Keyforge is a whole new type of card game from our friends at Fantasy Flight Games. It’s a 2-player card game that is neither collectible nor living. Each deck ($9.99 msrp) is unique using a combination of 3 of the 7 factions (Houses of the Crucible) and a selection of the many cards to create a one-of-a-kind deck. Each deck has unique art generated just for it on the back of the cards!!
And, to top it all off, it’s designed by the legendary Richard Garfield (Magic: the Gathering, Android Netrunner, King of Tokyo to name only a few)!! My head is exploding, Meeps!
Players become Archons who must collect Æmber to be the first to Forge three keys to win all while crushing their opponents. There are no costs to play cards, but only one fraction can be played per turn.
We’re pretty excited about the game! We got our demo decks today so we can learn to play it and talk more fluently about it. But, the idea is so cool that it has to be good!
Pre-launch Event 11/10
We’ll be running a pre-launch event here at Meeples Games on 11/10. We’ll have a kit with swag. More details to come!
“Don’t try to change the Crucible to fit your needs. Let it change you.”
Enter a world where anything is possible in KeyForge! In the
center of the universe hangs the Crucible, an artificial world built
from the pieces of countless planets. Here, in the world’s first Unique
Deck Game, created by legendary designer Richard Garfield, two players
step into the roles of mighty Archons, racing to forge keys that unlock
the Crucible’s hidden Vaults.
Leading their diverse teams, filled with followers from three of the
Crucible’s great Houses, the Archons must gather Æmber, stave off their
opponent’s progress, and ultimately be the first to open a Vault and
gain its incredible knowledge. With a vast array of creatures,
artifacts, and abilities and over 104 quadrillion possible decks, every
deck is completely one-of-a-kind, and no two battles will ever be the
A World of Infinite Possibilities
In KeyForge, you become an Archon, one of the only native
inhabitants of the Crucible. This world was built for your kind by the
mischievous and enigmatic Architects, who cobbled together pieces of
every planet in the galaxy, bringing with them an eclectic variety of
creatures, vegetation, cultures, and technology from across the stars!
Join Dungeon Master Boyce for a four week session of Dungeons and Dragons for High Schoolers. Each week we continue the adventure along with fun and learning the game.
How it works:
• Open to High School Students only
• Date: every Wednesday
• Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
• Cost: $55 for the session due at registration
• Registration required (call 206.535.7896, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or in-store)
• This session will be fist come, first served, so register today!
• Permission slip filled out by parents is required for everyone 17 or under.
• Space is limited to 8
What you get: We’ll teach everyone how to play and run through a short campaign of the course of the session that will allow players to level up and learn about character building, working as a team, etc.
• One poly-7 set of dice for role playing games
• Pre-made character and additional character sheets
What to bring:
• We recommend that each player has a Dungeons and Dragons Players Handbook. We’ll give you a coupon for 20% off the purchase of that book on registration payment.
The Dungeons & Dragons Core Rules Gift Set includes a copy of all three core rulebooks and a Dungeon Master’s Screen, everything you need to create and play adventures of your own in the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
These sets are very limited and Hobby Store exclusive. Preorder yours today (payment due on pickup) to be sure to get your copy. Release Date: 10/18!
Makes a great holiday gift!
These beautiful Limited Edition Cover Dungeons and Dragons Core Rulebooks make a perfect gift for your D&D player!
We have some really great new games this week! A little something for everyone from tea parties to WWII and everything in between.
Pikoko is a trick-taking game with a few fun twists. Players can’t see their own hand of cards AND play the cards of the person on their left! Crazy!!
5 Minute Marvel is the Marvel version of the fun, fast-paced 5 Minute Dungeon. Players choose Marvel Characters to work together to take out all of the bad guys in just 5 minutes!
Cheerio, Old Mate! In Dinosaur Tea Party players assume accents to ask questions of other players in order to determine their names. It’s a rollicking deduction game that’s always fun. Available to play from our Game Library!
Lost Cities: Rivals features gameplay familiar from other titles in the Lost Cities series. Players will collect colored expedition cards and place them in ascending order in personal expeditions, possibly placing wager cards before beginning an expedition in order to increase its value. The primary difference in this title compared to others is that you must win auctions in order to place cards in your expeditions.
The Lady and the Tiger is five games in one!
Doors: A 2-player deduction game by Peter C. Hayward. Favor: A 2-4 player auction game by Allysha Tulk and Kevin Carmichael. Hoard: A solo game by Ken Maher. Labyrinth: A 2-player maze game by Philip Tootill. Traps: A 2-6 player bluffing game by JR Honeycutt.
As an architect in Welcome To…, you want to build the best new town in the United States of the 1950s by adding resources to a pool, hiring employees, and more. Similar to dice games like Yahtzee, except it doesn’t use dice, but instead uses cards.
Nyctophobia, which means “fear of the dark”,
is a cooperative game of survival in which up to four players must work
together to escape a maniacal predator chasing them in a pitch-black
forest. But there’s a wrinkle: Would-be survivors play the game with
blackout glasses. Players cannot see the board and have to rely on touch
to navigate their way to safety. So, are you afraid of the dark?
Dunkirk: France 1940 is a block wargame
designed by Doug Bryant. The game allows you to refight the German
invasion of France, and the low countries in May and June of 1940.
Based on the fifth and final season of the animated series, Samurai Jack: Back to the Past
picks up the title character’s mission to return to the era before the
reign of his adversary, the evil demon Aku. Jack’s friends accompany him
along a path, comprised of various locations from the series, to defeat
villains and finish with the most honor. Winning requires utilizing
allies, traits, and weapons while guarding Jack’s sanity, taking players
on an unpredictable ride that mirrors the story-rich episodes revered
by critics and loved by fans.
Samurai Jack: Back to the Past features custom sculpted figures for Jack, Aku, Ashi, and more characters from the series.
As you might expect, Rick and Morty: The Pickle Rick Game is based on the “Pickle Rick” episode of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty.
One player plays as Pickle Rick as he tries to escape a heavily armed
compound, while the other player takes on the roles of both the Russians
and Jaguar as they try to stop him. The Pickle Rick player uses weapons
cards to dole out damage and Air Vents to get out of jams as they try
to get to the rooftop. The game includes both Pickle Rick and Jaguar
miniatures that are moved across a dynamic board made up of tiles that
are constantly being added, rotated, and flipped.
Ultimate Werewolf Legacy uses gameplay similar to Ultimate Werewolf,
but you no longer have single standalone games as players and the
village itself have attributes that are retained between games, with
events that take place in the first games having effects that ripple
through remaining games.
Smash Up: Oops, You Did It Again is a standalone two-player-only game that can also be used as an expansion for other Smash Up titles. The four factions to be included in this set are Vikings, Cowboys, Samurai, and Egyptians.
Imhotep: A New Dynasty adds five new places, fourteen market cards, seven god cards, four chariots, and 56 tiles to the Imhotep base game. God cards let players predict the progress of different buildings, with them being rewarded at the end of the game if they’re correct and otherwise being punished.
You can now enjoy more Sagrada by adding up to 2 extra players! This expansion introduces the Private Dice Pool boards for smooth gameplay through 6 players. Also includes new private objectives, tools, and window pattern cards.
Munchkin Starfinder combines the roleplaying, backstabbing action of classic Munchkin with the lasers, alien planets, starships, and adorably deadly skittermanders from the Starfinder Roleplaying Game! Defeat The Swarm and loot the universe in Munchkin Starfinder!
Each year after GenCon comes the flood of great new games. There are so many this week that we’ll go over them in sections.
New to the Game Library
In Pantone, the Game, players use Pantone color swatches to create character images for the other players to guess for points. This game is really fun and creative. Can you represent Santa Clause with just color? How about Marge Simpson?
Paper Tales is a simultaneous drafting card game. Each turn, players draft five units that they then recruit into their kingdom — assuming that they can pay. These choices determine the players ability to shine in battle, generate great income, construct dominant buildings, and earn legend points to win.
Kids and Family Games
Braintopia Kids and Braintopia Beyond are additions to the amazing Braintopia game you’ve probably seen. Test your speed with eight new puzzles and 2 additional players!
Get Packing is a puzzle game that will send
your neurons on vacation. Take all the items named on the card and place
them inside the suitcase. The goal is simple: Be the fastest to
complete your card and close your suitcase correctly!
In Minerva, it’s the Roman Empire, an Empire so large and powerful its fame remains still today. In order to keep its vast territories under control, the Roman Empire sent out state managers to exercise its policies.
In Cataclysm, a Second World War it’s the 1930s and the world is still recovering from the Great War and the Great Depression that followed it. A second world war can break out at any time. Can you stop it? Will you start it? Better yet, can you win it?
In Warsaw City of Ruins (previously published as Capitol), players jointly build Warsaw over six epochs, from when Warsaw first became the capital at the end of the 16th century through modern times. Each player creates their own district of the city. At the end of each of the six epochs, districts give income and victory points to their owners. After six rounds, whoever has the most points wins.
Everything can be labeled, categorized, sorted by topics, or given a
tag. Cities can be big or small, movies can be funny or boring, people
can be geeks or politicians…but how good are YOU at tagging the world?
In TAGS, you have only 15 seconds to come up
with at least one fitting answer. Withstand the time pressure, collect
the most marbles, and become the winner of this quick and zany game for 2
to 4 players, which can also be played in teams with 4-12 players.
Doppelgänger is a hidden role game where each player takes the role of an intrepid adventurer who will help the group overcome great perils. However, some among them are conniving doppelgängers who work against the party to bring their downfall.
In Startups, there are six companies that will change the world as we know it! You can be part of their success and be a investor. Try to become rich by making the right decisions. Only the one biggest investor can get money out of each company.
New Brews on Tap! Pumpkin Spice Cider and Octoberfest
It’s that time of year to enjoy something warm and earthy – even in a cold, bubbly beverage! We have two new brews on tap.
Lazy Boy Brewing, Everett, WA
This fall ale is perfect for cuddling up with a nice game! It’s not too dark or rich – surprisingly light for an Octoberfest. Check out the Lazy Boy Brewing website!
Seattle Cider Company, Seattle, WA
Pumpkin Spice Cider
I love this cider. It’s not too spicy, nor is it too pumpkin-y. It’s really delicious! From Seattle Cider Company’s website: “This semi-sweet cider is copper in color and perfect for fall. Fermented with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, it offers hints of the season’s favorite spices followed by just a touch of pumpkin.”