New Games Just in Time for the Holiday Season!

by: on November 21, 2018  |  

Camel Up 3-8 players • 8+• 30+ mins

In Camel Up, each player bets on five racing camels, trying to suss out which ones will place first and second in a quick race around a pyramid. The earlier you place your bet, the more you can win — should you guess correctly, of course. Camels don’t run neatly, however, sometimes landing on top of another one and being carried toward the finish line. Who’s going to run when? That all depends on how the dice come out of the pyramid dice shaker, which releases one die at a time when players pause from their bets long enough to see who’s actually moving!

This 2018 edition of Camel Up features new artwork, a new game board design, a new pyramid design, engraved dice, and new game modes, including crazy rogue camels that start the race running in the opposite direction! You never know how a race will end!

 

Betrayal Legacy 3-5 players • 12+ • 45+ mins

Betrayal Legacy consists of a prologue and a thirteen-chapter story that takes place over decades. Players represent families, with specific members of a family participating in one story, then perhaps an older version of those characters (assuming they lived) or their descendants showing up in later stories.

As with other Betrayal titles, the game is narratively-driven, with elements that record the history of your specific games. The tools mentioned earlier, for example, become attached to specific families. This isn’t just a bucket; it’s my bucket, the one my grandpappy used to feed his family’s pigs when he was a boy, and while you can certainly use that bucket, I know how to wield it best from the time he spent teaching me how to slop. Yes, it’s an heirloom bucket, and when kept in the family, I get a bonus for using it.

 

Mickey Mouse Collector’s Chess 2 players •7+ •60+ mins     

Celebrate 90 years of magic with this amazing Mickey Mouse Chess Set.  Enjoy the 32 custom sculpted movers, characters include: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy, Goofy, Pete, Pluto, Figaro, Chip and Dale.

 

Condottiere 2-6 players • 14+ • 45 mins

The goal of  Condottiere is to acquire four connected provinces in renaissance Italy. To do this players auction off different provinces on the board and bid on these provinces with a hand of cards representing mercenaries, seasons, scarecrows, and political figures. However, unlike standard auctions in which only the highest bidder loses their bid, in Condottiere every player loses their bid. Players are, in effect, bidding the number of troops they are willing to lose in order to win a province. However, several special effect cards shake the contests up and keep the players guessing.

 

Keyforge 2 players • 14+ • 15-45 mins

From the legendary game designer Richard Garfield comes a game where every deck is as unique as the person who wields it and no two battles will ever be the same. KeyForge is a collectable card gae where deckbuilding and boosters are a thing of the past, where you can carve a path of discovery with every deck, where you can throw yourself into the game with the force of a wild wormhole and embrace the thrill of a tactical battle where wits will win the day!

 

Dominion Renaissance 2-4 players •14+ • 45+mins

This is the 12th expansion to Dominion. It has 300 cards, with 25 new Kingdom cards. There are tokens that let you save coins and actions for later, Projects that grant abilities, and Artifacts to fight over.

 

Spot it! Holidays 2-8 players • 7+ • 15 mins

Just in time for the holiday season, Spot it! Holidays will make the perfect stocking stuffer! This easy to learn pattern recognition game is fun for the whole family.

 

 Heroes of Terrinoth 1-4 players • 14+ • 30-60 mins

Heroes of Terrinoth is a cooperative card game of questing and adventure that invites you and up to three allies to take on the role of unique heroes, choosing from twelve distinct and powerful heroes, split between four archetypes — healer, warrior, mage, and scout.

 

Onitama: Way of the Wind 2 players • 8+ • 15-20 mins

Onitama: Way of the Wind, an expansion for Onitama, includes a wind spirit, a neutral game piece that creates a new layer of interaction in the game. Two new move cards are included, as well as eight wind spirit cards.

 

Clank! Expedition Gold and Silk 2-4 players • 12+ • 30-60 mins

If you have an insatiable thirst for plunder, Clank! Expeditions: Gold and Silk is for you: a series of boards to continue your deck-building adventures. This first expedition begins in a mine abandoned by the Ruin Dwarven Mining Company when it became infested with monsters. But it still holds plenty of gold for those daring enough to enter. Still more wealth awaits in the Spider Queen’s Lair. Surely the Spider Queen herself is just a legend meant to scare people away from such a fancy castle. This expansion requires Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure to play.

 

Concept Kids: Animals 2-12 players •4+ • 20 mins

Concept Kids Animals is a cooperative version of the game Concept, adapted for children who don’t yet know how to read. In turn, the children attempt to make the others guess an animal by playing pawns on the illustrated icons on the game board. Through this, the child indicates a feature of the animal to be guessed. Draw 12 cards and attempt to find as many animals as possible in order to get the most points together!

 

Rick and Morty: The Rickshank Rickdemption Deck-building game 2-5 players • 17+ • 45+ mins

In this sequel to Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game, features a set of council cards that cause players to vote to enact new rules, dramatic one-time effects, and other mysterious situations. Access tokens give players votes and chances to devalue the Galactic Federation currency from 1 to 0.

 

Great Shakespearean Deaths Card Game 2-5 players

A card game depicting various deaths that occur in Shakespeare’s work. Each card shows an illustration of a Shakespearean death and a number of categories: Speed of Death, Gore & Brutality, Fairness, Piteousness, Dramatic Quality and Last Words. Each category is accompanied by a value from one to ten.

 

Terraforming Mars Colonies 1-5 players •12+ •120 mins

Terraforming Mars: Colonies, an expansion for Terraforming Mars that can be played with only the base game or with any combination of expansions, lets you visit the outer solar system. It features colony tiles where you can build colonies and send your trade fleet. It also includes new cards and corporations.

 

Fireball Island The Curse of Vul-Kar 2-4 players •7+ • 45+ mins

Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar is a restoration of the classic 1986 game Fireball Island that features a unique 3D island and a host of marble mayhem. This new version boasts an island that is even bigger than the original (and yet fits in a smaller box) and more marbles.  Simple card play replaces the random roll-and-move of the original, and the set collection for the treasures offers some interesting choices for players.

 

Dungeon Mayhem 2-4 players

Dungeon Mayhem is an easy-to-learn card game pitting a party of adventurers against one another until only one of them remains to claim the treasure. The game includes four decks of cards to represent Sutha the Skullcrusher (barbarian), Azzan the Mystic (wizard), Lia the Radiant (paladin), and Oriax the Clever (rogue).

 

 

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