped tiles for points.  But only tiles on the second layer and above score points.  Each round every player has to place the same number tile and everything has to overlap – no parts of tiles can overhang air.  It’s easy and challenging at the same time.

Bunny Kingdom – 2-4 Players, 12+ 40-60 minutes

Bunny Kingdom by Richard Garfield (Magic: the Gathering, Android Netrunner, King of Tokyo) is a territory control and card drafting game in which you lead your clan of rabbits to glory by gathering resources and building warrens across the land.

Mountains of Madness – 2-5 players, 12+, 60-90 minutes

Based on the novel by H. P. Lovecraft, Mountains of Madness is a fully cooperative game with a pinch of real-time gameplay.  This game brings a new twist to the multitude of Lovecraftian games out there.

1931: Your scientific expedition discovers a new and intriguing mountain range in the middle of the Antarctic polar circle. Under these challenging conditions, the survival of your team will depend on your ability to communicate with each other and to coordinate your efforts to overcome each obstacle — but what you discover on the way to the highest peak will strongly test your mental health. Will you even be able to understand yourself despite the madness that gradually insinuates itself into your mind?

Seikatsu – 1-4 players, 10+, 15-30 minutes

This game is beautifully illustrated and highly rated.  I can’t wait to play it.

In Seikatsu, players take turns placing tiles into a shared garden area, with each tile showing a colored flower and colored bird. Players score for groups of birds as they place them, but they score for rows of flowers only at the end of the game and only for the rows of flowers that exist from their perspective, i.e., that are viewable as lines from where they sit at the game board.

Star Wars Destiny 2-Player Game – 2 players, 10+, 30 minutes

This 2-player set for the great Star Wars Destiny collectible card and dice game brings a new starter set to the mix allowing new players to jump right in to this amazing game – another Richard Garfield hit.  Players put together a deck featuring Star Wars universe characters, weapons, events and special skills to take out the other player’s characters.  Dice and cards mix to create quick back and forth play that keeps things exciting.  Are you a hero, a villain or something else?

 

Star Wars Rebellion Rise of the Empire – 2-4 players, 14+, 180-240 minutes (aka: a long time!)

New leaders. New missions. New tactic cards that lead to more fully cinematic combats… Rise of the Empire is an expansion for Star Wars: Rebellion inspired largely by the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And just as the movie provided new insight into the Galactic Civil War presented in the original Star Wars trilogy, Rise of the Empire adds new depth and story to your Rebellion game experience.

 

Starfinder is Here!

by: on August 18, 2017  |  

Strap in and blast off! The Starfinder Roleplaying Game puts you in the role of a bold science-fantasy explorer, investigating the mysteries of a weird and magical universe as part of a starship crew. Will you delve for lost artifacts in the ruins of alien temples? Strap on rune-enhanced armor and a laser rifle to battle undead empires in fleets of bone ships, or defend colonists from a swarm of ravenous monsters? Maybe you’ll hack into the mainframe of a god-run corporation, or search the stars for clues to the secret history of the universe or brand new planets to explore. Whether you’re making first contact with new cultures on uncharted worlds or fighting to survive in the neon-lit back alleys of Absalom Station, you and your team will need all your wits, combat skill, and magic to make it through. But most of all, you’ll need each other.

Released on Thursday, this game is flying off the shelves.  Get yours now!

If you already have a book, check out this ‘quick reference’ sheet put out by Paizo.