Monday, May 8, 2017

New May and June releases from Stronghold Games!

Release Date: May 2017

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Fields of Green



$49.95 SRP

Fields of Green takes place in the second half of the 20th century. Players take the role of farm owners trying to expand their property and business. By adding fields, livestock and facilities, they build an economic engine that will bring them closer to victory.

Fields of Green, inspired by Among the Stars, is played over four rounds (years) during which players draft cards and add them to their everexpanding
farms. At the end of each year comes the
harvest season when they must water their fields, feed their livestock, and pay maintenance costs in order to receive valuable resources that will allow them to further expand in the next year.

Through various means, players eventually convert their wealth to victory points, and the player who gathers the most by the end of the fourth year wins.

2-4 players
Ages 12+
45 minute play time

Contents:

  • 33 Field cards
  • 33 Livestock cards
  • 33 Construction cards
  • 33 Building cards
  • 34 Water Tower & Silo cards
  • 10 Aid cards
  • 40 Wheat Wooden tokens
  • 30 Water Wooden tokens
  • 61 Coin & 20 VP tokens
  • Year Track & Year tokens
  • 30 Equipment tiles
  • First Player tile
  • Scoring Pad
  • Rulebook 

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Pit Crew


$24.95 SRP

While the driver gets all the attention, the Pit Crew are the unsung heroes of racing…

Pit Crew is a real-time game where up to 3 teams must work together to get their race car back onto the track as fast as possible.

Teams need to work together to make sure that their tires are properly replaced, fuel tank filled up, and engine repaired without making any costly mistakes. Pit Crew challenges players to balance speed and skill in a fast-paced game of teamwork and communication. Will you be part of the winning Pit Crew?

2-9 players
Ages 10+
15 minute play time 


Release Date: June 2017

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Cottage Garden


$59.95 SRP

In Cottage Garden, you compete in the art of gardening and are working two beds with a variety of flowers. Whenever no unplanted box is visible on a bed, you have completed it, then you count your points and replace it with a fresh, unplanted bed. You gain points for all of the visible plant pots and planting bells.

In more detail, players select various polyomino tiles of flower beds from a central market grid, depending on the location of the "gardener", then place them on one of their two personal garden boards. Each board has several garden elements that are worth points when not planted over, and these are scored on two different tracks as soon as a garden has been finished. Crossing over a line on each track awards bonus tokens that can fill in empty spaces or give you a better selection of the flower bed tiles. Whenever a garden is finished, you receive a new one to complete. After the gardener completes her fifth lap around the market, the game enters its last round. The player with the most points from their completed gardens at the end of the game wins.


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Flamme Rouge


$59.95 SRP

The excitement in the air is electric as the leaders round the last corner and head for the finish line. Each team has used cunning and skill to position their sprinter for this moment, but only one has done enough to pull off the win!

Will your team lead from the front and risk exhaustion? Should you play it safe in the middle of the pack? Could you surprise everyone by striking from the back? Can you time your move perfectly?

Anyone can race, few become champions!

Flamme Rouge is a fast-paced, tactical bicycle racing game where each player controls a team of two riders: a Rouleur and a Sprinteur. The players' goal is to be the first to cross the finish line with one of their riders. Players move their riders forward by drawing and playing cards from that riders specific deck, depleting it as they go. Use slipstreams to avoid exhaustion and position your team for a well timed sprint for the win. 


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Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium



$19.95 SRP

Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium, the first expansion for the 2016 smash-hit Terraforming Mars, consists of a double-sided game board representing two new areas of Mars: Hellas, which includes Mars' south polar region; Elysium, which is on the opposite side of Mars' equator. Each of these maps consists of new sets of milestones and awards with relevance for that particular map. As examples, place three tiles around the south pole to be a Polar Explorer, or race to have the most estates beside water on Elysium!


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Ghost Catchers



$24.95 SRP

At midnight the ghosts begin to materialize outside the old castle, taking turns peeking through the window. Now it is up to you Ghost Catchers!

Only you can catch them and magically make them disappear. The players with the sharpest sight and the fastest hand will win at Ghost Catchers!

Ghost Catchers (or Gespenster am Fenster in its German edition) can be played with children from age 4 1/2 and up... but by using the included rules variations, it will also be enjoyed by older children... and even by an all-adult group! Ghost Catchers is a game that will be enjoyed by your family and your friends for many years to come! 

Friday, May 5, 2017

New June Releases from Steve Jackson Games!

Release Date: June 2017

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Ghosts Love Candy


$19.95 SRP
It's Halloween, and you're a ghost who loves candy!

Haunt trick-or-treaters to get their candy, but don't scare them too much, or it'll cost you!

Featuring spookily cute ghost, kid, and candy cards, Ghosts Love Candy is a fast-playing card game for 3-6 players that's a hauntingly good time.

3-6 players
Ages 8+
45 minute play time 

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Munchkin Pathfinder 2: Guns & Razzes

$19.95 SRP
In this new expansion for the hit game Munchkin Pathfinder, fans can shoot 'em up as a Gunslinger or benefit from backstabbing as a member of the Razmiran Vision faction!

Art by comic artist Shane White, who also drew Munchkin Pathfinder Guest Artist Edition! Includes 112 new cards, the new Gunslinger Class, and the new Razmiran Vision Faction. Plenty of new Monsters and Treasures, and a few new puns about finding your path.

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Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game

$49.95 SRP
Storm Dungeons, Slay Monsters, Seize Treasure

A fun hack 'n' slash campaign challenges heroes with clever dungeons. To get the most out of your fantasy adventures, you need a game that lets you customize and perfect characters, monsters, treasures, and traps.

That's where the ready-to-play Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game comes in. It harnesses the customizing power of the award-winning Generic Universal RolePlaying System (GURPS), and streamlines it so you have exactly what you need to take fully-realized characters on fantastic adventures.

Choose from 11 classic professions and nine races. Tailor your hero using quick-start templates and the time-tested GURPS point-build system. Gear up with a massive list of customizable armor and weapons. Pick from over 400 spells. Then battle foes chosen from more than 80 monsters.

All this power guarantees epic games in no time . . . starting with the new adventure that comes int the box!

5 books, hex poster map, cardboard figures, 6-sided dice. 

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Dungeon Fantasy GM Screen

$19.95 SRP
At Your Fingertips (And Away From Prying Eyes!)

The Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game is designed to run quickly, but why not step up your game? The Dungeon Fantasy GM Screen pulls together key information for the GM who likes to keep the action moving. Say goodbuy to page-flipping for important tables and modifiers!

This sturdy screen will also foil the classic hack 'n' slash tradition of "accidentally" glimpsing the GM;s notes, so the players will have to satisfy themselves with the beautiful full-color art on their side. But they're welcome to exploit the included 16-page booklet, which speeds up character creation and advancement by summarizing all the abilities in one place.

Old-school hacking and slashing calls for the right accessories -- and this one is perfect for the GM who wants to set a swift pace and keep a few surprises hidden away!

Four-panel screen and a 16-page booklet. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Delve from Indie Boards and Cards!

Release Date: June 2017

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Delve



$39.99 SRP

Delve is a dungeon building adventure that combines tile laying, dice-driven combat, and an immersive narrative experience in a charming fantasy setting. Grab your gear and get ready to explore the dungeons of Skull Cavern!

2-4 players
Ages 14+
45-60 minutes 

Monday, May 1, 2017

New from upcoming titles from Alderac!

Street Date: June 14, 2017

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Oath of the Brotherhood


$49.99 SRP
SDI
A famous captain has arrived at the island with news of plunder and treasure. He seeks a few good men to add to his crew but will accept only members of the Brotherhood of Pirates. Rumor has it that he has amassed a huge fortune and is now looking for his replacement so that he can retire in a quiet plantation.

Oath of the Brotherhood is a strategic worker-placement game for 2 to 5 players. The players try to gather the necessary resources in order to fulfill their missions and gain the necessary victory points to win. 


Street Date: June 21, 2017

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Destination Fun Combo Pack


$79.99 SRP
SDI


This combo pack features THREE full expansions for each game in AEG's popular Destination Fun series, including Trains, Planes, and Automobiles.

Coastal Tides Expansion
Trains returns with all-new cards and strategies for you to build the best rail system in Japan. This expansion not only features all new cards, it includes three entirely new boards. Two of the boards are designed specifically for 2 player games, while the Okayama map is a new challenge for 2 to 4 players. Route Bonus Cards are also included, allowing you to score additional points for being the first to connect specific stations.

Planes Round Trip Expansion
This expansion features two new boards, providing more airports to explore. An entire deck of new playing cards allows players to experience the game with new actions and goals. New planes tokens gives players more options to customize airport boards with endless variety.

Automobiles Racing Season Expansion
This expansion features three new race tracks, including two that are tighter for 2 player games. All new Garage, Pit, Handling, Performance, and Engine cards offer more options for customizing your race car. Season campaign rules allows players to race a series of tracks to determine an overall winner, complete with unique driver skills and wealthy sponsors.

Contains:

  • 3 double-sided boards
  • 3 rule books
  • 21 randomizer cards
  • 20 route markers
  • 50 route bonus cards
  • 31 card dividers
  • 220 trains cards
  • 4 wild planes
  • 8 neutral planes
  • 8 player planes
  • 40 victory point tokens
  • 60 planes cards
  • 1 season record pad
  • 3 garage cards
  • 3 pit cards
  • 3 handling  

Street Date: June 24, 2017

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Mystic Vale: Spirits of the Vale Event Kit


$110.00 SRP
SOO

This is an event kit with valuable participation prizes for up to 8 players and 2 copies of the base game.

Be a Champion of the Vale!

The spirits of nature cry out for your aid as the evil king's curse taints the land. Without your aid, the land will not only grow more corrupt but the spirits will also be consumed, adding their essence to the plague. As a hero of your druidic clan, you must gather your strength and rally your allies to restore the Valley of Life. Lorebooks allow up to 8 players to track achievements during their journey to aid the spirits of nature. Spirit tokens are offered to those who heed their call for aid.

Features:
  • Special promotional cards offer players incentive to join the event and save the vale.
  • New objectives offer a new way to experience the game and offer rewards for players.
  • Innovative Card Crafting System creates a game experience like you've never played before.
  • Beautiful artwork and graphics that bring the game to life.

Contents:
  • 2 retail copies of Mystic Vale
  • 8 player lorebooks
  • 8 sets of 12 promo cards
  • 8 sets of 10 animal spirit tokens
  • 8 sets of 10 forest spirit tokens
  • 8 sets of 10 sky spirit tokens
  • 8 sets of 10 wild spirit tokens

Street Date: July 12, 2017

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Guildhall Fantasy: The Gathering


$44.99 SRP
SDI
There can be only... Wait! There is another...

This new set of Guildhall contains an all new stand-alone set for Guildhall, featuring six never
before seen professions. Additionally, this set contains two mini expansions: "The Chapter
Masters" and "The Master Houses."

Contents:
  • 120 Profession Cards
  • 6 Profession divider/reference cards
  • 30 Victory Point Cards
  • Victory Point divider/reference card
  • 30 Chapter Master mini expansion Profession Cards
  • Chapter Master divider/reference card
  • 3 Master Houses Mini Expansion Cards
  • Master House divider/reference card
  • Rulebook
  • Standard Guildhall Fantasy Box ready for the Box of Holding 

AEG5553
Smash Up All-Stars Event Kit

$110.00 SRP
SOO
This event will give you the chance to get the new "All-Stars" faction and cool Smash Up accessories. The All-Stars faction is a specifically chosen mix of existing Smash Up minions and actions that have formed an all-star team. To play basketball… in Space! Because that's their Jam.

Contents:
  • 8x 22-card All-Stars Decks (20 faction cards, 2 bases, and a plastic divider for the Big Geeky Box).
  • Table-sized Smash Up play mat (45"x24")
  • Set of wooden VP/power tokens in drawstring bag.
  • 2x Retail copies of Smash Up (AEG5501) 

Street Date: July 19, 2017

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Lovecraft Letter


$29.99 SRP
SDI
It is the 1920s, and the world is in a state of confusion following WWI. During this time, you and your friends find yourselves amongst mysterious events. You are surrounded by strange figures, letters with unreadable texts, as well as sudden appearances of being unknown. By relying on your connections, you set out to investigate these incidents. Unknown to you are the frightful truths that lie in wait ahead of you...

Lovecraft Letter is a card game that combines the Love Letter system with the world of H.P. Lovecraft. In addition to the standard sixteen cards in the Love Letter game are new versions of the cards that include special "insanity" powers. If you have one of these cards in your discard pile, then you are insane (at least for the current round) and on future turns can play insanity cards for their regular power or their special power, giving you more options during play. The risk, however, is that you must undergo a sanity check at the start of each of your turns, drawing as many cards from the deck as the number of insanity cards in front of you; draw one or more insanity cards, and you're out for the round.

If you win the game, whether by being the last person standing or the player with the highest single card after the deck runs out, you win a token colored to reflect whether you were sane or insane. Win enough tokens of the right type, and you win the game. Cthluhu can also help you win the game if you release it at the right time...

Will you put an end to the evil schemes as an investigator, or will you help guide the world to destruction as one of insanity's disciples? It all depends on you. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

American Rails & Xanadu! New from Capstone Games!

Release Date: May 2017

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American Rails



$50.00 SRP

In American Rails, each player assumes the role of a wealthy capitalist managing a portfolio of stocks and bonds in 6 railroad companies. Through ruthless negotiation and rigorous planning, players struggle to increase the value of their holdings and reap the profits. The player with the most money at the end of the game will become the nation's first rail baron and win the game.

This luckless game was inspired by John Bohrer's development of the Chicago Express and the Historic Railroads System from Winsome Games. Set in the United States east of the Mississippi, American Rails features player-controlled variable turn order, "city dilution," and variable set-ups, giving this cutthroat game an unprecedented level of replayability.

3-5 players
Ages 14+
90 minute play time 

CTGQG1002
Xanadu



$25.00 SRP 

The year is 1252 and the great Kublai Kahn has decided to build his summer palace. He has searched for the best architects who are looking to win fame and prestige; and for some you have to harm other architects' prestige to step forward...

Xanadu is a highly interactive card game for 2 to 5 players. Cards can be buildings with four squares of available resources that can be used by any player. To be able to retrieve and use those resources, the players assign workers, which are also cards. The players compete to earn the most "tong baos", the money in the game, by selling the construction to the Khan.

2-6 players
Ages 13+
45 minute play time 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Enter for your chance to win a Pokémon: Sun & Moon Elite Trainer Box


This contest will run from Monday, April 24th until Saturday, April 29th, 11:59 pm Central Time. One winner will be chosen!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Get a FREE Demo copy of Flip Ship from Renegade Game Studios!

Release Date: June 2017

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Flip Ships


$40.00 SRP
It was an ambush. That's the only way to describe it. The mother ship appeared out of nowhere, creating a massive shadow over the city. Within seconds, wave after wave of fighters poured out of it, filling the sky.

We're launching the ships we have ready, but it isn't much. Our pilots fight bravely, defending the planet, while we ready the rest of the fleet. Explosions fill the sky, and we've taken some hits, but we won't give up. Will you?

Flip Ships is a cooperative dexterity game where players take on the roles of brave pilots defending their planet from an onslaught of firepower. Flip your ships to take out the encroaching enemies, and to take down the powerful mother ship before it's too late.

New from Looney Labs! Chemistry Fluxx & Nanofictionary!

Street Date: May 25, 2017

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Chemistry Fluxx



$16.00 SRP

Chemistry Fluxx is the elemental card game where the rules are always changing. Use atoms and laboratory gear to match the current goal and win! Chemistry Fluxx is the perfect compound of chance and skill, where you'll not only be playing with elements and molecules, you'll also be learning about them! Chemistry Fluxx is so much fun you'll be playing it more than just periodically!  

Street Date: August 17, 2017

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Nanofictionary

$16.00 SRP

Where are we? Who is there? What's going on? And how is it all going to end? These are the crucial questions each player answers, choosing from the cards they're dealt to tell a very short story. Players combine Settings, Characters, Problems, and Resolutions to create a story they then tell to the other players. 

Nanofictionary is a story-telling game in three rounds. In the first phase, everyone builds a collection of story elements, featuring at least one of each type.
Next, players take turns telling a brief story based on the ideas in the set of cards they selected.

Lastly, everyone votes for the story they liked best (besides their own). Whoever gets the most votes wins! 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New products from Rory's Story Cubes!

Release Date: June 2017

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Rory's Story Cubes: Moomin



$12.00 SRP
SDI

Imagine reading your favorite Moomin adventure that ends on a cliff-hanger, or wanting to add your own twist on an animated episode you have just watched. StoryWorlds™ Moomin now gives you the power to create and extend your own Moomin stories. Roll the nine dice, look at the images and delve deeper into the Moomin Valley, crafting your own adventures.

This is for the Moomin Fan, show off your knowledge by creating the craziest storylines ever imaginable. 

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Rory's Story Cubes: Scooby Doo

$12.00 SRP
SDI

Imagine reading your favourite Scooby Doo comic that ends on a cliff-hanger, or wanting to add your own twist on an animated episode you have just watched. StoryWorlds™ Scooby Doo now gives you the power to create and extend your own Scooby Doo stories. Roll the nine dice, look at the images and delve deeper into the Scooby Doo universe, crafting your own adventures.

This is for the Scooby Doo Fan, show off your knowledge by creating the craziest storylines ever imaginable. 

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Rory's Story Cubes: Looney Tunes

$12.00 SRP
SDI

Imagine watching your favourite Looney Tunes cartoons and feeling you'd like Wile E. Coyote to finally catch Road Runner, what would he do, what would he say? StoryWorlds™ Looney Tunes now gives you the power to create and extend your own Looney Tunes stories. Roll the nine dice, look at the images and delve deeper into the Looney Tunes universe, crafting your own adventures.

This is for the Looney Tunes Fan, recapture that childhood feeling, show off your knowledge and create your own crazy storylines.

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Rory's Story Cubes: Doctor Who

$12.00 SRP
SDI

Imagine reading your favourite Doctor Who adventure that ends on a cliff-hanger, or wanting to add your own time traveling twist on an episode you have just watched. StoryWorlds™ Doctor Who now gives you the power to create and extend your own Doctor Who stories. Roll the nine dice, look at the images and delve deeper into the Gallifreyan universe crafting your own adventures. Will the Master finally defeat the Doctor? Could you, yourself be the Doctor?

This is for the Whovian, show off your Doctor Who knowledge by creating the craziest storylines ever imaginable in space and time. 

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Rory's Story Cubes: Adventure Time

$12.00 SRP
SDI

Get ready to tell all new stories in the Land of Ooo with Rory's Story Cubes: Adventure Time, which features all the well-known characters.