Friday, July 12, 2019

What's New At Labyrinth 7/12/19

What's New At Labyrinth: 7/12/19

We're insanely busy prepping for the Used Game Sale on July 27th-28th, but the influx of new games continues! Come take a peek at what's new on the shelves.

Century: A New World



Century: A New World is the third and final installment of the Century series from designer Emerson Matsuuchi. Century: A New World sends players to the Americas at the dawn of the 16th century. Braving the wilderness, players are forced to explore new lands, trade with local inhabitants, journal their findings, and hunt/gather to survive! The game integrates the compelling and incredibly fun resource trading mechanisms found in the Century series with a worker placement mechanism with a twist! Century: A New World may be combined with Century: Spice Road or Century: Eastern Wonders or both for all new mixable games.

Tesla vs. Edison: Duel



Tesla vs. Edison: Duel is a 15-30 minute two-player card game that brings the "War of Currents" to light in an easy-to-learn, fast-playing, but seriously strategic game. Players take control of Nikola Tesla or Thomas Edison and build a company that claims projects in regions around the United States, advance the latest technologies, engage in a propaganda war around AC and DC technologies, and buy stock shares in smaller electricity companies. The winner is the company that wins two of the three main systems: controlling regions with projects, being ahead in the PR race, and holding the most valuable stock portfolio. Tesla and Edison each have a special auto-win condition that players can trigger during the game to win right away!

Ticket to Ride: New York


Ticket to Ride: New York features the familiar gameplay from the Ticket to Ride game series — collect cards, claim routes, draw tickets — but on a scaled-down map of Manhattan that allows you to complete a game in no more than 15 minutes!

Exit: Catacombs of Horror




Gloomy vaults lie under the city of lights. The catacombs of Paris swallow the light, secrets, and — apparently — also people. After the mysterious disappearance of a friend in the catacombs, players in Exit: The Game – The Catacombs of Horror embark on a mysterious search through the underground labyrinth. Will players be able to find their friend in time and escape this cavernous world full of dark mysteries? Like other titles in the series, Exit: The Game – The Catacombs of Horror includes components meant to be folded, written upon, or torn, so it's marketed as a single-use game. What's different in this game is that it consists of two parts, with each part being its own challenge.

Unlock: Heroic Adventures


Unlock! Heroic Adventures features three "escape room" scenarios that you can play on your tabletop.
Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles. Play Unlock! to embark on great adventures, while seated at a table using only cards and a companion app that can provide clues, check codes, monitor time remaining, etc. The three scenarios are: "Sherlock Holmes" — The master detective faces a most bizarre affair and could use your assistance as he pursues his investigation. "In Pursuit of the White Rabbit" — Discover Wonderland and its strange characters, helping Alice to escape in time. "Insert Coin" — Complete the levels of a virtual adventure, and avoid "Game Over" to escape!

Choose Your Own Adventure: War With The Evil Power Master


For centuries, the Lacoonian System, an alliance of the most advanced civilizations in the galaxy, has lived in peace, but now the Evil Power Master has returned and is leading a destructive rebellion. The Lacoonian System's Rapid Force crew must band together, follow data and clues the Evil Power Master left behind, and discover his location to defeat him in an epic final battle. Can you restore order to the galaxy?

Tumble Maze



In this solo action gravity powered puzzle game, challenge yourself to roll stainless steel balls into specific spots with a minimum of trials, navigating between obstacles and using bonus walls to guide the balls into the right directions.

Bears in Barrels



These 2 bears stuck inside their honey barrels love to play by wrestling and tumbling and racing! Roll them over so they can continue chasing one another and their fun never ends! This party game is all about dexterity and fun: with one finger, players rush to flip the bear so that it lands right-side up then pass it quick to their neighbor, to avoid losing a honey token. The goal is to not get caught by the other bear!

Bubble Tea



In Bubble Tea, each player has two cards called cups and nine bubble tea ingredient cards. One player uses the shaker to shake out which ingredients will be needed this game, and whoever assembles these ingredients the quickest wins the game and gets the rewards!

A TON of new X-Wing 2.0 Minis!


The latest set of minis just came out, so come check out our updated selection in prep for the tournament this Saturday!


Friday, June 28, 2019

What's New At Labyrinth: 6/28/19

What's New At Labyrinth: 6/28/19

We got a massive influx of new games this week, so come on in and test them out! But first I wanted to bring up a recently back in stock game that everyone has been asking for...

Root


Root and its Riverfolk expansion are both finally back at Labyrinth! In this asymmetrical game, players take control of one of four factions (six with the expansion) looking to maintain or retake control of the woodlands. Each faction not only plays differently but also has different win conditions, making Root a highly replayable adventure!

Maskmen


Welcome to the world of Pro Wrestling! Players use cards of the same wrestler type to determine their strength and try to get rid of all their cards first to gain the most points. After four seasons/rounds a winner will be declared!

Proving Grounds



Proving Grounds is a real-time solitaire dice game that merges narrative and gameplay in a brand-new way. In this box, you will find a novella, "Only the Strongest Has the Heart of a Wizened Queen", written by Monica Valentinelli. This sweeping story sets the stage for the events of the game. Read the story of Maia Strongheart as she fights to ascend to the Sun Throne, then recreate her extraordinary battle!

ShipShape


In ShipShape, 2-6 players each control a ship. Over the course of three voyages (rounds), you bid using numbered crew cards to claim unique crate tiles off the central stack. Fill your hold with gold, cannons, and contraband and cover up what you don't want. At the end of each voyage, score coins by comparing your holds with everyone else, looking only at what is visible in your hold. The player who amasses the biggest bounty will be declared the greatest smuggler SEA CAPTAIN of all time!

Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Inc. Upper Management Pack



Some thieving jobs deserve a professional approach. When you absolutely must acquire it, call Acquisitions Incorporated! This renowned multi-planar corporation has years of experience snagging all the loot that isn’t nailed down. Each Upper Management character comes with a unique deck reflecting their talents. Use them in the original Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure, or with a franchise established in Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated!

Arraial



"Arraial" is the name given to traditional Portuguese summer celebrations during which people take to the streets eating, drinking, and having fun in the old neighborhoods. In the game Arraial, players try to make their neighborhood traditional event the most popular by attracting visitors to their celebration. Grab the most beautiful decorations, hire the most inspired performers, serve the most traditional delicacies, take to the streets, and host the party of the year!

Spymaster


As the head of a shadowy intelligence agency, you must manipulate agents around the world, using valuable intelligence to complete missions. Each round begins with intelligence being gathered using the "I split, you choose" mechanism, with the spymaster player divvying the available intelligence cards into files, after which the players go around and take one stack in clockwise order, ending with the spymaster. By playing intelligence cards from hand, players take turns moving agent meeples — both their own and ownerless freelance agents — into position so that they can control the areas, meet mission requirements, and claim the mission cards.

Everyone Loves A Parade



It's a beautiful day, and everyone in your hometown is excited to watch all the fun, pageantry, and spectacle of the upcoming parade! But first, the floats that will thrill the crowd must be built... and the one who crafts the most exciting floats will become the Grand Marshal! In Everyone Loves A Parade, 2-6 players act as float designers, selecting colorful decoration cards (flowers, balloons, and flags) to add to their floats and wow the crowd, which is represented by dice showing colors and items they wish to see.

Menu Masters



It's a fine dining frenzy! In Menu Masters, you are a world-class chef, brimming with ideas for the greatest menus ever crafted, but the only way to become the Menu Master is to beat the other chefs to Market Street for the freshest, most delicious ingredients! You may choose to open a store to earn some money...or just grab your shopping basket and be the first in line at the market. It's the only way to get the best selection! But beware of the other chefs as they drive up demand and increase prices! Earn your stars in this deliciously fun race to gourmet supremacy, proving you are the greatest of menu masters!

Shutter Bug



1932! The world is fascinated by growing rumors of hidden creatures that roam America. Popular tabloids are desperate for photographs of these mysterious beasts to prove the myths and sell tabloids. That's where you come in: As a freelance photographer looking to make a name for yourself, you must follow tips that have you scouring the country hoping to snap the pictures the tabloids desire. When your deadline arrives, you will sell your portfolio to score big! Now grab your camera and field notes, stay one step ahead of your rivals, and race to a photo finish as the greatest shutterbug of all time!

Capital City



Howdy, partners, and welcome to Capital City! In this fast-playing card game, you've got one year to help build the most famous town in all the West! Each season, the train brings in city slickers and kinfolk from the east to help you run your new businesses on Main Street. Hire your workers carefully, keeping in mind that members of the same family help each other reach success faster! Dollars are useful, but victory points (VPs) are like pure gold! At the end of the year, the player with the most VPs wins the game and becomes the new Mayor of Capital City!

Hive Mind



Up in the hive, the bees are trying to prove to the Queen Bee that they deserve to stay! During the game, the players must be harmonious in answering intriguing questions based on their experience and opinions. The more answers they have in common with other players, the more points they get! Represented by bee pawns called Beeples, players move through the hive; those who score the fewest points each round must move closer to the hive exit. As soon as one or more bees exit the hive, the game ends. All the remaining bees win and survive the winter!

Running With The Bulls



Get ready to embark on the craziest vacation ever! A herd of mischievous bulls has taken over the quaint town of El Toro, and players must outrun & outwit them in order to get to the fabulous destinations on the coast. Skillfully play cards to dodge the rascally bulls as they chase you through the streets. The dice themselves are the Runners, and you must manipulate them to determine both their paths & those of the Bulls themselves. It's all a bit like strategic pachinko! With a bit of planning & lot of luck, you’ll reach your spectacular getaway while Running with the Bulls!

Friday, June 21, 2019

What's New At Labyrinth: 6/21/19

What's New At Labyrinth: 6/21/19

What's old is new this week, with several things that have been out of stock making their return (alongside our usual new releases)!


D&D 5e: Acquisitions Incorporated



Based on the D&D adventures of the creators of the gaming webcomic Penny Arcade! When you’re just starting out in the adventuring business, it might be nice to have a leg up. It can be a big help to have access to the powerful artifacts, expertise, and jobs that Acquisitions Incorporated (Acq Inc) has to offer a new franchise. Join Omin Dran, Jim Darkmagic, and Viari like never before with the new Acquisitions Incorporated campaign book for Dungeons & Dragons!


Night Witches



Based on real events, Night Witches is a role-playing game about women at war. As a member of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, you’ll answer the call of your Motherland in her darkest hour. Can you do your duty and strike blow after blow against the Fascists? Can you overcome discrimination and outright sabotage and rise above your sexist comrades? Are there limits to patriotism—or endurance? Play Night Witches and find out!

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: Defense Against The Dark Arts


With the noticeable rise in Dark Arts activity, Headmaster Albus Dumbledore has authorized practical Defence Against the Dark Arts lessons to ensure that students are prepared to defend themselves. In this two-player deck-building game, players will cast spells and hexes and gain allies in their efforts to Stun their opponent three times to win!

More Monikers
Monikers is back with a new expansion that adds 440 brand new cards to the mix, in a box that can hold up to 2000 Monikers cards for future expansions!

Imperial Settlers Roll & Write


Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write is a standalone game set in the universe of Imperial Settlers and Imperial Settlers: Empires of the NorthIt has two game modes. The standard mode is a 2-4 player competitive challenge in which you try to gain more points than your opponents. The adventure mode for a single player offers 48 unique game sheets. Each sheet presents unique challenges and gameplay as players have different buildings at the start. Tweak your engine and get as many points as you can! Grab your pencil, roll your dice, and create the most prosperous empire!

Game of Thrones LCG: Pit of Snakes



The latest expansion pack for Game of Thrones continues the King's Landing cycle, introducing new versions of old characters, a new City plot, and development of the Shadow keyword. Visit the Statue of Baelor and wield The Most Devout to stop your enemies from marshaling too many forces, and use a variety of other neutral cards to make a deck centered on The Seven.

Legend of the Five Rings: For The Empire 


For The Empire is the first Dynasty pack in the Inheritance cycle. With the Emerald Empire becoming more dangerous than ever, iconic samurai must disguise themselves in their travels, only revealing their true identity when they are needed most. Furthermore, Bushi and Courtiers alike are now more valued than ever, fighting for their clans as Rokugan shifts around them.

Back in Stock:

Inis


Inis focuses on Celtic lore, with various clans vying for the throne. But don't make the mistake of thinking this is all about battle. Often the surest path to leadership is peace. Careful drafting, hand management, bluffing (especially once players understand the importance of passing their turn), good timing, and a precise understanding of the balance of power are the keys to victory.

Cryptid


Cryptid is a unique deduction game of honest misdirection in which players must try to uncover information about their opponents' clues while throwing them off the scent of their own. Each player holds one piece of evidence to help them find the creature, and on their turn they can try to gain more information from their opponents. Be warned; give too much away and your opponents might beat you to the mysterious animal and claim the glory for themselves!

Kittens in a Blender


This fast-paced card game has players working to save all of their own kittens before the unthinkable happens. But sometimes the only way to save your precious litter of kittens is to let those curious little cats learn the lesson of why you should never play in a blender!

Werewords


In Werewords, players guess a secret word by asking "yes" or "no" questions. Figure out the magic word before time is up, and you win! However, one of the players is secretly a werewolf who is not only working against you, but also knows the word. If you don't guess the word in time, you can still win by identifying the werewolf! To help you out, one player is the Seer, who knows the word but must not to be too obvious when helping you figure it out; if the word is guessed, the werewolf can pull out a win by identifying the Seer! A free iOS/Android app provides thousands of words in hundreds of categories at various difficulty levels, so everyone can play.

Friday, June 14, 2019

What's New At Labyrinth: 6/14/19

What's New At Labyrinth: 6/14/19

It's going to be hot this week, so come inside and cool off with one of our great new releases!

We Rate Dogs


This adorable card game for 3-6 people lets players choose their favorite dogs to adopt from the shelter and put them into a good-hearted dog show! Each round of judging starts by choosing the best dog to send forward and then playing event cards to increase their ratings, change the judging category, distract dogs out of the competition entirely, and more. Compete to see who will end up being the Goodest Dog!

Brikks


Brikks is a new roll-and-write that introduces Tetris-like elements into the mix. Roll dice to determine the shape and orientation of the piece that will fall onto your grid, and collect points based on what you can cover. Whoever has the most points at the end wins, but you can also use points to rotate pieces, so plan your moves carefully!

Star Wars: Outer Rim


Take to the stars and become a living legend in Star Wars: Outer Rim, a game of bounty hunters, mercenaries, and smugglers for 1-4 players! In Outer Rim, you take on the role of an underworld denizen, setting out to make your mark on the galaxy. You'll travel the outer rim in your personal ship, hire legendary Star Wars characters to join your crew, and try to become the most famous (or infamous) outlaw in the galaxy!
For The Queen
For the Queen is a card-based, story-building game (located in our newly restocked RPG section) that you and up to five other players can begin playing in minutes. Choose your queen from among fourteen gorgeously varied illustrations—or start from scratch—and use the prompt cards to collaboratively tell a story of love, betrayal, doubt, and devotion.

Realm of Sand



Realm of Sand takes a little bit from Patchwork, Tiny Towns, and Splendor and mixes it all together into a tile placement game where you arrange polyominoes to satisfy building requirements and save the realm from crumbling away into oblivion. Plan your moves, gather points, and try to save as many buildings as you can before someone accrues 10 hourglasses and ends the game.

New Chess/Backgammon/Go!


We just got a huge shipment of new Chess, Backgammon, and Go boards and pieces. Stop by the store to see what's available!

MtG: Modern Horizons


In case you hadn't heard the massive hype, Modern Horizons has officially released! The first set designed to skip Standard format entirely and go straight for Modern is here and available to order. We'll be holding several sealed drafts in the coming weeks as well, with the first one happening this coming Tuesday (6/18) at 6:30pm. Slots are filling up quickly so make sure to sign up on our website today!

Friday, June 7, 2019

What's New At Labyrinth: 6/7/19

What's New At Labyrinth: 6/7/19


It may be cloudy outside but it's getting downright electric at Labyrinth with this week's new releases!

Let's Play, Pikachu and Eevee! Theme Decks



Inspired by the Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee! video games, these constructed decks come with everything you need to play. After being available in Japan for a year, we finally get them! Like other Theme Decks, Let's Play, Pikachu and Eevee! includes damage counters, a custom coin, one play mat, a Pikachu/Eevee deckbox, and a code card to play this deck online. In addition, it contains a mini poster featuring Pikachu and Eevee. And for those looking for a nice Charizard to bolster their decks, the Eevee deck comes with two!

Pokemon Kangaskhan GX Box


Our newest Pokemon GX Box features the powerful Kangaskhan GX card, perfect for giving your decks a big punch. Combining the always tough Kangaskhan and the powers of a Pokemon-GX gives us this intimidating force. Additionally, you'll receive four Pokemon booster packs with 10 cards each, and an oversize foil promo card for your collection. 

Lanterns Dice


We're getting Lanterns Dice a full 2 weeks before its official release, and the first several ones we sell come with a special promo!

The harvest is in, and now it’s time to celebrate! Players act as artisans, decorating the palace lake with floating lanterns and launching fireworks to light up the sky. The player who earns the most honor will make the best impression on the emperor and win the game. Roll dice and choose which colored lanterns players can fill in on their score sheets. Earn gifts to perform special actions, fill in additional colored lanterns, and create powerful combinations. Cover completed shapes with fireworks tiles to score points and put on a spectacular show!

Legendary: Marvel Dimensions


This expansion to the very popular Legendary: Marvel deck building game brings some fan-favorite heroes across dimensional space and into the fray! Heroes including Squirrel Girl, Man Thing, and Ms. America take on the new villainous mastermind J. Jonah Jameson. This 100 card expansion is a must-have for any fans of the base game.

A Game of Thrones LCG: Fury of the Storm Expansion


This deluxe expansion features three copies each of 52 new cards that invite you to explore the King and R’hllor traits, as well as new versions of key Baratheon characters like the warring brothers Robert, Stannis, and Renly Baratheon. While Fury of the Storm focuses on the Baratheons, every House in A Game of Thrones: The Card Game is represented with two new non-loyal cards. This expansion also includes a collection of neutral cards that any player can turn to their advantage. For example, the Lannisters, bound to House Baratheon by marriage, gain access to the grand Warship Lionstar, while anyone can take hold of the new Valyrian Steel blade, Lady Forlorn.

Arkham Horror LCG: Union and Disillusion Pack


Union and Disillusion is the fourth Mythos Pack in The Circle Undone cycle for Arkham Horror: The Card GameAfter your brush with the Silver Twilight Lodge in For the Greater Good, you journey to the banks of the Miskatonic River in search of the four souls who went missing from one of the Lodge’s events. Between two of the bridges that span the river, there stands the Unvisited Isle. As you explore the island, you will find braziers scattered at various locations, that you can either light or douse with the new Circle action ability. Lighting these braziers may help push back the heavy mist, allowing you to further explore the island, but it may also be the key step in completing the ritual that has already begun. How far can you push Arkham to the brink of chaos without surrendering the city to the dark forces battling for control of it?

The Lord of the Rings LCG: The Fate of Wilderland Pack


Your mission in Rhovanion has challenged you like never before, forcing you to climb treacherous mountain paths and stand steadfast in the face of a Dragon's fire to restore peace to a troubled land. You were pushed to within an inch of your life, but you managed to survive. It should be over. You should be allowed to go home, but Fate has other plans. Throughout this cycle, which began in The Wilds of Rhovanion, you have sought to resettle your Haradrim friends into a new life far from the shadow of Mordor, but safety has always been just out of reach. Now, when all should be said and done, you must fight for your lives as the mountain you have liberated falls under siege.

Friday, May 31, 2019

What's New At Labyrinth: 5/31/19

What's New At Labyrinth: 5/31/19

Come inside to beat the heat with some A/C and new games!

Keyforge: Age of Ascension



The popular card game Keyforge is back with the new Age of Ascension! This set is a companion to Call of the Archons, introducing 204 new cards mixed with 166 from the first set. The new archon decks are meant to stand toe-to-toe with the original, so you don't have to switch out your old decks to stay competitive. This set also introduces new keywords that can effect when and in what order cards can be played. The new two player starter set includes two unique decks, a quickstart rulebook, two paper poster playmats, and all the keys, tokens, and chain trackers you need to start playing right away.

Gloomhaven: Forgotten Circles

Forgotten Circles, the first expansion for Gloomhaven, features twenty new scenarios that take place after the events of the original Gloomhaven campaign and involve one new character class — the Aesther Diviner — and her attempts to prevent an approaching calamity. The accompanying scenario book breaks these scenarios up across multiple pages to create more dynamic and surprising encounters. The expansion also features seven new monster types (including three new bosses) and fourteen new items.
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game


This cooperative strategy game pits 1 to 4 players against monsters, perils, and traps as you become the heroes of Belhaim. Choose your character's class; build a deck of equipment, magic, and allies; and explore lethal locations as you journey through an exciting fantasy tale. As your adventures continue, your characters add remarkable gear and breathtaking magic to their decks as they gain incredible powers, all of which they'll need to challenge more and more powerful threats. This set includes the storybook and cards for The Dragon's Demand Adventure Path as well as a modular core for infinite scenarios that allows you to control the difficulty and speed of play.


Tales of the Old Margreve (w/Player's Guide)



Tales of the Old Margreve takes your 5th Edition game deep into the ancient, magical forest, with new spells, monsters, magic items, and wondrous locations, a monster appendix, and twelve adventures for heroes level 1-10—over 200 pages of adventures and forest secrets!
A Song of Ice and Fire RPG


Are you one of those disappointed by the Game of Thrones finale? Then make your own ending! The Song of Ice and Fire RPG book and campaign guide allow you to tell your own story in the wide world of Westeros. Play centers around not just combat, but intrigue, letting conversations play out like battles unto themselves.

The Expanse RPG


The Expanse Roleplaying Game brings James S. A. Corey's award-winning series of science-fiction novels to the tabletop. Using the Adventure Game Engine (AGE), The Expanse takes players to a far-future solar system where humanity is divided: Martians, Belters, and the people of old Earth struggle for political power and resources, but older, alien forces are stirring in the universe, and human history is about to take an unexpected new turn. The Expanse RPG applies the fast-playing, stunt-powered AGE system to spaceships, solar colonies, and intrigue in the far future.

A Massive Amount of New RPGs!


We've gotten in more new RPGs than I can list here! Stop by the store to check out our revamped selection!

Doppelt So Clever (Twice as Clever!)


Doppelt so clever follows the model of 2018's Ganz schön clever. Each turn the active player rolls six dice, chooses one of them to mark off a space on their scoring grid, places any dice with lower numbers on the side, then re-rolls any remaining dice. The white die is a joker and can be used as any one of the other five colors. After the active player chooses at most three dice, then the other players chooses one of the set-aside dice for use on their scoring sheet. Doppelt so clever has five new dice-marking challenges and a new action beyond the re-roll and "use one more die" actions of the earlier game.

Sherlock Express


Help Sherlock unmask culprits and cunningly use clues to find the accomplice of Moriarty, his sworn enemy! If no one is guilty, capture Moriarty himself. Everyone is a suspect ... Until proven innocent!

Dragon's Cave


Lured by a precious treasure, you play as brave dwarves venturing into the dragon's cave, gathering gold coins on your way! Pick each step forward carefully because if the dragon predicts your next move on the path, you'll move backward and risk losing the coins you haven't saved in your treasure chest. Bluff your way through Dragon's Cave to strike it rich!
Invasion of the Cow Snatchers


This new magnetic puzzler puts you in control of a UFO, navigating around obstacles on a farm to try and escape with the farmers' prized possessions...their cows! Over 60 challenges await, from Easy difficulty to Genius level puzzles that will test your logic.

Magical Unicorn Magnetic Puzzles
This portable tri-fold portfolio package includes 2 puzzles, each with 20 magnetic puzzle pieces. The puzzle pieces stick to the magnetized portfolio so there is no slipping or lost pieces. The portfolio also includes an extra magnetic surface in case it’s time to pack up before the puzzles are complete.

Washington-Opoly


This spin on Monopoly puts Washington D.C. front and center with famous landmarks, traditions, and festivals. Buy property, collect city blocks, and turn them in for a Key to the City! Just watch out for those famous traffic jams along the way.

Mad Libs: The Case of the Missing Dumpling


It is a dark and ADJECTIVE night when you witness a shocking crime. Ms. Imma Gonnagetsit's diamond NOUN has been stolen! Will you be able to VERB the crime, or are you the primary suspect? Featuring twenty-one chapters and hundreds of fill-in-the-blanks, this is one mystery that can be solved again and again.