Monday, May 8, 2017

New May and June releases from Stronghold Games!

Release Date: May 2017

SG8026
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 

SG0005
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

SG4008
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.


SG6010
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. 


SG7200
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!


SG8801
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! 

2 comments:

  1. As a great fan of Patchwork, I was really looking forward to Cottage Garden, but that $60 price point seems really high. What is in the game that warrants such a steep price?

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    1. The price points are set by the manufacturer. If you would like to contact them I am sure they could tell you what makes this game great!Thanks!

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